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What I was unprepared for as a post-op, is that I would forget about food. That I would get to the end of the day and feel crappy, and realize that I had FORGOTTEN to eat for the previous 24hours. That for the first 3 months, the thought of putting anything in my mouth would be repulsive.

Wow. Like, wow. You hit the nail on the head for me. It's not that I had forgotten to eat, but that at no time of the day did I really FEEL like eating. Breakfast? Forget it, can't even consider the thought. Same for lunch. I really had hoped this would go away (I'm 5 weeks post surgery) but it still lingers.

Also, ditto on not being able to drink anything at room temperature. I'm not revelling in your suffering, but I'm glad I'm not the only one.

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Its a chore for me to get all the Protein and Water I need everyday, I have to schedule my eating and drinking times, not to mention the Vitamin and mineral intake, its an all day task for me. And if I don't get my correct amount I feel weak.

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Thanks everyone for sharing. I'm pre-op and read the entire thread. It really has helped knowing what may happen and know I wouldn't be the only one.

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What I wasn't told about -- all the body noises burping, hiccups, stomach gurgles, excess gas! OMG I hope these stop eventually. I'm afraid someone will hear all this noise coming from me! So not lady like! Also, my full pain and hunger pain feel almost alike, so confusing! I didn't realize that some of us would NOT lose as fast, very discouraging. And now from reading on this site I am afraid of losing my hair, something I didn't think would be a problem with me cause I have really thick hair. What an adventure!

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What I wasn't told about -- all the body noises burping, hiccups, stomach gurgles, excess gas! OMG I hope these stop eventually. I'm afraid someone will hear all this noise coming from me! So not lady like! Also, my full pain and hunger pain feel almost alike, so confusing! I didn't realize that some of us would NOT lose as fast, very discouraging. And now from reading on this site I am afraid of losing my hair, something I didn't think would be a problem with me cause I have really thick hair. What an adventure!

I'm constantly asking my husband (who it sitting right next to me), "OMG are you SURE you can't hear my stomach?" Because it is SOOOOO loud to me! It's at it's worst when I am drinking.

I'm 10.5 weeks out of surgery and the burping ALL the time I put anything in my mouth has finally stopped. I only burp now if I eat too fast.

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TMI alert

I am day 4 post op and did not not realize I would have completely liquid BMs. As a result, i woke up this morning with messy PJ bottoms OMG

Just Do It!!!

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TMI alert

I am day 4 post op and did not not realize I would have completely liquid BMs. As a result, i woke up this morning with messy PJ bottoms OMG

Just Do It!!!

Thankfully I didn't have that problem. However, you will find that your body changes daily so hopefully it will resolve itself quickly.

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