5 week postop eating worries

0 on April 8, 2019

Hello everyone, I’m new to the site and was hoping I could get some advice/guidance from you kind folk.

I have spent a little bit of time trawling the site but have not come across any posts that are similar, so please forgive me if I’m going over old ground.

5 weeks ago I went under the knife (in U.K.) and had Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy.

Now albeit I’m 5 weeks down the road I am struggling to take in the amount of food/fluids I’ve been asked to by my bariatric team.

At present I can just about manage around 5 teaspoons of yoghurt for breakfast (7am) and just about another 5 teaspoons of yoghurt/soup for dinner (around 6pm). In between all this I am only able to consume just over a litre (max) of fluids throughout the day.

Comparing this to what my bariatric team are asking of me, 4 meals a day plus 2 snacks and at least 2 litres of fluids. I really feel I am struggling. I have absolutely zero energy, i guess not surprising when the pot of yoghurt only contains 81 calories.
Throughout the day I get the feeling that deep down I want to throw up all the time. Similar to the foamies but not if that makes any sense. Feeling like the esophagus to the stomach has filled up.

I work as an Aircraft Engineer, my job is quite physical and does require a lot of attention and energy which I simply have not got. I honestly feel faint after standing for 10 minutes and have to go and sit down.

I’ve watched hundreds of YouTube videos to get recipie ideas to try and boost my food intake/energy levels and quite frankly, I am in awe of the portion sizes I see people eating as there is no way in hell I can get anywhere near those portion sizes. Now i know everyone is different but i am just getting a little concerned that being 5 weeks out i just cannot eat anything with any sustenance.

Have any of you had a similar experience or can offer any advice on things to do/try???

I thank you for taking the time to read this and really appreciate any advice you may be able to share. Many thanks in advance,

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