About VSG

Sleeve Gastrectomy is a surgical weight loss tool in which the stomach is reduced to about 25% of its original size, by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach, following the major curve. The open edges are then attached together (often with surgical staples, glue and possibly cauterization) to form a sleeve or tube with a banana shape. The procedure permanently reduces the size of the stomach and is performed laparoscopically and is not reversible.


MFP Weight loss tickers

Created by MyFitnessPal - Nutrition Facts For Foods

Saturday, July 9, 2011

A wee bit o' nervousity

In a week and a half, I have to go out of town (on the road to northern BC) for 4 days.  I'm a little concerned as to how I'm going to get my meals in me and not be in pain, nauseous, or simply just not eating for a few days.  It's a work trip so I'm at a cross roads... no one in the group going knows I've had this surgery.  I'm not really sure how to handle it.

Of those that read my blog and travel with others that don't know... I'd really appreciate some coping skills here...

1 comment:

  1. I haven't had surgery yet so I can't speak from real experience but some of my ideas are to put protein drinks in your own coffee-looking mug (you know the adult sippy cups). Everyone will assume you're drinking coffee and you can always lie and say, "Oh, I grabbed something on my own, I'm not hungry anymore." I've seen other people say they order soups while out at restraunts or chili. I've also heard other people say it's great to stash protein bars in your purse. For the nausea---are you able to take any medicine for it? Sorry, I wish I could be of more help. Good luck, let us know how it goes in a few weeks when you're back home.