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So I’m 2 1/2 post op and as of yesterday 6/15/21 , anything that I eat or drink is causing a discomfort. If I try drinking Water , there’s a discomfort then pain, not to mention food even a salad causes the same discomfort then pain. Anyone else experienced this? And could give an insight to what this might mean? I texted my doctor and waiting for a response but still wondering what this could be.

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2 1/2 what exactly? Weeks? Months? Either way you shouldn't be eating salad. Both my nutritionist AND my surgeon said digesting lettuce isn't easy and to wait at LEAST 3 months before eating lettuce and to add something like butter lettuce first which more easily digestible then say... iceburg or romaine. As to the pain... maybe it's air getting in that's causing the discomfort. Air can get in if you're eating too fast or drinking too fast. Either way, definitely get your surgeons input! Hope you can figure out what's causing it and it gets better!

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17 minutes ago, NovaLuna said:

I’m 2 months. They said I can eat salads I’m allowed and it’s with spinach and it’s with anything that I’m eating as of yesterday I’m feeling that discomfort.

17 minutes ago, NovaLuna said:

2 1/2 what exactly? Weeks? Months? Either way you shouldn't be eating salad. Both my nutritionist AND my surgeon said digesting lettuce isn't easy and to wait at LEAST 3 months before eating lettuce and to add something like butter lettuce first which more easily digestible then say... iceburg or romaine. As to the pain... maybe it's air getting in that's causing the discomfort. Air can get in if you're eating too fast or drinking too fast. Either way, definitely get your surgeons input! Hope you can figure out what's causing it and it gets better!

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Has this been something you’ve had since surgery or did it develop suddenly? If it’s sudden, it may be food related or possibly a structure. Just because your plan says you can tolerate something, does not mean your stomach will be ok with it. I am perfectly fine with any types of salad/lettuce but can’t eat an egg to save my life. I’m concerned about the Water component of this though. Dehydration can easily make you end up in the hospital. How much do you think you’re drinking per day?

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On 06/16/2021 at 10:07, NovaLuna said:



2 1/2 what exactly? Weeks? Months? Either way you shouldn't be eating salad. Both my nutritionist AND my surgeon said digesting lettuce isn't easy and to wait at LEAST 3 months before eating lettuce and to add something like butter lettuce first which more easily digestible then say... iceburg or romaine. As to the pain... maybe it's air getting in that's causing the discomfort. Air can get in if you're eating too fast or drinking too fast. Either way, definitely get your surgeons input! Hope you can figure out what's causing it and it gets better!


Romaine and iceberg are allowed on my soft foods diet since they’re mostly Water. Every plan is so different.

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10 minutes ago, GummyBearQueen said:

Romaine and iceberg are allowed on my soft foods diet since they’re mostly Water. Every plan is so different.

Right !!!

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34 minutes ago, Soon2bFit21 said:

Has this been something you’ve had since surgery or did it develop suddenly? If it’s sudden, it may be food related or possibly a structure. Just because your plan says you can tolerate something, does not mean your stomach will be ok with it. I am perfectly fine with any types of salad/lettuce but can’t eat an egg to save my life. I’m concerned about the Water component of this though. Dehydration can easily make you end up in the hospital. How much do you think you’re drinking per day?

Suddenly (yesterday) , I was able to eat Spinach before no problem or even my morning smoothies with no issues. Since yesterday this discomfort has happened. When I drink my smoothies I usually poor it in a cup and takes sips but since yesterday anything that enters my mouth leaves a discomfort.

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42 minutes ago, Bella2021 said:

Suddenly (yesterday) , I was able to eat Spinach before no problem or even my morning smoothies with no issues. Since yesterday this discomfort has happened. When I drink my smoothies I usually poor it in a cup and takes sips but since yesterday anything that enters my mouth leaves a discomfort.

I would definitely call your surgery center. With surgery they want to know you are getting better each day. If you start to get worse, it could be a sign of a problem.

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I’d agree to call your surgery center just to be careful and better safe than sorry. Sometimes things can end up inflamed if you are something that didn’t agree with you and there can be discomfort. I’ve vomited due to a food intolerance and then not felt right for a couple days in terms of pressure or spasming. Your stomach is still healing and can easily be irritated.

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