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My surgery date was November 12. I am 3 weeks post op. I feel grateful that post op I experienced very little pain or discomfort. Aside from the incisions from my rny and feeling pretty tired, there was very little evidence I had the surgery done at all. I am currently on week 2 of full fluids with a third week to complete before I can start soft solids. My concern lies in the amount I can eat post op. While I haven’t actually experienced any hunger pains, I can eat 1 cup of puréed vegetable Soup easily. Additionally, while I don’t eat beyond that amount I have yet to experience that “full feeling” people talk about. Am I not getting that full feeling because I am still on full fluids? Will that feeling of “I’m full” happen once I introduce solids?

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Yes and yes.

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Soup is a liquid, so it goes right through you. You won't feel the restriction until you start eating solid food...

also, the "full feeling" is likely to be different post-op than it was pre-op, and it may take you awhile to figure out your new "full" cues. In the mean time, just eat whatever your plans says to eat (or less if you feel like you've had enough)...that's your safest bet.

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Congrats on your surgery. I’m glad to went so well for you. Catwoman7 is correct. Fluids go through you quickly & your full feeling will likely be different. Plus you’re healing at the moment. Lots of nerves were cut, damaged or stressed.

It’s why it’s important to stick to the recommended quantities of liquids & foods. I could drink 200mls of soup/broth after surgery but it took more than an hour. I think that is key: eat/drink slowly to give your body a chance to register if you’ve had enough & for you to register you have. The goal is to feel satisfied not to feel full. (Feeling full can cause a lot of discomfort post surgery.) Take it slowly. There’s a lot to learn about your new digestive system: how it works for you, what it likes & what it doesn’t.

Good luck on your journey.

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Yes you'll be able to feel "full" quite quickly once on solids. But even then, don't wait for the full signal, keep your food quantity within 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup as prescribed by your nutritionist.

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