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not long till my operation is planned ... Actually can't wait to get started! Not looking forward to the pre diet but I know lots of people are only allowed Milk so I shouldn't complain about my 1000 cal a day for one week preparation!
Ive read quite a bit but would like to chat to others who have been through the operation and can answer a few questions I have about diet post op etc...
Ill list a few few things here and would be delighted to hear from you if you would like to chat ....
1). How painful will it be post op ? I know about the trapped wind thing but will I be able to drive two days post op?
2) I run my own business and I work from home, will I be able to work at my computer and hide the operation from my staff a few days post op? I don't really want them to know!
3). I realise that the band doesn't really start to work properly until you have the first infil. Does this mean I will feel hungry post op? Do you feel full whilst on the first, liquids only stage which lasts a few weeks I believe ?
4). Do you feel exhausted from lack of food? I will need to work and am a bit worried that I will be so hungry or tired or week that I won't be able to?
5). I've read bits and bobs about what you can and can't eat when you are post infil and on solids again.
Can you please give me some examples of meals that you eat and enjoy please? I love meditaranian type food/ salads/ olives / fish etc .. Just not sure how salad leaves are tolerated?
Also is porridge ok or not?
I am am most worried about eating out. My partner and I eat out quite often, in a fairly healthy way actually, he is not at all over weight and is pretty health conscious and is being very suportive bt. I'm more worried about what to do if we go to friends and family for meals when they just hand you a plate of food! I really don't want to tell everyone .... Any advice / ideas very welcome .
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