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Hello everyone! Officially 2 weeks post op today. Really struggling with my fluids but still trying to get more and more in!

My main problem is food! The irony... it seems like I have a food aversion to everything. I’ve tried some things that work one day and not another. Still on full liquids/ some mushy.

I was just seeing if anyone had some ideas besides applesauce, pudding, and yogurt.

I can seem to hold Beans pretty well but they’re getting boring.

Thanks for any ideas


Sw- 363 (2/27/18)


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I don't know how your program defines mushy...so some of these ideas might not qualify - but I ate: plain sweet potato, cooked carrots, canned chicken or tuna mushed up with a tiny bit of mayo to help moisten it, cream of whatever Soups (chicken, mushroom, etc), hummus and a LOT of refried Beans. If refried beans work then maybe try mushing up other types of beans - black or kidney - and adding in different seasonings. You could do kidney beans with a little chili powder and cumin so it tastes like chili for example. And frequently what worked for me one day would not work the next - and what I got sick on one day would be totally fine the next day so keep trying things periodically.

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My favorite thing during the puree stage was to take a few meatballs; add some marinara sauce, spices, and parmesan; and puree it all together. It was basically like eating the meat sauce left on your plate after spaghetti.

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Thanks these are great ideas. When did you implement these foods?

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I was able to start purees at one week post-op, after my first follow-up appointment with the surgeon.

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