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Saturday, June 9, 2012

HARD stuff

I will be meeting with the WLS soon to talk about the malformation of my sleeve and get a better idea on when he can do the repair. I know I am looking at maybe a year due to my other surgeries.  I am ok with that.  I am also going to look in to moving forward with the fight with the ins. company.  Right now I am eating about 800 calories per day in an effort to show the ins. company that I am capable of staying within that calorie range but it's the lack of restriction that makes that hard.  I am soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo hungry.  I am so tired.  But, so far I am pushing though minute by minute.  I will see at the end of next week if the lower calories has helped.  I can tell you that when I first had my sleeve and it had not yet grew the malformation, 800 calories was MORE than enough to keep me full all day.  I miss those days.  I fI had to find a downside about the VSG surgery it would be that once you have your stomach cut out you will always require MUCH lower calories than the average person in order to lose weight.  If your sleeve is functioning as it should, that is much easier to do since you can full on so much less.  If your sleeve is not functioning properly, this is HARD to keep up.  Oh well, it's just me and willpower at this point and all I can do is see if I can make it though the week.  :/


Karla said...

Use your calories for protein, get as many grams of protein you can and the hungries will go away..... I promise


Lori said...

You can do it. You have the strength of character to do hard stuff. I can't wait to read about the visit.

Sandy.Martin said...

I hope you don't mind me asking but how did you know your sleeve had a malformation? I had my gastric sleeve surgery in March 2011. Sometimes I worry that something is not right because my restriction is DEFINITELY not where I thought it would be. It was for awhile and what's weird is that my restriction seems to come and go. Any info you wouldn't mind sharing would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!

InWeighOverMyHead said...

Sandy - I had an upper GI and they found the malformation at the top of the sleeve.

Sandy.Martin said...

Interesting. What made you think something wasn't right about your sleeve? Like why did you go to the doctor to follow up? I may just be paranoid but I have totally plateued and am SUPER frustrated that I don't have anywhere near the restriction that I used to have and I'm only a little over a year out. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

InWeighOverMyHead said...

I had NO restriction and I was only about 5 months out and that is not normal so the dr. ordered the Upper GI. I have no advice. :( I have barely any restriction so I have to eat 800 calories per day on my own and it's hell. Pure and honest hell.