When to eat salad and fresh veggies post NF?

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IlliniFan
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   Posted 1/8/2013 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Now 5 weeks post NF. No GERD! YEAH! No meds! I have been able to eat pretty much anything as long as I chew well. I have found my taste have changed. Beef no longer even seems appetizing and some sweets are just too sweet. I was a diet cokeaholic, but it is awful now. I have been afraid to add fresh veggies and salad back. Am I just being paranoid? I have had a few experiences of dumping. just looking for some helpful feed back. Thank you for sharing your insight.

couchtater
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   Posted 1/8/2013 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Raw veggies need to be one of the last things you start back eating. Steak and bread being the others.

I was on a very strict diet with my surgery so mine might be too extreme for you. At your point I was just beginning to try soft foods.
I didn't eat raw veggies until 2 months point, but your further along than I was.
Maybe someone else has the time they where eating them to tell you.
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   Posted 1/8/2013 4:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi IlliniFan,
I'd hold off on raw veggies for a while.  I think at your stage I was starting to experiment...I remember eating a half-cherry tomato and had some (ouch!) spasms as it got stuck at the wrap.  Stick with cooked veggies for a while more. 
 
Actually during the first year or so, I had to take it easy with raw veggies.  Even past the 6 month mark (I can't tell you exactly when) if I ate too big a salad or a couple days in a row I'd irritate my wrap.  It would get better in a few days, but I'd usually get a little dumping with it.
 
I'd say wait to the four month mark for full-on raw veggies and even then chew, chew, chew, and don't swallow anything with big chunks.  You can try anything and see what you can handle, but if you want a better chance of eating it without problems, wait a while.
 
Have you tried a slow-cooker yet?  Meat, potato, onions, carrots, etc...cooked a long, long time, are tasty and very soft.
 
Remember to have some non-iced water and/or tea handy when you do give it a try, in case you need it to help get something down.
 
Happy Eating!
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