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   Posted 11/12/2008 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I am now 13 days post op. My Doctor said to start trying different foods, especially proteins. I have been doing pretty good doing this, chewing very well, but today some scrambled eggs got stuck. I didn't like how that felt. It made me wonder, how do you ever advance to regular eating? Does the opening stretch after food getting stuck several times? Thanks for any advice for advanced eating.

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   Posted 11/13/2008 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   

Good Morning Amo,

You have been doing great.  I think there is a lot of info in the many threads of Laps so you may want to read through others recovery and find lots of info.

Someone will came along and give you some info shortly.




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   Posted 11/13/2008 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I think you subconsciously learn to chew your food better and it does get better, trust me. I'm 11 months post op...right after my surgery I got scrambled eggs caught too which I thought was weird...oh, and grits! But I did fine with cream of wheat...go figure. Every once and a while I won't chew something well enough, usually a bread product and it catches on the way's a subtle reminder :)

You might try some deli turkey or other meats, plain.

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   Posted 11/13/2008 3:51 PM (GMT -6)   


I'm now eight days post op and I find I just take too much at a time. I have to slow down and remember I can never glup again. It's good to hear you're starting to try eat more than the baby food stuff that I'm eating.

Question: did you ever feel tight in the upper chest? I think that the swelling has happened because now I feel a small pain there and seem to be less able to swallow than a couple of days ago. Let me know.

Good Luck

Mary Lynn

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   Posted 11/15/2008 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Usually the pain in the chest comes from gas getting stuck or food.  I had to walk it off.  It isn't a pleasant feeling, but will go away.  I am now almost 20  months post op and can say everything is wonderful.  I do not like the fact I cannot throw up when sick, but it is a small price to pay.  Like any surgery it takes time for you and your body to adjust.  All will be fine.  Stick in there.  Best of luck.
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