when food gets stuck

on 10/3/17 8:45 am

Last night I ate about 6 small bites of a pork chop. I thought I was eating slow enough, I definitely chewed a TON. Well, it was so stuck, I was in terrible pain/discomfort for 2-3 hours. I tried to take a sip of water but immediately had to throw up but all I did was drool. So, today I'm doing liquids only. I'm so put off food right now. Is food getting stuck ever turn into an emergency?

on 10/3/17 9:06 am - Ontario, Canada
RNY on 04/11/16

I have never had food get stuck so I can't help you on that front.

But, pork chops at 6 weeks out seems a little aggressive.

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on 10/3/17 9:20 am, edited 10/3/17 2:21 am

I was cleared for it at 4 weeks. It's definitely the most dense protein I have had since surgery and I plan on staying away from it for a while.

Erin T.
on 10/3/17 9:38 am
VSG on 01/17/17

That's what soft foods are generally continued for so long. Pork is classically dry and I could only eat it at first if it was cooked in a roast form in the crock pot or if I added something to make it moister (plain yogurt, mayo, etc). You have lots of swelling still that will make it harder for it to sit properly.

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Cathy H.
on 10/3/17 10:02 am, edited 10/3/17 3:02 am
VSG on 10/31/16

Wow yeah early for that dense of a protein in my opinion. My program doesn't allow VSG or RNY to have solid pieces of meat like beef or por****il 3 months after surgery. I'd suggest sticking with ground meat, chicken or fish for a while longer. Or like Erin says, cook it until it's falling apart in a crock pot or something.

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Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 10/3/17 10:16 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

I'm 1.5 years post-op and I got some dry grilled chicken stuck about a month ago. I never have it that dry at home but was at a BBQ. I went home and felt miserable for a couple of hours but then it subsided. I just drank liquids the rest of the day and was fine the following day. I'd be afraid of a pork chop even now unless in with a sauce because they tend to be so dry.

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 (BMI 38.8) SW: 185 GW: 125 CW: 115-118 (BMI 20.4-20.9) - TT and facelift 1/11/2017 - Brow and eyelid PS 12/11/2017.

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on 10/3/17 10:25 am
RNY on 03/20/17

Pork chops and chicken breast are probably the toughest meats we encounter.

I've thrown up on purpose many times to try and relieve that awful feeling.

on 10/3/17 11:25 am

it totally sucked. My stomach feels a little sore today. I'm taking it easy on solids today. I'm pretty sure I won't be eating chicken, pork or beef in solid form for a while now..

on 10/3/17 1:03 pm - baldwinsville, NY

I am 2 years post op and do not tolerate pork chops. I can eat pulled pork but I find that pork in general is so dang dry

on 10/3/17 2:35 pm

Hi minaque2, I had my rny in 2003.... I remember the first time I tried chicken breast it got stuck and was very scary and painful. I called my surgeon and he told me to swallow some mineral oil..he said it would either help it go down or make me vomit... it made me vomit and as gross as it sounds it worked... I've used it on occasion ever since..if something gets stuck... now, I've never seen it mentioned on this site by anyone so I would definitely check with your doctor... I still have trouble with any dry meat....it has to be moist....and my wonderful surgeon now teaches yoga I believe...