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@cazza 5278 wrote:

Thanks Claire,
was you on slop for 1 or 2 wks as the band isnt inflated yet & cant actually feel food going down not sure if just due to what im eating some have said afetr 2 wks i should be eating normal food but did you start to change it after 1 wk.


Hi Carol

I religously stuck to the plan that St Richard’s gave me, can’t exactly remember what that was now as it was last year and I don’t know where my post op diet sheet is, but it was pretty much soups and yoghurts for the first week, pureed food the second week, mashed food the 3rd week and less mashed food the 4th before going onto normal food in the 5th.

You will probably find that there is actually a ml or so in your band as they do normally put a little in there to prime the band and there will be some swelling as well. You won’t feel any real kind of restriction until you start to eat foods with more texture, and don’t worry at all if you don’t feel much restriction until you start to have your fills, that’s perfectly normal. It’s a lucky bandster who does get restriction straight away. The great thing with Streamline is that they don’t make you hang around for ages for your first or subsequent fills, nor do they insist on only 1ml at a time, which some providers do, so you have a much better chance of getting good restriction sooner rather than later.

The most important thing to remember at the moment is to keep your fluid intake up.

There are still plenty of foods that I can’t even touch, like celery, lettuce, bread, pasta, tomato skin, red meat, cod (and any “meaty” fish…. BUT there are loads more that I can eat… chicken, rice, most veg and salad, salmon, prawns, pulses, beans… Everyone is different though, so your band may tolerate some foods better than mine does and others less well… there will be plenty of trial and error in the weeks to come. I made a post on a thread about being sick yesterday – have a read of it, it applies just as much to us as to peeps with bypasses.

Good luck hun and let us know how you get on.


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