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Hello everyone! I had VSG on 4/18 and I’m cleared for regular, solid food as of today. My discharge paperwork says 2 days clear liquids, 2-3 days soft/purée, then regular diet. Does this seem a bit fast? Has anyone else been given a similar schedule?


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I had a bypass and open surgery and was in hospital for 4 days - and was on solids before I left. It was shredded chicken, and then shredded fish.

That said, while my surgeon let me ‘resume normal food’ immediately, unlike so many others, I could eat maybe 1/4 cup max and I was 3 meals a day (the only rule, really). He wasn’t too worried about Protein levels etc, but I have been happier following some of the recommendations I have found on people’s posts here. I start each day with a coffee/vanilla protein/ice slushy ice shake. Pretty much from the start, I decided to I start each meal with protein, then eat the veggies etc.

Now, 4 months in, I am up to 3/4-1 cup per meals - still start each with protein. I never ear rice, Pasta, potatoes - many of us find limiting carbs is a good long-term strategy.

Seems surgeons all have different beliefs around food. If your instructions are as vague as they sound, like mine were - then gently and cautiously explore what works for you.

And - if you try a new food, do it at home, until the random ‘react with diarrhoea’ reactions are over - that took a couple of months for me!

All the best, it is a great journey.

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Thank you for responding. I feel a lot better about this now! I was only in the hospital for 1 day, which was included in my 2 days of Clear Liquids. Everything was so different from what I read and prepared for that it concerned me

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