I have recently had a total Gastrectomy and I am now at home recovering, I have found myself with a few problems that I am hoping some of you may have some advice about. After eating I get hot and sweaty and have cramping, constantly think I need to go to the loo and feel so bloated that I think I am going to pop. This seems to exhaust me and I end up laying down between visits to the loo to relieve wind and such. I am not getting loose stools as per se and it doesn’t seem to just rush out of me like I thought dumping syndrome would be. I assume that I have some sort of dumping and as I am keen to spend less time lying down and more time upright I was hoping you guys might have tips, foods to avoid, medications to suggest in fact anything which may help, especially to reduce the cramping. I did get out of hospital in record time (8 days after surgery) but have no intention of rushing things; I just do not wish to feel like I am not going forward with my recovery, this is stopping me getting up and moving around which I am sure is much better for me than constantly lying down.