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Hi, I just got home from the hospital today after drinking my 32 ounces at the hospital and doing fine.. Got home and had my ounce of puréed chicken, waited an hour and now I can't drink my Protein Shake at all... I feel anxious and scared that I'm going to throw up and not be able to do this.. Any advice or encouragement would be so amazing and appreciated!!

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Be sure to follow your doctor's nutritional guidelines and call when you have questions. Puréed chicken is relatively heavy... I did not start on that until the third week. Very early on, liquids are the way to go. You need to stay hydrated first and get Protein second. There are many Liquid Protein sources and you can add unflavored Protein powder to many other things (jello, Soups, etc.). I am not surprised that you are unable to drink your shake after eating chicken. I probably could not do that now and my surgery was 4 weeks ago.

There is lots of good advice and support here so please ask questions and search for threads that can help you. The first week or so is very challenging but follow your plan and know that it gets better every day. Hang in there!

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chicken already...wow...I won't be @ pureed foods until my 4th week out.......I can tell you each & every day it gets bettter, and getting in Protein easier...best of luck to you!

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Thank you so much everyone, I'm in tears because I feel so crappy. I will definitely focus more on my liquids and not focus so much on the food. Thank you again!

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I know all doctors are different but I couldn't have puréed meat for 4 weeks! All liquids... That's seems like too much that soon after surgery. I sipped all day, between Protein Shakes, Powerade zero and skim milk for 4 weeks..

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Thank you so much everyone' date=' I'm in tears because I feel so crappy. I will definitely focus more on my liquids and not focus so much on the food. Thank you again![/quote']

Sounds good! the first week is tough, but it gets better.. :)

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Good luck and know that the first 3 days are difficult! After that every day feels a little bit better then the last!

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