It’s been exactly one week since my gastric sleeve operation and the entire process has been a huge let down, my surgeon seems to be more concerned with how quickly he can brush me off and get onto the next patient, and the hospital I stayed at treated me quite rudely and the worst part is now I am constantly hungry!
I am home now and have lost 6 kgs since my surgery, my follow up appointment with my surgeon is in over 2 weeks and he won’t speak to me until then.
The reason I choose a sleeve over a bypass or band was I was told that this was a long term solution which would allow me to reach my target weight without a lot of restrictions on food, I would be able to tolerate more types of food, wouldn’t be as restricted on portion size as the band (so I can eat an entrée size meal and be full instead of just a few bites like the band), there was also less vomiting involved which was a main concern as I have a phobia of being sick.
The problem is ever since the day of my surgery I have been so hungry that I am getting hunger pains, and that on top of the pain from my surgery is making me just miserable.
I’m sticking to my puree diet, being even more cautious then I was told to be and adding as much variety as I can, eating slowly, small frequent meals but my stomach is constantly growling and after I eat or drink ,I also get really bad pains, like cramps that feel like a punch in the chest, just like I did the day of my surgery which everyone said would ease the day after and then disappear before I let hospital.
I am just feeling so overwhelmed and upset that I feel like I spent this much money and went through all that pain and trauma on my body just to still be hungry.
Can anyone let me know if this is normal?, am I never feeling full due to the puree diet?
I would love to hear from other people who had this done and how they felt for the first few weeks, I’m really starting to panic and feel as though I’ve been ripped off.
I really need some help getting through these next few weeks before I see my surgeon again to get some real answers from him.