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I am 4 days post op and i am having a hard time getting my protein.. Does anyone have any Protein suggestions i am doing premeire shakes but have not successfully been able to drink a full one! Please help!

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At 4 days your not going to be able to get much Protein down. It's more important to be getting Water in so that you don't get dehydrated.

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I'm also Day 4. The only thing that is important to me right now is staying hydrated and healing. I do the first by constantly sipping watering and monitoring my urine color. Whatever Protein Shake or broth my body allows I accept without worry for now. The second part, my healing, I do by walking not to get blood clots, taking care of my incisions, taking my Vitamins and resting. I only been on a scale once since u got home too. Decided that until my stomach swelling gone down, I'm able to eat soft and solid foods along with exercise I'm not going to focus on weight loss. Just recovery and healing. You can't imagine how that simple change of plans stop my stress and worries.

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Yeah shakes Protein etc is not important that soon out.
I wasn’t allowed shakes for a couple of weeks, I asked about these juice Protein shots my doc said if I wanted to take them I could but its wasn;t a big deal.
I did buy a few and sip them throughout the day they look like test tubes.
But yeah just do your Fluid and recover allow the swelling to go down a bit it wont hurt you or set you back not to get protein in right now.

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I am 2 weeks post op tomorrow and I wasn't able to stomach (haha) the Protein shake until about day 5 and I had to do it one ounce at a time. So i just focused on one ounce every hour for the first few days and now I can get 2 ounce down an hour. which is getting me in 2 premier Protein shakes per day and 60 grams o

f Protein. I also add soft cheese to my broth and sometimes do a cup of hot chocolate made with skim milk to get a bit more in.

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Sunkist make a Liquid Protein that comes in grape, orange and fruit punch. They have 25 grams of Protein and are about two oz. They are available on Amazon. You get your liquids plus protein. Good luck!

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One month out and still struggling a bit. Was very nauseated and had to have one trip to the ER for IV fluids and anti nausea meds. Now take a zofran every day which helps some. Get really nauseated after a few sips of Protein Shakes. Tried Premier Protein, muscle milk, Unjury

Need to find something that I can tolerate. Working on Water intake. When working, it is hard to squeeze that in. Also very constipated. I keep looking forward to things improving - any tips on when & how that will happen?

Inspired by all the sharing here. Thanks

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I am 4 days post op. It takes me literally hours to drink two premier shakes. (Like 8 hours maybe?) But that is the only way I can get my Protein in.

Protein this early on is critical. (Unlike what folks said earlier). Proton is what helps your body heal from surgery... good luck!

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I am 4 days post op. It takes me literally hours to drink two premier shakes. (Like 8 hours maybe?) But that is the only way I can get my Protein in.

Protein this early on is critical. (Unlike what folks said earlier). Proton is what helps your body heal from surgery... good luck!

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