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I woke up feeling so much better today, it was unbelievable. I made the mistake of eating 3 bites of a scrambled egg in under 5 minutes. Ohhhh, the pain. I guess I was pushing my luck a little, huh? I took a shower and had my niece drive me to Walmart so I could grocery shop. I could tell I was pretty fatigued. I moved slow, but completed my grocery list.

Once I got home, I pureed sweet and sour chicken lean cuisine. I found a method that really worked for me. Eat a teaspoon every five minutes. I managed to get 5 teaspoons in. Thankfully the discomfort that comes with eating post op has died down a lot.

I'm averaging 1-2 naps per day, but I'm feeling better each day. I look forward to what tomorrow holds. The best feeling ever is waking up to the realization that you have a cleared schedule for the next two weeks. Who knows, I may even get rid of the dark circles (from lack of sleep) beneath my eyes!

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congrats sounds like your doing well.....

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I just joined the group tonight and have my first app for surgery next week. I am scared and excited and it sounds like you are doing great. This is so good to hear. I am terrified about post op

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I just joined the group tonight and have my first app for surgery next week. I am scared and excited and it sounds like you are doing great. This is so good to hear. I am terrified about post op

It's harder than you think it will be, yet easier at the same time. You will do fine! Your pre op journey is going to breeze by. Good luck!

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Did your doctor approve of you eating anything but Clear Liquids so soon after surgery? I've only been on this board for 2 months, but I haven't heard of that before.

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Did your doctor approve of you eating anything but clear liquids so soon after surgery? I've only been on this board for 2 months' date=' but I haven't heard of that before.[/quote']

I am having my surgery on Tuesday and I know for one week only after on liquids only in two weeks pureed and then two weeks from that mushy food only I hope you're able to eat that soon after surgery please be careful!

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I am having my surgery on Tuesday and I know for one week only after on liquids only in two weeks pureed and then two weeks from that mushy food only I hope you're able to eat that soon after surgery please be careful!

My post op is same as yours....I also was surprised...

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Did your doctor approve of you eating anything but clear liquids so soon after surgery? I've only been on this board for 2 months, but I haven't heard of that before.

Yes, he did! I was clear liquids the day of surgery only. He advanced me to pureed foods. I will remain on pureed foods for the first month post op. If I'm cleared by the surgeon at my one month mark, I get to advance to soft solids. I will remain on soft solids until the end of my second month post op. At the end of that second month, if he clears me, I will be advanced to regular food. Oh what a joy that will be! Different surgeons do things differently. You should definitely follow the advise of your surgeon.

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How are you eating scrambled eggs and pureed lean cuisine after just 3 days??? I was strictly on liquids for the first 2 weeks... I wouldnt gamble so early!!!!

I'm not gambling. I'm following doctor's orders. I didn't just go out and pick some Joe Schmoe surgeon. I've taken care of his patients (general surgery and bariatric) for 5 years now as a registered nurse. His work speaks for itself. I feel 100% safe following his orders. :) Like I said, surgeons do things differently. Follow the instructions your surgeon has given you.

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