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You have to SIP SMALL SIPS...almost as if you aren't drinking at all...but do this OFTEN!!! EVERYDAY REALLY does get BETTER! It's a different feeling at the beginning but you learn and if you forget your TUMMY will remind you! LOL Good luck and I promise it will get better!

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As your swelling goes down it'll get better. Also, is that with everything you drink including your Protein? The reason I ask is that a lot of people have problems with plain Water. I read somewhere -- no idea where, so I don't have a source -- that because of something to do with pH, water wants to sit on top of our stomach acid, which generally isn't a problem in a normal-sized stomach, but in such a tiny swollen space as a new sleeve, it is. Something about putting something in it (Crystal Lite, tea, etc.) changes the pH so that it's not an issue. That's why you'll see tons of people wondering why they have no problem drinking anything other than plain water. Goes away though, eventually! :)

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Day 8 post-op and I just realized last night that it wasn't every single sip anymore! Yay! But I think it has so much to do with your stomach healing, in my case the Hiatal (sp) Hernia repair, and the tubes being stuffed into places they had never been before. Water-yes, Protein shakes-yes, but I also likes my grape and apple juice :)

I think it started to fade after like day 5 or 6....and now I just get the occasional twinge.

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Day 8 post-op and I just realized last night that it wasn't every single sip anymore! Yay! But I think it has so much to do with your stomach healing, in my case the Hiatal (sp) Hernia repair, and the tubes being stuffed into places they had never been before. Water-yes, Protein shakes-yes, but I also likes my grape and apple juice :)

I think it started to fade after like day 5 or 6....and now I just get the occasional twinge.

I concur!! Only time will help. At only three days out I was question why I did this to myself, but this too shall pass. And sooner than later. Promise. I know it is a lot to endure, but you WILL find it is so worth it once the healing progresses. Just hang in there for a little while longer!

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