Monday, January 25, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Well, I've now had my first experience with "dumping syndrome."  It was about 10 am and I realized I hadn't eaten anything yet.  Instead of whipping up a shake in the mixer, like I had been doing, I decided to just grab one of the little pre-mixed "slim fast" type shakes I had used on the liquid diet before my surgery. 

I took one swallow, then I took my vitamins.  In just a few moments I was feeling really sick to my stomach.  I thought, "I may have to change the vitamins I'm using... something's wrong."  Just felt really bad. This general "badness" lasted for another two hours before finally culminating in an unpleasant time on the potty. 

And that's when it hit me, "I think that was dumping syndrome!"  I went in and looked at the ingrediants on the diet shake lable, and sure enough... SUGAR was number two.  Of course the shakes I've been making in the blender don't have any sugar in them (protein powder, milk, Equal)... so I thought nothing of just grabbing one of these premixed ones.  It didn't occur to me that it had sugar in it. 

That was from only one little swig of that shake... I guess that's why it lasted two hours instead of just hitting me like a freight train. Which is the way I've seen it described by others.

Anyway... that's where I am today.


Monday, January 18, 2010

One Week After Surgery

I spent some time talking about the actual weight loss surgery, post surgery gas pain, vitamins... and you get to see my six little cuts on my big fat tummy - weight loss surgery scars...

Sunday, January 10, 2010