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My plan had me on Clear liquids for 10 days post op. For me, it was TORTURE. Today, I moved to full liquids and had a Tall Starbucks chai latte with soymilk and it was AMAZING. It took 2.5 hours to drink it, but it made me feel "normal". Post op is much more difficult than I imagined because I want to CHEW something.

BUT, my Starbucks chai was a small victory today. Hallelujah.

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Try cottage cheese. It's on my approved full liquids list and it helps with the want to chew sensation.

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Since my surgery was a revision, I was told to stay on Clear Liquids for 15 days!! I NEVER want to see a fruit-flavored Protein drink again in my life. I started to dread Isopure so much that I could hardly choke down one/day. When I finally moved to full liquids, I made 3 different pureed Soups - Black Bean, White Bean & Parsnip, and Cauliflower cheese. It's been WONDERFUL to taste savory, rich flavors again. I still drink two Protein drinks/day along with my Soups, but they are chocolate flavored, NOT fruit! Now this is doable for the next 15 days.

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yay! the day I went to full liquids was such a relief for me as well! I couldn't stomach the Isopure or any of the powders, so I abandoned trying to get in my Protein during the clear liquids stage altogether. When I started full liquids, Premier Protein shakes from costco were my daily go-to. At first it took me about 3-4 hours to get one down, but now I can drink one is less than 20 minutes. There is an abundance of choices for full liquids; you can blend just about any Soup you can think of and thin it with broth, nonfat milk, or whatever. I hope the bariatric industry starts thinking more along savory lines as it develops new protein supplements. What a godsend that would be to all of us during the clear liquid stage, right?

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The first day of full liquids is such a glorious day! I have never been so excited to eat cottage cheese in my entire life. I am about 4 days out from pureed foods and I am excited about that, but not nearly as excited as I was about being able to have milk products again.

I had an awful time with the Isopure drinks too. I ended up buying a bunch of them and was only able to choke 2 or 3 of them down. I have seen it said that the Grape Frost tastes like grape Kool-Aid, but that was definitely not my experience. I think I need to find a pre-op friend to pawn them off on.

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Well, I guess my plan takes the prize so far - it calls for THREE WEEKS of nothing but Protein Shakes and clear liquids after surgery! No doubt that will be my first temptation to "cheat." Congratulations on sticking to it - you earned every drop of that Chai Latte!

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