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Everything posted by ladygodiva

  1. Thanks guys. My program says no caffeine for 30 days post op. Plus I am struggling to get in sufficient water and protein shake … thus I am afraid to add coffee at this point. It feels like my stomach is thimble size!
  2. Merry Christmas! I am two days post op (RNY 12/23) and I want to share my experience so far. The Good : I tolerated water right away after surgery and the next day I tolerated protein shake without any issues . The sipping is VERY slow going as I feel Like my new stomach is the size of a thimble! Also, I do not have internal visceral pain like I did with my hysterectomy. The Bad: the incisional pain is rough. I had a five hour car ride home from the hospital the day after my surgery and it was torture . I felt every roll and bump. Thank god I had a belly band. Get one of these from the hospital before you leave. The Ugly: caffeine withdrawal!! Omg . I did not have to give it up until surgery and wow. The headaches are intense. So my fellow coffee drinkers out there - beware.
  3. Folks - I just want to send a small positive vibe out into the universe - I am on day 5 of my liquid pre op diet and I have to say, I feel decent and honestly this is not *that* bad. I swear! I was massively dreading this. I was worried I would be nonstop hungry for two weeks and angry at the world. However, I got into a routine of shake - broth - jello/popsicle that seems to be working to manage the hunger. Am I hungry? Yes. Is it constant? No. (Could I eat any solid form of food right now? Yes. Will I? No.) I "eat" 4 times a day: breakfast, lunch, "happy hour" (oh the irony), and dinner. I have a shake at each meal and broth and/or jello. I have tried many broths and I honestly prefer the old fashioned boullion cubes or ramen noodle broth packet over anything fancy like bone broth. I am having 800-900 calories a day and I am not face down in the bed like I thought I would be. I even adulted at work today. 😂 Just want to send this note because the two week liquid preop was looming so large in my mind before I actually started doing it. Like many things, the dread was worse than just doing the dreaded thing.
  4. Dec 23. Excited and nervous. Handling pre op liquid phase pretty well but I have to say I am sick of jello!

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