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29 minutes ago, beverlyjh51 said:

I'm 7 weeks post-op and can't seem to get to solid food. Still on shakes and sometimes can't get more than one shake down. That's only 25 grams Protein. Everytime I try a food (pureed) it hurts my pouch. Is this normal?

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From what I’ve been reading everyone is different. I’d call your team and check in with your doctor for peace of mind and to make sure everything is ok.

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No, it’s not normal. You should be able to eat by seven weeks.

You should contact your team and let them know you are having problems.

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I couldn't each much of anything until month 4, without throwing up. Take advantage of the time when you can't, you lose weight much faster. Now that I can eat more, my weight loss has slowed way down. Those months when I couldn't eat really helped me to mentally get used to eating way less.

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9 hours ago, beverlyjh51 said:

I'm 7 weeks post-op and can't seem to get to solid food. Still on shakes and sometimes can't get more than one shake down. That's only 25 grams Protein. Everytime I try a food (pureed) it hurts my pouch. Is this normal?

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I'm 3 months out and have just started tolerating solids. I still get almost all my nutrition from yogurt and Protein Water. Try the protein water, it is easier than shakes, imho. Do check with your doctor. Mine wasn't worried at 6 weeks, but he did send me for additional testing at 11 weeks. But as @Pearldrop says, we're all different and some of us heal more slowly. And I agree with @shelly420, this is a great opportunity for weight loss if your protein intake improves. Hope all goes well.

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4 hours ago, shelly420 said:

I couldn't each much of anything until month 4, without throwing up. Take advantage of the time when you can't, you lose weight much faster. Now that I can eat more, my weight loss has slowed way down. Those months when I couldn't eat really helped me to mentally get used to eating way less.

I’m sorry but this could be dangerous advice to give to someone. At seven weeks post op, my diet progression from my surgeon said that I should be able to eat salads, cooked vegetables, ground meats, well chewed pieces of soft meat, Cereal, etc...

Original poster is stating they are in pain just trying to eat some purée food, which most of us start post op at three to four weeks. There is a difference between wanting to lose weight quickly and encouraging someone to put their health and life at risk.

Original poster could have symptoms of ulcer or structure. Please get checked out original poster to make sure you are ok.

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The transition to solid foods can be a rough one. I found that softer foods (such as chili and soups) went down much easier than harder foods (such as steak and chicken). As a result, I relied on these. I have included a few recipes at the end of the following article.

http://www.breadandbutterscience.com/Surgery.pdf

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2 hours ago, KimTriesRNY said:

I’m sorry but this could be dangerous advice to give to someone. At seven weeks post op, my diet progression from my surgeon said that I should be able to eat salads, cooked vegetables, ground meats, well chewed pieces of soft meat, Cereal, etc...

Original poster is stating they are in pain just trying to eat some purée food, which most of us start post op at three to four weeks. There is a difference between wanting to lose weight quickly and encouraging someone to put their health and life at risk.

Original poster could have symptoms of ulcer or structure. Please get checked out original poster to make sure you are ok.

Perfectly stated...

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3 hours ago, KimTriesRNY said:

I’m sorry but this could be dangerous advice to give to someone. At seven weeks post op, my diet progression from my surgeon said that I should be able to eat salads, cooked vegetables, ground meats, well chewed pieces of soft meat, Cereal, etc...

Original poster is stating they are in pain just trying to eat some purée food, which most of us start post op at three to four weeks. There is a difference between wanting to lose weight quickly and encouraging someone to put their health and life at risk.

Original poster could have symptoms of ulcer or structure. Please get checked out original poster to make sure you are ok.

So where is your medical degree? Please post a pic of it. I am entitled to post my opinions & experience, just as you are.

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7 minutes ago, beverlyjh51 said:

My opening to emptying my stomach was too small for it corrected. Thanks everyone.

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That's great. Glad to hear you're doing better!

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