Food is the Enemy


At least for now it is.

Surgeon graduated me to blended foods last Wednesday, and I was following all instructions…..what to eat,  what not, how much, etc….and all was well.

Sunday I became nauseous and gaseous (belching) by eating a cauliflower mac and cheese recipe from the bariatric boards.  So I had to toss that out.

No cauliflower for now.  Bummer.

After reviewing my notebook I saw that I should be trying meats, like tuna, and blending them.  So today I made 2oz of albacore tuna in a packet and added 2 TBSP of Lite Mayo.  No sugars in this meal, and only 2 carbs.

Within 10 minutes of eating I was belching.  Within 20 I was walking through the house trying to help minimize the belching and provide relief.  Within 30 minutes I felt like I had a knife in my chest and was crying and struggling to breathe calmly.  By 45 minutes I had vomited.  Withing 30 minutes of that I vomited saliva twice.

TMI.  Sorry.

Look, I have no problem having what is known as “dumping syndrome” had I eaten something not allowed, but I ate allowed items and quantities.  Oh well.

So today I got in only 30 g protein and 30 oz of water.  Supposed to have at least 60 of each.  Plus, there is no way I’m attempting my vitamins or prescriptions tonight.

Two weeks ago I was not even in my hospital room yet, so I guess I can’t complain too much.

One response »

  1. I appreciate your honesty, and admire your courage. Share what you need to. Gastric bypass surgery is not for the squeamish.

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