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Hi !!! It's me again Marina. I was sleeved on May 10th! Today was my 1 week post op appt!!! There's good news and then there's some bad news :( I'll just go ahead and come out with bad news! I was honest with my doctor and told him that i wasnt getting enough liquids in. It's hard and i try so hard the most i can get is 20-30 oz.. I told him that i've been feeling dizzy and that my tongue feels like there is fur growing on it. He was ready to admit to the ER but i begged him not too and to wait till monday so that i can try even better to get the fluids in. He told me i have to do 64 oz to catch up and i have to call back on Monday. I agreed. I'm trying really really hard. The problem is that i can not stand to drink anyting sweet anymore, mixed drinks or nothing.. only Water and unsweetened tea. I have to get through this challenge!! Now that thats out the way!! I've lost 13 pounds 1 week post op!!!! :D Making it a total of 40 pounds total since i've began my journey in November. My doctor said that i've lost 25% of my body fat already!!!!! :wub: I'm so excited ....

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Congratulations Marina!! I'm so happy for you! I wonder too how I'm going to get in all that liquid. I mean how do you do it?? 64 oz a day?!?! I don't do that now. I'm worried cause my surgery is Monday and I have no idea how I'm going to do it. On the up side, my daughter is in Nursing school working on her BSN. So she will be taking care of me next week! :D

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Congrats Marina! Drink, drink, drink! :)

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Congratulations Marina!! I'm so happy for you! I wonder too how I'm going to get in all that liquid. I mean how do you do it?? 64 oz a day?!?! I don't do that now. I'm worried cause my surgery is Monday and I have no idea how I'm going to do it. On the up side, my daughter is in Nursing school working on her BSN. So she will be taking care of me next week! :D

Welllll... I was supposed to do the minimum of 48 oz.. but since i'm behind i have to kick it up to 64 0z... hope i can do it... i went and bought a big Water bottle that holds 38 oz . So i am basically going to carry that with me everywhere!! i'm sipping all the time...

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Congrats Marina! Drink, drink, drink! :)

Thank you!! I am doing my best!!!

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I have the same issue with the fluids. My doctor reminds me to count the Jello an Popsicles as well. I'm having issues with plain Water, can't Stan the taste so I'm making myself use crystal light which I didn't have to use before. The sipping drives me crazy because it takes me forever to get through a bottle of water.

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I have the same issue with the fluids. My doctor reminds me to count the Jello an Popsicles as well. I'm having issues with plain Water, can't Stan the taste so I'm making myself use crystal light which I didn't have to use before. The sipping drives me crazy because it takes me forever to get through a bottle of Water.< /p>

This may be a strange question, but have you always had a problem with plain water or did that only start after surgery? I LOVE water, it's pretty much all I drink as I'm not much of a fan of flavored beverages. Just curious, I can't imagine not being able to drink water after surgery!

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I just got out of the hospital today from dehydration drinking is so freaking hard.. Uggg good luck to u! Have u tried the mio thing peach tea is good Just a lil swirt of it and it doesn't sweeten ur drink just gives it a lil hint of flavor...

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This may be a strange question' date=' but have you always had a problem with plain Water or did that only start after surgery? I LOVE Water, it's pretty much all I drink as I'm not much of a fan of flavored beverages. Just curious, I can't imagine not being able to drink water after surgery![/quote']

Before surgery I had no problem with plain water. The nurse said its something that cause the taste of things to change. I also think its the sipping of water since it tastes so funny. I started back buying bottled water and it tastes funny too. I'm not a fan of flavored beverages either but they are easier for me to sip.

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What about chicken stock. I drink low sodium chicken stock & that is pretty good.

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Oh & I was sleeved the same day as you! My Dr allowed me to drink gatorade, said he wanted me to have at least 1 1/2 cups of that a day. So mostly been drinking that, some crystal light, and the chicken stock. I am probably around 50oz, but know I am not at 64oz yet. It is hard to get all the liquids in.

Oh & now I am allowed milk, so made myself a banana milk with sugar free Da Vinci Syrup. It is made with splenda & has zero calories & zero carbs, zero everything actually. Had that yesterday for the first time & it was so good.

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It takes me all day of sipping, but I get all my fluids & Protein in. I'm still on Clear Liquids for another week, so I mix Beneprotein packets with broth & crystal light. I also got some more of the Isopure liquid to mix in with crystal light. I don't like the aftertaste of the Isopure, but I can tolerate it, so I deal with it to get all my protein in. It does take me all day though!

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I buy one of the liter Water bottles from Sunflower Market , it's 50 oz, and I drink from it all day. As long as I finish that I know I have made my 60 goal because I drink broth all day too- I might actually be waterlogged lol

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Have you guys tried the camelback Water bottles? Make a huge difference. You have to bite the valve to get the liquid out so it's not like using a straw! I was sleeved may10 as well! Post op was yesterday I'm averaging a pound a day!

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