Last week I was sailing through the post-surgery recovery, feeling great. On Saturday the nausea kicked in with a vengeance – food was ok, but trying to drink water was almost impossible. The only way I could manage it was tepid water with a little diet lime flavouring. I went from drinking 1.5ltrs a day to well under a litre, feeling sick constantly.
Anti-nausea pills have it pretty much sorted but the combination of too little to drink and a (teeny) high protein diet induced the worst Gout I’ve had in years. Yesterday I had to use my walker and even then I was barely mobile. The nurse at the weight loss clinic said to get whatever meds I needed down me, and rely on the Losec to protect my tummy. I spent all day yesterday sleeping off the meds and today am walking with just my walking stick.
I’m still a bit nauseous – one sip of water can be one to many – but am clearly on the up again.
On the flip side I have lost just over 10kg since the surgery 12 days ago and am 200gm off 20kg since the pre-op diet began at the start of August. My body doesn’t feel a lot different, although I am wearing clothes I haven’t worn for a couple of years, but my face us changing.
Hi Cath, wow you are looking good already and what a fantastic loss so far. It will be hard getting things sorted no doubt but I know you will get there. You are awesome:)
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Looking fab, Cath. I hope you feel better soon!
Well Done, Cath! I’ve just read your blog for the first time. I trust that everything’s going well for you.
Your blog has given me the courage to have bariatric surgery.
I’d like to email you, re the surgery, if that’s alright.
Well Done, Cath!
I’d like to get some advice from you, re bariatric surgery, if that’s alright.