1 month Post-op Thursday Feb 9th 2012

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   Posted 2/9/2012 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been having some good days and bad days  through this 1 month been nausated and feeling very dizzy these past two weeks. My man Brad thinks I might have diabetes I hope not calling my dr in the morning about this. I have been eating spaghetti and hamburg chicken with gravey. I tried have some toast today with vegetable  soup  but felt a spasm came on. So don't think I am ready for the bread yet. had peas in my vegetabe soup made extra to put in for green veggies. had carrots boiled with salt and pepper yesterday. If there is anything I should know about please let me now Alexis :-)

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   Posted 2/10/2012 7:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lexipoo, do you have anti nausea meds? Do most foods go down easy one month post op?

How were symptoms prior to surgery?

I am 4 days post op right now. I am still on a liquid diet. Overall feeling good and hope things progressivly gets better. I wish you luck in your health.

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   Posted 2/10/2012 9:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Alexis,
My first thought is that you're going a little too fast on the food introduction.  When nausea comes after some time, and it coincides with diet changes/increases, my suspicion is that it's likely a reaction to that.
Back off some of the foods, take small bites, chew, chew, chew, and keep your meals small.  You probably won't notice a difference immediately, but given some time for your stomach to calm down, it should help you.  Don't worry so much about nutrition at this time.  You're recovering from major stomach surgery, and it's expected that your nutrition will be down a little.  Your first priority now is calming that stomach down and healing.
The other question is that are you getting diarrhea with the "diabetes symptoms"?  Some people have dizziness and hypoglycemia-type symptoms with vagus nerve irritation and dumping syndrome.  Just a thought.
Hang in there!

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   Posted 2/10/2012 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey there max, I had alot symptons before sugrey really bad nausea took 24mg of zofran and 80 mg of Tecta and just felt crappy all the time. Heartburn was serve no matter what I did. have had alot of relieve since surgrey but the only thing i get now is a bit of nausea and heart burn when i eat certain things. but i am glad i did this surgrey cause if i did'nt i would have a really burnt esoapagus. Anything eles you want to know just ask away Thanks Alexis

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   Posted 2/12/2012 3:07 PM (GMT -6)   

Sounds like you could be having hypoglycemia symptoms. Apparently it is not uncommon after gastric surgery. I first noticed symptoms when I was taking a walk about 2 weeks post-op. If you keep fruit juice handy, it will bring your glucose level up pretty quickly. Of course, you should talk to your dr. Diabetes has both high and low glucose difficulties and needs a completely different and more serious treatment. I too caution on advancing your diet too quickly. You do need to eat every 2-3 hours if your portions are very small. To get good nutrition, your blender can be your best friend. A hearty chicken and veggie soup is still just as tasty when pureed. It will also help keep blood sugar levels steady. Make sure to note when episodes occur. If it is during exercise or too long after a meal, it could be low blood sugar. My dr. said the only way to really know is to test your blood at the time symptoms occur. For less than $20 I picked up a glucose monitoring kit. Sure enough, my level was low! I went from having symptoms a couple of times a week to just a couple of times a month. Probably wouldn't happen at all if I were vigilant all the time.


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   Posted 2/15/2012 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Peggy. I have noticed that the dizziness and the headaches I have even after I wake up in the morning after sleeping all night. I am a migraine suffer I have them since the age of 18. I am not sure why this is happening. I am seeing my family dr on the 28th of this month cause they said my sugar was tested in august and it was fine. I am not really sure if this is happening cause I just had a major operation and my body is reacting in different ways. But I am getting scared now because this has gone on too long I saw my GI in january and he said it's from not having enough food but a month later and still feeling them same i don't think that is the reason but I have lost 14lbs since my Nissen Sugrey Which was jan 11th 2012. If anyone else experiened this could you please let me now. Thanks alexis :-)
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