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I started full liquids on day 2 ( while still in the hospital) and purees on day 5 per my nut. Tolerating everything well. I can still only eat 1-3 ozs at a time though, and I'm totally fine with that.

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Hmmm' date=' we probably need alot more information before we can help answer your question about when you'll lose weight!

When was your surgery?

What is your current food stage (liquids, mushies, soft foods, solids?).

Are you tracking what you're eating (carbs, Protein, calories, etc.)?

Are you exercising (depends on how far post-op you are...)?

Are you drinking enough water/fluids (at least 64 oz per day)?

If you're close to your surgery date (less than 2 weeks post-op) it's likely you've gained Water weight during your surgery. It can take up to 2 weeks to lose that "gained" weight and start losing from your pre-op weight.

If you can answer some of the questions noted above, I'm sure we'll be able to give you more insight into what might be going on with you (though of course, your best source of accurate information is your surgeon and nutritionist!).[/quote']

Hello, I had surgery July 2nd. I am happy to read it is normal to have gained Water weight. Kind of funny though...I eat barely nothing for a whole week and don't lose a lot??

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I had surgery the third and I can drink 2 ounces every 15 mins. 8 ounces should take 1 hour. But if I wanted too I could drink more but I don't. My question is when is it safe to drink more and how much? I guess I'll find out on my visit the 17th. I can also start purrees then too, I can't believe how sick I am of Protein Shakes already but I'm sure a lot of that is in my head.

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I started full liquids on day 2 ( while still in the hospital) and purees on day 5 per my nut. Tolerating everything well. I can still only eat 1-3 ozs at a time though, and I'm totally fine with that.

Mine was pretty close to this...full liquids on the 3rd day and purees day 10. I seem to be tolerating everything pretty well except the Protein shakes...they make me feel queesy...I just take a pill afterward and that helps. Today...I am having a starving day...all I want is something to eat. I had oatmeal for Breakfast, refried Beans for lunch, scrambled egg for a snack. I feel way too full now! Of course I only had about 6 teaspoons of each item. I hope I am not over doing it!

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I'm 7 days post-op. My instructions were to consume 4 ozs. of liquid an hour for 12 to 16 hours each day. That's very challenging even when I am here at home. I start back to work on Monday. I doubt I will line up my 1 oz. shot glasses and throw one back on every 15 minutes as my buzzer goes off if I am in a 2-hour meeting. The 4 ozs. per hour regimen takes a lot of concentration, which means you can do little else but "sip" for 12 to 16 hours. I confess that sometimes I cheat and take only half an hour to eat my sugar free frozen popsicle because otherwise, it would melt and that would be really messy. I also don't sip anything during my 30-minute walk in the evenings, a sin for which I make sure I say 3 Hail Mary's every night before I go to bed. So far, I haven't had to make any trips to the ER, although every time I have to down one of those God-awful Protein drinks (have tried 5 different brands - the best one tastes like rancid milk), I am tempted to dial 911.

Can't wait until I start the Stage II post-op diet. My understanding is that besides pureed/baby food, I will be able to have flaky fish. I can already taste that first bite of grilled tuna. When it hits my taste buds, I will probably start crying!

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Ohhh...this is sorta me!! I'm only 4 days post op. Keeping down four ounces of broth at a time easily! Can drink Water all day, eating my Jello and sf pops. Spreading it out but was starting to think I was taking in too much Fluid too fast. guess not? I feel like I could drink more but won't for fear of stretching. I am hungry cuz no Protein shakes(drs orders). What is a swallow test? I see dr Monday for follow up and am really hoping for mashed potatos!!!

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