What to eat after Fundo?

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   Posted 4/2/2011 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Sitting here chewing noodles from minestrone soup to cream before I swallow and chasing them down with little swallows of milk and so far no problem. What are some of the food ya"ll ate during the first couple of weeks?


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   Posted 4/2/2011 4:17 PM (GMT -6)   
oat bran is good for you. It has a good amount of fiber and you can make it as thick or thin as you need. sweet potatoes mashed with broth was tasty and filling. Puree chicken with broth for a good dose of protein. You can also mix teriyaki sauce or barbecue sauce with it too. I have a good food processor and still run things through there, like casseroles, just to make sure I don't overdo it. I'm just about 8 weeks post-op and still advised to hold off on bread, meat ,dried fruit, nuts and things that may be "scratchy" to the esophagus. I've had no reflux, but find erosive esophagitis takes a while to heal.

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   Posted 4/2/2011 6:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Beef or chicken broth, vienna sausages, puddings, jello, Edy's fruit pops, apple juice, white grape juice, applesauce, thin soups, crackers, ice cream, sweet potatoes pureed, mashed english peas, and mandrian oranges (in the fruit cups).

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   Posted 4/2/2011 6:08 PM (GMT -6)   
my son just brought me some really good egg drop soup!

I am thinking about puree some chicken.
Thanks for the tips.

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   Posted 4/2/2011 7:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Pat,
Glad to hear you're doing well. Honestly, I didn't need anything special, once I got the green light to eat anything chewed to a liquid. Before that, I remember enjoying mashed potato with gravy, and squash. A Thanksgiving dinner minus the turkey.

It was more a matter of how little I could eat than what. I went out to dinner fairly often in the early weeks. I'd find soup (the creamy Olive Garden soup was good for me, however a bowl could last me for days!), I ate clam chowder minus the clams. I had crepe manicotti at an Italian restaurant. I nibbled the crusty outside of breadsticks. Whenever I ate out, I had enough leftovers to last me a week!

I bought Cream of Wheat, rather than oatmeal, because it is softer for early days. Also, homemade egg custard is always a comfort food/favorite of mine.

Happy Eating!

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   Posted 4/3/2011 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
One small note: Anything you ate before that didn't agree with you still won't. Surgery tightens up the leaking valve, but it doesn't "cure" sensitivities, intolerances, allergies or food triggers.

Example: I didn't tolerate anyting mentioned by the other posters except sweet potatoes, apple juice and sauce, chicken without seasoning except salt. But I have a sulfite sensitivity and didn't tolerate their foods before the surgery either.

A food processor for my chicken saved me from starvation. I had food put away in advance, frozen. I even took my own home-made chicken broth and pure apple juice to the hospital with me.

Don't even think about a full meal. Just eat a tiny portion every hour or two. Your stomach is much smaller now and swollen. You'll get back to near enough normal in a few months. I took it as an opportunity to clean up my diet and eat healthier.
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