I had my oesophagectomy 6 years ago, and apart from dumping and reflux I've been quite well.
A few months ago I noticed more reflux, or even vomiting after meals, and sometimes gagging during meals .
Of course I immediately became convinced the cancer was back. I rang the specialist nurse, and a few days later I had a Barium swallow.
Wonderful news! It's not the cancer, it's gastroparesis. My stomach is full of old food it can't digest or move on.
Which means I've got to change my diet. I'm delighted that's the only problem I've got, but it's more difficult than it sounds.
I can only eat easy to digest things like white bread or mashed potato. No high fibre foods. So I'm a vegetarian who can't eat vegetables. And the suggested things like soup and porridge are the very things that make me dump. And milky things have always upset my tummy.
White toast and peanut butter is tasty at first, but I'm getting sick of it! Any good ideas? There must be hundreds of things I haven't thought of.