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My post op diet says canned veggies only, when can you eat corn? What about lettuce or cucumbers? I LOVE salads, and it will be hard to do without them.

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Every doc is different...but mine basically clearer me for anything I could tolerate after 4 weeks...he said for most people steak, lettuce and fruit w membranes or skin take the longest to settle comfortably (up to 3 mos

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Oops...hit send too early...that was supposed to finish with "up to 3 months for some people"...but otherwise there weren't specific restrictions after 4 weeks...just have to try things and see how I do (so far at 6 weeks everything does just fine)

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I was cleared to eat salads and all veggies Thursday (6 weeks post op).

Eating a salad as I type...romaine, kalamata olives (finely chopped), low fat shredded mozzarella and vinegar/oil...so far so good.

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I could do fresh veggies provided they were cooked to a mushy consistency in week 3. I've been having oven roasted brussell sprouts cooked till they are really soft since week 3 and they have gone down easily.

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My surgeon allows iceberg lettuce at 4 weeks and other veggies at 6 weeks as tolerated. At first I had a hard time with cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower unless they were well done (I like them crisp tender normally). Now at 4.5 months out, I tolerate all veggies. I haven't eaten corn yet bc it doesn't have as much nutritional value as other veggies and also bc of horror stories I heard of people getting corn stuck in their staple lines. But at 4.5 months out I'm sure I could have it if I wanted. Maybe I will try some local sweet corn later in the summer. But that would be one of the last veggies that I would add in and I would chew it really, really well.

One thing that you will be glad to know is that usually you can eat a higher volume of high Water content veggies than you can of, say, dense Protein. I can eat about half a cup of dense Protein but I can eat at least a cup of salad. I tend to eat veggies as Snacks bc if I eat my protein first at a meal, which I usually do, I don't have a lot of room left for veggies. If I eat as a snack, I can eat like a cup of lettuce, sweet peppers, cucumbers, etc. Sometimes I dip them in Greek yogurt with dill dip mix mixed in. Yummm...

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(Well) Cooked veggies & raw lettuce & Tomato @ 4 weeks

Rest of raw veggies @ 3 months

For my plan, corn is considered more of a starch I believe. Something if we have room for if we already got in all our Protein & veggies.

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I could do fresh veggies provided they were cooked to a mushy consistency in week 3. I've been having oven roasted brussell sprouts cooked till they are really soft since week 3 and they have gone down easily.

That sounds yummy

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