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3 minutes ago, eholmes89 said:

Sure. You are only about 3 weeks post op?

So still really getting used to it all.. I would say with time your tolerance for sweeter things may return.

I was always a savoury person! You would be guaranteed to find me at the sandwich’s and sausage rolls at a buffet!!
so I don’t miss it as much as others maybe do.

Have you looked at savoury Protein Shakes? Using plain Protein Powder? Like mixing in with Soups? (Perhaps that’s what your already doing)

Protein is always a worry: even now I have to make sure my meals are protein rich.. because I still eat such a small amount.

I struggle with fibre, that’s my downfall. Which has caused some very painful incidents with toilet habits!! So now I also have a fibre powered drink once a day.
At first it seems overwhelming, but it becomes a way of life. 🙂

babybels, chicken fridge bites, protein yoghurts.. that’s how I managed.
To be honest sometimes even now I don’t reach protein goals as I should.
just keep trying best you can.. your stomach will feel much better as time goes on and you will be able to manage much more.

i went from drinking 2-3 litres of Water a day pre op! And now I can barely manage 1litre Across 12 hours! But it’s getting easier.

🙂

I too was a big drinker of Water pre-op, struggle now but doing my best. The one thing I will struggle with the most is not being able to drink with meals as I like to wash my food down and drink a lot with my food.

I too am not taking in enough fibre, what drink do you take?

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6 minutes ago, Ngotsleeved said:

I too was a big drinker of Water pre-op, struggle now but doing my best. The one thing I will struggle with the most is not being able to drink with meals as I like to wash my food down and drink a lot with my food.

I too am not taking in enough fibre, what drink do you take?

Oh god I miss guzzling water!!

I have a fibre supplement I got from my pharmacy it’s called ‘ Ispaghula Husk’ it’s an orange powder in individual sachets and I have one a day mixed with Water. It’s helped ease the constipation! However I’m still only going once a week.
I try to have weetabix a few times a week for Breakfast - I can only manage 1 though.
they say to eat more fibrous veg! But when you try and get the Protein from meat it doesn’t leave much room for veg! Constant battle lol 😂

drinking and eating is a strange one… I do try and avoid it. Sometimes I do sip water but it can bring on some pain so try to avoid it as much as I can.
But yes agree.. it’s hard to eat and not drink at the same time!

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4 minutes ago, eholmes89 said:

Oh god I miss guzzling water!!

I have a fibre supplement I got from my pharmacy it’s called ‘ Ispaghula Husk’ it’s an orange powder in individual sachets and I have one a day mixed with Water. It’s helped ease the constipation! However I’m still only going once a week.
I try to have weetabix a few times a week for Breakfast - I can only manage 1 though.
they say to eat more fibrous veg! But when you try and get the Protein from meat it doesn’t leave much room for veg! Constant battle lol 😂

drinking and eating is a strange one… I do try and avoid it. Sometimes I do sip Water but it can bring on some pain so try to avoid it as much as I can.
But yes agree.. it’s hard to eat and not drink at the same time!

I have heard of Ispaghul, I will look into getting some or even some Fibregel. I guess the not eating and drinking is something I will acclimatise to. The other thing I am struggling with is pacing myself when I eat or drink, I forget to take breaks and that can be painful and leave me with feeling I have something stuck in my throat!

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7 minutes ago, Ngotsleeved said:

I have heard of Ispaghul, I will look into getting some or even some Fibregel. I guess the not eating and drinking is something I will acclimatise to. The other thing I am struggling with is pacing myself when I eat or drink, I forget to take breaks and that can be painful and leave me with feeling I have something stuck in my throat!

Oh yes this is a lesson learnt with time. Something I’m still learning now…

I’ve always been a fast eater, due to short school or work breaks in previous years.

I’m never a metre away from Gaviscon! Because it’s a life saver when this happens.

Everyday is a school day getting used to a new way of living… I’ve only really ever had one proper episode of ‘dumping’ and that was at Christmas, I got too greedy and I very much regretted that moment! It’s the only time I’ve vomited since surgery.

we are all going through this together.. this is why this forum is so nice, it’s a great place to discuss these things with people who really understand.
i just always had that final goal in my mind and pushed through.. but still I’m teaching myself each day new boundaries. 😊

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2 minutes ago, eholmes89 said:

Oh yes this is a lesson learnt with time. Something I’m still learning now…

I’ve always been a fast eater, due to short school or work breaks in previous years.

I’m never a metre away from Gaviscon! Because it’s a life saver when this happens.

Everyday is a school day getting used to a new way of living… I’ve only really ever had one proper episode of ‘dumping’ and that was at Christmas, I got too greedy and I very much regretted that moment! It’s the only time I’ve vomited since surgery.

we are all going through this together.. this is why this forum is so nice, it’s a great place to discuss these things with people who really understand.
i just always had that final goal in my mind and pushed through.. but still I’m teaching myself each day new boundaries. 😊

Absoloutely, I was sick once after having cottage cheese, put me off for life. I think I ate too quickly though, takes some getting used to but hopefully will become second nature!!

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Hi everyone I had my surgery at Stoke university hospital in August 23rd I got weighed 23rd Nov and had lost 45lbs I don't weigh myself so not sure how much I've lost up to now but only go back in March my surgeon give me Forceval Vitamins and minerals and it taste terrible but dissolves in Water so I'll have to get used to it and I was given Lactose is very sweet but works try porridge aswell

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Tomorrow I will be 7 weeks since surgery and am really behind you all. I haven't been able to get enough Protein or Water due to extreme nausea and vomiting. I can eat porridge, yogurt, raspberries, hard cheese, smooth pate, melba toast, boiled eggs and Soups. In very small amounts. I am trying Pasta, rice, meats and fish and shellfish, but no joy. My team say keep trying, it will happen soon. Medication is helping. Does anyone have any other food ideas I can try.

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Hi everyone I had my surgery at Stoke university hospital in August 23rd I got weighed 23rd Nov and had lost 45lbs I don't weigh myself so not sure how much I've lost up to now but only go back in March my surgeon give me Forceval Vitamins and minerals and it taste terrible but dissolves in Water so I'll have to get used to it and I was given Lactose is very sweet but works try porridge aswell

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