Post-op eating

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   Posted 4/7/2014 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I am 19 days post-op with a full wrap and just starting to test the waters with a soft diet,I know from all the post's and great advice I have read I need to take it slow and chew,chew...but I really don't know if all is well as I can not really feel anything at the wrap(hungry,full,if anything is stuck) except it seems every time I eat solid food it feels like something is stuck in my throat and my chest hurts a bit is this normal?


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   Posted 4/7/2014 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Expect some irritation feelings around the wrap site. Expect some resistance at the wrap site. It's normal. Things get better, though. Just don't get too frisky with your eating. Your appetite gets better before your stomach can handle a lot.
Remember to chew and chew some more. Eat small frequent meals and if you feel like something is stuck try sipping some warm water of tea to help the food move through.
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   Posted 4/7/2014 9:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I am 3 years post Nissen Fundoplication. I stayed on a soft diet until between 3 & 4 weeks. when I got started past the soft diet, I was very careful to still do soft foods.. ground meat, no beef except ground and small amounts of that.. no bread at all.. but then I was very cautious. . Be very careful to chew chew chew.. and then chew a few more times.. this is crucial at this point in your recovery. I overcooked everything just a bit and made sure it was in broth or gravy of some kind. Another thing.. add one food at a time and you will be able to figure out if one thing in particular is not sitting well.. Good luck and please above all.. relax into your recovery.. don't push to go faster than you should.. every one has their own speed and you have to figure out what yours is :-)

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   Posted 4/8/2014 6:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for all the kind words and advice. This is probably the toughest thing mentally I have ever had to go through! Now on top of it I have a nasty chest cold.


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   Posted 4/8/2014 7:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm 11 weeks post op and had to go back to soft diet because of getting things stuck. My advice is to listen to your body. I feel much better now that I am.

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   Posted 4/17/2014 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I am 28 days now post op and still struggling a little with soft foods like pasta and cooked veggies but mashed and baked potatoes seem to go pretty well, question is I spoke to my surgeon yesterday and he said potatoes are a no no until week 5 so do I listen to my surgeon or my body?


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   Posted 4/17/2014 4:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I thought runny mashed potatoes are very good early on.
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