Originally Posted by nickysoprano
yes ironkitten you are right i had a hiatus hiernia and also found i had barrets osphegus as well they tightened my throat off too tight and so i couldnt actually eat solid food at all for 3 months eventually they slacked it off a bit but due to the barrets i found that when i ate solid food it just stuck in my thoat and i had to just throw it up as it wasnt even getting to my stomach. I still find even a year on that i very often suffer from bloating if i dont watch what i eat. but yeah you were pretty spot on my dear! have you had much dealing with it before then?
Sorry to hear that you've had to go through all of that.
I don't have a TON of experience with those kinds of surgeries, but as they've become more popular, I've been extremely interested in both the process and the long term effects. Especially how a lot of times the patients can end up having a hard time fulfilling their nutrient requirements since it can be so difficult to eat/drink much at a time without becoming sick.
I've yet to find any good clinical studies on the more long term effects. But if there's any kind of documentary on tv I guarantee I'll be watching it
Since your doc has given you the go ahead to get into some more vigorous exercise, have you talked with him/her more in depth about your plans for lifting?
Also, is it still difficult for you to take in solid food for a majority of your meals in a day?
I'd say you should definitely start slow with the weights. Ease your way into it and see how you adapt. When working with higher volume training (ie, trying to add mass) your caloric needs go up. And if you try to make too much or a caloric jump, you may find yourself getting sick more often. Or if you were to try to incorporate higher volume training with not enough calories, you will severely sap your energy levels and your recovery time will be longer. Which, if that were to happen, and you pushed things too hard, even though it's been a year since your surgery, it could lead to you relapsing into your body wanting to reject food again (you'll be nauseous/ill more).
Can I ask what you're pre-surgery weight was?