Sunday, July 10, 2011

Post Gastric Bypass Life

Many of you who know me know that I had a gastric bypass surgery last week. More specifically, i had the Roux En-Y gastric bypass. The portion of my stomach still in use is approximately the size of a large egg. I am still in the diet adjusting phase post-op (and will be for approximately 6 weeks) and am still sore from surgery, but I am starting to adjust already.
What was the surgery like? Well, I couldn't tell you for sure, but my surgeon apparently did a good job, because I have been able to move a lot easier than all of my family expected the day of surgery in the hospital and since then as well. I have still have pain and last night was the first night I slept in bed rather than in a recliner, but I am getting better every day.

So, what can I currently eat? Not much. The first 48 hours after release I was on a clear liquid diet (fun times). Now I am on a "full liquid" diet for 10 days total. No Sugar Added Carnation Instant Breakfast was what I had yesterday morning. Small curd low fat cottage cheese, sugar free jello and pudding, vitamin water zero, power aid zero, and protein supplements. This morning, I had 1 scoop of strawberry flavored GNC Whey protein with 4 oz of water. Tasted very similar to strawberry Quick I guess.

I plan on blogging more through this experience to document my weight loss, my challenges, and any good ideas I come across. For now, I am going to relax some more.

1 comment:

Missy said...

Keep up the good work Mike. I hope you heal quickly and you get through all this AOK. I'm hoping the best for you.