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So tomorrow I am 5 weeks post op and I'm in the soft mechanical phase and I don't know but it was weird that today before lunch I felt hunger for the first time since surgery and even after eating I still feel hunger (been going through a stressful time the past couple of days so I don't know if it's the anxiety?) I had my Protein Shake in the morning and I am supposed to eat every 3-4 hours and I waited 4 hours which about 20 minutes before my 4 hours was up I started to feel the hunger pangs. Is this normal at this early stage? Also I can fit about 2-3 oz or 1/4-1/3 cup of soft foods in my pouch at a time (depending on what it is)....and I'm beginning to feel like that's too much and that's why I'm feeling hunger pangs? Any advice or help would be much appreciated!

Thank you :)

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Sure, we're still going to have hunger, but it's more manageable. It doesn't completely go away, but it's not so intense that it drives us to eat with abandon. Also, we still sometimes have that awful "head hunger" that we have to deal with and learn to ignore.

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Are you able to differentiate physical hunger, vs. stomach acid vs. head hunger?

They are all real, but they have different coping mechanisms

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