I would like to get WLS. But I have bad stomach/gut issues - not recognized by my docs. Anyone else have stomach pain and stuff? Did it make WLS impossible or too much worse then it already is? Also - did anyone have (childhood) food trauma that may have caused gut problems or eating disorders?
And here is my food story.
So - thanks to having health insurance for the FIRST time in my life (starting at age 29!) I have been to the doctors sooo much - and finally got allergy tested and seen by a propper GI doc. Turns out I have LOTS of food allergies (though the allergist says they are minor) and the GI doc has examined me inside and out and cannot find a reason for my chronic nausea and gas cramps and constipation. So - I have cut out almost all my allergy food (wheat, eggs, beef, raw garlic,raw onion, tomatoes, nuts, stone fruit,citrus,strawberries, avacado,rice, legumes, squash, carrots,peppers (capsicum allergy- so ALL peppers),ginger,peppermint, most herb teas,honey and soy)
I mostly eat cheese - though I cannot eat un-cultured cow milk or any sort of yogurt. And I eat green and dark green vegetabes,pickled vegetables, corn, potatoes and grass fed meat (cuz - soy) Most vitamins and supplements cause opposite or painful problems - b 12 makes me sleepy, CLO wont digest and muiltis just make me nauseous. Since cutting out my allergy foods - I only deal with nausea. And usually only when I am ovulating (weird right?)
I was raised very poor and very neglected. I rarely had food during monday through friday while with my maternal guardian and on my weekend visits with my father he was very very poor so I typically only had old fookbank roman noodle with weevels in it - or cheese sandwiches. I was always sooo hungry at his house and him being scottish wouldn't ration my food for fear of me becoming fat.I was homeless in my teens and very rarely ate - for fear of wieght gain - and lack of access. When I finally found good work and a steady income in my 20's I had endless access to food!I went from 120 to 150. After my daughter was born I was 210. I was terrified!!! So I exercised every day burning 900 calories a day. I studied nutrition and was vegan/macrobiotic for a year and then Raw for 6 months(I still only got my weight down to 149 and I was always DESPERATELY hungry.) then I was sooo sick and discovered I had developed endomitriosis, I started weston a price diet and ate nothing but fermented veg and cow brains (slight exaggeration :P but if you've done it - you'll get it) then after my son was born - I was again in the 200s and started GAPS in hope of "healing my gut" it only made things way way worse and I still didn't lose weight. Then I just gave up. I started eat whatever I wanted when ever. I ate sooo much everyday mostly sugar cereals and cheese quesodillas.And I was up to 240 and 5' 1''. Last april - I started smoking cigarettes again. I lost 30 lbs. I think because I had something to suppress my appetite that I am apparently not allergic too - unlike every "natural" diet supplement - hydroxicut and so on.I quit over the winter -gained the weight back. I started again in spring - and have only lost 10 lbs.
. I want to get WLS - I am thinking a sleeve. My insurance will cover it - the surgery clinic says I qualify. Sooo yeah! Should I risk it? I think my biggest diet problem is - my stomach feels huge - so I have to fill it with potato and corn flour to feel full after eating reasonable vegetable and meat portions. And went I am not smoking - I eat whenever I am stressed. Which is A LOT ! If I have the surgery - I won't smoke - and hopefully wont over eat - so I will go through therapy for stress relief - but still.