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For everyone on real food, how’s it going? I just started this week and it’s been interesting. I still find myself gravitating to soft foods but I definitely am careful about speed. I ate Breakfast too fast the other day and I had a vomit moment before taking my daughter to school. The amount of food actually eaten is a ridiculously small amount - it’s so bizarre! My plan is not specific at all on what to eat so it’s a lot of trial and error….what are some of your meals like?

I'm not On real food yet, not even on soft foods yet but I wanted to say I've seen a few people saying there plans aren't specific about what to eat or when or different things. If you type in "ohsu bariatric handbook" into Google, there's a pdf file you can download, (I'll try to put a link in) for after beriatric surgery and they give examples of times, food, and alot of different guides to help..... it's actually the program I'm working with and I love how detailed they are about different things


https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.ohsu.edu/sites/default/files/2021-05/OHSU-Health-After-Bariatric-Surgery-Nutrition.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwjrjIKH_8z6AhXSKUQIHQ50BF8QFnoECBgQAQ&usg=AOvVaw2f1Jo4y-xc-It0KRJzFcyc

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32 minutes ago, JustAMomATX said:

For everyone on real food, how’s it going? I just started this week and it’s been interesting. I still find myself gravitating to soft foods but I definitely am careful about speed. I ate Breakfast too fast the other day and I had a vomit moment before taking my daughter to school. The amount of food actually eaten is a ridiculously small amount - it’s so bizarre! My plan is not specific at all on what to eat so it’s a lot of trial and error….what are some of your meals like?

I am on soft foods but have been doing well. I couldn't eat much today but I made eggs with chorizo and just gave it a small try, it didn't sit well, didn't matter how many times I chewed it. I find it so weird. Some days I am good to eat, others I can barely eat anything. I wonder if my nerves are repairing, and I am starting to feel it more. I literally had about 2 tbsp of liquidy cream of wheat today and about a half an egg. Other days I am much better. Drinking plenty of Protein Water and taking frog fuel.

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59 minutes ago, Sd14810 said:

I'm not On real food yet, not even on soft foods yet but I wanted to say I've seen a few people saying there plans aren't specific about what to eat or when or different things. If you type in "ohsu bariatric handbook" into Google, there's a pdf file you can download, (I'll try to put a link in) for after beriatric surgery and they give examples of times, food, and alot of different guides to help..... it's actually the program I'm working with and I love how detailed they are about different things


https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.ohsu.edu/sites/default/files/2021-05/OHSU-Health-After-Bariatric-Surgery-Nutrition.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwjrjIKH_8z6AhXSKUQIHQ50BF8QFnoECBgQAQ&usg=AOvVaw2f1Jo4y-xc-It0KRJzFcyc

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This is great - thank you!!

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Ok guys I swore to share the good the bad and the ugly so here goes… I have not been active in here much lately because I have been absolutely exhausted with work. I left work early to visit an iv bar yesterday! If you are weak and exhausted from lack of Vitamins just go do it trust me!!! It makes a huge difference! On top of that I have never been regular with the potty and that has gotten worse since surgery. So tonight I took it upon myself to take something to help out in that area. For the love of all things holy if you feel the need to go this route DO NOT TAKE THE DOSE RECOMMENDED ON THE BOX!!!! There are approximately 10 steps between my bed and my bathroom if in a hurry and I promise you I made it about 3 of those steps… I have managed to clean myself out and also managed to have the rest of the medication my stomach couldn’t handle come out the top side. So now I am laying in my bed contemplating my life choices and exactly how I might go about recovering from this horrific night… it is well past my bed time and I am terrified to go to sleep!!! Send prayers for my dumb self please!!!

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Ok guys I swore to share the good the bad and the ugly so here goes… I have not been active in here much lately because I have been absolutely exhausted with work. I left work early to visit an iv bar yesterday! If you are weak and exhausted from lack of Vitamins just go do it trust me!!! It makes a huge difference! On top of that I have never been regular with the potty and that has gotten worse since surgery. So tonight I took it upon myself to take something to help out in that area. For the love of all things holy if you feel the need to go this route DO NOT TAKE THE DOSE RECOMMENDED ON THE BOX!!!! There are approximately 10 steps between my bed and my bathroom if in a hurry and I promise you I made it about 3 of those steps… I have managed to clean myself out and also managed to have the rest of the medication my stomach couldn’t handle come out the top side. So now I am laying in my bed contemplating my life choices and exactly how I might go about recovering from this horrific night… it is well past my bed time and I am terrified to go to sleep!!! Send prayers for my dumb self please!!!
Sending prayers, and think about depends, I know it sounds bad, but I have a friend who has had potty issues for years and she has to resort to magnesium citric and she always makes sure she has a couple depends in the house just incase things go south to quickly.... pun intended.... now I am curious what you took [emoji848]

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On 10/06/2022 at 22:06, Sd14810 said:


Sending prayers, and think about depends, I know it sounds bad, but I have a friend who has had potty issues for years and she has to resort to magnesium citric and she always makes sure she has a couple depends in the house just incase things go south to quickly.... pun intended.... now I am curious what you took

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Dulcilax! It’s says gentle laxative!!! My hind end says not so gentle! It hit me about like a Mac truck on the highway! We are talking shaking, nausea, irreparable damage to my toilet along with my pride! After two rounds of this with the second one not being anywhere near as horrific as the first I was so nauseated that I thought I would take the prescribed medication for that and it didn’t even make it down before it came back up! So my ears are currently the only orifice left unviolated at the moment!!

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Dulcilax! It’s says gentle laxative!!! My hind end says not so gentle! It hit me about like a Mac truck on the highway! We are talking shaking, nausea, irreparable damage to my toilet along with my pride! After two rounds of this with the second one not being anywhere near as horrific as the first I was so nauseated that I thought I would take the prescribed medication for that and it didn’t even make it down before it came back up! So my ears are currently the only orifice left unviolated at the moment!!
I'm sorry, definitely sending more prayers!!

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14 hours ago, JustAMomATX said:

For everyone on real food, how’s it going? I just started this week and it’s been interesting. I still find myself gravitating to soft foods but I definitely am careful about speed. I ate Breakfast too fast the other day and I had a vomit moment before taking my daughter to school. The amount of food actually eaten is a ridiculously small amount - it’s so bizarre! My plan is not specific at all on what to eat so it’s a lot of trial and error….what are some of your meals like?

I'm still on soft foods until monday but what types of real food are you trying? Its so weird to be set free into the world of food without guidance, I feel like I'm going to be lost.

I just had my 1st meal outside of the house and I survived lol. I had an omelet with mushrooms and onions and it was awesome. I only ate a tiny amount but it was nice to feel normal and I actually love eating such small amounts. I don't feel the negative judgement that was probably all in my head to begin with but it still was nice.

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12 hours ago, Slwhurst said:

Dulcilax! It’s says gentle laxative!!! My hind end says not so gentle! It hit me about like a Mac truck on the highway! We are talking shaking, nausea, irreparable damage to my toilet along with my pride! After two rounds of this with the second one not being anywhere near as horrific as the first I was so nauseated that I thought I would take the prescribed medication for that and it didn’t even make it down before it came back up! So my ears are currently the only orifice left unviolated at the moment!!

I'm so sorry you had such issues!! I will take your advice and I won't try that brand for my constipation. I had the opposite issue with taking milk of magnesia. I took the lowest dose and nothing so I waited another day and then took the highest dose and finally some relief but just barely. I hope you are feeling better! Thank you for sharing so that we can learn from your experiences.

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On 10/07/2022 at 10:52, Hope4NewMe said:






I'm so sorry you had such issues!! I will take your advice and I won't try that brand for my constipation. I had the opposite issue with taking milk of magnesia. I took the lowest dose and nothing so I waited another day and then took the highest dose and finally some relief but just barely. I hope you are feeling better! Thank you for sharing so that we can learn from your experiences.


It is definitely a brand that will get the job done! Just don’t take the recommended dose on the back. Take the children’s dose!

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I’m new here and had gastric sleeve on September 10th. I am still having a hard time getting all my Water in and enough Protein. I just don’t get hungry and can only hold very small amounts. Anyone else have that problem?

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27 minutes ago, debspargo said:

I’m new here and had gastric sleeve on September 10th. I am still having a hard time getting all my Water in and enough Protein. I just don’t get hungry and can only hold very small amounts. Anyone else have that problem?

Yes, so I drink Protein Water and used both LiquaCel gel and Frog Fuel to get it up. My water is still under but I can get it to about 40 ounces, so getting there.

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I'm still on soft foods until monday but what types of real food are you trying? Its so weird to be set free into the world of food without guidance, I feel like I'm going to be lost.
I just had my 1st meal outside of the house and I survived lol. I had an omelet with mushrooms and onions and it was awesome. I only ate a tiny amount but it was nice to feel normal and I actually love eating such small amounts. I don't feel the negative judgement that was probably all in my head to begin with but it still was nice.
I've suggested this to others as well, but this is the after beriatric surgery book my hospital gives us and it's amazing, I was so surprised to see so many people going into different stages lost about what to eat, so I definitely suggest it to anyone who doesn't have specific instructions from there doctors, it even has a shopping list page for entering the soft food stage, definitely worth a look, it's a pdf you can get from Google I put in a link




https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.ohsu.edu/sites/default/files/2021-05/OHSU-Health-After-Bariatric-Surgery-Nutrition.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwj5743qsM_6AhV8EkQIHYDdBQYQFnoECBYQAQ&usg=AOvVaw2f1Jo4y-xc-It0KRJzFcyc

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9 hours ago, Hope4NewMe said:

I'm still on soft foods until monday but what types of real food are you trying? Its so weird to be set free into the world of food without guidance, I feel like I'm going to be lost.

I just had my 1st meal outside of the house and I survived lol. I had an omelet with mushrooms and onions and it was awesome. I only ate a tiny amount but it was nice to feel normal and I actually love eating such small amounts. I don't feel the negative judgement that was probably all in my head to begin with but it still was nice.

I'm still on purees, but starting next week, here's some of the stuff on my menu for soft food stage:

  • Butternut Squash Bisque w/ Meatballs
  • Meatloaf, Green Beans, Sautéed Squash
  • Slow-Cooker Buffalo chicken Meatballs
  • Broccoli cheese Soup (add unflavored Protein powder)
  • Taco bowl
  • Moroccan Shakshuka With Lentils
  • Mapo tofu

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