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Today is day 3 post op. I feel 100% better today. I have been walking, using the heating pad and drinking my Clear Liquids. This morning I am starting to feel hungry. I am thinking this is normal? I am on clear liquids for the first week. Any suggestions on what I should do? Jello? Italian ice? Also, what should I do about my Protein Shakes (I assume I start that next week). I have the whey, but did not really like the taste before. Anything else I should try? Thank everyone! :)

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i found that as i healed, the hungier i became. but that is me.

i was drinking my Protein Shakes after surgery, are you still sipping it? you need it to help heal your body

and keep you full. on the liquids, sip and keep sipping. sf popsicles saved me as did drained chicken Soup w/water..am glad you are feeling better :)

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chicken broth (low sodium). Gatorade is great it it puts back all the electrolites in your body you lose. Apple juice .. Remember your healing and your body takes 4-6 weeks to do this..

Best of luck,

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I was told no Protein Shakes till week 2. I might call and see if I can start them sooner (seems like they would be good for you.) Any suggestions on what type/brand I should try?

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I was told no Protein shakes till week 2. I might call and see if I can start them sooner (seems like they would be good for you.) Any suggestions on what type/brand I should try?

thats odd but all dr's are different

bc the Protein Shakes is what helped me survive my all pre and post op liquids.

i use whey extreme from Walmart in chocolate w/ff milk

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I did Protein Shakes right off. I use Isopure. I also lived on Water, juice, broth, And Gatorade. I was starving within 4-6 days! Just make sure you drink a lot!

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I got banded This past Friday and I've been sippin on Protein Shakes and clear liquids tried a little chicken broth but not really hungry at all, so for sumbstanance I've relied on the Protein shakes some Water and some Gatorade. I still have pain in my shoulder and chest I know it tha gas. Does anyone know how long that lasts?

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I am 3 weeks post op tomorrow with my first band filling Oct. 3rd. Pain is decreasing. I love the Isopure clear liquid Protein Drinks (some favors more than others). I have to add Splenda to the Protein Drink and sometimes I add a drop of flavored extract. Right now I feel Hungry A LOT and have eaten "real" food in small amounts. Constipation has been a issue but my MD put me on Miralax and I just dissolve it in my Protein drink. Good luck

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It seems like you should be on Protein drinks at this point, so I highly recommend contacting your surgeon to ask. I also got hungry at about day 3, but I made sure to keep drinking a lot of Water and eating SF Jello, pudding, yogurts with no chunks, Soups, protein drinks (I was on full liquids after surgery and not restricted to only clears).

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Thanks for all the helpful tips! This site (and the people on here!) have been such a great help!

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You can get clear or unflavored Protein drinks/powder. I mixed them with Propel Zero, Powerade Zero or Crystal light. The protein will make you feel fuller.

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