My name is Liz and I am 3 months post-op of the gastric sleeve surgery. I decided to have the gastric sleeve surgery after being recommended for it by my OB/GYN.
I spent a 10 months in the planning stage prior to surgery with all of the required diet modifications, group therapy sessions, exercise program and required weight loss of 10 pounds prior to my surgery date being scheduled. I have done everything that has been required and then some.
After my surgery I had absolutely NO appetite. To this day I still have no appetite. If I was not reminded to eat or drink something I would never even think of doing so. I actually have a kind of aversion to eating. Kind of scary for me since I used to have a love affair with my food!
The problem is that since the surgery I have not only developed an aversion and intolerance to protein (actually makes me sick) but eating AND drinking actually hurts. It hurts whenever anything goes down my esophagus and into my stomach.
I am still drinking protein drinks….usually only the Ensure clears (the only ones I can handle) and lots of milk. I am being seen by my dietitian every 2 weeks and following the diet he has given me.
I just had an EGD done and was told that I have chronic gastritis? Now my surgeon wants to talk about converting my sleeve to a bypass.
My question is whether or not this will be effective in stopping the gastritis. If the acid is produced in my stomach won’t it still be producing or over producing it? And if so how will this help my problem?
With the sleeve I have already lost 78 pounds and I feel a lot better if I don’t eat or drink anything.
Any advice would be helpful!