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    betty boo
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    Going out shopping tomorrow to get food for after my op on tuesday, any ideas for me, or things i must have please

    BETTY BOO XX

    #45158
    Deifersmum
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    Hi Betty Boo

    I would suggest thin soup for the first few days although when I had my bypass I lost my appetite completely and my sense of smell really changed, so much that everything that I had prepared I ended up throwing away because the smell made me nauseous, but everyone is different, just go for liquid and anything you can mash up to sloppy consistency.

    You didn’t say when your op is but whenever it is good luck and let us know how you get on.

    Love
    Lesley
    xx

    #45159
    Janifred
    Member

    Bettyboo there is a website called ‘the world according to eggface’ which has given me my inspiration, recipes, someone elses journey blog and a shopping list for your larder. Most items can be obtained here, but under another name. I am trying out some of the lunch box recipes at the mo. I am preparing too as July is the bypass date. Good luck

    Sent from my iPhone using WLS FORUM

    #45160
    Fenella
    Member

    Have you bought the bariatric cookery book by member of this forum – Carol? I’m bringing mine into hospital so u can see. We are both this Tuesday at Harrow.

    #45154
    Ms Ellie
    Member

    @betty boo 15456 wrote:

    Going out shopping tomorrow to get food for after my op on tuesday, any ideas for me, or things i must have please

    BETTY BOO XX

    Hi there Betty boo as lesley has said above thin soups and stuff that you can easily mash up. I certainly wouldn’t go to mad as you may fancy something now and then after your surgery you may not fancy it at all.

    Just want to wish you the very best of luck and I am so looking forward to welcoming you to the losers bench xxx

    #45161
    dawndee2002
    Member

    I had the gastric sleeve done almost 6 months ago and I was wondering if anyone knows when can. You start drinking in or right after a meal? I know you have to wait 30 minutes after you eat and then 30 minutes after you eat but all I want to do after I eat is drink something and it drives me crazy that I have to wait. Thanks for taking the time to read .

    #45156
    SJ
    Member

    Whilst not an expert on sleeves I am pretty sure the drinking rule is the same for all other wls and that is it is for life! There are some who advocate eating and drinking, but my understanding is that it is best to stick to the no drinking rule to avoid stretching your pouch etc. Some docs say 30 minutes after a meal, there are some who say 1 1/2 hours (can’t imagine that!).

    So, I would say that you should speak to your team, but I think that it is something to get used to!

    SJ
    x

    #45162
    dawndee2002
    Member

    Thanks I had a feeling it was a life time thing but had to ask and I will be asking my surgeon when I see him again. And I wouldn’t be able to last 1 1/2 hours to have a drink …. But I understand the reasoning behind it all.

    #45155
    Ms Ellie
    Member

    I find this very difficult to do, I’ve always had a drink with my meal and having to wait that 30 mins after food is awful!!! And if I’m right you should not drink 30 minutes before having food aswell, please correct me if I’m wrong here guys.

    Much love Ellie x

    #45157
    SJ
    Member

    You are right Ms Ellie, 30 minutes before as well. Although I have also been told that about 15 minutes pre-meal is fine. I definately stick to a minimum of 30 minutes afterwards though and some days it is agony waiting for a drink!

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