I had a gastric sleeve on 14th Feb

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I’m still not eating it’s all gone wrong. I’ve lost 3 stone but I am still quite ill and not recovering well. My sleeve is an odd shape and I’m pooling when I eat so everything gets stuck and it either goes through or I’m stick. It’s getting me down and I’m hiding it well to others but I feel rubbish. I was back in hospital a week after having surgery as I couldn’t get fluid or food in. I knew as soon as I had my op something wasn’t right. I had sips of water post op and had chest pain was really hot and clammy felt quite ill. They don’t talk about things going wrong. 

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    Thanks for sharing it with the group. I  had a sleeve about nine months ago, but in France. My earliest recollection was feeling hot and clammy and unable to drink or eat anything, period.   After three months I was still eating hardly anything, and was very worried that there was something wrong, such as the surgeon had removed too much of my stomach.   By about the fourth month I was able to eat a really small mouthful of food, really well chewed. But, it was still very small indeed. 

     It was not until the seventh month that I was able to eat anything more than bowls of soup, realistically.  

    Don’t necessarily listen to the bariatric dietician regarding portion size;  you need to listen to your body. 

     After four months, you will know what is best, which could be simply soup and very mashed food.  I know it sounds hard, but you have done a very brave thing in undertaking the sleeve, and it will work out for the best, but in the meantime, you have a few more weeks of soft eating. 

     As I said: listen to your body and it will tell you what is right and what is wrong. Even after some nine or 10 months, I have to be very careful eating meat and my portion sizes, although they have got bigger, are a fraction of my previous amounts. 

    I have lost seven stone, and I’m still going downwards, albeit much much slower.

    Hang in there and personal message me if you need more advice.


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