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I am usually really good at my small sips, but sometimes I just get SO thirsty I NEED to chug a bit of Water so I do. It hurts briefly and passes. Never have spit it back up. I've only done this like 5 times.... out of being desperately thirsty. Can water alone stretch the pouch over time by doing this? I always heard water basically passes straight through... hence only the temporary discomfort. Never have any gas or anything. I've tried biotene and spry mouth spray to stave off thirst and dry mouth, but it doesn't help. I just HAVE to drink some quantifiable water sometimes. Is this a serious issue I have to stop? Or is once in a while okay if it isn't upsetting my stomach?

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I think eventually we will be able to drink tons of Water again. Fingers crossed.

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Can't prove it by me, I keep reverting back to the 1 oz medicine cups when all else fails or i "urp"myself into near Dehydration! I keep thinking I am a people but maybe instead a 🌵 or other flora!

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9 hours ago, mousecat88 said:

I am usually really good at my small sips, but sometimes I just get SO thirsty I NEED to chug a bit of Water so I do. It hurts briefly and passes. Never have spit it back up. I've only done this like 5 times.... out of being desperately thirsty. Can Water alone stretch the pouch over time by doing this? I always heard water basically passes straight through... hence only the temporary discomfort. Never have any gas or anything. I've tried biotene and spry mouth spray to stave off thirst and dry mouth, but it doesn't help. I just HAVE to drink some quantifiable water sometimes. Is this a serious issue I have to stop? Or is once in a while okay if it isn't upsetting my stomach?

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Chugging isn't good, but you don't need to take tiny sips anymore. That's just in the beginning when everything is swollen. You should be able to drink normally now and if you do, then you shouldn't get so thirsty that you need to chug.

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8 months post op here and I was really happy when I could drink more than 1 oz of Water at a time.

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I do not chug but i have found myself trying to take 3 drinks in a row from a bottle of Water. Two back to back i can get away with.. Always.. without fail when i attempt the 3rd one, its an automatic reaction to stop mid drink stick my tongue on the bottle to keep water from entering my mouth and then i sit and wait with liquid in my mouth for a min before i swallow. It is the funniest thing.. Good thing it hasnt happened in public LOL.

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Hello, I am back to 1 oz medicine cups to get my fluids in, anything approuching a normal sip, either extreme pain or it reflexes back up. Undoubtedly I am still swollen internally, but am praying that the therapies I am following are starting to heal the ulcerstions et all.

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On 12/22/2018 at 8:06 AM, Orchids&Dragons said:

Chugging isn't good, but you don't need to take tiny sips anymore. That's just in the beginning when everything is swollen. You should be able to drink normally now and if you do, then you shouldn't get so thirsty that you need to chug.

Ohhh I am still on teeny tiny sips because the ulcer situation. Hurts like cray cray if I take larger sips. Still on hot Water, too. I figured tiny sips were a forever thing.

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Me too Mousecat Me too! I am just about resigned to it being a forever thing. Maybe Precious Pouch is rigid instead expanding, contracting and having any residual peristalsis, just a tupperware or Rubbermaid container in my upper abdomen. Guess it would have to be Rubbermaid of the 2, that's made in Ohio.

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4 hours ago, Frustr8 said:

Me too Mousecat Me too! I am just about resigned to it being a forever thing. Maybe Precious Pouch is rigid instead expanding, contracting and having any residual peristalsis, just a tupperware or Rubbermaid container in my upper abdomen. Guess it would have to be Rubbermaid of the 2, that's made in Ohio.

It is really frustrating because I am SO. THIRSTY. basically all the time. But once the nausea kicks in, I can't stomach any Water so need to wait it out, which could be hours. And then I want to chug, but that hurts, too. =( Ughhhh. My best day will be when I can actually finish my 22oz thermos in my 8 hour work day.

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On 12/21/2018 at 10:59 PM, mousecat88 said:

I am usually really good at my small sips, but sometimes I just get SO thirsty I NEED to chug a bit of Water so I do. It hurts briefly and passes. Never have spit it back up. I've only done this like 5 times.... out of being desperately thirsty. Can Water alone stretch the pouch over time by doing this? I always heard water basically passes straight through... hence only the temporary discomfort. Never have any gas or anything. I've tried biotene and spry mouth spray to stave off thirst and dry mouth, but it doesn't help. I just HAVE to drink some quantifiable water sometimes. Is this a serious issue I have to stop? Or is once in a while okay if it isn't upsetting my stomach?

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I'm not sure water would sit in our pouches long enough to stretch it. I too chug water sometimes, and am immediately reminded by the discomfort to slow down.

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And if you have the sense God gave a Gopher, you Learn by pain not to do THAT again!🍶

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Posted (edited)

I am scheduled for surgery in February 2019, and drinking Water is one of my biggest post-op concerns. I drink a LOT of water, and I can't imagine taking tiny sips all day long. I'm glad to hear that it might be possible to drink like a normal person during maintenance.

And how does it work if you are doing something or going somewhere that makes it impossible to drink for a few hours?

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