Dragonlady11, Hey, I am a new sleever too. I am just a couple weeks ahead of you. I have found that many surgeons have different criteria. But, I have found that the "chewable" vitamins are ideal for me. I can bite them into 3 pieces and take my time with them. I take chewable "Flinstones", B12, Biotin, and Calcium, which are all chewable. The other medication I take I had asked for a smaller tab in a smaller dose before I had my sleeve.
So, since we are so close (two weeks apart), I assume you are still on the "clear liquid" part of diet. Let me tell you, it does kinda fly by. I got "full liquids" last night. It was good to have a different kind of soup. I am still not "hungry". I do see foods I would have eaten in the past, and I remember liking them..... but I am not "dying" to have them. Which is nice. I am doing my best to stick to the recommended diet all the way out..... so I can use this tool as it was meant to be used. I am going to start walking as a routine (instead of just working it into my day) Monday. I went back to work 9 days post op.... I was VERY tired after work, but I managed.
Let me warn you..... I "had" to weight b/c I had an incision site that was oozing more than should be (it is just now healing)..... but I had only lost a pound. However I had seen a lot of people on YouTube that had not lost much the first week b/c of anesthesia.
However, Friday when I weighed I had lost 7 pounds. 22 in total (less than a month).
I wish you luck.... If you need a "sleeve buddy" just yell.