The NAWLS Small Bite for April 22nd is
Take care of your "tool."A carpenter uses a router to carve beautiful designs and to make notches to piece furniture together. Yet if he does not know how to use this tool, he only destroys the wood he is carving.
The same holds true with your stomach pouch. If you care for it by following your surgeon;s guidlines, your tool will perform well for you. However, gastric bypass patients who continually eat more than their pouch can comfortably hold may stretch the stoma or opening from the stomach to the instestines. Lapband patients may avoid getting a needed fill or may eat too many soft rich foods, thus making their tool ineffective.
Action for the day:Review your surgeon's instructions. Are you using your pouch well?
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