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I've been very diligent about measuring everything since my surgery in June. I'm 2 months post op now and tried an egg scramble for the first time today. It had 1 egg and about 2 ounces (or what I thought was) of soft turkey sausage crumbles, skim mozzarella shredded cheese, and diced soft veggies. I ate slow(ish) and chewed. About 5 minutes after the meal I started to feel horrid... like I had eaten a Thanksgiving dinner for 10 people. I looked at my measurements and I had screwed up ( I thought the portion looked a little big, but I just attributed it to not having worked with eggs since surgery). I had ingested around 4 ounces of food (twice what I normally would have). Let me tell you new folks... The restriction is REAL. I had to sleep it off for an hour and a half. I'm still worried that I injured my poor tummy. Sticking to liquids today...

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On 8/24/2018 at 1:09 PM, EsoKev said:

I've been very diligent about measuring everything since my surgery in June. I'm 2 months post op now and tried an egg scramble for the first time today. It had 1 egg and about 2 ounces (or what I thought was) of soft turkey sausage crumbles, skim mozzarella shredded cheese, and diced soft veggies. I ate slow(ish) and chewed. About 5 minutes after the meal I started to feel horrid... like I had eaten a Thanksgiving dinner for 10 people. I looked at my measurements and I had screwed up ( I thought the portion looked a little big, but I just attributed it to not having worked with eggs since surgery). I had ingested around 4 ounces of food (twice what I normally would have). Let me tell you new folks... The restriction is REAL. I had to sleep it off for an hour and a half. I'm still worried that I injured my poor tummy. Sticking to liquids today...

Sounds like my "first meal" after, the eggs, meat, veggies. Yeah, the restriction is real. I've learned what it feels like when the tank is about to be full, and luckily I haven't run over it yet. I'd say just do what your body can do and no more. My doctor's office told me that if I felt like I pushed it too hard in quantity or type of food to go back to liquid diet for a few days, and to call them if I still felt uncomfortable after a few days of that.

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Glad you didn't throw it all up. I've been there and it sucks for real. I know what it feels like when I'm about to top off but sometimes still go for that extra bite and wind up regretting it.

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I'm feeling better now. I kept it to liquids for two days. I feel like I now have VERY good understanding of exactly what my little tummy holds.

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the longer you get out the less discomfort you will have. I can eat about 6-8 ounces depending on what it is and i feel fine.

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