When i can start eat solid or mild solid

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soliver38
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   Posted 12/14/2011 3:15 PM (GMT -6)   
i tried to eat chicken breast but it doesnt work it stucks after two bites up to the wrap,i am 42 days post op.maybe dencha has the right answer

Cindy123
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   Posted 12/14/2011 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Soliver I didn't start eating chicken or meat until may 3rd month and very little little of it. I ate greek yogurt, cottage cheese and drank very little milk for protein. Don't try to rush your recovery. I am into my 11 month and I am still healing. For example, if I wait more than three and half hours to eat, I feel a slight pain at the tip of my left shoulder and my stomach starts to feel funny. I sometimes wonder if I will ever get back to normal but everyday is another day and you just take it one day at a time.

Don't rush it....as much as you can liquify your foods, do it....it will be less stress/work on your stomach. I used to be like you....I wanted to know that everything was going to be okay. Everything is going to be okay. It's a long recovery though and I know my recovery will go into my second year but I have come to terms with it.

Take care.

Cindy

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   Posted 12/14/2011 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Two weeks-liquids
Two weeks- soft foods (baby foods)
Two weeks- start introducing firmer foods by experimenting
Save hard foods until 12th week

If you are experiencing any problems when transfering to next step go back to previous step and wait a week.
Joy

soliver38
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   Posted 12/15/2011 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you for your replies .today i went to see my surgeon he also said to me to wait more two weeks to have endoscopy.he thinks my wrap still swelling and its early to make pneumatic dilatation because post nissen i had a persitaltisme issue,due to the tight wrap,he thinks it will be resolved in the next 2 weeks.i ho pe so,because i feel burning throat also irritated esophagus due to esophageal reflux

soliver38
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   Posted 12/15/2011 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Cindy123 said...
Soliver I didn't start eating chicken or meat until may 3rd month and very little little of it. I ate greek yogurt, cottage cheese and drank very little milk for protein. Don't try to rush your recovery. I am into my 11 month and I am still healing. For example, if I wait more than three and half hours to eat, I feel a slight pain at the tip of my left shoulder and my stomach starts to feel funny. I sometimes wonder if I will ever get back to normal but everyday is another day and you just take it one day at a time.

Don't rush it....as much as you can liquify your foods, do it....it will be less stress/work on your stomach. I used to be like you....I wanted to know that everything was going to be okay. Everything is going to be okay. It's a long recovery though and I know my recovery will go into my second year but I have come to terms with it.

Take care.you think i have to wait another year to full recovery...Oh my God....the surgeon lies to me.he said in 2 months you will eat like before.now i feel he only wanted my money and did not care about any ethics or good selection for that intervention....

Cindy

Cindy123
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   Posted 12/15/2011 3:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Soliver, I feel your pain....my surgeon said that I would be up and running in 2 to 4 weeks. It's been 11 months and I still feel a pain sometimes in my left shoulder. I feel my stomach was perfectly fine....I now have gas issues to deal with and my stomach still makes these noises when I get hungry. I have noticed that if I don't eat within three to four hours, my stomach hurts a little and then I feel the pain in my shoulder...just a little, but it's enough to let me know that I am still healing. I had silent reflux. I know that I jumped the gun with this surgery. I should have given the pills a chance. I was afraid of getting cancer.

Imagine my shock too when I found this site and they mentioned to me that it will take a whole year to feel better. It took me at least 7-8 months to actually feel that I was going to get better. I used to think, it would never happened. You know what, you will get better. The time will fly. Just don't rush the process....it only gets worse if you do. Everyday is a new day and day closer to getting better. I am not bitter anymore...I am just waiting it out. I take a lot of probiotics and aloe vera gel...it heals the tissues in the stomach, helps with digestion too.

Hang in there. I hope and pray your wrap loosens up for you. I too thought my wrap was too tight cause I couldn't burp for a while. I am now able to...so give it some time. I wanted dilations too and the forum advised me not to do it so soon, it give it time....you do the same...wait it out for a bit....


Cindy

soliver38
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   Posted 12/16/2011 5:55 AM (GMT -6)   
ohh Cindy..i regret everyday that operation ..i did not have issues unless if i dont take nexium..but with meds i was 90% good
now i dont know what happened to me....bitter taste still.some pain and strange feelings in my stomach..my wrap cannot be touched now...saliva and water comes back tomy throat unlesi drink very slowly .now i am 46 days post op.keep me informed cindy

soliver38
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   Posted 12/16/2011 6:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Cindy123 said...
Soliver, I feel your pain....my surgeon said that I would be up and running in 2 to 4 weeks. It's been 11 months and I still feel a pain sometimes in my left shoulder. I feel my stomach was perfectly fine....I now have gas issues to deal with and my stomach still makes these noises when I get hungry. I have noticed that if I don't eat within three to four hours, my stomach hurts a little and then I feel the pain in my shoulder...just a little, but it's enough to let me know that I am still healing. I had silent reflux. I know that I jumped the gun with this surgery. I should have given the pills a chance. I was afraid of getting cancer.

Imagine my shock too when I found this site and they mentioned to me that it will take a whole year to feel better. It took me at least 7-8 months to actually feel that I was going to get better. I used to think, it would never happened. You know what, you will get better. The time will fly. Just don't rush the process....it only gets worse if you do. Everyday is a new day and day closer to getting better. I am not bitter anymore...I am just waiting it out. I take a lot of probiotics and aloe vera gel...it heals the tissues in the stomach, helps with digestion too.

Hang in there. I hope and pray your wrap loosens up for you. I too thought my wrap was too tight cause I couldn't burp for a while. I am now able to...so give it some time. I wanted dilations too and the forum advised me not to do it so soon, it give it time....you do the same...wait it out for a bit....


Cindy
thank you cindy

Jesper A
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   Posted 12/16/2011 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Soliver,
I am 39 days post op and I have all your symptoms except they are somewhat milder. Especially the saliva coming back and stuff getting stuck above the wrap is major nuisance, but my throat is also very irritated (as it was before surgery).
Having said that I can eat almost anything except “hard” meat, as long as I take it slow and chew a lot. Also I drink a lot of water after meals to make sure most is gone and nothing is building up
Due to this forum I am sure it will all get better before my 3 month checkup and I don’t waste my time thinking that the op was a wrong decision. I want this to be a success and I think yours will be too. The way I think; if it is too tight now at least I am sure it will keep the acid back. From here it is only getting better in terms of being able to fit more through the wrap and start living a somewhat normal life.

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   Posted 12/16/2011 10:17 AM (GMT -6)   

A soft diet serves as a transition from liquids to a regular diet. It generally eliminates foods that are difficult to chew or swallow and also spicy, fried, or gas-producing foods.

To ease digestion, the following foods are generally eliminated:

• Tough meats

• Raw fruits and vegetables

• Chewy or crispy breads

• Nuts and seeds

• Fried, greasy foods

• Spicy foods

• High fiber foods like whole grain breads and cereals

Take it one day at a time and believe that you will heal.  You have had a major surgery and it each person heals in their own time frame.

Be well my friend,

Kitt


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Cindy123
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   Posted 12/16/2011 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Soliver, please don't worry, you will get better. Don't look back now. You have already done it. Just concentrate on getting better. I promise you will get better and you will notice improvements every couple of weeks or so. Your stressing like this is putting more stress on your stomach. I didn't have your symptoms because I guess my wrap wasn't too tight. I wouldn't let your surgeon do anything right now either unless it's imperative. Give your body some time to heal first.

By the way, I still drink very slowly....I don't think I will ever be able to drink the way I used to, which is okay. Drink slowly, eat slowly and try and relax...it's hard, I know but the sooner you get there, the better you will be. Take care.

Cindy

soliver38
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   Posted 12/16/2011 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
jesper cindy kitt...you are wonderfull.still i did not expect esophageal issues.some advise me to make dilataion ,my surgeon dont think so.he says i have to wait more 2 weeks.but i feeel pain inside my esophagus after meals.but he did not worry ...i am taking monotildiem200 its vasodilatator it can help the motility.i hope so also i have some spasm .jesper my saliva also comes back,even water...all i can do now is waiting..

Cindy123
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   Posted 12/16/2011 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Soliver, my personal advice and not a professional one, would be to wait if you can....I also wanted to have dilations because I couldn't burp but I am glad I listened to the folks on this forum and wait it out...only you know what you are feeling and what you can and cannot live with....you will have to make that call. My surgeon had refused to go down for six months....he said that I need to give my body time to heal. I still can't burp all the time.

Are all of you guys able to burp all the time. I can burp but sometimes it just doesn't happen.

Cindy

soliver38
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   Posted 12/16/2011 2:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Cindy.i can burp normally since the first week.but my major problem is the irritated esophagus and throat...it increase week to week,i hardly can live with this feeling,but i will try to do so.they give me medication for motility...i hope i wont go through bad issues.i will try to eat small meals and having enough water to clear my throat and esophagus..until things improve

Cindy123
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   Posted 12/16/2011 10:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Soliver thats the attitude to have. Take everything slowly. If i can burp all the time i would be very happy.

dencha
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   Posted 12/16/2011 10:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Soliver,
I see you've got lots of good advice and support here.  I'm glad.  I suspect that your esophagus is irritated due to the fact that food is sitting at the wrap site and refluxing up into your throat.  Once it is there a while and ferments, I'm sure it can be very irritating.
 
I agree with your surgeon that your motility will improve once your wrap swelling goes down. Everybody is different and healing takes different courses.  Hang in there.  It WILL get better!
 
Best wishes,
Denise
 
Hi Cindy!  Hope you're having a good week! turn

soliver38
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   Posted 12/17/2011 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Dencha thank you //you are always ready to help...i wish my surgeon wont lies to me.,that i will be ok without dilatation or the worst solution i mean been operated again...he said some post op feel like me others not.i trry to believe him....

soliver38
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   Posted 12/17/2011 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Cindy.i told my surgeon my issues started later post surgery around forth week post op and getting worth evry week,he said lets wait before dilatation i think you will feel better in 2 weeks.while another surgeon gave me medications and seem hesitated about the dilataion,sometimes i feel fragments of meals in my mouth..i am afraid that weap doesnt work properly

dencha
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   Posted 12/17/2011 11:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Soliver,
It's a very common fear, but remember, if your wrap is tight those fragments of food are likely coming from backup at the wrap site. 
 
I believe your surgeon wants to wait for the swelling to be fully resolved before dilation.  Dilation could cause its own problems.  If your wrap is properly configured (once the swelling subides completely) then the dilation could make your wrap too loose.  You wouldn't want that.
 
Everyone's recovery is unique.  Some have swelling resolve sooner, and some later. 
 
Sorry you have to struggle, but in the end it will be worth it.
Good luck!
Denise

soliver38
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   Posted 12/17/2011 1:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you i wish your right...and in fact you are when you said the dilatation has its issues..its very true.but i wouldnt expect all those issues.i thought everything will be resolved by 6 or 8 weeks post op.but no i find that i need time too much time to forget about that operation and its issues...i am taking now a medication initially for hypertensive but the GI said its good for esophagus its vasodilator for small vessels in the esophagus,but the surgeon said to not take due its side effects.,i am lost in fact i hope the help of Santa Maria....and your support.sometimes i feel the wrap blocked if i dont drink or eat for hours after it works again...anyway....

dencha
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   Posted 12/17/2011 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Soliver,
 
That's a good point.  If you eat anything, you should continue to sip water for some time afterwards to help get the remaining food into your stomach.  It will take lots of swallows at this point to ensure everything has cleared.
 
Hang in there!
Denise
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