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I'm 2 weeks post op, just started puree/soft food stage, I tried eating pureed chicken and very soft scrambled eggs (2 separate times), they both sat very bad, I could only eat like 2 bites of them and felt super full, like they were rising back up and like they were stuck. Is this normal? Did I start those 2 too early on? Will the sensation go away? My nutri and doctor tend to not follow up and don't reply to my messages.

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Hi, You have found the two foods that are really difficult to eat after surgery. Just leave them for a few weeks and then rotate them back into your diet. I am 9 months out and still struggle with chicken. [ Minced chicken is fine ! ] Keep trying foods every month that you struggle with and I am told eventually we will be ok with it. I am struggling with cooked salmon too.

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I’m going to be 4 weeks on Tuesday, and yes, some days I still have this. Every day my tummy seams to have a little different tolerance (heck even meal to meal). Some days a few bits are all I can eat at a time - some days I can have almost a cup of food for a meal.

A few things that helped me were smaller bites, chew more thoroughly and slowing down my eating if I was feeling what you described.

Sometimes I would measure out my meal, take a bite, walk away - then come back … eating a bite at a time but spacing it out. (That was tedious, not always possible but if I was home, it helped).

I have to be mindful of my bite sizes because as small as I’m trying to take, if I got that stuck feeling, next time I tried to take 1/2 the bite size. It’s almost a nibble for me - followed by lots of chewing. Purée was the hardest for me because not chewing, I’d eat to fast.

A baby spoon was very helpful for purées for me.

Hang in there it’s trial and error and getting to know your body’s new signals.

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eggs seem to be one of those foods that bother some people and not at all for others - I had scrambled eggs in the hospital and boiled eggs the first week home (on the plan...) with no problem. It's just one of those things - for some it may be lettuce (when it comes to that phase) or beef or who knows what. As suggested, try it again in a couple weeks to see how it does - that was one of our program's basic rules - test foods one at a time for tolerance and if one doesn't work, try it again in a couple weeks.

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I can't tolerate lettuce. At all. eggs, chicken, all that was perfectly fine. But lettuce is terrible, which stinks because I miss salads!!! Everyone is different. At almost 4 1/2 months post op, I still periodically try lettuce in hopes I can eat it, but so far no.

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I’m going to be 4 weeks on Tuesday, and yes, some days I still have this. Every day my tummy seams to have a little different tolerance (heck even meal to meal). Some days a few bits are all I can eat at a time - some days I can have almost a cup of food for a meal.

A few things that helped me were smaller bites, chew more thoroughly and slowing down my eating if I was feeling what you described.

Sometimes I would measure out my meal, take a bite, walk away - then come back … eating a bite at a time but spacing it out. (That was tedious, not always possible but if I was home, it helped).

I have to be mindful of my bite sizes because as small as I’m trying to take, if I got that stuck feeling, next time I tried to take 1/2 the bite size. It’s almost a nibble for me - followed by lots of chewing. Purée was the hardest for me because not chewing, I’d eat to fast.

A baby spoon was very helpful for purées for me.

Hang in there it’s trial and error and getting to know your body’s new signals.
Thanks, yeah, I seem to be eating faster now with purees and it's harder to slow down, I will buy a baby spoon, maybe that will help, thanks for the advice and thanks everyone for replying,

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I can't tolerate lettuce. At all. eggs, chicken, all that was perfectly fine. But lettuce is terrible, which stinks because I miss salads!!! Everyone is different. At almost 4 1/2 months post op, I still periodically try lettuce in hopes I can eat it, but so far no.
Wow, interesting, I still can't eat lettuce but I guess I'll see how that goes with me. And I'll wait a week or two to try chicken and eggs again, and see how it goes. Thanks for replying!

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Yeah, your tummy can be pretty fussy & sensitive for a while. Plus the temporary changes to your sense of smell & taste can make finding foods you can tolerate a bit of a challenge. There even may be odd times when your tummy just says no to something you’ve eaten without issue then it’s fine again a day or so later. I used to say my tummy was like a tantrum throwing, pernickety 2 year old.

eggs, chicken breast, beef can be difficult for many. Don’t give up any food doesn’t like. Just leave it for a week or two or so & then try again. Or try a less coarse, more moist cut like minced beef or chicken thigh.

It does get easier.

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16 hours ago, SleeveDiva2022 said:

I can't tolerate lettuce. At all. eggs, chicken, all that was perfectly fine. But lettuce is terrible, which stinks because I miss salads!!! Everyone is different. At almost 4 1/2 months post op, I still periodically try lettuce in hopes I can eat it, but so far no.

Eat mixed fresh veggies with dressing and no lettuce. Still salad, just no lettuce and just as good!

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My nutritionist at our office said that with eggs, people tend to swallow them whole or not chew enough since they are soft. She actually recommended eating a fried/over med egg or hard boiled egg over scrambled because it will make you chew it.

When I tried the fried/over med egg it was much easier on my stomach.

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My nutritionist at our office said that with eggs, people tend to swallow them whole or not chew enough since they are soft. She actually recommended eating a fried/over med egg or hard boiled egg over scrambled because it will make you chew it.

When I tried the fried/over med egg it was much easier on my stomach.

Oh, I'll definitely try that, thanks [emoji4]

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7 hours ago, Miimii_Roci274 said:

Oh, I'll definitely try that, thanks

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Hope it works!

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When I started eggs I could only eat a bit or two. I found waiting say 20 to 30 minutes and try another couple bits helped. I did this with all new foods I tried. It made it easier for me.

I made sure I was not drinking right before eating

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