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I ma having difficulty adjusting to eating after my gastrectomy. 70% of my stomach was removed recently (was NOT cancerous). What advice can others give me who have been through this surgery?
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i hade a total gastrectomy in 1991  it toke a year  to eat everything ,but chicken
i take a shot of b-12 and take a pill of folic acid 400 mg once a month
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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.
                                           Janet 4167
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My husband had gastrectomy due to cancer after gastric bypass he is totally reliant on j-tube feeding just wondering bout stomac transplants
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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!
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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.

Take care all of you.

Pam - Australia
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