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My surgery date was 04/04/2024.

The pain started last night. Everytime I try to eat or drink, I have really sharp pain in the left side of my stomach. The pain shoots through my chest and shoulder. The only way I get relief is if I lay specifically on my left side. My right side and my back has bad pain also.

Today, I hardly have drank anything due to this pain. My nutritionist told me to go back onto clear liquid just for today to see how it goes. He believes I consumed too fast and there may be a blockage. He also told me I started eating cottage cheese too soon and it could be that as well. He predicted it would be better by end of day. It has not and my nutritionist isn't answering me to my concerns.

All day today, I've barely been able to finish a Protein Shake and a tiny bit of Water and about a cup of chicken broth. I'm still in a lot of pain, worse each time I try to drink something. I do burp here and there randomly. No fever, no chills, no infection on incisions.

Did anyone else experience this? Does it go away quickly? How can I eat something without it hurting? I guess I'm looking for reassurance that this is normal? Thank you

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So you’re in your third week which generally is purée. Can you give us an idea of what you’ve been eating.

Yes, some take longer to heal & therefore need to move through the stages more slowly so move back a stage for a few days. Like the purée you’ve eaten is still too thick for you yet. Try thinning them with Water, stock, milk, etc. Some allowed foods can still be too heavy for our tummy yet & you may experience discomfort though I wouldn’t say pain as you’ve described. And yes, eating too quickly can cause again discomfort. You can even have the foamies if something is too heavy, coarse or you eat to quickly but you’ve haven’t experienced that.

I’d still check with your surgeon or go to a hospital because you really shouldn’t be experiencing pain as strong as you’ve indicated.

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What surgery did you have? Moving through the stages SLOWLY is so important, especially the first 4 weeks. Eating slow, not drinking while you eat, chewing food until it's mush, and being very mindful to stick to the diet is so, so important.

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I would put a call into your surgeon and see what he/she thinks. Better safe than sorry.

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4 hours ago, SleeveToBypass2023 said:

What surgery did you have? Moving through the stages SLOWLY is so important, especially the first 4 weeks. Eating slow, not drinking while you eat, chewing food until it's mush, and being very mindful to stick to the diet is so, so important.

I had the sleeve. I don't drink when I eat.

17 hours ago, Arabesque said:

So you’re in your third week which generally is purée. Can you give us an idea of what you’ve been eating.

Yes, some take longer to heal & therefore need to move through the stages more slowly so move back a stage for a few days. Like the purée you’ve eaten is still too thick for you yet. Try thinning them with Water, stock, milk, etc. Some allowed foods can still be too heavy for our tummy yet & you may experience discomfort though I wouldn’t say pain as you’ve described. And yes, eating too quickly can cause again discomfort. You can even have the foamies if something is too heavy, coarse or you eat to quickly but you’ve haven’t experienced that.

I’d still check with your surgeon or go to a hospital because you really shouldn’t be experiencing pain as strong as you’ve indicated.

I ended up at the hospital. I have extreme pain but no explanation as to why. My nutritionist doesn't know why either other than I ate phase 3 in phase 2. (Cottage cheese and black beans). Yes I was in pureed stage but even with the Beans and cottage cheese mushed well... My tummy didn't like it. So I'm going back to just Protein Shakes, Jello, broth and Greek yogurt for another week. Going to try pureed food in a week again.

So far, I still can't drink any water/shakes without extreme pain. Shoots through my chest and shoulder still. Still unsure from anyone as to why unfortunately

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