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What are some of the things you've struggled with after your surgery? What resources and support do you wish you had more access too during this journey?

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I wish I had forever-access to a nutritionist. Ours is independent of the surgeons office and doesn't take our insurance, so it's $150 a pop. You don't realize how many questions you'll have after surgery, and when issues come up.

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I wish I had forever-access to a nutritionist. Ours is independent of the surgeons office and doesn't take our insurance, so it's $150 a pop. You don't realize how many questions you'll have after surgery, and when issues come up.
Try emailing your hospitals bariatric nurse. I had my RNY Monday July 2. The head bariatric nurse gave me her card with her number and email on it.

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My most difficult struggle still to this day (2 months post op) is getting in enough Protein and Fluid intake. It’s having to remind myself to sip every few minutes so that I get to my appropriate intake of at least 64 oz of fluid. I doubt I’ve ever reached my mark on both of these. I still try to get as much in as I can every day. Being that I work grave yard and a physical job, my routine for eating changes. Still not sure how to get enough protein in without getting tired of drinking so many Protein Shakes. I do need it though because I’m experiencing Hair loss as expected. There are days I feel Ike I’m failing and who knows if I’m even on track?

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Just now, BreanneMarie said:

My most difficult struggle still to this day (2 months post op) is getting in enough Protein and Fluid intake. It’s having to remind myself to sip every few minutes so that I get to my appropriate intake of at least 64 oz of Fluid. I doubt I’ve ever reached my mark on both of these. I still try to get as much in as I can every day. Being that I work grave yard and a physical job, my routine for eating changes. Still not sure how to get enough Protein in without getting tired of drinking so many Protein Shakes. I do need it though because I’m experiencing Hair loss as expected. There are days I feel Ike I’m failing and who knows if I’m even on track?

Does it still hurt when you drink? Two months out you should be able to drink pretty normally. No chugging, but not having to take tiny sips, either.

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It doesn’t hurt, I have caught myself taking big gulps though from being thirsty while at work. Sometimes I feel those in my stomach and then I remember to do a few sips so I don’t over do it.

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11 minutes ago, BreanneMarie said:

It doesn’t hurt, I have caught myself taking big gulps though from being thirsty while at work. Sometimes I feel those in my stomach and then I remember to do a few sips so I don’t over do it.

So long as it doesn't hurt, don't worry about it. liquids can't stretch out your sleeve. You should be able to easily drink 4-6 oz at a time now. (Again, not chugging, but normal-sized swallows)

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