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Discussion in 'Sharing My Journey' started by LorraineC, Mar 21, 2017.

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    LorraineC

    LorraineC Well-Known Member

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    Wow! I talked to Dr Rabkin yesterday and he's on the case. Got everything I needed today and he examined it. He'll examine it when I go back on 4/3 as well. Thank you!!!
     
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    DSRIGGS

    DSRIGGS Yes, that is chocolate covered bacon

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    Good deal and you are quite welcome...but if it is warm, oozing bad stuff, red at all don't wait for 4/3.

    For reference this is what mine looked like before it really got nasty.

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    fyi it looks very smooth now.
     
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    LorraineC

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    I'll definitely remember this, thanks. It's not red or warm, or even oozing right now. I think I squeezed all the pus out yesterday.
     
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    bearmom

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    I didn't actually like any protein drink (or food, really) early out. For months I just used the least offensive protein drink like medicine. After MONTHS, I finally found some I liked as slushees, or made into a mocha.

    Are you OK for soft foods? Eggs made into soft custard sweetened with splenda made a difference for me early on, and I still nom it.
     
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    LorraineC

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    I'm good for any food now. Yesterday I forced down some chili sans beans with cheese and sour cream. I just have no appetite. I'll definitely try the eggs made into a custard! Thank you!
     
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    southernlady

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    Tuna, I could handle, chicken not so much and mine WAS the one from Costco. I had to make my shakes with water cause I developed lactose intolerance. Still have it for some foods.

    Yogurt and I are still best friends.
     
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    Clematis

    Clematis Well-Known Member

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    We're all so different in what we can eat. Early foods for me were cottage cheese, greek yogurt, a little bit of refried beans with melted grated cheddar cheese. I also liked Wendy's chili although it would take me days to finish a container. (I couldn't really tolerate dense protein for 9 months. I couldn't keep eggs down for a year and they're still not my favorite thing.) Non-dairy protein drinks: Unjury chicken broth. he only protein drink I really like is RTD Premier Protein chocolate and maybe banana.
     
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    southernlady

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    I made my own chili. I never liked Wendy's chili. I would make a big pot and freeze most of it.
     
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    TvanV

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    I'm just two weeks post-op, so I've been hunting for palatable protein sources, too.

    I know you said that Greek yogurt is tough for you, have you tried the Oikos Triple 0? It seems lighter to me and has 15g of protein per serving.

    I also eat the Underwood White Meat Chicken Spread. It's very smooth and nicely seasoned.
     
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    LorraineC

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    I have tried the Oikos Triple 0. It's still hard to eat. I've had some chicken in a can and chicken salad, as well as rotisserie chicken and all are hard to eat. Every protein I've come across has this weird aftertaste as well from Isopure to Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard to Syntrax Nectar to Julian's Kitchen Paleo Protein and certain Atkins shakes)
    I kind of miss the days when I could eat anything, but I know with time it'll pass.
     
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    Settledownnow

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    Since you are having so much trouble with protein you might get in touch with your surgeon to see if something else is going on.

    Are you taking a PPI?
     
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    southernlady

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    Right now, the zero fat yogurt is fine but after a month or two, you need to make sure you are starting to get enough fat in. http://bariatricfacts.org/threads/fats-are-not-the-enemy.3185/
     
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    galaxygrrl

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    Chicken took me 4 or 5 months. I really hard a hard time with anything dense and it hurt. Now 7 months out, I can handle anything.

    So, the other thing that worked for me was cheese. Melted cheese. I would get smoked Mozzarella from trader joes and just melt it and eat it. And fresh Mozzarella worked, it's so soft. I would mush it up and add olive oil and vinegar. Feta cheese mixed with yogurt and spices worked too.

    Oh and the other thing that worked quickly for me was Tofu. Now I generally don't like Tofu, but I would go to a Japanese restaurant and get Agedashi tofu which is basiclly tofu tempura in sauce. It's very soft because of the sauce.

    Within 6 weeks, I could do shrimp salad with lots of mayo. But, chicken, was so hard and so was beef. Pork was easier.

    It was very hard at first and I always had a tough stomach. But, my tummy was really unhappy with me. I remember, I had an olive and I love olives and even with just putting it in my mouth and having the watering mouth from the olive upset my tummy.
     
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    LorraineC

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    I am! Everyday. Rabkin says it's normal to not be that hungry right now, so as long as I can find a protein shake that doesn't come up, I'm ok.
     
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    LorraineC

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    Yes ma'am. That's one of the things I've learned from here and the FB group. As soon as I can handle more, I'll be adding fats in. Concentrating hard on protein right now, but hoping to feel well enough to add in fats in a couple of weeks maybe a month at most.
     

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