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Hi, me too! 10 days post op. And every dam commercial on tv is about food! I’ve been blending Soups , potatoe and cream of chicken n stuff. It’s good n it helps.

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1 minute ago, Hungrygirl5 said:

Hi, me too! 10 days post op. And every dam commercial on tv is about food! I’ve been blending Soups , potatoe and cream of chicken n stuff. It’s good n it helps.

I need to start doing that. I’m basically on just flavored/ regular Water, Gatorade zero and chicken broth 😞😞 I was hoping this phase would speed by put living in a house with my husband and 3 children with full appetites is killing me!

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Oh I know, I’m in the same boat! Literally! Crystal light is more flavorful too! Try the cream of Soups just blend so no bits, you should get some satisfaction from it. Just make sure to only have about a half cupful. Too much more than that at one time makes me feel nauseous and weird. Good Luck! Btw is you belly still hurting ? And incisions itching? Mine is.

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1 minute ago, Hungrygirl5 said:

Oh I know, I’m in the same boat! Literally! Crystal light is more flavorful too! Try the cream of Soups just blend so no bits, you should get some satisfaction from it. Just make sure to only have about a half cupful. Too much more than that at one time makes me feel nauseous and weird. Good Luck! Btw is you belly still hurting ? And incisions itching? Mine is.

Thanks sooo much! Will definitely do that. I think it’s because I’m not taking in Protein but the shakes are terrible lol the incisions don’t hurt unless I sneeze but they do ITCH lol! And good luck to you too sweetie

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I’m in the same boat! 7 days post op and getting hungry 😫 Fairlife chocolate milk with another scoop of unflavored Protein Powder has been a life savor for me.

side note- today was the first time the incisions started to itch. Normal? Anything to help?

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3 minutes ago, NewEnglanderGal said:

I’m in the same boat! 7 days post op and getting hungry 😫 Fairlife chocolate milk with another scoop of unflavored Protein Powder has been a life savor for me.

side note- today was the first time the incisions started to itch. Normal? Anything to help?

They get itchy that’s normal and I’ll try that because I’m in deeeeeeppp depression. I know it’s head hungry because all I want is Pasta 🍝🥴🥴

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My doctor said I was ok to try new and more things so I tried that ricotta bake that I hear so much about. It’s soooo tasty but the heart burn is intense. However, if you don’t get the heartburn from it, it may help with the Pasta cravings.

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1 hour ago, NewEnglanderGal said:

My doctor said I was ok to try new and more things so I tried that ricotta bake that I hear so much about. It’s soooo tasty but the heart burn is intense. However, if you don’t get the heartburn from it, it may help with the Pasta cravings.

I’m only 9 days out lol I’m still on liquids 😞😞

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Every doctors office is different. I was only on liquid diet for 7 days, pureed for the next 7, then soft foods for two weeks, and then general diet (which is where I'm at now 8 weeks out). Her doctor may be more like mine lol

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33 minutes ago, NovaLuna said:

Every doctors office is different. I was only on liquid diet for 7 days, pureed for the next 7, then soft foods for two weeks, and then general diet (which is where I'm at now 8 weeks out). Her doctor may be more like mine lol

It's so strange, isn't it? I was on full liquids/purees from the moment I left the hospital. Now that I'm past two weeks I'm allowed soft mushy foods but I'm mostly staying on liquids/purees because I had a couple of issues last week (not sure if it was overeating or lactose intolerance, maybe both). Generally speaking I have a full Protein smoothie that I make every morning (my favourite is almond milk, chocolate Protein Powder, Peanut Butter powder, and maybe half a banana), then miso Soup with a few chunks of tofu for lunch, and either canned tuna with shredded cheese (not pureed, I just chew well) or an egg bite (mini quiche - muffin size) for dinner. I drink Water or clear Protein Drinks in between. I don't drink coffee but my doctor said it was okay for me to have a cup on the day of surgery (!) as well as my second day post-op. Maybe it's a European thing. ;-)

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NO NO NO-

None of you are hungry! You are addicted to food like everyone else on this site! You are bored and you head is playing games with you. You do not need to eat and consume non stop.

We all had to get thru this phase! You are in the head game stage and you are not hungry! You head is tricking you to think you are hungry. Your nerves and sensors were cut out. So how the heck are you getting hunger pains when you only have a 4 oz pouch. Tv marketing and packaging is everywhere. There are so much more things in life then a box of Cookies or chips. However all of us addicts are caught in the food industry nightmare@

Ok now that i attacked you ---- You guys got this ,,,,,,,Change focus from food to something else. Slowly you need to sip something to get your mind tricked to think your not hungry. This is a b***h to do! I crashed and crashed big time The post is here way back. I was saved but my key was a puppy! Yes a lab puppy. I started focusing on him and training him and walking him and getting my abusive behavior towards food and vodka Under control. I also have chosen to Fish a ton and Travel a ton.

You guys do the same - Mix up you life. The old life sucked you were out of control with food and unhealthy. Now its time to change. Look up Fluffy Chick here and she has great posts on changing you lifestyle. Find something new to add to your life, hobbies, craft, outdoors, Partners, Pets, movies, Like Nike JUST DO IT!

This is not going to be easy, but once you do it the best journey gets even better!

Not know here for being the snuggle member more of the right at you member

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I’m 16 days out and on the soft foods, purée phase. Once you are off full liquids and can start consuming more substantial food the hunger will ease. I was very discouraged at first with the hunger pains and yes. It is a mind game for sure! Keep following your dr instructions and listen to your body. I have been hungry or so I thought a couple of times on the soft foods phase but when I began eating, I fill up sooner than I thought I would. You’ll figure it out day by day.

oh and yes, the incisions do get itchy. I e always heard that means your skin and wounds are healing so that’s a good thing. 😊

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29 minutes ago, CammyC said:

I’m 16 days out and on the soft foods, purée phase. Once you are off full liquids and can start consuming more substantial food the hunger will ease. I was very discouraged at first with the hunger pains and yes. It is a mind game for sure! Keep following your dr instructions and listen to your body. I have been hungry or so I thought a couple of times on the soft foods phase but when I began eating, I fill up sooner than I thought I would. You’ll figure it out day by day.

oh and yes, the incisions do get itchy. I e always heard that means your skin and wounds are healing so that’s a good thing. 😊

I think my problem is the lack of Protein 😞😞 the shakes don’t stay down and I hateeeeeee vomiting so I’m afraid to even try other brands. I’m literally on Water and broth ( chicken) 90% is in my head but 10 % is hunger because of lack of protein. I’ll figure it out. I’ve been outside for a bit today and I’m in a much better mood 😌

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