Eating in the morning

The Facebook total and partial gastrectomy group posted about what do you eat first thing in the morning and mentioned how it seems hard to get eating right away. That first meal sometimes seeming like the most difficult. I’d tend to agree. I’m no doctor, but after your body goes into fasting mode overnight, it seems like it takes a little while in the morning to get your guts moving enough to want to eat something.

This morning, I’m at a hotel looking at these wonderful breakfast options and settling for oatmeal. I know it goes down well and is quite tasty. But part of me would like to have the courage to try eggs again, but that can wait until another day. (My last eggs and bacon meal that scorned me turned into a Sunday morning of trying and spitting up all my eggs and bacon. I can only figure a piece of bacon that was too big went down at the beginning and nothing would stay down until I spit up that one piece.)

So breakfast this morning:
Oatmeal with Splenda
Protein shake with 2% lactose-free milk
Coffee

This is odd for me, an early morning post. I guess I’ll say it’s finally gorgeous here with pleasant weather. Go out, enjoy the world, and live your stomachless life to the fullest! Don’t know about you, but I sure am trying.

6 thoughts on “Eating in the morning

    • Hi Anna,

      The one with the most posts and support right now seems to be “Stomachless Living Support Group – Support for full & partial gastrectomies”.

  1. Hello dear Marne,
    My father has recently (11 May/2017) had a total gastroectomy after being diagnosed with Early Gastric Cancer (Adenocarcinoma Intestinal type).He has returned home from the hospital a week ago and has been eating small portions but many meals. Would it be possible to list your diet that you followed after the surgery and things you used not to lose weight (as my father has lost 4 kgs since being operated)?
    Also is there any additional protein shakes you used besides food ?
    Thank you so much for your time and best regards,
    Kosmos.

    • Hi Kosmos,

      There were general guidelines from my nutritionist, but a lot of it was trial and error.

      Focus on protein first and foremost. Nuts/legumes helped (once I was approved to eat them later in recovery) as a small volume, high calorie option.

      For protein shakes, I had luck with vanilla flavored muscle milk and Boost glucose control. Stay away from regular boosy because it is way too much sugar.

      Marne

    • Hi Kosmos,

      There were general guidelines from my nutritionist, but a lot of it was trial and error.

      Focus on protein first and foremost. Nuts/legumes helped (once I was approved to eat them later in recovery) as a small volume, high calorie option.

      For protein shakes, I had luck with vanilla flavored muscle milk and Boost glucose control. Stay away from regular boosy because it is way too much sugar.

      Also, there are Facebook support groups for further advice and ideas: Support for Full & Partial Gastrectomies.

      Marne

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