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Has anyone felt like everything they eat post op is like the first time all over again? I feel like I’m in a foreign land and have to test every food again for taste and digest-ability. It’s going to be a long time before I’ve covered all foods again and know what is off limits.

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I guess I'm the opposite. I jumped into real food again on a work trip, and ate tons of different things that week (like 12 course meals each night!). Nothing bothered my stomach. So from then on I don't really even think about if something will upset my stomach, because nothing really has.

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I run into the occasional food where my pouch says "Heck no", but it's usually something like cold/dry meat or something a little too tough. It will be an adventure to say the least.

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On 06/30/2018 at 15:55, Bryn910 said:



Yes, I feel this way. It is pretty exhausting for me really


Exhausting yes! And I don’t like to try anything new unless I’m at home!

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I’m having zero issues with food at the moment, I’m 4 weeks post so haven’t tried everything yet.

I’m following some simple rules, nothing from a drive through 😀, and only delicious food.

I went out last week and we had a degustation menu, 4 courses of small amounts. I had Japenese style oyster, Pernod infused ocean trout, seared scallops and a small roasted potato in duck fat. All up it was about 2/3 of a cup over 2 hours with wine pairings. It was fabulous.

I think I’m very lucky, I feel for those having issues.

Aside from not being hungry it’s hard for me to believe I even had surgery. My nutritionist signed off on the menu, I emailed it to him the week before the dinner 🤣

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Hi Ash,

I see you were operated on Jan 18. I am still in learning curve and being operated on in September. Am I right that is 6months later and you're still having to experiment with foods? Will life ever be kinda normal again? Am VERY nervous

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On 07/01/2018 at 03:12, lessismore1001 said:



Hi Ash,




I see you were operated on Jan 18. I am still in learning curve and being operated on in September. Am I right that is 6months later and you're still having to experiment with foods? Will life ever be kinda normal again? Am VERY nervous


Yes, I’m 5 months post op, six months on July 19th. I feel like it takes time to reintroduce foods. There are foods you don’t eat often and when the time comes, it’s a learning curve all over again. Things that you eat pre op might not sit well post op. This is why I feel like a food virgin sometimes. Not all bad, just a part of the process.

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23 minutes ago, lessismore1001 said:

Your weightless is great Ash!

at 5mths what are you eating/drinking in a day?

I eat pretty balanced throughout the day. I eat carbs as well, usually keep it around 60 grams max. But I eat all types of meats, and soy meat at least 3 times a week. I eat fruits and veggies as Snacks. I also like to eat whole grains a few times a week as well. There isn't a whole lot i've found that upsets my stomach, but when I do find those items, i don't give up on them just yet. I will try it again at least twice to see if it has the same affect.

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36 minutes ago, AshAsh1 said:

Yes, I’m 5 months post op, six months on July 19th. I feel like it takes time to reintroduce foods. There are foods you don’t eat often and when the time comes, it’s a learning curve all over again. Things that you eat pre op might not sit well post op. This is why I feel like a food virgin sometimes. Not all bad, just a part of the process.

Why are you confused @Frustr8? I noticed you hit the confused emoticon... can i clarify?

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Guess I a a by certainty in an uncertain world. I'm pre surgery and the thought , of course my,remodeled tummy feeling to and betraying me,MY. There I am at my friend,And Ash 1's following all the good rules, chewing mimiNites into gray goopy apples sauce consistency , all sudden I slime,or puke all over her best tablecloth, Is she going to say O ok that happened to me once or is she going,to say OMG I am NEVER, inviting her again! There I have lost,my,friend Ash Ash1, I just think I could die of embarassment!💦💦

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On 07/01/2018 at 08:16, Frustr8 said:

Guess I a a by certainty in an uncertain world. I'm pre surgery and the thought , of course my,remodeled tummy feeling to and betraying me,MY. There I am at my friend,And Ash 1's following all the good rules, chewing mimiNites into gray goopy apples sauce consistency , all sudden I slime,or puke all over her best tablecloth, Is she going to say O ok that happened to me once or is she going,to say OMG I am NEVER, inviting her again! There I have lost,my,friend Ash Ash1, I just think I could die of embarassment!💦💦
You have to judge what’s best for you. I don’t have vomiting, but sometimes nausea or discomfort with certain foods. I wouldn’t stress about it. When the time comes, you will know what to do.

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Thank you You have made an old worrywort feel better . I guess July 1st is my,"OMG what am I dooing day" I feel all better now!😛

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I totally feel this way! I am never quite sure about trying foods. Say to myself "is this worth the potential belly ache?" a lot.

Finding that I need to be careful with salads. Can eat some, but not for too many meals in a row. My sleeve gets angry if I make it digest too much tough Fiber.

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