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When does sipping get easier?? I am about 72 hours out from surgery and in still having a ton of trouble sipping! I'm trying to shove as many liquids down my throat as I can but then my tummy gets angry! Im not calculating how many ounces im getting per day yet but im going go guess about 25-40 oz is all im managing. I've heard that it does get better. How long did it take to get easier for you? As a former gulper this is a big issue for me!!

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25-40 is great! Try different temperatures of Water, adding flavor drops, even diluting Gatorade. At three and a half months, I still struggle with plain Water some days. It just feels too (for lack of a better description) hard. You can count Popsicles and your Protein drinks as your liquid for now, too.

I was a gulper, too. It's my biggest challenge because when I gulp from habit, it hurts. It is better each week and I can see the end of the tunnel. I can actually get 4-6 ounces down in one sitting now, so that's a huge plus for me!

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By day 5 I was drinking like before I had it done. hope that helps:)

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Sipping was so hard for me at first. I'm 4-1/2 months out and still can't take a lot of Water in at one time. I really miss gulping water! I think I was about 3-4 weeks out when it got better.

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I still can't gulp like I used to. But I'd say for ME, it was close to two weeks before I wasn't sipping. (But that could have just been my fear of drinking too much at once.) ;)

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A suggestion? I had surgery on 8/19. Journal what you're consuming. I set out 4 bottles of Water and then I have a visual of what my goal is. Once I return to work I'll have a goal of 24 oz between 8-noon and another 24 from 1:30-5:00 :). And then whatever I get in during the evening is gravy!

Of course Popsicles, flavored zero calorie drinks count too.

You might be surprised after tracking that you're worried for no reason?

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I'm a gulper. I'm one month out today, and I use a "sippy cup" most of the time. Protein Shakes I can drink in a regular cup because they're thicker. I can't handle more then about 1 1/2 teaspoons at a time without feeling it when I swallow.

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I'm a gulper. I'm one month out today' date=' and I use a "sippy cup" most of the time. Protein shakes I can drink in a regular cup because they're thicker. I can't handle more then about 1 1/2 teaspoons at a time without feeling it when I swallow.[/quote']

They told me to do the same thing

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I've been thinking about getting a sippy cup so that I can't accidentally gulp. That's happened a few times and that is one of the worst feelings in the world! Has anyone else used a sippy cup?

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I've been thinking about getting a sippy cup so that I can't accidentally gulp. That's happened a few times and that is one of the worst feelings in the world! Has anyone else used a sippy cup?

my docs told me to do one when i gulp i feel like im about to die i got to beat my self like a baby so it will goo down

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i use a straw i take in less air ...

That hurts me sometimes

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Everyday is better for me. I am pretty much golden with Water. I don't push it but I can easily take 1-2 oz without much thought. shakes etc... is more like 1/4 of an ounce. I aim for 8 oz of water an hour. Leave myself 20 minutes out of the hour for whatever Protein. So 10 min before and 10 min after and the other 40 I focus on my water. Yesterday at 6 days post op I hit 64oz, today I struggled and hit 44.... It was all in timing.

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