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  1. I am 19 days post op and I am still struggling to drink the fluids. I am not even able to drink the protein shakes their now nasty to me , I tried the protein bars & it didn’t end well. I have chest pains & I can barely eat. I am weak & my mouth is always dry, and feeling nauseous. Can anyone provide any advise. At least I doing the vitamins. Recently my chest & stomach have a burning sensation. 

    1. SamanthaC12


      I had a very difficult time finding protein shakes that tasted okay and didn't make me sick. I ended up drinking FairLife Core Power protein shakes. I love the chocolate (tastes like chocolate milk to me). I like to blend it with some ice and PB2 powder (or real PB) to give the smoothie consistency. I also found that if I put Panera's Turkey Vegetable soup through the blender, I could eat it. I survived off those two things. My chest pains were from the gas, which was incredibly bad and took so much longer than I expected to resolve. I'd definitely stay away from bars or anything solid until you've conquered liquids. I'd love to tell you the dry mouth will get better soon, but it didn't for me for a very long time (months). The plus to that was that I drank a ton of water. The good new is I suspect you are close to the light at the end of the tunnel on this first and hardest part of the journey. It gets SO much easier after this part.

    2. Iluvbats


      I am 2 days post-op and really struggling with everything. My depression isn't helping any. I couldn't even finish one shake today and swallowing meds is just excruciating.

  2. Catherinetheokay

    Post op diet

    That makes sense! I can do 4-6 oz of food at a time and I try to add as much nutrients to it as possible I just want to find the line between weight loss and giving my body enough to heal.
  3. Catherinetheokay

    Post op diet

    Hi all i am five days post op and i was wondering if anyone has any guidelines regarding calorie intake? I've healed up great and i feel fine, eating does take time and i get a lot of chest gas but it's okay. I've had 600 calories so far today but i feel like i still have one more meal in me today and i realised my dietitian never talked about post op calories. Does anyone happen to know anything about what's recommended? I add nourishment powder to most of my food for extra vitamins and proteins.
  4. Catherinetheokay

    June Surgeries

    Hi everyone! I had my surgery June 9th and I just stumbled upon this forum Dealing with a serious lack of sleep, lots of bloating and nausea right now. Things are not amazing. When can I expect to feel better? I was unable to hold anything down for the first two days after surgery, but I was dismissed today. Excited for my new life to begin, but right now I'm in a lot of pain
  5. Catherinetheokay

    3 Days Post Op

    Hi! It sounds like we had very similar experiences. How are you feeling now? I couldn't pass enough pee so they did the catheter on me too which was somewhere between awkward and pure relief.

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