All of my stomach was removed in July '08. It is now February and I can eat anything but sweets. I don't eat much but I eat more often. I've lost 61 lbs but I had it to lose. Ineed tolose 20 more lbs. I do have to chew my food well and eat slowly. Hope this helps you.
My husband had a total gastrectomy and is now going through chemo. He is having trouble eating, uses his Y tube all the time. Any suggestions on what he should eat? I've started a blog, http://gastrect.blogspot.com/ and would love suggestions/support. The hospital dietician handed us a print out for bipass patients and that doesn't seem to work as he needs more sugar!
I had a total gastrectomy on 25 Jan 2010. While I have to eat 6 - 8 small meals a day I can eat almost anything. I try to make sure that what I eat nutritional. For those who have a total gastrectomy you need to be aware that anything that is high in sugar or fats can cause gastric dumping - most unpleasant.
I would recommend that anyone having a total gastrectomy that they see a dietician regularly. Mine has been of huge assistance and really monitored my weight loss etc. After 12 months I have now lost 28 kg and I am finding life is now pretty good, although there are times I would love to have a big piece of cake.
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