Could someone refresh me on what I can possibly eat that will help me gain more weight before surgery. As I mentioned in a previous post, I now have a nasogastric tube since last Friday which I use for 11 hr feedings at night. But I have only gained 2.5 lbs. At least I have not lost anymore. The drs said I will not be in good shape for surgery unless I get more nutrition in my body. I am drinking ensure along with the feedings and also eat some ice cream and soups with soft noodles. I still cannot swallow much other than the cream of wheat and I can eat thin pancakes. When I try something thicker, I have choking and gagging spells and lose it. Yogurt and puddings don't go down either. Eggs either. If anyone has better ideas tell me. I have a visiting nurse and she has to report back to the surgeon who mentioned that he may put me on constant feedings which the 11 hrs is bad enough. I only have till 12/8 my surgery date. So if anyone has better suggestions let me know I sure would appreciate it. thanks!!