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jennj

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    jennj got a reaction from GreenTealael in Pneumonia   
    I have had pneumonia for a week and I am struggling to get even 50 gr of Protein in a day. I have no appetite and just can’t eat. I think I’m on the downhill slide, but I’m hoping I haven’t gone too long without enough protein.
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    jennj got a reaction from GreenTealael in Pneumonia   
    I have had pneumonia for a week and I am struggling to get even 50 gr of Protein in a day. I have no appetite and just can’t eat. I think I’m on the downhill slide, but I’m hoping I haven’t gone too long without enough protein.
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    jennj reacted to KarenLR75 in Pneumonia   
    I've had pneumonia only once and it is one of the harder thing I've ever recovered from. Get what you can in each day. I've heard my own dr say that 60 mgs is the goal but do what you can. I know we have some very savvy veterans and some amazing medical professionals that are going through this same journey. I could be wrong but I think your 1st pty is to stay hydrated, then to get as much protein as you can.
    My Dr's post-op even says 'there will be some days you only get 40 gms and other days where you can go higher. One thing his practices puts great emphasis is that full healing (per my Dr) takes 6 to 8 weeks. His nutritionist has told me twice this month that my body is going to take every calories i'm giving it to try to use to help heal my body. They've been doing this for over 15 years but even I have a hard time believing when she continues to assure me that my 'chances' at seeing a more rapid weight loss will actually come when my pouch and everything else has healed.
    I know my DR doesn't want me taking the extra Vitamins we need in pill form right now, but he is OK with vitamin patches. He also prescribed this weekly 'inhaler' basically of B12 that you inhale it up one nostril. Is there some supportive stuff like this that your Dr will allow to help keep up a bit with Vitamin and nutrient needs (I will say that the B12 once a week seems to help).
    I think...is it Frustr8 or someone else who actually goes in to their dr either monthly or bi-monthly and they get injections and some other stuff? Anyone know who I might be referring to?
    Give yourself a break though...pneumonia on top of a new sleeve (we're July surgery siblings) is a lot for your body to take in and try to heal you from. I don't always have the right words to say nor am I a veteran but I want you to know that I do care and I hope that you start to heal quickly..and that you can take some comfort in trying to stay hydrated and do the best you can on protein, obviously keeping in touch with your Dr. Sending hugs and prayers your way.

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    jennj got a reaction from GreenTealael in Pneumonia   
    I have had pneumonia for a week and I am struggling to get even 50 gr of Protein in a day. I have no appetite and just can’t eat. I think I’m on the downhill slide, but I’m hoping I haven’t gone too long without enough protein.
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    jennj got a reaction from GreenTealael in Pneumonia   
    I have had pneumonia for a week and I am struggling to get even 50 gr of Protein in a day. I have no appetite and just can’t eat. I think I’m on the downhill slide, but I’m hoping I haven’t gone too long without enough protein.
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    jennj got a reaction from GreenTealael in How many carbs?   
    So this is the nutritional panel from my shakes. I think because it’s vegetable based that’s why there are so many carbs. I have my pre-op appt on the 25th, so I will talk to my surgeon then. Just wondering what any of you thought about this. I looked at my soy isolate powder and it has 0 carbs, so obviously, this is a concern.

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    jennj got a reaction from GreenTealael in How many carbs?   
    I haven’t had surgery yet. July 8. I’m just trying to find a Protein Shake I can stomach.
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    jennj got a reaction from GreenTealael in How many carbs?   
    So each shake should have no more than 5g of sugar? Darn! mine has 9g. I guess it's back to soy isolate for me.
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    jennj got a reaction from LessFee in July 2019   
    I’m alive! Walked two laps. Went to the bathroom and I’m sitting up. My nurse is convinced I’m a rockstar. I want a drink really bad, but not till 6:45. Not bad so far.
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    jennj got a reaction from GreenTealael in Protein   
    Ok, I’m week 2 post surgery. Monday I switched to ‘full liquid’ diet. I STRUGGLE getting in 60-80 grams of protein! I’m drinking most of it, but I feel like I’m drinking every second of the day. I can barely stand the clear Protein Drinks, so I’ve been having shakes and Water. Anyone else feel like this stage is never ending? Any advice on how you made it would be greatly appreciated. I’m struggling!
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    jennj got a reaction from FluffyChix in Protein   
    It’s not the liquid, it’s the Protein. I’m just concerned I’m not getting all my protein in. The liquids I can get in.
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    jennj got a reaction from FluffyChix in STAGE TWO DIET...HELP   
    This is gold! Thank you so much! Makes more sense to continue liquid. My problem is I can’t do whey Protein that contains milk. I use soy isolate and there aren’t that many options, but I can definitely envision what this stage might look like after your post. Thanks again!
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    jennj got a reaction from LessFee in July 2019   
    I’m alive! Walked two laps. Went to the bathroom and I’m sitting up. My nurse is convinced I’m a rockstar. I want a drink really bad, but not till 6:45. Not bad so far.
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    jennj got a reaction from MeowAMR in July 2019   
    I would definitely call. I was allowed veggies, too. Every dr is different. Did they not give you your surgery ‘bible’? That’s where I have all my information.
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    jennj got a reaction from LessFee in July 2019   
    I’m alive! Walked two laps. Went to the bathroom and I’m sitting up. My nurse is convinced I’m a rockstar. I want a drink really bad, but not till 6:45. Not bad so far.
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    jennj got a reaction from LessFee in July 2019   
    I’m alive! Walked two laps. Went to the bathroom and I’m sitting up. My nurse is convinced I’m a rockstar. I want a drink really bad, but not till 6:45. Not bad so far.
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    jennj got a reaction from LessFee in July 2019   
    I’m alive! Walked two laps. Went to the bathroom and I’m sitting up. My nurse is convinced I’m a rockstar. I want a drink really bad, but not till 6:45. Not bad so far.
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    jennj got a reaction from LessFee in July 2019   
    I’m alive! Walked two laps. Went to the bathroom and I’m sitting up. My nurse is convinced I’m a rockstar. I want a drink really bad, but not till 6:45. Not bad so far.
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    jennj got a reaction from LessFee in July 2019   
    I’m alive! Walked two laps. Went to the bathroom and I’m sitting up. My nurse is convinced I’m a rockstar. I want a drink really bad, but not till 6:45. Not bad so far.
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    jennj reacted to NYJenn in Tennis shoes??   
    Flip flops. Don’t bother with sneakers and socks
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    jennj got a reaction from MeowAMR in July 2019   
    I also bought six bottles. They are vile. And, they create a film on my tongue. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to stomach them after surgery since I can only drink so little at a time.
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    jennj got a reaction from MeowAMR in July 2019   
    I also bought six bottles. They are vile. And, they create a film on my tongue. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to stomach them after surgery since I can only drink so little at a time.
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    jennj got a reaction from tal in July 2019   
    I walked by the same 3 chocolate chip Cookies about 10 times today. They are still there. This whole process is 85% mental. I will not cheat. Surgery on July 8!!
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    jennj got a reaction from tal in July 2019   
    I walked by the same 3 chocolate chip Cookies about 10 times today. They are still there. This whole process is 85% mental. I will not cheat. Surgery on July 8!!
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    jennj got a reaction from tal in July 2019   
    I walked by the same 3 chocolate chip Cookies about 10 times today. They are still there. This whole process is 85% mental. I will not cheat. Surgery on July 8!!
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