I am one week and a few days out of having my Gastric Sleeve. I feel good, no actually I feel pretty great except for the obvious food cravings. I have never take a pain med since I got home from surgery which was on February 25th and my surgery was on the 24th.
Here however is my problem. I can not for the life of me gag down the pureed food. I just can't, I see it and I gag so then I don't eat at all which I know is bad. So I started taking matters into my own hands. I had 2 days ago some Tortilla chicken soup, without the tortillas of course, but I just chewed and chewed and chewed. After 10 bites I was full and stopped, but finally after eating did not feel weak in the knees and stopped being shaky. Yesterday I had the inards of a chicken soft taco, so just the chicken and the lettuce and today was the first day I eneded up not waking up weak.
My papers I have that I am suppoes to follower from Kaiser Permnante are the exact same that they would give someone for the Gastric Bypass surgery, which I feel is much more complicated that the sleeve. I mean I still have my upper intestine.
So my question to all of you, is when did you start chewing and eating food? Did any of you do it as soon as I am finding I have to in order to get anything down? I do not feel sick, my stomach has never hurt so far from the food. This morning I had one egg. I feel good.
I am eating real food in very small portions and only once a day. I wonder if it will slow my weight loss down? Though I am not sure what is the difference in caloric intake if I am chewing or blending.
What have your Dr.s recommended. My papers say I am to wait 45 days before chewing food.... NO WAY!
I really would like your input as obviously I do not want to be hurting or sabatoging myself, but then starvation is no good either.