Still not eating anything besides soft food

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   Posted 11/20/2012 11:15 PM (GMT -6)   
It's been almost 2 months now and I've gone from liquid food to just soft food, like mashed potatoes, scrambled eggs, and applesauce. I've been eating those three things for almost 3 weeks now. I am afraid to try anything else, but I don't want to stay on this diet forever, just because I'm afraid to try anything new for fear of it getting stuck in my throat like a piece of chicken and fish did in September. I've been on omeprazole twice a day for a month, and before that I was taking it once a day for a month. Does anyone have any advice on trying new food and what helped them?

I want to get back to eating normal. Two days from now is Thanksgiving and I am around my family, I can't even watch them eat dinner and regular food while I just have mashed potatoes. I hate this so much! The main reason I haven't tried anything new is I live on my own and if food got stuck I am afraid I would choke and no one could help me. While I am with my family this week I would like to try new stuff, so then I can continue with it when I go back to my own place. Just don't know what foods to try or how much. Also what to avoid would be good, my GI dr just said "no tomato based stuff, spicy stuff, chocolate or pop".

Hope you all have some good ideas for me. Thanks a lot for this support resource!

dencha
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   Posted 11/20/2012 11:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi x,
When I had my post-op appointment with my surgeon, he reassured me that if something got stuck I didn't have to worry.  He said that I should take sips of water or tea and relax, because eventually it would go down.  I have had things get stuck from time to time, and believe me, it's okay.  It might be uncomfortable for a few minutes, but it will pass.  Don't panic.
 
I started eating regular food at Day 5 or 6, after I saw my surgeon.  He said that I could take small bites and chew, chew, chew until the food was a liquid/smooth consistency.
 
Please relax.  Take a breath.  You can certainly handle Thanksgiving dinner.  Don't overeat, but anything served should be fine.  The only thing I'd avoid is the dinner rolls.  Just take tiny bites and chew, chew, chew.  Don't overstuff yourself, either, or you'll be uncomfortable.
 
You won't die if you get food stuck at the wrap site.  You're not at risk if you just remember to eat very slowly, take small bites, and chew, chew, chew.  You can do this!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy eating,
Denise
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x
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   Posted 11/20/2012 11:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven't had a wrap or any kind of surgery (besides my endoscopy about a month ago). I'm glad to know I can just jump in to having regular food. I thought I might have to work up to it or something. I probably won't have any turkey though, just to be safe. I'm looking forward to trying new food. Now that I think of it, I was apprehensive about trying mashed potatoes and scrambled eggs but they have been ok. I also had some lobster bisque soup and marshmallows a few weeks ago, and they were ok. Thanks for the advice!

dencha
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   Posted 11/21/2012 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi x,
I forgot you didn't have the surgery...still, my experience post op (when swallowing is EXTREMELY difficult) is evidence that if you take small bites and chew to liquid, anything is okay to eat.  Eat more slowly, chew, chew, chew.  You should do fine with turkey if you follow that rule.  If something doesn't chew to a liquid (creamy), deposit it in a handy paper napkin.  I'm certain that small bites of turkey will chew just fine.
 
Happy Thanksgiving!
Enjoy your meal!
Denise
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Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
Allergy/Asthma

"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”

“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”

“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”
Eckhart Tolle
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