Foods to eat, or avoid

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Duane61
Duane61 Member Posts: 29
edited March 2014 in Esophageal Cancer #1
I need some information on foods to avoid or foods that anyone has found tolerable after EC surgery, chemo, and radiation. I do eat 6-7 smaller meals through out the day. Seems lately that I am having stomach pain with almost everything I eat. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Duane61

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  • paul61
    paul61 Member Posts: 1,392 Member
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    Here ae some references that I think may help
    Duane,

    I am going to include references to two documents that suggest foods to eat and foods to avoid.

    The first is a diet recommended for esophagectomy patients:

    http://www.upmc.com/HealthAtoZ/patienteducation/Documents/Esophagectomy.pdf

    The second is a diet to avoid dumping syndrome:

    http://www.upmc.com/HealthAtoZ/patienteducation/Documents/DumpingSynDiet.pdf

    I have also found the following helps:

    1. Eat slowly and chew your food as completely as possible. (I have found if I don't chew my food well I will have stomach pain)
    2. Avoid processed meats (hot dogs, sausage, etc) I have found these can be difficult to digest and cause stomach pain.
    3. Avoid very hot or very cold food and drinks

    The diets will suggest other foods to eat and avoid.

    Depending on how long it has been since surgery some of the pain you are experiencing may be the result of the surgical incisions. It would be a good idea to discuss with your surgeon. But for the first three to four months after surgery I had some discomfort when I ate (particularly if I tried to eat a larger amount) it seemed to get better over time.

    Hope this helps,

    Best Regards,

    Paul Adams
    AKA "paul61"
    McCormick, South Carolina
  • Duane61
    Duane61 Member Posts: 29
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    paul61 said:

    Here ae some references that I think may help
    Duane,

    I am going to include references to two documents that suggest foods to eat and foods to avoid.

    The first is a diet recommended for esophagectomy patients:

    http://www.upmc.com/HealthAtoZ/patienteducation/Documents/Esophagectomy.pdf

    The second is a diet to avoid dumping syndrome:

    http://www.upmc.com/HealthAtoZ/patienteducation/Documents/DumpingSynDiet.pdf

    I have also found the following helps:

    1. Eat slowly and chew your food as completely as possible. (I have found if I don't chew my food well I will have stomach pain)
    2. Avoid processed meats (hot dogs, sausage, etc) I have found these can be difficult to digest and cause stomach pain.
    3. Avoid very hot or very cold food and drinks

    The diets will suggest other foods to eat and avoid.

    Depending on how long it has been since surgery some of the pain you are experiencing may be the result of the surgical incisions. It would be a good idea to discuss with your surgeon. But for the first three to four months after surgery I had some discomfort when I ate (particularly if I tried to eat a larger amount) it seemed to get better over time.

    Hope this helps,

    Best Regards,

    Paul Adams
    AKA "paul61"
    McCormick, South Carolina

    Thanks for the info.
    Duane

    Thanks for the info.

    Duane