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What to do when you get a Food Blockage

Some information about food blockages I learned form Dr. Cowan:

"... A FEW WORDS ABOUT BEEF:
Some people have no problems with beef of any kind. Others have a variety of little problems, so you will just have to see what your individual reaction is to this type of meat. If the meat is very lean, fibrous, etc. it is very hard to digest. Filet Mignon and Prime Rib usually go very well as they are well marbled and very seldom overcooked. Some people are able to eat beef without a problem, but the next day those around them will know what they had for dinner the night before. (This can also happen with chicken or any similar food eaten in quantity). A horrid bad breath odor comes from the beef (or chicken) not moving through as readily as it should and putrefying in the stomach."

 

Check with your doctor about these suggestions:

You might want to print this page and put it up on your special place so this information is readily available.

THE BEST REMEDY FOR THIS IS TO TAKE A PINCH OF ADOLPH'S MEAT TENDERIZER DISSOLVED IN A CUP OF WARM WATER AND SIP IT!!!!

This must be done slowly to help break up the food ball and allow it to pass.

And there is more:

"... You may take PAPAYA TABLETS, (chewed well), when you eat a meat meal that sits heavily in your stomach.

BUT... please remember to not do this on a regular basis because it causes you to digest your food which is the opposite of what the surgery causes you to do."

These types of food blockages were discussed by my doctor at the first meeting. But there are other types of blockages. One of which I happened to a man that my wife meet while I was in the hospital. He was in the room across the hall. My wife got to know his wife fairly well. What happened to him is he forgot and swallowed a pill without chewing it up. (In the early stages of his recovery) It caused a blockage and resulted in a near tragedy. He is okay now, but very scared of pills.

Remember to chew or crush your pills until your doctor tells you otherwise. And about eating meats, do not over cook the meat and chew it up real good before you swallow. In the early stages of your recovery while the stoma leading out of your new stomach pouch may still be swollen -- carry a few Papaya tablets with you so if you are eating out and have a problem you can do somethng right away to ease the pain and discomfort of a food blockage.

You might want to print this page and put it up on your special place so this information is readily available.