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One more thing....I understand your difficulty with eating...I am 5'5" and weighed 108 before the surgery....I have lost about 6 pounds already. I used to drink a lot of Ensure but I am sick of that already. I'm doing everything I can to get the calories that I need but it's really hard.
Just to clarify, I am not on liquids only , I was just drinking Ensure to try and get some extra calories since I was not eating as much as I normally would. I am eating lots of different solid, semi-soft foods....its just that my portions are very small. So I still feel hungry throughout the day. Plus I have a couple of sores in my mouth so that really turns me off from wanting to chew anything.
You are absolutely right Meryaten...I think part of it is laziness and also just really busy with work and trying to sell our house that I really don't put the effort into finding new recipes or creative ways to get my calories. But I know that I need to....guess I may have to take a trip down Amazon.com lane....
i know i have lost about 3 pounds from this in the first week. i think that is also has to do with the first few days when you really have NO appetite and even opening your mouth the put the lip of a cup in is painful. im doing better eating now, but also the swelling in my face made me nasueous when i put my head down to look at my food to eat it...another turn off to eating. anyways, i dont think ive heard of anyone starving to death from surgery. i am assuming that it will all eventually balance out. either that or ill go to cold stone...a days worth of calories in one large ice cream!