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So I'm about halfway through my last week of the post-op liquid diet and the plan was to be placed on soft foods after seeing the Dietitian on the 3rd. The issue I'm having is the post-swallow pain I'm still feeling with just plain liquids. If Clear Liquids or Protein Shakes still cause pain, will I be able to transition to soft foods? The pain radiates downward, retrosternal to Left Upper Quadrant, 30-45 seconds after swallowing. I'm not gulping, still just small sips at a time. Cold liquids are really bad, warm ones not so much and of course I'm not using straws. The pain dissipates about 30 seconds later, but happens every time. Really looking forward to some actual food, but at this point I'm worried about anything that might aggravate what is already a problem. Feel fine otherwise.

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i would reach out to the doctor to make sure nothing else is going on. i dont recall having pain while swallowing but i have been really lucky throughout the whole process. One note to make.. liquids is easy to get the 64 ounces in when just on liquids. the moment you add in food.. it becomes 10 times more difficult. You literally have to schedule every bite and swallow to get it all in.. There are days i miss it by a few and back to game plan next day and assessing where you got behind.. Once you are behind, it is very difficult to catch up.

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