About two months ago a friend of mine underwent an Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy, preceded by chemo and radiation therapy. They removed part of his esophagus and top of his stomach. He tells me that every time he eats now he either gets exhausted or is in terrible pain for about 90 minutes. This is so distressing for him, and for me to watch. I feel so bad for him and want so badly to help him. He lost so much weight from all he went through and needs to gain weight now - says he hasn't gained a single pound since the operation. I'm wondering if anyone here has any advice for him. All I could think of was to suggest experimenting with single-food meals to try to discover which foods he can tolerate, starting with healthy foods that are also good for gaining weight. He says he's going to try eating more frequent, smaller meals. Any advice would be so appreciated. I'd especially like to hear from anyone who went through a similar experience and subsequently experienced improvement in their condition. Also, is there anything I can do to help him? Thank you so much.
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