Hi, my name is Dennis, I'm 65,and had total gastrectomy 2 moths ago. Now I'm home recovering.First month I was drinking liquids only, now I'm chewing some solids or semisolid foods but now swallowing them. I lost 20 pounds from 180 and gained 3 pds. I'm 5'8 tall . My cancer was level 2 so it didnt't spread . no chemo needed , thanks God.