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I had my gastric sleeve 3 weeks ago, and at first I had a bunch of issues getting my liquids in, but that is no longer the issue. I tried mashed potatoes and cottage cheese and both came right back up, but scrambled eggs and yogurt went down fine. Well, I was stupid and i take full responsibility for what i did. My family made some Spanish rice and i had some, not a huge amount, probably slightly over a quarter of a cup and it stayed down. But ever since then, anytime I eat anything, it wants to come up. Tonight I pureed some refried Beans, which is allowed by my diet and I barely got a spoonful in and it started coming back up. The same thing happened earlier when I had some yogurt. I'm just wanting to know if anyone else has had this issue. I'm just wanting to not freak out that I've caused a blockage. I go see my doctor on friday, and unfortunately can't get in sooner because I have other doctors appointments all week. And if someone has had this issue, was there anything you did to help it? I'm going to start going back to just liquids until I see my doctor. I will NEVER do this again. I'm just freaking out right now. Thanks in advance!

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Rice is heavy, sticky, and swells. It's not a good thing to eat, especially so early on. Rice is generally a food that is hard for your body to tolerate after surgery and can give you symptoms of that intolerance which includes chest pain or discomfort, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, indigestion, stomach pain, or diarrhea. Perhaps going back to liquids for a few days would help. Listen to your body, it'll tell you what you can and can't tolerate, but keep in mind if your body CAN tolerate something, it doesn't mean it's good for you. If you miss rice, and you are in stage 4, after soft foods stage, you can likely substitute it with cauliflower rice. Cauliflower rice has a different texture and is more moist so you have to be careful with how you prepare it, but it doesn't have a flavor so any sauces you add to it will take the flavor and other then the texture I can't tell the difference when I use it for the rice in my stir fry.

I'm not going to get on you for eating the rice because it's already over and done with, just try and make better choices. I know it's hard, especially when everyone around you is eating 'normal' foods while you're so restricted. Just try and remind yourself why you had the surgery. Focus on your end goal, it's what helps keep me on track so perhaps that'll work for you as well.

Sorry that you're struggling keeping things down and I hope it gets better soon!

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You won't be able to tolerate certain foods now and it varies from person to person. Rice is sticky. I'm two years post-op and I still can't eat but barely a forkful of Pasta or bread or steak or anything dense without my body rejecting it. I stick with Protein.

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