For wrapped club, when return to normal diet?

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IlliniFan
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   Posted 2/10/2013 3:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Wondering when people were back to eating normally. Raw veggies, steak, tomatoes etc. Thanks!

luv2drive
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   Posted 2/10/2013 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I am new to this forum and am going to have a 'wrap' done in the near future. I would like to hear what people feel about getting back to drinking coffee with a little half and half once past the clear liquid phase. Thanks.

dencha
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   Posted 2/10/2013 8:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi IlliniFan,
You'll always want to chew raw veggies more carefully, as they can get a little stuck or irritate going through the wrap if they're too chunky when swallowed.  It's hard for me to remember exactly, but I know the surgeon said to stay away from steak and untoasted bread for about 8 weeks.  I'd say the third and fourth month you can handle them. 
 
Still you won't want to take a big bite of steak and find it doesn't chew well (grizzle, etc) then swallow it anyway, like you did pre-wrap.  Anything you swallow should be chewed thoroughly.  It's really trial and error.  There isn't an exact time, but you'll know when it's time.  I followed the rule that if I couldn't chew it completely I didn't swallow it.  I started eating normal foods at Day 5 or 6, but always took small bites and chew to a creamy consistency.  You'll always want to chew your food more carefully than you did prior to your wrap.  That resistance is what keeps that nasty acid in your stomach!
 
Hi luv2drive,
Welcome to the forum! Glad you've joined us!  Many people get back to drinking coffee quite early.  I'd wait at least a couple weeks if I were you.  Of course a few sips won't hurt earlier than that.  I'm not the best to talk about it, since both pre and post op coffee can bother my stomach.  I do drink it, but only on special occasions with desserts and in fancy restaurants with great coffee.  I figure if my stomach is going to bother me I'd better enjoy the coffee!
 
Take care,
Denise
 
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IlliniFan
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   Posted 2/10/2013 10:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Things don't get stuck, in fact that was never a problem, even post surgery. I just feel full all the time and have had a couple of nasty episode of nausea and diarrhea especially after raw veggies.

dencha
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   Posted 2/10/2013 10:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi IlliniFan,
Raw veggies would irritate my wrap and get my dumping going.  It was like clockwork.  I'd have a nice big dinner salad, and within a short time I'd get that loud gurgling, which was my clue that diarrhea was on its way.  All this resolved with full healing.
 
The fullness issue will subside.  Your stomach is still swollen/stiff, and the brain interprets it as fullness.  With healing this stiffness will go away and you'll be able to eat normal amounts again.
Take care,
Denise
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