I've been struggling with my weight and bed for the past 10 years. I lost weight countless times but gained them back plus more. So I decided to get gastric sleeve surgery. Before that I thought I needed to be morbidly obese but where I live (Sweden) the limit starts from 30 bmi, I had 33.2. I paid the surgery myself but if I had bmi 40 i wouldn't have needed to do it since insurance covers it.
Sooo i got gastric sleeve surgery 4 weeks ago. Prior to the surgery I was told to lose some weight to shrink the liver's size. I started dieting a week before. I ate 800 calories and I had lost 2.5 kgs when I had the surgery. It's been a month now in 5 weeks I lost total 9,5 kgs. (21 lbs)
I was 96 kg (211.5 lbs) when I started my diet,
I was 93.5 when I had my surgery.
Now I weigh 86.5 kg (190.5 lbs) .
I am 5'7 tall.
I didn't have much pain after the surgery. When I woke up I had some pains but after some pain killers I didn't have any pain at all. The first day I didn't eat anything or drink anything with calories. Only water. Tiny amounts of water every 15 mins. I had no problems with walking, actually they forced me to walk to decrease the risk of getting blood clot. The second day I had some soup and yoghurt. And the same day I was able to leave the clinic. The second and third day I had incredibly frequent burps which was really annoying. I also had to give myself blood thinning shots for 10 days to prevent blood clots.
First week I could only take in 200 calories. Now I can eat solids and I feel ok with 600-800 calories. If I really want to restrict I can be fine with below 500 calories but I don't wanna do that. I need protein and vitamins so I try to eat protein and vitamin rich foods.
First 2 weeks I lost weight so fast but it eventually slowed down. Now I average 1 kg per week. I know it's gonna be more when I start to move properly.
I feel full with tiny amounts of food. Usually 150 ml volume is enough for me. Sometimes i can't even eat 100 ml, it really depends on the food. Right now I cant eat for example red meat, because it's so hard to digest it. Yesterday I tried to eat small cheeseburger from mcdonalds but i could only finish half of it, which was 150 calories. Softer and non greasy foods are easier for me to eat.
I can't say i don't get hungry. I do but it's not like before. Before the surgery I was constantly hungry and irritated, I could eat two and half plates of pasta in one sitting. Now I can't even eat a handful of pasta.
If anyone is wondering anything, feel free to ask.