My stomach surgery was on 5/25/21. As a reminder, they took out a big part of my stomach to remove a tumor that was there causing bleeding and nausea. The great news was that the tumor was benign. That means I didn’t have to worry about chemo or radiation, all I had to worry about is a new stomach the size of a plastic Easter Egg.
The first 3 weeks after surgery, I was on a liquid only diet. Once that ended, I moved to a soft food diet. I was able to eat most things but I needed to stay away from most starches (bread, potatoes, rice, pasta) raw vegetables (no salads, carrots, broccoli, etc) and of course any sweets. As of this week, I’m free to eat almost anything, I just need to see how my new stomach handles the food. Because of the smaller stomach, I am eating less and I still need to focus on getting plenty of protein when I eat my meals.
Thanks for keeping me company on this food journey. I appreciate the support.