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I have a list from my surgeon for post op diet and the weeks they are allowed, but don't see mention of almonds or nuts. I can have Peanut Butter now, so is it safe to assume as long as they are chewed well, I can have almonds and nuts? Any thoughts?

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I guess it depends on how far out you are from surgery. My Doctor/Nutrionist said about five or six months before any nuts are allowed. I would ask your nutritionist.

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I'm three months post op next weds and I just started adding nuts back into my meal plan this week.

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I was allowed nuts at 10 weeks.

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I don't think nuts were allowed for me until 3 months post-op. I'd have to pull out my nut's book, but that's when I remember adding them into my meal plan. I still haven't added in strawberries, which I know were restricted until six months out.

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I don't think nuts were allowed for me until 3 months post-op. I'd have to pull out my nut's book, but that's when I remember adding them into my meal plan. I still haven't added in strawberries, which I know were restricted until six months out.

I am at four months post op, although it seems longer, and I have added cashews and occasional almonds. Cashews are a good source of potassium. I do chew them well.

Lissa, do you know why strawberries are restricted? I have eaten some.

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I was eating almonds, cashews and peanuts 4 weeks post op. No problems. I made a trail mix with raisins and dried cranberries. I had strawberries 4 weeks out too. They were awesome!

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Strawberries have tons of tiny little black seeds in them, which "could" get caught in the staple line and cause an abcess. That's the explanation I got.

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Almonds and sunflower seeds are in my foods to eat for healthy fats starting with solid foods which was 5 full weeks out. I am now 7 weeks out and just the last couple days started a few almonds chewing really well. Strawberries have scared me because of the tiny black seeds too, but my doctor didn't say anything about them.

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I just started eating almonds again the day before yesterday

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I starting eating just about anything when I went on solid food starting at week 7. It's funny. I started thinking about chewing just now and realized that I really haven't been chewing things to death. It doesn't seem to bother me. I really LOVE almonds. If fact, I have both almonds and strawberries in my lunch today with some Havarti dill. YUMMMMMMMMMMMMM!

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Havarti Dill...I'm intrigued...is it a dip?

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Havarti Dill...I'm intrigued...is it a dip?

It's a Dutch cheese with dill. It also comes plain and with caraway. It's a semi-soft cheese, creamy, but more firm than brie. It's one of my favorites.

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Havarti is my favorite cheese...I am surprised that I have never heard of the dill flavored kind...

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