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Wednesday, February 24, 2010


I had my first experience with something getting stuck last night while I was eating dinner. I was having cottage cheese and I guess I took too big a bite because all of sudden I felt like I was going to get sick. I went in the bathroom and stood there for a couple of seconds waiting for something to happen. Finally I went into the kitchen and took a drink of water which must have cleared the blockage because I felt fine then. I was even able to continue eating dinner. I have seen people post questions about wondering if they had something stuck and others that have answered that if you have something stuck, you will know. I must agree with this assessment. It was kind of scary when it was happening and afterwards I felt kind of silly because I know that I haven’t been chewing the soft foods enough.
Since I’m only eating soft foods now, I haven’t felt much restriction. I’ve wondered what it will be like when I am eating regular food again and this experience has given me a sneak peak. They weren’t kidding about taking small bites and needing to chew, chew, chew everything thoroughly!


BanderificBeauty said...

Ya I did the same thing on a soft food myself. A banana that was way over ripe (brownish already) I knew exactly what happened and it was the weirdest feeling. I started drinking a protein drink and it was unstuck! Glad you made it through that craziness! My new mantra CHEW CHEW CHEW CHEW CHEW lol :) we will learn!

Jacquie said...

That must've been scary. In a way, I guess its just another way of making you think about things before you put them in your mouth. I'm glad it was a quickie and you got through it without any trouble!

Bonnie said...

Good to know that mushy foods can get stuck too. Will make a note in my file.

Dirttrackdiva said...

I agree, you always know when you get stuck. I actually liken it to the feeling of having a heart attack. Never had one thank goodness. I have had family members that have and they say that it feels like a tightness in the chest and you can't breathe. That's exactly like being stuck feels like to me.

Sometimes I have to make myself throw up of I'm stuck. I know we aren't supposed to do that......but usually it's just hurry up job to get the PB out. Sometimes you just have to do what you have to do. If I'm not in a position that I can be stuck forever, like at work or a restaurant, I just get it out and be done with it.

I don't recommend this to new bandsters though. I've been banded for a little over 8 months, so I certainly know when I'm stuck and what I can and can't eat.

Girl Bandit said...

Very scary but I find that you still need to concentrate and chew chew chew. When I rush I usually end up PB ing