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Hey everyone! I’m one week post op and I feel pretty great! I’m doing ok getting my Protein in for the most part. That needs work, but what I’m truly struggling with is getting my 64oz in. I’m not feeling thirsty and I’m taking small sips but I only seem to be getting (2) 17oz bottles of Water in a day (if I’m lucky). Any tips or ideas? Anyone have the same issues?

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My NUT suggested that I set a timer that repeats every 15 minutes. Every time it goes off, drink your 2oz of Water. Increase the amount if you can, but drink at least 2oz every 15 minutes (except when you are not supposed to drink, of course). Eventually, your body will be able to tolerate more and more Fluid and the 64oz/day will be obtainable. I have other health issues that require me to consume a lot of water each day - I average over 90oz/day, sometimes as high as 160oz/day. I mentioned this to the NUT at my final appointment and that is what she suggested. Slow and steady wins this race! Remember, it's a marathon, not a sprint. Good luck!

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That’s a really great idea!!! Thank you!

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21 minutes ago, DanielWallace said:

That’s a really great idea!!! Thank you!

You are very welcome! Almost everyone here is willing to help. I'm still pre-op and I have a hydration timer going so I can get used to it. It is every hour right now, not every 15 minutes, but I can still drink larger quantities.

You've got this!

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@DanielWallaceAlso remember hydration is much more important than Protein right now. That's what you should be concentrating the most on right now.

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I won't be able to think about Protein until I meet with my surgeon next Thursday. I'm 3 days post-op and will be Clear Liquids for almost two weeks by then (after surgery).

I wish I could drink more. The timer and 2 oz. that idea that Macadamia mentions sounds good, but there is no way I can drink two ounces at a time. I'm limited to very small sips right now. Every day is getting better though.

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