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Ok so I am post op day 3 and I was put on anti nausea meds this morning, because I am having trouble keeping liquids down nevermind Protein. I have just started with sips of warm Decaf tea and trying coconut Water. Not a fan, but I don't want to end up in hospital for dehydration. Any helpful suggestions I am feeling extremely upset and get out of bed for a few min at a time, but I'm dizzy and have no energy?

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no advice but to say don't get discouraged... it will get better. Take the anti-nausea meds perhaps they will work.

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This is really common post op. I hope the nausea meds help, but if you continue to have problems getting your Water in call your Dr's office and let them know.

Eta: I still get nauseous from plain water and have to flavor mine. I add trulemon to my water every day.

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This is common. I was miserable during my recovery. I could not take the Protein Shakes, I could barely get down Water. It's only the first week and your feeling what we call is the "Buyers Remorse". Once the second week comes you will get better and each week after that gets better and better.

Here are some helpful tips (These are what I used):

1) Set a timer 3-5 sips (depending on what you can handle) every 10-15 minutes.

2) Take ice in between the sips and rub it around your lips. You will get in small amounts of extra liquid but it won't make you feel sick.

3) Your body is still getting used to the lack of food. Your going to feel dizzy. Try walking around once an hour. Walk to the room door and back (do it 1-2 more times depending on how big the room is).

4) Positive mind. This is the most crucial. When I thought negatively and was upset, it effected my whole body and I would make myself sick. Try thinking about the goal at the end and how far you have come. Hold those goals and memories tight. Let them run through your body. When you do not want to walk, think about the positive, when you do not want to sip, think of the positives and you will have the strength to take your sips and to walk.

These 4 tips got me through the hardest part of this journey. I hope it helps you as much as it did me.

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This is common. I was miserable during my recovery. I could not take the Protein Shakes, I could barely get down Water. It's only the first week and your feeling what we call is the "Buyers Remorse". Once the second week comes you will get better and each week after that gets better and better.
Here are some helpful tips (These are what I used):
1) Set a timer 3-5 sips (depending on what you can handle) every 10-15 minutes.
2) Take ice in between the sips and rub it around your lips. You will get in small amounts of extra liquid but it won't make you feel sick.
3) Your body is still getting used to the lack of food. Your going to feel dizzy. Try walking around once an hour. Walk to the room door and back (do it 1-2 more times depending on how big the room is).
4) Positive mind. This is the most crucial. When I thought negatively and was upset, it effected my whole body and I would make myself sick. Try thinking about the goal at the end and how far you have come. Hold those goals and memories tight. Let them run through your body. When you do not want to walk, think about the positive, when you do not want to sip, think of the positives and you will have the strength to take your sips and to walk.
These 4 tips got me through the hardest part of this journey. I hope it helps you as much as it did me.


Just stick
In there it will get better when I first
Had my
Surgery
I really
Regretted
It but
Now
My
Only
Issue is getting the Protein Down


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This is part of that emotional bag they talked about - but trust many of us have been there- scream if need be . Then work out a plan that will help u -- timer - mantras- small sips . Hang in there


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