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  1. Alright, thanks. I did request a referral to see an ENT about it so hopefully they have some answers. It does seem like maybe it's related to acid coming back up? I'm not sure, just a guess but I don't know what else it could be. I don't have any heartburn related symptoms though.
  2. I'm not even sure if this is a GB issue? I've had an ongoing sore throat and swollen throat that makes it difficult to swallow for months now. I've done all the typical stuff that I thought might be causing it (Allergy medicine, neti pot, humidifier at night while sleeping, increased water intake, etc) and nothing as helped. I went to my doctor and he looked in there and felt around my neck and said everything is fine. If I look in the mirror the throat looks fine but it's lower down in the throat that is giving me issues. At this point I'm thinking about going completely back to a liquid diet for a few days to see if that helps anything.
  3. Thanks for the responses everyone =). I was just trying to make sure the mere presence of alcohol wasn't harmful to the procedure but reading all of these I can assume it is not. Event was last weekend, I had probably 4 shots over the course of 3 or 4 hours and honestly it was completely fine. Got a little drunk but no sickness or anything like that!
  4. So what's the word on drinking alcohol after op? I know beer is out since it is carbonated. I'm not much of an alcohol drinker at all, never was, but I have a very special occasion coming up and I'd like to know what my limits are if any at all.
  5. So I am 2 weeks post-op and in my soft foods stage where I eat three 1/4-1/2 cup meals a day. I was trying to replace one of these meals with a protein shake, the problem is my shakes are making a lot more than 1/2 cup. Should I be following the 1/2 cup rule with these shakes? Since it's liquid I'm not sure if it just passes right through the stomach or not. I feel like I have to add a lot of ice and stuff just to get the shake drinkable and at that point it's making a lot more than 1/2 cup. I am drinking it slowly over 30 minutes and at no point do I really feel full from it.
  6. I don't necessarily want to eat anything, other than maybe to get my stomach to calm down. Basically right now I am having half a bottle of isopure zero carb and 3 tbsp cream of wheat spread throughout the day. I tried plain low fat yogurt but it made me feel very weird, I think I may be lactose intolerant after the surgery.. not sure. I am supposed to get 25 grams protein a day which the isopure pretty much takes care of. There aren't many other options on my menu for me to try (Milk, sugar free pudding, slim-fast low carb shake, atkins shake).
  7. I seem to be the exact opposite of everyone I have read. I can easily drink water and I'm always feeling hungry! Did anyone else go through this when they got their operation? My diet plan is basically 2 tablespoons of something like Cream of Wheat or Mashed Potatoes, 5 times a day. A very small amount of food, my stomach won't shut up constantly rumbling. I feel like my stomach has some physical pains over being so hungry. This seems weird to me because everything I've heard at this stage of post-op is people not eating and drinking.