First Pureed Food...

Darcy G.
on 4/26/16 3:59 pm
VSG on 04/07/16

Hi y'all :) An update and then a question!

Update: Still sick. C-diff not resolving, probably starting new antibiotic tomorrow since the pain has resurged, along with the nausea and difficulty even getting in fluids. Probably another stop to get rehydrated tomorrow too. Stupid C-diff.

That said, I was cleared to start pureed foods. And I'm shocked by how little I can get in. Like, not even an ounce over a whole hour. Is that totally abnormally tiny at 19 days out from surgery?  It feels like it's just sitting above my tummy and not actually going in for ages. I'd take a drink now if I were a normie... I literally have gotten in 2/3rds an ounce. I'm not barfing but my throat wants the food to pass on through. A swelling thing, ya think?

Program Start Weight 346 | Surgery Weight 282 | CW 217 | 5'-6.3"

High Weight 376, about a year before program. I gave up diet pop(and all pop), dropped 30 pounds without trying, and kept it off. Now convinced Carbonated Beverages. Are. Evil.

DISCLAIMER: My posts often have weird typos... Because I use a tablet or Kindle to access the forums despite how much I suck at tablet typing. Apologies!

lxl_Miz_lxl
on 4/26/16 4:32 pm
VSG on 01/11/16

I started eating two tablespoons for each meal and it went down fine. I wasn't cleared for much.. for two weeks all I had was whizzed cottage cheese, yogurt or egg drop soup. Not sure what you tried to eat.. was the consistency too thick? 

Are you having issues getting fluids in because of the nausea or because it too feels as though it's getting stuck?

Sorry you aren't feeling well .. hope the new meds do their thang! :) 

Darcy G.
on 4/26/16 5:41 pm
VSG on 04/07/16

Maybe it's too thick. I've had trouble getting everything in, including liquids, but I'll add more sauce to moisten it. 

Do you know about how much 2 TBL is in Oz? I'm guessing it's relatively the same.

Thank you for your reply and well-wishes! I really can't wait to start feeling human again...

Program Start Weight 346 | Surgery Weight 282 | CW 217 | 5'-6.3"

High Weight 376, about a year before program. I gave up diet pop(and all pop), dropped 30 pounds without trying, and kept it off. Now convinced Carbonated Beverages. Are. Evil.

DISCLAIMER: My posts often have weird typos... Because I use a tablet or Kindle to access the forums despite how much I suck at tablet typing. Apologies!

lxl_Miz_lxl
on 4/26/16 6:06 pm
VSG on 01/11/16

2 tablespoons is an ounce

 

Here are two sites I use to convert measurements that I find handy

 

http://www.asknumbers.com/ounces-to-tablespoon.aspx

 

http://www.theunitconverter.com/weight-conversion/

Darcy G.
on 4/26/16 6:31 pm
VSG on 04/07/16

Oh that's brilliant. Thank you :)

You rock!!

Program Start Weight 346 | Surgery Weight 282 | CW 217 | 5'-6.3"

High Weight 376, about a year before program. I gave up diet pop(and all pop), dropped 30 pounds without trying, and kept it off. Now convinced Carbonated Beverages. Are. Evil.

DISCLAIMER: My posts often have weird typos... Because I use a tablet or Kindle to access the forums despite how much I suck at tablet typing. Apologies!

jesperscott
on 12/29/17 7:48 am
On April 27, 2016 at 1:06 AM Pacific Time, lxl_Miz_lxl wrote:

2 tablespoons is an ounce

 

Here are two sites I use to convert measurements that I find handy

 

http://www.asknumbers.com/ounces-to-tablespoon.aspx

 

http://www.theunitconverter.com/weight-conversion/

You can include this link as well in your list for the conversions and measurement

According to http://www.calculatorology.com/tablespoon-to-ounce/

2 Tablespoons = 1 Fluid Ounce
rsneha
on 11/21/18 11:07 pm, edited 3/24/20 4:29 pm

On April 27, 2016 at 1:06 AM Pacific Time, lxl_Miz_lxl wrote:

2 tablespoons is an ounce

Here are two sites I use to convert measurements that I find handy

http://www.asknumbers.com/ounces-to-tablespoon.aspx

http://www.theunitconverter.com/weight-conversion/

You can also try this Unit Conversion to convert all meaurement conversion.

Bufflehead
on 4/26/16 5:51 pm - TN
VSG on 06/19/13

I started with very basic foods on puree: Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, ricotta bake, refried beans. I was only allowed 3 tablespoons of food per meal, and that was more than enough.

Good luck with the c. diff. Both people I know who had that ended up getting a fecal transfer because nothing else worked -- that procedure did work for both of them though -- no more c. diff!

Darcy G.
on 4/26/16 6:03 pm
VSG on 04/07/16

I'm going to try the ricotta bake, I think. Maybe the blended boiled chicken and gravy is too dense, but that's what the nut recommended. And pudding cinsistency... It tasted great tho! (I have lots of gravy left to add... Maybe add some and freeze the rest to defer to softer stuff.

I'd try anything with the c-diff. It's so much worse than the surgery. I barely took the pain medicine until the infection went berserk... Now I count the hours because efficacy wears off before it's OK to take again...

Program Start Weight 346 | Surgery Weight 282 | CW 217 | 5'-6.3"

High Weight 376, about a year before program. I gave up diet pop(and all pop), dropped 30 pounds without trying, and kept it off. Now convinced Carbonated Beverages. Are. Evil.

DISCLAIMER: My posts often have weird typos... Because I use a tablet or Kindle to access the forums despite how much I suck at tablet typing. Apologies!

califsleevin
on 4/28/16 8:26 am - CA

C.diff is a nasty thing, and an occasional topic of discussion in our support groups and I do know several who have been through that; it may be why the doc's group have been early adopters of probiotics as a means of trying to head it off since the disease is fundamentally caused by an imbalance in our gut flora courtesy of all the antibiotics we get in the hospital.

If it continues to be unresponsive to Flagyl and whatever else they are treating it with, the fecal transplants that Bufflehead mentioned are a possible treatment. There is also a new drug, SER-109, that is working its way through the approval process that has shown great results in the initial trials (around 95% cure rate on recurrent c.diff with one pill). It seems to be a closely targeted probiotic treatment giving the body's microbiome what it needs to counter it. There might be trials available if one is so inclined.

Good luck and hope that you are back on track soon, as this is no fun at all,

1st support group/seminar - 8/03 (has it been that long?)  

Wife's DS - 5/05 w Dr. Robert Rabkin   VSG on 5/9/11 by Dr. John Rabkin

 

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