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Posts posted by SpringCleansing

  1. On 4/25/2024 at 9:10 PM, ChunkCat said:

    For the first month, hydration is king. Calories are nice. Protein is good. But dehydration is the number one reason for ending up in the hospital post-op. Your family should be told about that. Aim for at least 64 oz a day. You may not get that at first, but after a few weeks of trying you will. For the first two weeks I felt like I was constantly drinking---and I was! I couldn't tolerate Protein Shakes or anything like Jello or pudding, I had stomach spasms pretty severe the first two weeks. I could only get down Water (which I had to flavor with sugar free flavorings to get down) and sugar free popsicles. My surgeon said that was okay. We have Protein stores in our bodies to get us through the first few weeks. But it is still good to aim to get protein in as much as your tummy will allow. And I took my meds one pill at a time, spaced out throughout the day. Your family clearly loves you and are concerned, but only YOU know how you feel. It's okay to remind them of that. If they need more info they can read your packet from the surgeon or come read posts here. 😂 You'll get through this. Just keep sipping!! 💚

    This is something I’ve not been doing well on, hydrating. Today I felt like I didn’t even get a bottle down. I was exhausted and slept most the day! I did space the pills and Vitamins out which helped but today I’ve had awful pains from gas I think. Thank you for the guidance! Water water water. I can work on that.

  2. Thank you all for your input and help! I don’t feel hunger or crave any foods right now. I just want to be left alone and just drink Water when I wish to, eat something when I think I may want to. I’m not getting my calorie intake and no where near my Protein intake. My parents are forcing again and again that I need to drink more and take all my meds etc. I know I need to but I have been taking them spaced out given o can’t just swallow everything at one time, it makes me sick. So anyway, it’s nice to know I’m not the only one who has no “hunger” out there. Thanks everyone.

  3. I had surgery on Monday (22nd) and I was released from the hospital yesterday afternoon. The scales show me having gained weight but I’m sure that’s the IV’s they gave me constantly.

    My question is, I don’t feel hungry in the typical way as I did prior my sleeve surgery. Instead I feel pain? Or is it just gas? Or is it just surgical pain? How can I tell when I’m hungry and I need to eat?? I never thought eating was going to be so confusing. I don’t want to eat anything, I’m not hungry, but I know I have to eat too. Two days out and it all seems so foreign to me still. Help?

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