Okay, I haven’t been keeping up with my journal, sorry. I also haven’t posted an updated picture but things here have been just a tad bit hectic the past few days. No real new developments since monday, however I have had trouble the past day or so keeping food down. I’ve tried to slowly add some tuna and chicken (whipped in the processor) to my diet and each time I end up getting sick before I even get more than a teaspoon or two in. I’ve been good about not drinking right before or after a meal and I’ve been chewing no less than 15-20 times and taking time between bites but dag-nab-it I still end up tossing it. Now I can’t even keep down cottage cheese anymore and I know I can’t survive on mashed potatoes, sugar free popsicles, sugar free lifesavors and smart water. I know I have to get my protein in. During my pre-op diet I was able to drink Isopure and was getting 40G protein just from one bottle and I ate protein pudding a few times a day which gave me 12G protein per serving. Now, I can hardly get it past my lips. I can’t bring myself to eat jello anymore and now I’m starting to feel that way about the mashed potatoes. I also noticed that I am craving salt, which is likely due to low pottassium levels. I chew 6 or more tums a day now even though I should only need 4, I’ve been taking my vitamins and medicine the doctor prescribed for post surgery, and today I couldn’t even get my water in. HELP!! I have asked for advice and would like to hear what other people who have had weight loss surgery have to say, please take a moment and share your stories, experience or advice with me. I’m starting to feel like something is not normal and I should call the doctor but if this is something others have experienced and I will get through, I’d rather go by others who have experienced what I’m going through.
Thanks and God bless.