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Hi, I had my surgery on March 17th and things have been going well, except when I eat something that makes me sick. I had eggs one day and I did try 1/2 toasted bagel and the pain knocked me out for the whole day. I spent half the day in the restroom and the other half in bed. Whether I stand, sit or lie down - the pain does not go away. Does anyone else have this issue? I can’t predict what is going to make sick - but I can’t eat something and then spend the day in bed?

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a lot of people have trouble with eggs after surgery - but most can eventually eat them again. I didn't eat Bagels until I was about a year out - they can still make me sick sometimes.

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For the first few months, it can be difficult to find foods your tummy can tolerate. It can be very fussy & contrary (I called mine a petulant 2yr old who’d throw tantrums). You may dump, have diarrhoea, nausea, vomit, feel discomfort or pain, your restriction may kick in quickly, you could develop phlegm in your throat, or just feel blah. A food you ate without issue one day can cause you problems the next. Just take a break from that food & try it again in a couple of weeks.

Don’t know why this happens - could be part of the healing process, your changing tastes, or just learning how your tummy now works.

It does get better & much easier though you may find there are odd foods you may always struggle with. Breads, Pasta (even vegetable alternative ones), potatoes, etc. sit like a lump in my tummy. I can’t tolerate fatty or oily meats like salmon, trout, some cuts of pork, etc. or char grilled meats & vegetables. But that’s me. You may not have any issues in the future at all.

Good luck.

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