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I had he sleeve gastrectomy 3 days ago and this is the first day I am feeling half human. I am wondering if anyone else has been feeling the same way. Everytime I take a sip of clear liquid I feel like it begins to bubble around and push up. I feel like I need to burp and sometimes it is very uncomfortable and painful. Any Hints?:crying:

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Really small sips. The first couple of weeks can be a little rough. Go slow with sips and follow the directions your doctor gave you. You will be fine in no time. Your stomach is very swollen right now. It takes a while for the swelling to go down. Feel better!

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Nancy

That is totally normal! Just remember to take the very smallest sips you can, and walk at least once per hour. The walking helps with the gas pains that you will have. Sip, walk, sip, walk!!

Good luck!!

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I also found that I could tolerate warm liquids best during those first weeks - tea was my favorite. I also had some Protein hot chocolate that I found online that was really tasty.

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Ditto to everything mentioned so far. The first two days were lousy, by day three I was better and it just gets easier every day.

I never thought I would be able to take a decent drink again and now I have to remind myself not to over do it!

I still burp if I eat too much or too quickly : )

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Hi Nancy! Welcome to VST and the Loser's Bench! My best friend in my first 5 days post-op wa No Sugar Added fruit Popsicles. 2 oz in each pop. I'd just throw the sticks in a glass and count them up at the end of the day. I promise you that it gets easier to sip more as time goes on. I was able to drink 64 oz on Day 5. Hot herbal tea felt good and my fav drink for the first two weeks was Sobe Lifewater 0 calorie in the Fugi Apple Pear flavor. It tasted like weak pear juice to me. I hated the Pomegrante flavor as it was way too sweet.

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