What was it like first time you ate?
Hi again! Almost 2 weeks since my RNY surgery. I am on liquids for 2 more weeks. My surgeon told me today he wants to me try some mushy food like cottage cheese, a soft egg, or yogurt in my last week to see how it goes. He wasn't very positive about the experience I will have. He made it sound like I would be miserable. I was wondering what it was like for some of y'all?
Thank you again for helping me thru this! This has been a very emotional rollercoaster. I have very happy days where I am looking forward to all of the progress I will see in my health, then I have days where I miss the way things used to be - when I wasn't scared of eating and when I could go out and enjoy a dinner with my family. I know it is coming!
on 5/28/21 5:15 pm
I had no issues with yogurt or cottage cheese. I mean, ridiculously small amounts made me feel stuffed, but I was never sick or miserable. Just stop after a few tablespoons. I's stay away from eggs for awhile though--those are tough on the pouch.
- High Weight before LapBand: 200 (2008)
- High Weight before RNY: 160 (2015)
- Lowest post-op weight: 110 (2016)
- Maintenance Weight: 120 (2017-2019)
- Battling Regain Weight: 135 (current)
The best advice I got at this stage was to try new things at home so I would be in a comfortable, safe place if things went south. But I want to tell you things never went bad for me the fist few months. I was very careful and chose things from my doctor's list. I remember my first actual meal was 1/2 a scallop and one tablespoon ricotta bake. And I didn't fini**** all. Be brave and smart. You got this.
surgery date 10/29/19 177.9
goal weight 125
My first meal was about two bites of a scrambled egg. It was divine but no where near as good as the first cup of coffee when I could finally have it. Sigh, I look back fondly on when a container of yogurt was multiple meals, lol.
I also went out to dinner with friends/family all along, early on, I would just have a beverage or a couple of bites of a cup of chili. There's no need to change your social habits just because you're eating less.
HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 132.9
on 5/31/21 6:44 pm
Yes, there is almost always something on the menu you can have... and left overs can be taken home for another meal..oor two or three. i would break them up in portions i could eat at one time, and freeze.
on 5/31/21 10:59 am
The biggest trouble had with beginning consumption was eating too fast... it takes the pouch a while to adjust to difference in foods.. relax. He may have transferred feeling toward food intentionally so you would be cautious.
My Surgeon suggested a ice cream tasting spoon and one tablespoon portions. I began with 2-3 small bites. i began with protein supplement puddings, and soft scrambled egg.mashed potatoes with protein , hot chocolate / was a sugar free lactose free.( don't think is available any more)with protein- for a liquid protein... as you add in solid foods it can b harder to get fluids in and properly separate them from food. the combination of food and fluids can stretch your pouch .. i am in 25th year post gastric surgery and pouch remains 4-6 oz.. so that method of preventing damage to tool works.