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   Posted 6/27/2012 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Well its set, already planning on eating yummy puree'd foods and liquids, looking into getting myself a baby food blender. and stocking up on Gatorade and boost etc I'm feeling a lil nervous and anxious Any other suggestions on what kinds of food I should maybe consider getting, to stock up on? can I puree spinach with milk? I have alot of questions about the diet. I've already lost 12 lbs since the monometry and pH testing. a week of not having my tummy meds was not fun at all! after all is said and done I'll have to go shopping for new "smaller" jeans! :) which isn't a bad thing at all I'm looking forward to losing the extra padding I'll be rocking the sweats for awhile it seems. Just an inquiry as to how much weight everybody has lost my Doc told me around 15-20 lbs after surgery. Thanks for listening and I'll be looking forward to reading your comments and suggestion! Have an awesome day!

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   Posted 6/27/2012 4:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I lost 10kg (22lbs) in the first 17 days which equated to 12% of my body weight, I carried on losing weight upto about 12 weeks and I lost a total of approx 15kg . I typically ate the following in the first 6 weeks.

Porridge or probiotic yoghurt

Stewed apple or soup
Custard or rice pudding

Soup or puréed veg with mashed potato
I moved onto corned beef hash to stabilise my weight

I would also snack on baked soft fruit and yoghurts.

I would advise you make your own soups and add cream to increase calorie intake. I will not kid you it is very difficult and you will be tired and feel down, but it will be worth it. Good luck

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   Posted 6/27/2012 4:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I drank tons and tons of Ensure during my first 2 weeks of recovery. Also mixed in some juice and very watery soups. I made sure to buy the Ensure that has 400 calories a bottle, as you will need it for energy when eating so little.

For weeks 2-4, I ate thicker soups and very soft mashed potatoes and very overcooked pasta.

After 4 weeks, I started adding more solid things back one by one, trial and error, and by 8 weeks I was eating everything.

We bought a handheld blender and pureed everything. I would go to the grocery store or a restaurant, buy different soups, and puree them until they were all liquid. If a soup is supposed to be chunky, the texture may be weird, but its still a great taste.

I lost 22 pounds after recovery, but have gained back 37 (I'm at 7 months). Hope you are more successful in keeping the weight off. :)
Nissen Fundoplication - 11/22/11

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   Posted 6/27/2012 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
haven't lost any weight and I'm in week four post op

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   Posted 6/27/2012 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I just had my surgery on the 25th. I am doing ok so far. I believe the surgery was the easiest part of this procedure! I am on an purée diet now and I am surprised on how easy it is to over do it! It just don't take much to fill up and I am learning to do an little intake at an time. The pain is manageable with medications. After reading some of the post I see that it is an long term recuperation. I am glad I had the surgery and once recouped I will happy to not have to deal with the issues prior to surgery.

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   Posted 6/27/2012 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I lost 65 lbs - some before and some after the surgery. I went down from 190lbs (mostly muscles) to 125lbs and I am 5'8" guy - I felt extremely week and depressed. I suggest you get yourself good protein shakes - something like Optimum Nutrition Whey Protein or the ready to drink Muscle Milk - they are full of vitamins and amino acids and will help you recover. I see people recommending Boost and Ensure but when I tried them after my surgery they made me extremely nauseous because they are full of sugar. Best thing would be to buy them now and try to see which ones you can tolerate. If any of them bother you now, they will most likely bother you after the surgery. Another thing I ate a lot in my 3rd and 4th week was TV dinners - Smart Ones - slow roasted turkey and mashed potatoes. They are good and very soft so a very good choice. Other than that, lots of yogurts (drinkable ones), jello, soups. Stay away from any food that will make you bloated because you will be bloated from the surgery. You will be tempted to eat more solid food as you start to feel better, but don't rush into it - take things slowly and your stomach will thank you for it.
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