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How long does it take for the stomach to heal?

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by , 10-18-2012 at 05:14 PM (3207 Views)
How long does it take for the stomach to heal? tomorrow will be 2 weeks I had my sleeve and can barely eat anything...so I'm wondering if one day I'll be able to eat again...

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  1. Jenise's Avatar
    I am 8 days out and on clear liquids until next Wednesday. My Dr. told me the 2 week mark could be a prime time for gastric leak, as the new incision is healing and shrinking around the staples. He said be very cautious. 2 weeks clear, 2 weeks liqiuid, 2 weeks puree, 2 weeks soft. My first solid meal is December 5th,
  2. Everdreamer's Avatar
    I was told by my surgeon that it takes a good 8 weeks to heal completely but the risk of leaks is up to six weeks, with the most crucial time being the first 3 weeks. Since everyone is different and we all heal at different paces, I would just stick to 8 weeks to be on the safe side
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  3. musicmom's Avatar
    I wondered that myself, but now that I am seven weeks out, I am able to eat again! You will get there.. it just takes time.
  4. Tamara01's Avatar
    I had one week of liquids, one week of puree and start my soft stage tomorrow for a week, then on to solid foods. I am not allowed any carbs, like rice, potato, pasta, bread for 6 months though - that is more for weight loss I think then harming your stomach.
  5. aboutime4me's Avatar
    I am in the 6th month out of surgery and yes, one day you will be able to eat again, believe me. It might not seem like it now, but it gets better. I was on liquids for at least 2 weeks after surgery, meaning soups, yogurts, protein shakes, etc. then moved to mushy and softer foods like soft boiled eggs, cottage cheese, etc. It took me a good month to really go to what I would define as a solid food. One step at a time and yes, you don't want to go to the next stage too soon. Each person is different and follow your particular doctor and nutritionist advice.

    Keep us posted and happy weight loss. It is frustrating but also a challenge and exciting thing to discover what you can eat as you progress. For me, I've been pretty fortunate that nothing has really not agreed with my stomach. You'll find out for you.
  6. optangirl's Avatar
    I am 2 months out today and i felt better pain free at 30 day mark and have been able to eat anything i want after about 2 weeks after surgery. I basically have no issues with any foods and eat anything i feel like eating including pizza, cheescake etc.. i just eat smaller portions. all you can do is try it and your body will let you know. I think sometimes people are just afraid to eat but thats my opinion.