When you have more than 70% of your stomach removed and then try to force the little bit that is left to accept food, there will be times when you have a stomach that is...let's just say less than happy.
Before my gastric sleeve, I was almost never troubled by nausea. If I came down with one case of the stomach flu every five years or so, it was unusual.
Since the surgery, however, nausea and I have become dear friends. No matter how little I try to eat or how slowly I try to eat it, I find myself dealing with nausea several times a week. Not all of these episodes are severe, of course. Most are like a mild twinge, the body's way of saying, "Watch it!"
Then there are the more severe episodes, the ones when everything in my stomach seems to throw itself into reverse. My eyes water, my nose runs, and my mouth fills with saliva. It seems only a matter of time before the only option left is a mad scramble for the toilet. These are the times when I am so grateful for Zofran.