It is now over 8 years since I had a total Gastrectomy and finally I'm enjoying my food with no ill effects. Gone is the dumping syndrome, reflux etc. Now I'm concentrating on regaining lost weight. My early morning breakfast consists of a half can of baked beans washed down with a cup of coffee. I'm then off out for my early morning run. That is follow by a meal of two boiled eggs with whole meal bread. My main meal each day consists of vegetables: carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, pepper and potato. Included with that is a chose fish, salmon, breaded haddock, cod or scampi. Alternate days I have meat. My evening meal I take in two sessions with a half hour gap apart. My evening meals consists of cheese and broccoli pasta boiled in full cream milk with a large dollop of full cream butter: two bowls half hour apart. Then I eat a banana, followed by tiramisu and a slice of chocolate cake washed down with a mug of drinking chocolate.
After years of dumping syndrome and all the problems assonated with life without a stomach it's wonderful to be able to enjoy my food again. Though I've live alone for the past ten years; eleven in December when my wife passed away due to Alzheimer's. During those years I chose to care for her on my own, as a result I became proficient at cooking, washing, ironing, shopping and house work.
On arrival home after my operation I was left to get on with life on my own. That's no big deal for me as I'm back to where I started out in life: alone without home or family. I'm very fortunate in that I have a wonderful Daughter that visits me during the week. Now time is my own, I can get up when I want and eat what I fancy. Living life 'my way' (little option) has proved to be exciting and wonderful. In my 88th year I can say I've lived a life that's full.
The research I've done so far to discover who I am is proving difficult to come to terms with. It helps to always look on the bright side of life.
Sorry for such a long post.