Gastric Balloon is a weight loss procedure that helps you to lose weight without any surgery. It involves inserting a small silicone balloon into a patient’s stomach through an endoscopic procedure from the throat.
I'm 41 years old, always up and down on my weigh. As I'm getting older its harder to lose weight and keep it off. I seen a lot of good reviews on the Orbera balloon and decided to go for it. I'm 5'4 and weight 211. Procedure was 4 days ago. They put me to sleep and I woke up with big Bertha (balloon) lol. The first two days I vomited all the liquids I drank and it was so hard to sleep. I cant explain the feeling but your just not comfortable. I was thinking OMG! I'm going to be one of those that has a bad experience the whole 6 mos. I even thought "what was I thinking doing this!" After the 3rd day I was able to keep it down and slept much better. I'm on day 4 still on liquids. I feel better came back to work. I do get stomach pains since day 1 and its still here. I just ate 2oz of tortilla soup broth and now I have heartburns. I will weigh myself in 3 more days which will make it 7 days after the procedure. I'll keep you posted.
I heard about this Doctor from this site. He has good reviews so I made a consult. The facility is very nice and clean (its a new building) all the employees are very warming. Doctor spend a long time with me. I talked to the families of people who where there recovering, No complaints. I would recommend him. His website has prices and almost everyone speaks English. All most everyone I seen come from USA.
YAY...… Its been 6 -7 days from the balloon placement. I feel much better about 85% . Only problem remaining is these stomach pains at times. I have also experienced hungry pains. I'm not hungry but my stomach is. Still feel bloated, it hurts a bit to push in my stomach. I'm sleeping much better yay. I added cottage cheese and oatmeal to my diet not sure if that's good but I felt I needed more food in my stomach to take care of the hungry pains and it went down good and made me feel full. Still on sport drinks, soft soups, yogurt. Everyday does get much better. I have been going to the bathroom fine too. I have been taking the meds the doctor prescribed except for the pain bills. I will start to add the multivitamins and Biotin gummy's tomorrow. ***As of this morning I'm down 5 pounds (7 pounds if I include the 2 liquid days prior) to placement****
My first time in over 10 years I lose 5lbs in 1 week lol. The balloon makes you stay on track. If you don't you will be sick and the discomfort will be bad. I experience that this weekend. Horrible!.
You're still pretty early into it. I'm happy to hear energy is good. Honestly, that has been my biggest worry. I had my consult today. I'm waiting for my call back to see if they can schedule to the room next Monday.