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I'm still waiting for my delivery of my nectar samples ... hope they get here soon... we have a BBQ tomorrow and i want to be able to drink something with Protein while everyone else is eating all the yummy food.< /strong>

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I was using the Atkins shakes before surgery and bought a bunch for after surgery. The only problem is that I am now super sensitive to sweet tastes and they taste too sweet for me. The same with Crystal Lite. I have to really dilute it. I put coffee in the Atkins or I can't drink it any more. Be careful what you stock up on presurgery you might not like it post surgery.

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Most people report that they hate the Unjury Soup. Maybe you can make a deal with someone who has it and wants to get rid of it.

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Most people report that they hate the unjury Soup. Maybe you can make a deal with someone who has it and wants to get rid of it.

That's hysterical! I wonder why I like it??

As for having MORE of it - nah. :001_tt2: I don't love it THAT much and will never want to see it again after clears are over!

(Instead of a weight loss ticker, I'd rather get a "5 more days until I'm off clears" ticker...)

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I've posted this on quite a few threads. I bought GNC's brand of unflavored Protein powder and mixed it in everything clear. I had no trouble getting the Protein in. I didn't think it changed the taste of anything I put it in.

I would like to try this but can you be more specific? Does this powder come in packets? Thanks.

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My surgeon told me it was OK for me to use the Jay Robb Protein Powder I have been using pre surgery only to mix it with Water instead of milk. I tried that and it was awful so I used almond milk and yesterday and today I had blended shakes which took me almost an hour to drink. They were tolerable to the palate and to my system but I did not enjoy them as I did prior to the surgery.

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I would imagine by Monday you'd be happy to even have Isopuke...:)

And I'm sure the 80 gms of Protein is definitely keeping you going.

A couple of questions! WHAT is a TPN bag?? Aren't we sent home on Clear liquids? If so, how long does that last and does that include Campbell's chicken noodle Soup with the noodles and chicken strained out and a can of Water added to the broth? Will Water or will water NOT stretch out our new tummies?

My surgery is scheduled for June 11th. I have so many questions! Thanks!!!

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A couple of questions! WHAT is a TPN bag?? Aren't we sent home on Clear Liquids? If so, how long does that last and does that include Campbell's chicken noodle Soup with the noodles and chicken strained out and a can of Water added to the broth? Will Water or will water NOT stretch out our new tummies?

My surgery is scheduled for June 11th. I have so many questions! Thanks!!!

I was on TPN (total parenteral nutrtion) for over 2 weeks because I had a leak with my revision and could not have anything by mouth, no water, no ice, nothing for that time period. I went a total of 22 days with nothing by mouth.

TPN is essentially a nutrtient based Fluid that is fed by IV. I had a central line catheter in my left bicep that fed the nutrients directly to my heart.

It is comprised of all the daily nutrients and essential Vitamins I needed. It contained 1800 calories.

Normally, if no complications come up. Most patients go home on clear liquids, and slowly progress through different stages in the diet.

Ask away that's what we're here for.

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I mix Isopure and unjury with everything (apple juice, propel Water, regular Water, Jello, ramen noodles broth -not the noodles, just the broth and other broths).

And sometimes I have to force feed myself! (actually, my beau is the Water and Protein drill sarg! Checking in every waking moment-- arrrggghhh!)

Even then, I am still having a tough time getting in all the liquids I can. I will only do what I can.

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My clear liquid stage is the day before surgery and the day after surgery. Once I am released from hospital, I can have any liquid. Liquid only for 4 weeks.

Then to modified, pureed food for 4 weeks.

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Wow, Oakley... That's an interesting way to do it. I feel like I'm "kind of" on something like that. Because of my additional issues, Dr. Aceves is having me to 10 days minimum, per phase... 10 days of clear liquids, 10 days of full liquids, 10 days of mushies, then on to "trying" regular foods. I swear this 30 days feels like it's going to do me in. I was DYING for a drink of milk yesterday, and I don't usually even like milk much, never want it. Still waiting until tomorrow for that swig of milk. LOL... It's been touch with the clears, but manageable. Hope all goes well for you!

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I had my surgery at an Army hospital - they have a very detailed program for 9 months prior to surgery and 3 years following. The clear liquids only last 3-4 days until it is well tolerated. At that point, you move to full liquids and add the Protein then. During clear liquids the focus is on hydration instead of protein. I am 5 days post op and have been on full liquids for 2 days.

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If anyone else is having this problem... I use the whey Protein vials at Walmart... they are fruit punch flavored and have 24 grams of protein per vial. While the taste of them alone is absolutely revolting, I mix them with sugar free cherry or grape koolaide and I can't even taste it. This is the easiest way I can think of to get my 60-80 gms of protein a day. Hope this helps!!

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