Comments: Venting time

I respect you for doing this- I can only imagine how hard it is...

Posted by Rave at August 27, 2009 05:32 PM

{{{Hugs}}} NTTATWWT

Our prayers are going your way. You can get through this even if the word "pouch" comes up in discussion with your doctor.

My BIL went through intestinal cancer surgery a couple years ago and it was not fun, but he is now just as much of a PITA as he was before ... going to Tea Parties and everything. The worst part was the no drinking (anything) for a couple days after surgery, just the awful sponge on a stick to moisten his mouth. But he got through it.

I had to drink that same crap after my elbow surgery (several decades ago) and my daughter did too when they were trying to sort out her endometriosis/gall bladder/slow stomach/acid reflux issues. None of us like it and can't understand how astronauts can handle that "low residue" crap. Said daughter may be looking at having a surgeon wrap her esophagus around the top of her stomach to fix the acid reflux (maybe).

Enough crap out of me. Did they tell you whether you could drink as much (yellow) Gatorade as you want? For me it offsets the too sweet taste of the crap in the low residue cans.

Speaking of flavors, don't forget malt.

Posted by The Thomas at August 27, 2009 08:15 PM

Two months puts you at the beginning of November and only three weeks before Thanksgiving.

Make it a goal not a gaol. You will have something to look forward to at the end. Plus you will have time to get used to eating again before Thanksgiving.

Posted by The Thomas at August 27, 2009 08:19 PM

Have you tried Unjury? Its a protein drink my husband used before his gastric bypass and it was better than most. And I think they have a chicken soup flavor. Hope this helps.

Posted by Kit at August 28, 2009 06:52 AM

Slim-Fast doesn't have a bacon flavor?

Posted by Harvey at August 28, 2009 06:08 PM

Having fought this battle myself (but thankfully not for the same reasons) I can tell you, the worst is yet to come.

On the third hand? you will be better on the other side.

I did a couple things to help me keep my sanity (which, as you can see, didn't work as well as one might have hoped)

I froze almost everything, at one time or another. It gave me something to munch, at least. And that included beef broth and chicken broth.

I have had the experience of not only dumping but horking up stuff I hadn't eaten in years, or ever, including, apparently, circus peanuts and brake pads.

You are always in my prayers anyway.

At some time they will let you start on things like cottage cheese, and you will jump for joy, until you grow to hate cottage cheese with the unbridled fury of ten thousand suns.

Hoping for wonderful outcomes.

Posted by og at August 29, 2009 01:20 PM