About the work process
Timeline of the process
Recovery from surgery
About two months
- The multi-stage diet
- Eat every three hours
- 6 small meals a day
- Follow up and continue meetings
with accompanying professionals
Entering a balanced routine
- The average time for professional -
guidance is about a year and a half
- Strict dietary laws
- Strict physical activity
About two years
Recovery a few days in the hospital
Preparation for surgery
- Consult a surgeon about the type of surgery
- Begin to meet with a dietician / psychologist
- About 3 weeks before surgery you should
start a special diet
- Increasing the number of meals
- Completion of dietary deficiencies
Sources of information
Problems and coping methods of patients for example
"One of the things that happens that you are undergoing surgery is that you have to make a break between drinking and eating. You constantly have to be attached to a watch. Now I drink, I have a break until I eat. "
"Whether it's winter or summer, I have to go with something that keeps my meals cold from home to work, and what I did was take a little cooler like a cooler for organ donation.
You wear a dress code for work, you go into the elevator and someone asks: What do you have there, kidney? "
"You are going through a very significant process, but you are ejected from this process with lots of question marks, and not necessarily every person knows how to make order for himself which is so required here. "
R., age 41, female, sleeve surgery, 11 months after surgery.
"It's hard on two levels, social and behavioral with myself, social more difficult, people find it hard to absorb.
Every new place I came to, people do not understand what are these little dishes, why do I sit down to eat every two hours? Why do I always have small snacks with me? "
"My surgeon was amazing, he told me, I'm not giving you a solution, I'm giving you a way, this knife gives you a way and you have to stick to it and choose what to do with that. It's not the weight it's the process, this process is powerful at so many levels, you can leverage it with the right tools. "
N., age 30, female, sleeve surgery, 4 years after surgery.
The main reasons can lead to failure and weight gain
A person who did not make the change in thought
Refusal to receive professional or social support increases the chances of failure
Referring to the surjery as temporary
A problematic approach to sports, a refusal to try new things in order to find something that would be nice and pleasant
Inability to comply with instructions, improvisation and inaccuracy
A lifestyle that does not allow you to take time out for yourself, and do for yourself
Surgery and diet are a punishment for the patient
There is insufficient mobilization for support and change in the home environment
The key to success:
"Six months later I caught myself and learned again. There is no way I go out of the house without taking food with me, everything is organized in boxes, I always have food in the fridge, the whole family goes to eat healthy food, in small quantities, buying food in the supermarket is more limited, I cook every day because of the children, or for two days. There is no more spontaneity and you have to be prepared in advance. "
A., age 43, female, sleeve surgery, year after surgery.