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Anyone else struggle with not being allowed to drink anything with meals? I’m only 2 weeks post op today but sometimes, I just need a sip of Water during my meal. I find it very difficult. Anyway, just wondered.

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Yes, that part is hard for me. I have occasionally taken a sip but now that I am eating solid foods it is not a good idea....so I just wait it out.

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14 minutes ago, EspeciallyKK said:

struggle with not being allowed to drink anything with meals?

@EspeciallyKK

don't feel alone - i think this is one of the most common problems many of us deal/dealt with

we all have to accept and learn to handle the situation. Don't have to like it/ but its one of the

BIG rules that must be followed. Very important!!

good luck

kathy

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26 minutes ago, EspeciallyKK said:

Anyone else struggle with not being allowed to drink anything with meals? I’m only 2 weeks post op today but sometimes, I just need a sip of Water during my meal. I find it very difficult. Anyway, just wondered.

Perhaps its habit or your foods are too dry for you. Keep working at it. You can do it 👑

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Yes! Sometimes after I eat I just need to get the taste of the food out of my mouth so I will take a small sip and swish it around.

Servers just look at me funny when I don’t want anything to drink. I just Ask for Water to make them feel better.

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Ya it’s def a dry food issue sometimes. But also, the amount of chewing we have to do grosses me out. I know that’s dumb, lol. But I just need a sip! Lol.

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You will get used to it eventually, but it is definitely unnatural.

‘I agree with the above, I always make sure I order or cook something that will be moist if possible. If absolutely necessary I do take a tiny sip if I’m done eating. I also rinse my mouth or brush my teeth after eating which can help.

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Anyone else struggle with not being allowed to drink anything with meals? I’m only 2 weeks post op today but sometimes, I just need a sip of Water during my meal. I find it very difficult. Anyway, just wondered.
Don't underestimate how much of it is habit/mental. I originally could never conceive of not drinking with meals, but it's normal for me now. Make sure you drink in your window before your meal so you're not actually thirsty.

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