I had a sleeve gastrectomy done on September 29th. I am now constantly burping no matter how slowly I take in one ounce of fluid every 15 minutes, and even worse, I am ravenously HUNGRY. I was under the impression that the hunger hormone was reduced significantly or removed with the portion of stomach that they took out of me. I am drinking protein first, using Optisource. Still hungry.
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I haven’t been able to go to the bathroom for a bowel movements either. I am miserable. I have no pain other than tenderness on the left side at the site of one of my incisions.
My surgeon repaired my hiatal hernia, and he used the larger diameter rod of the two sizes normally used. Could it be that since part of my stomach was wrapped around my esophagus and the larger pouch created, that he did not actually remove the part of my stomach that produces ghrelin?
I would hate to think that I am going to spend the rest of my life hungry. Could it take awhile for the hunger hormone to dissipate?
I wake up with my stomach absolutely hurting with hunger. PLEASE reassure me, I am already regretting having this surgery because I cannot foresee a better place in a few months.