13 Months post total gastrectomy

July 5, 2014

A lot of the Facebook group discussions talk about energy level, food and weight post TG… Also an improved look at life and getting out there tackling items on your bucket list. So here’s 13 months out and what my current view is on everything.. Energy level.. I’ve always been pretty aggressive with my schedule […]

Today Marks One Year

June 6, 2014

One year since I proactively checked myself in for a surgery to remove my stomach because it was going to kill me. I underwent a surgery that had a crazy long recovery. And yet today life is darn near normal. I eat healthy. I eat small portions. I eat slowly, and I chew thoroughly. Most […]

Frank Discussions between Stomachless Siblings

May 19, 2014

Yes, this post will explore some of the discussions my brother and I have had about how his recovery is coming along compared to mine. I have to say, no one’s recovery is exactly the same; but we did have the same surgeon & hospital here. First difference, pre-surgery my brother read the directions correctly […]

Small but Perfect II

May 7, 2014

So I get a bit focused on what yummy breakfast to eat after an early morning run. And again, the focus is on small volume but super yummy foods. I’ve been savoring English muffins lately. So this morning, I made scrambled eggs, grilled the muffins with butter, topped off with a slice of tomato, a […]

Small but Perfect

May 4, 2014

I’ve found myself craving making complex tasty foods in the appropriate small portion sizes. I’d say it’s similar to Steve Dang’s post about beautiful food. (Shout out to Steve!) My food is certainly not beautiful, but it had all the wonderful flavors imaginable. Here’s my hamburger slider with a creamy cilantro and a ketchup sauce, […]

How to Eat Chiptole Without a Stomach! 11 months post op

May 1, 2014

I do love Chiptole’s food, and I can now eat a hearty portion. The weather here has been amazing, and they have a patio, so count me in!! It’s easiest to order the bowl so you cut the tortilla out. And the pork/carnitas seem to have always gone down the easiest. Also, the bowl is […]

Promising Advancement in Gastric Cancer Treatment

April 24, 2014

This article on Eli Lilly gaining approval as a treatment for folks with advanced gastric cancer looked promising. I hope for continuing advancements in the field. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-21/lilly-s-gastric-cancer-drug-wins-approval-from-u-s-fda.html

Early Morning Susceptibility to Sugars

March 30, 2014

So you’d think that at almost 10 months post op, I would’ve figured out this whole post-gastrectomy diet thing. But my husband and I were discussing my sugar crash this morning… It seems that for breakfast, I can’t have anything sugary at all. But later in the day I can handle some sugar. His argument […]

9 1/2 months post op

March 21, 2014

Eating just about everything!! As long as I chew a lot, most everything agrees!! For my friend Steve, here are my grilled mahi mahi tacos with raw cabbage and fresh tomatoes with a cilantro lime sauce!! They were awesome and I could eat both in one sitting!! I forgot to take the photo until after […]

Addicted to Oatmeal!

March 10, 2014

I am loving oatmeal right now! To add calories, I put two creamers in and to sweeten it up, I add Splenda. Oatmeal always goes down well and it’s good on iron content. The packaging on the Splenda made me laugh though. Thinking it’s customers want to watch their weight, it has little phrases on […]

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