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So I'm a week out today and I'm HUNGRY ALL THE DANG TIME!! I've been doing my Gax X and taking my Nexium just like I'm supposed to, but my stomach growls and I think about food constantly. Is this because I'm just used to chewing and haven't had anything to chew in a week? Is this what's called "head hunger"? Dr. Aceves says clears for 10 days post op but I had some egg drop Soup today (hey, it's clear! it just has little tiny pieces of egg in it :thumbup1: and it was pretty darn tasty, but I was able to eat probably 8 oz of it. Any suggestions or advice, or even words of encouragement, would be greatly appreciated :)

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It'll get better.

Your stomach nerves have been cut/severed, damaged. You won't get a full signal on liquids, stick to the post-op diet, and you'll feel better soon. Just a few more days until you can get to fuller liquids which help.

Also, the hunger hormone is still in your body and takes time to work it's way out. You'll feel hungry. Don't risk your staple line by cheating. Drink, drink, drink, walk, walk, walk, the Nexium will kick in, the diet will progress. Distract yourself, and know that you'll have foods in the very near future.

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I sympathize... my husband and I started our liquid diet we are on day 3 and it has been pretty rough. I was doing pretty well today until someone at work heated up their lunch.. then I had to leave. hehe No sense making it harder! hehe

I will admit that if my other co-workers didn't decide on their lunch plans quickly (and stop talking about options) I was going to smack them all hehe. :)

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Tiffy - thanks for the encouragement. If I can keep telling myself it'll get better I think I'll be ok. Only 2 more days till full liquids which means Cream of Wheat which equals heaven in a bowl :)

Papillon - I know just what you mean! My mom made one of my favorite dinners for herself, my daughter and grandson last night and I really just wanted to tell them all to go away. I'll just keep looking forward to the milestone days that I can advance my diet and I'll be ok.

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There's no limit on the clears, drink some moe Soup, add some Protein to the soup, it seemed to help me. Get a popsicle, just a little longer and you'll be done. I remember getting up in the night and drinking the broth because I was empty.Hang in there!

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Tiffy - thanks for the encouragement. If I can keep telling myself it'll get better I think I'll be ok. Only 2 more days till full liquids which means Cream of Wheat which equals heaven in a bowl :)

Papillon - I know just what you mean! My mom made one of my favorite dinners for herself, my daughter and grandson last night and I really just wanted to tell them all to go away. I'll just keep looking forward to the milestone days that I can advance my diet and I'll be ok.

So true, cream of wheat super thinned out was really great. Also, yogurt, sf pudding/custards, and creamy Soups made life much better.

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Ally! I am starving all of the time too!!! I sent an email to Dr. Aceves' office and they suggested that I start taking the nexium 2x per day morning and evening. It seems to have helped just a little. Egg Drop Soup sounds good, I will have to try that. I told my husband today I am craving a scrambled egg and cottage cheese. Oh how times have changed!!!

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don't let the hunger scare you. I was hungrey durring clears too. And a little on mushies. Once I got fully past all the post op diet stuff and started eating real food the hunger went away.

Hang in there... your almost there.

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Nurse, hope you're doing better now!! I too was sleeved by the fantastic, wonderful Dr Aceves, and am 7 days post op as of today, but I have no hunger at all...weird eh?

As they say, we're all different....

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I got through it by really pushing clear Protein drinks--isopure plus is a clear. And crystal lite. I only had 3 days on clears post-op, then we moved to full liquids for 10 days, which is where I'm at now. The more protein I get in, the less hunger I have. Hang in there!

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