Total gastrectomy

Hello all out there, I had a total gastrectomy on 24th Sept and am gradually adjusting the amount I can eat with what time intervals, avoiding bread and variations as this clogs up and stops me eating, leaving me in in pain.

I have porridge for breakfast not too much followed by a coffee an hour later, done small snack mid morning,  jaffa cakes seem the best at the moment. At lunch I have a can of chunky soup, well 3/4 of a can ( working to full can)  cuppa an hour later. 

Snack at about 15.00 (3pm) doughnut or cake, cuppa an hour later.

Evening meal steak casserole/ stew or cottage pie not too much,  about one ladle full followed by a yoghurt  cuppa an hour later.

During the evening at approximately 21.00 (9pm) I can have a snack ready to take my evening tablets.

I think that I am handling things fairly well, but as I am still having chemo things do go down literally. 

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