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  1. On Tuesday im 4 weeks post op and Im struggling to eat the 1/4 to 1/2 cup of food (pureed or soft) that my dietician has recommended. Doesnt matter what i eat (soft cereal / porridge / poached egg etc) I can only get through 3 teaspoons of food, over a 5 - 20min period. If i go a 4th teaspoon i end up with the sharp pain in my left shoulder and a horrible full feeling that lasts for about an hour after eating. I dont pile high my teaspoon its literally a small teaspoon amount. Should i speak to my dietician?? Last night we had a friend over for dinner who i havent told i had surgery and i tried to eat a small amount of pasta salad and the tinniest amount of steak (chewed for ages because it was my first time eating a firmer meat) had the frothies after and 12hours later i have a sharp pain across my belly button . Is this part of the "over eating" symptoms?? i feel like im going to be on pureed/ soft foods for life
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    4 weeks post op: niggles after eating

    Thanks for your reply - my dietician has soft pasta and rice in stage 4 of my post op diet ( each stage min 5 days max 2 weeks) - at the moment im eating poached eggs, porridge, smashed avocado, steamed vegies, steamed fish, mashed vegies, mince with gravy....so your right its probably too heavy compared to what i have been eating....the pains just scare me a bit ...i live 2 days drive away from my dr/surgeon which scares me if i end up having a leak (always in the back of my mind when i start having pains) .
  3. I have my surgery booked for October and im hoping to loose 45kgs (100lbs) and the thing that scares me the most is the thought of the amount of loose skin that I could possibly end up with. Ive researched compression clothing and just wanted to see if anyone used compression clothing (like 2xu or under armour brands) post surgery and if they found it helped and have recommendations....ive had two unplanned csections and still have separated abdominal muscles (4 years after)...... im going crazy researching "tightening skin naturally" ...buying collagen protein...organic broths...even looking at jowl creams and face braces to lift and tighten the neck area....sounds so lame when i read what i have written because loose skin should be the least of my concerns... did anyone else have this concern it doesnt seem to come up on other forum topics of what to expect/didnt expect/wish you knew before hand....
  4. i was the same just craving to be able to chew (had op same date as yourself) when my family all had steak for dinner...smell of it drove me nuts. I cut a small piece of steak and just chewed it without swallowing ...was enough to satisfy my craving for actually chewing. The dietician and dr said I have 2 weeks until i can start eating casseroles and stews and i cant wait!
  5. Im 5 days post surgery and so far healing ok. Just discomfort across top wound and slight pain in shoulder. The thing im struggling with the most is interpreting the "sensations" in my stomach - i have slight pain in my stomach and my brain is going "you've got hunger pains, your hungry eats some toast!" ....so i have a drink of 125ml across 30mins and i end up burping (my dieticians notes say to increase fluid intake to 125ml in one sitting at this stage...but whats one sitting in time???) ..burping : which is exactly what i used to do if i overate pre surgery. Its such a mind game of rediscovering body signals!!! Im so worried ill stretch the sleeve!
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    Retraining Brain and Signals!

    Glad you are doing well!! The noises are crazy Im sipping, burping, bubbling, gurgling and a whole heap of other strange sounds i cant even explain!! 😂 Burping is non stop for me as well.
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    October Surgery Roll Call

    hope everything goes really well for you during and post surgery. Less than 12 hours and ill be in surgery 😊
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    Compression Tights and Loose Skin

    wow well done on the loss. Thanks for letting me know what you have tried to combat the loose skin. 😊
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    October Surgery Roll Call

    15th october start pre-op diet Monday.
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    Compression Tights and Loose Skin

    thanks i hadnt even thought to search on youtube for information so greatly appreciate your help
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    October sleevers?????

    thats really good well done!!! i start the pre op on monday which is first day of school holidays..i didnt time that to well!
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    October sleevers?????

    surgery booked 15th october...starting pre op diet on monday ...eeek so excited about my life post surgery ...