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Today I had my first check up since my surgery 2 weeks ago. It went well and I was told I'm now able to do 'pureed food' going forward over the next 3-4 weeks. So for dinner, I pureed mashed potatoes and fish in sauce (2 tablespoons as suggested at appt today) I couldn't eat it all, took 30-40 mins eat what I did, then 20 mins after that I had cramps and was running to the toilet. Trial & error here, back to the drawing board tomorrow, I think 😉

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It can be a bit challenging to find foods that won’t upset you. So sorry you had such a dramatic reaction to your first non liquid meal. Many think yay, real food & try to purée foods that their tummy can’t tolerate yet. Go slowly. Remember you are still healing. Try thicker Soups first. I was allowed very soft scrambled eggs, rolled oats, yogurt & I found them easier to eat to begin I think because they were more bland & less stressful on my tummy. Just make sure your purées are still pretty sloppy.

Only being able to eat very small portions is very common - think 1/4 - 1/3 cup. You’re eating denser food now & they take longer to digest than liquids which go through your tummy very quickly so you get full much more quickly.

Personally, I still find mashed potatoes too heavy to eat - they sit like a lump in my tummy but every one is different in what they can tolerate.

Good luck & congrats on your surgery.

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3 hours ago, Arabesque said:

It can be a bit challenging to find foods that won’t upset you. So sorry you had such a dramatic reaction to your first non liquid meal. Many think yay, real food & try to purée foods that their tummy can’t tolerate yet. Go slowly. Remember you are still healing. Try thicker Soups first. I was allowed very soft scrambled eggs, rolled oats, yogurt & I found them easier to eat to begin I think because they were more bland & less stressful on my tummy. Just make sure your purées are still pretty sloppy.

Only being able to eat very small portions is very common - think 1/4 - 1/3 cup. You’re eating denser food now & they take longer to digest than liquids which go through your tummy very quickly so you get full much more quickly.

Personally, I still find mashed potatoes too heavy to eat - they sit like a lump in my tummy but every one is different in what they can tolerate.

Good luck & congrats on your surgery.

Thank you for your comments and hints Arabesque 😊 I’m trying hard to do the right thing and follow the instructions given and I’m sure it’ll get easier. I got through it with no other upset yesterday . Today, I’ll make sure I take it more gently and go slowly 👍 it’ll get better, I’m sure👌 It’s just trial & error ☺️😉

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sorry to hear that - but yea - the first month or two after surgery can be like that. It's all trial & error to figure out what your stomach will tolerate - and a lot of those foods you WILL be able to tolerate again, it just takes time.

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