I had a few rough days. I woke up feeling well, but after lunchtime I had some nausea that would last until bedtime. Because of the nausea, I ate less than I was already eating...which wasnt much. Thursday morning it had reached its peak and I vomitted. Yikes!!!! Vomitting is bad with Lap Band. It can cause the band to slip which is bad news. Needless to say a was a little freaked out! 3 days of nausea and now an episode of vomitting. Of course my thoughts went to the worst right away.
I called the Bariatric Center in tears and spoke with the nurse. Dramamine and rest were her orders and to EAT MORE! Woo hoo!!!! Eat more?!? I wasnt eating enough, the nausea I was feeling was a combination of not having enough calories/nutrients etc and being hungry. But because I had the nausea I didnt eat. Big vicious circle. I don't think anyone has ever told me to eat more :o)
So that's what I did. I had some greek yogurt, I took some Dramamine and I went to bed. I woke up and I ate some more. I felt like a new person the next morning! Who knew?? :o) Obviously not me. So now Im eating more and feeling soooooo great!
Ive been able to add some more foods to my list. I can actually chew a few things now!! Yippee! Scrambled eggs, some fruits and veggies. I had cucumbers this weekend. Yum yummm. I am feeling a lot more like myself again. Thank goodness. I guess I didnt realize how bad I was feeling. I was tired and groggy, upset easily. All because I wasnt eating enough. Well problem solved!!
The great thing is that although I am eating more frequently, I still only need a small amount of food and I feel satisfied.
So for those of you wondering if its working......it sure is!!! By my scale at home Ive lost about 8 lbs in about a week and a half. Ill have my official 2 week post op weigh in on Friday when I meet with the surgeon. The goal is to lose 1-2 pounds a week. Just like with any other weight loss program/diet. It is healthiest to lose it slow and steady. The first few weeks will be more, but I should settle into the 1-2 lbs a week by week 4 or 5. Healthy lifestyle here I come!!