Yes, dumping is a very common side effect of stomach surgery. As your healing progresses, it will become less and less frequent. My dumping became very, very infrequent during the second six months of my recovery.
Since it still occurred once in a great while at the one year mark, I figured it would be one of those "quirks" I'd have to deal with forever. I felt it was a very small price to pay for the improvements the surgery brought to my health and quality of life.
Sometime during the second year it suddenly occurred to me that I was no longer getting dumping episodes at all! I don't know when it happened, but was very surprised and pleased.
You're right that sweets can bring on dumping episodes. In my case it was often brought on by too many raw veggies, and an irritated wrap.
Here's a link to an anti-dumping diet:gicare.com/diets/anti-dumping-post-gastrectomy-diet/Happy healing,
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