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Wowsuchdrum
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   Posted 4/22/2014 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I had my Nissen Fundoplication surgery on April 15th (one week ago). I am about to go from the full liquid diet to having minced, finely chopped, or ground foods. What are some good things to have???? What tastes good blended up? and am I able to eat food without it being chopped up as long as I chew good? I am an 18 y/0 male. I am also new to this forum which I think is great (have been lurking for about 3 months!). This is a great community for support. Thanks!

1039smooth
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   Posted 4/22/2014 7:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Did your doctor give you a schedule to follow? I think making yourself fruit smoothies would be a good thing. I'm PRETTY sure my surgeon told me that the tiny little seeds won't hurt you. I've read if you can chew something into a liquid, it should be fine.

Don't rush anything. That 'stuck' feeling is no fun.

Once you get down the line some, don't be overzealous like me when you feel like you can eat anything. I don't think it's done me any favors.

Wowsuchdrum
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   Posted 4/22/2014 8:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the reply. He did give me a schedule, and I will be ready to advance to the soft foods on Thursday. However, my diet sheet he gave me explicitly says I can't have fresh fruit of any kind and no seeds :/ I love fruit and I wish I could eat it! After 5 full weeks (4 on the soft food diet) I can eat whatever I wish. Thank you for the advice, I will take it slow for sure.

1039smooth
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   Posted 4/22/2014 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Chew. :)

dencha
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   Posted 4/22/2014 9:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Wowsuchdrum,

Welcome to the forum! Glad you've come out of the shadows, and are starting to participate. I'm sure others will benefit greatly from your experience and comments!

Here is a link to a post-op eating guides:
www.oregonsurgical.com/patient_prep_gerd.htm

Each surgeon is different and have different eating protocols. My surgeon had me on liquids in the hospital, and sent me home on soft foods. After I saw him on Day 6, he set me free to eat "anything that could be chewed to a liquid." It was trial and error, but not all that difficult. I just never swallowed anything that didn't chew to oblivion.

I had to use my good judgement to decide what would chew to a liquid, an never swallowed anything that didn't. I kept a handy paper napkin available for depositing things that don't chew properly.

I'm not advocating that you do this, but I can say it worked for me. My mouth and teeth were my blender. I chew, chew, chewed my food.
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