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I had my nutrition classes and have the recommended daily total of fluids and Protein. I know it's initially sips to get it in and the goal of 64oz, 60g protein. So my question is did you use a shot glass for 1-2 oz and set a timer to make sure you drank that every hour? Did you use a phone app or timer? I do know aobut the calcium chews separate form the daily Vitamin. Do I not take the daily vitamin with a shake that's high in Calcium, Should I take that with Water? Any suggestions?

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I had my nutrition classes and have the recommended daily total of fluids and Protein. I know it's initially sips to get it in and the goal of 64oz, 60g Protein. So my question is did you use a shot glass for 1-2 oz and set a timer to make sure you drank that every hour? Did you use a phone app or timer? I do know aobut the calcium chews separate form the daily Vitamin. Do I not take the daily Vitamin with a shake that's high in Calcium, Should I take that with Water? Any suggestions?
I had my surgery on 2/7/19. I am currently still on clear liquid diet. I set an alarm on my phone, that will repeat every 15 minutes continuously as long as I hit snooze and not dismiss. As for the amount, I bought some medicines cups that are 1 ounce (30ml) and every 15 minutes when my phone alarmed I would drink one. That way I would be getting my 4 oz in an hour.

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I was sleeved on 2-6 and I’ve been able to get in 80oz/day fairly easy provided I set an alarm to wake up early (7am) and start.
It’s easier now to drink 2-4 ounces at a time. It hurts, but it has always hurt in the last week and at least now I can get in more volume with the same amount of pain.
What I can’t for the life of me do right now is coordinate Liquid Protein into my regimen.
It takes me almost an hour to choke down 4 ounces and then I’m stopped from drinking all during that time and before and after.

That being said, this is how I’m managing:
Wake at 7am, drink 1 liter of Water over 5 hours.
Choke down some kind of Protein from 12-1 pm.
From 1pm-6pm, consume another 1 liter water.
6-7 repeat with the protein
8pm-11pm, drink another 32 ounces (half liter) water.

Get up many times to pee in the night and start over again at 7 am slightly more sleep-deprived than the day before.

Hopefully my body allows me to “eat” more later

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