Friday, February 9, 2007

1 week Banded!

Can't believe it's already been a week since my operation. This time last week I was lying in recovery wondering where the hell I was. Ah, Happy times.

I've got to stop weighing myself every day *smacks hand* I got a bit down today because I put on 200g. But in total I've lost 2.9kg this week, so freakin YAY! I'm going to start weighing myself every Saturday morning and NOT during the week cos I'm starting to get obsessive.

I'm a little paranoid that my band may have slipped. It's not that I've "felt" anything, had any pain, but I was reading my post op instructions and it was saying that if I had anything solid or lots of liquid at the one time that the stitches could rupture leading to slippage! I'm now able to have a good 250mL over 5-10mins with no problems and I am able to have small amounts of mushy puree foods. My instructions are to have thin liquids ONLY for 2 weeks. I'm starting to stress about it.

Question: Has anyone with a lapband experienced good recovery within the first week so that they were able to move on to mushies??
Question: Why do doctors have different instructions for their post op food intake? Dr Roy says liquids for 2 weeks, mushies for 2 weeks.. yet Dr Hughes allows his patients to go straight onto mushies... ???

Any advice would be great. Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

LBG xx


Anonymous said...

Hi Erica,

I was paranoid about the band slipping as well. But I was on mushies from day 5, cos I couldn't handle liquids any longer.

Some surgeons don't even make you do the liquid stage, and say that you can go straight to mushies.

I think that the big problem is only if you vomit or don't chew food properly. So I'm pretty sure that you're fine.

I hear you about weighing yourself every day. I keep telling myself that I'm going to weigh myself once a week only....but every morning I can't help myself and jump on the damn scales!

You're doing great! I noticed that when I went to mushies I actually put on some weight (actually from what I've read, I think just about everyone does). So expect that and don't get down about it.

Have a great weekend!


LapBandGirl said...

Thanks Kylie for the advice. That has put my mind at ease hearing that this is "normal".


Erika xx

Anonymous said...

hi there

i am a Hughes Paitent He dosent let al of us go straight to mushies.

I am being banded the 05.03.07 and he has told me STRUCT fluids 2 3 weeks.

at the moment he has me on shakes for 4 weeks before he opertaes.

every body is different due to there weight there bodies how much they ned to loose

i was a week okay 161.5 Now i am 155.3 ( i have lost 7 kilos) on the shakes,

just follow your doc and you will be fine,

I love Your Blog its awsume

love monika x x x x

LapBandGirl said...

Hey Thanks for your advice there Monika. Good to hear from other people's experiences.

Good luck for your banding day!!!

Erika xx