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I had surgery on March 21 making me almost two weeks out. I am eating every few hours, dropping weight like crazy. My scale says I'm down 29lbs from when I left the hospital. I'm eating some soft foods now, when I do eat though I get like an empty feeling after a couple bites. I feel like that's my "full" Feeling because if I do try to eat any more, I'm hurting. Anyone else get different cues that you're full?

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Lots of nerves were cut during your surgery, so messages either don’t get through or are not like you know. It takes a good 8 weeks to heal from the surgery so this period of not understanding your cues will persist for a little while longer. It’s why it’s even more important to keep to the portion size recommendations you were given. (Mine was 1/4 - 1/3 cup from purée maximum). You don’t want to risk straining your poor tummy & all those sutures & staples holding it together or hindering your recovery.

But if you feel discomfort or pain stop eating regardless of how much you’ve eaten. You can always have a little more of your portion later. Remember to ensure you’re taking small bites (I’d dip my teaspoon in so maybe a half teaspoon) and eat slowly (leave a couple of minutes between bites - aim for 20 minutes or so).

Congrats on your surgery.

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Thank-you! I am eating soft foods now. I usually take about 3 small bites and Im done. A soft fried egg is the top. Pretty much any sign of a bubble in my throat and I'm out.

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6 hours ago, Cajunboymom82 said:

Thank-you! I am eating soft foods now. I usually take about 3 small bites and Im done. A soft fried egg is the top. Pretty much any sign of a bubble in my throat and I'm out.

Used to take me 3 days to eat 2 scrambled eggs so I get it. It’s so strange to not want more than that. The portions slowly get larger though it took about 4 years to almost be able to eat 2 scrambled eggs & no sides. Lol!

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