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I think I turned a bit of a corner today. All of a sudden I can drink more Water. I was getting close to my water target before, but it was work. Today it's going down easily.

I had a large drop in weight initially, but the rest of the past week it's been just sort of trickling away. Down 10lbs from the morning of surgery, 8 days ago.

Only concern is I think that my remaining blood pressure med might be too strong. I'm dealing with a bit of dizziness and a headache. My blood sugars are fine so... I see my regular doc next week, so I'm hoping it will be adjusted.

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Post op Day # 5. I feel great. Hitting my Protein requirements (the protein shots are great to get it in). Hitting Water goals, no problem. Mild pain. I have learned I can not just take my pm meds and lay down, nope, I must sit up straight until they digest. I have only have been drinking water and protein shots or shakes. I did cook a tiny amount of chicken of mushroom Soup and got it in. One can could be 4 servings easily.

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5-15-19

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Mine's tomorrow the 27th....still scared, calm but scared. Never experienced that emotion before.

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Well it is to be expected; you are about to embark on a journey that will last the rest of your life. Yes you have done a lot of the preliminaries, but as my Late Daddy would say "Its time for the s*** to hit the fan!" Gosh I miss some of his witticisms! You know it is odd the things you remember. I remember being a mini-Frustr8, attending parades, my little town had lots of them, and Daddy hoisting me up,on his shoulders so I could see better. And how safe I felt! I normally have acrophobia, fear of heights, but never with Daddy, he kept me safe. And I'll close with a thought from my motivational app, says it pretty fine.
" Don't think what can happen in a month. Don't think about what can happen in a year. Focus on the 24 hours in front of you & do what you can to get closer to where you want to be."
Love 💘, hugs and prayers🙏 from Frustr8 for all your Tomorrows.

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8 hours ago, Krestel said:

Mine's tomorrow the 27th....still scared, calm but scared. Never experienced that emotion before.

You'll do fine! I had my procedure the 20th and forget that I had major surgery! The first 24 hours are the worst. Just keep walking and do not be afraid to ask for pain or nausea medication if you need it.

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Had mine on May 15th and feel great.

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Good to hear you guys are doing great! Mine was on the 27th and I still have a catheter in...but I want it out soooo badly. ..and maybe a bit TMI but my bowels started again after 5 days. It was the blackest poo i've ever seen. Still having a bit of gas pain in the right shoulder when i go to bed at night, but when i walk around for a bit, it helps. Damn that phrenic nerve!

So all in all, Im still feeling like a wuss.

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It’s nice to see so many May surgeries! I had mine done May 22nd and I just can’t wait to get to the pureed phase!

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