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I had gastric bypass on June 20th. My surgeon seems to have a VERY different plan than most others. I was on Clear Liquids for 48 hours then was allowed full liquids and purees "as tolerated". I keep reading about the different stages everyone is on. My plan in all my paperwork says that after 2 weeks I can start regular food. So far this has been a breeze. The first few days after surgery were a big tough but I'm feeling great. Has anyone else have a plan that advances to real food this fast? I'm still planning on taking it slow and chewing like my life depends on it but I'm so ready to be eating normal food again.

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There are a few on here who have had very different plans, that have allowed regular food much sooner than most.

My surgeon's plan is pretty traditional. But I progressed much faster than it allowed for, because of work travel. I realized that the "wining and dining" I have to do for my job was not compatible with a puree diet, and keeping my surgery private. So I moved into real food in week three, and had no issues then or since. I don't recommend people go outside of their Dr's plan, but it worked for me.

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My surgeon had me on full liquids that afternoon, and I was on soft foods by week 2. I am finding that I still have issues with some soft foods (I just had a nasty episode with chicken that was a little too dry and some cod). I really haven't gotten too crazy yet because I still have a month of soft foods to go.

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