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Ive been crying and having mental breakdowns will this get easier. Im Almost 2 weeks Post op and NOT HUNGRY AT ALL so its hard to get fluids down Im barely Getting 30oz maybe less and its getting to the point where my lips and tongue are very dry When I was in the hospital my blood sugar kept dropping and I was feeling very jittery and Lightheaded so they were giving me this glucose gel stuff in a tube that i had to eat, i have been feeling lightheaded and jittery the past few days but how can i get my blood sugar up if everything has to be sugar free? Also now i know im dehydrated because everything is dry, my urine is darker than usual and im only urinated like once a day. How can i get enough fluids without a appetite Iike im not even thirsty but i know my body is. Also im 24lbs down from the day i left the hospital on February 28th am i losing weight To fast? 24lbs in 8 days thats alot

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I haven't had surgery yet, but aren't the flavoured waters supposed to help get the Water down?

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23 minutes ago, It's time. said:

I haven't had surgery yet, but aren't the flavoured waters supposed to help get the Water down?

Nothing is helping becuse im not thirsty not hungry so its hard to get things down

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You need to drink even though you aren't hungry or thirsty. I forced myself to drink every time there was a commercial on TV or someone on TV took a drink. I also set goals: Get X ounces in before 10, etc...

You may also want to call your surgeons office if you are feeling jittery, etc... Some people have to go get a round of IV fluids if they aren't getting the fluids in they need.

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Just now, loridee11 said:

You need to drink even though you aren't hungry or thirsty. I forced myself to drink every time there was a commercial on TV or someone on TV took a drink. I also set goals: Get X ounces in before 10, etc...

You may also want to call your surgeons office if you are feeling jittery, etc... Some people have to go get a round of IV fluids if they aren't getting the fluids in they need.

Yes Ima go in the AM My Blood sugar is 58 and no im not diabetic just havent ate in 3weeks I been on liquids

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Yikes. That’s a lot of whining. Crying & mental breakdowns. And you’re only 2 weeks out. Let’s toughen up a bit. You can do this! It’s not a walk in the park but it will be worth it. And yes it does get better. Just keep at it. You must drink. Sip at a time. Doesn’t this great early weight loss give you incentive?

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Can you get kidney stones if you don't drink Water?

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@BecomingAnna oh my goodness I was right where you were last week! I had the bypass on February 19. I wasn't getting fluids in, sick of full liquids, feeling dizzy, mouth dry, dark urine and feeling very sorry for myself. I am an hour away from my surgeons office. I called them and let them know I was only getting about 15-20 ounces in a day and they told me to go straight to the ER to get fluids. I go to the ER in my town and doctor there said yes you are dehydrated but IV fluids are not the answer. You need to drink. I was sooooo mad and crying and everything you can imagine. They brought in a bottle of Gatorade zero and I started drinking. I didn't finish it of course while I was there, but since then, that has been my go to drink. I don't know what it is. I'm still not getting enough. My urine is still dark and I sometimes feel like why in the world did I do this. But I'm holding on because I've seen alot of other people say the same thing. I'm believing that it will get better.

I would still call your doctor though. Let them know what you're feeling and maybe there is some help they can give you.

But do know that you are not alone! Other people may think you are being ridiculous but I don't think so. I'm right there with you. We'll get there!!!

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Also, when I went in for my 2-1/2 weeks post op appointment, I had lost 30 pounds. My doctor said they can tell who is dehydrated because those folks lose alot faster than others for some reason. So maybe that is why on your weight loss.

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You just have to find a drink you don't hate. Your taste buds will be weird at first. This is a rough time and there are so many changes but it will get better. I had to keep fighting the panicky feeling that I'd never be able to drink more than an ounce of liquid at a time. I hated diet sugar after surgery and still do 18 months later. Try throwing in a few chunks of frozen fruit into your Water. You can't eat them since you are liquids still but I found and still find that having just a hint of taste makes drinking the water constantly so much more bearable. I am always recommending Fairlife milk, I promise I don't own stock in the company! It is lower sugar and higher Protein so you can get 11g of protein as well as 8oz of liquid at the same time. Also beef broth was my jam. Get the "Better than Boullion" brand that comes in a jar, it tastes much better. Sometimes sipping a warm liquid feels more doable.

And you are not whining, merely venting. Which we all do. So don't let anyone shame you into not getting things off your chest. Sometimes it is helpful just to talk about it.

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It’s time to accept you had surgery (no do-overs!) and that right now you’ve gotta get reacquainted with your body.

Put yourself on a timer and commit to sipping. Start experimenting with different drinks that are on your plan—and it’s ok to try savory drinks like broth or sweet drinks (like Gatorade). Teas of all types are great (watch for caffeine if your doc doesn’t like it). And these don’t have to be the tastiest drinks ever—just get them down.

Temperature also may make a different—I’ve found that I have a really hard time with cold drinks, but that I can drink slightly warmed drinks really well.

Surgery is a big change to be sure, but you have to figure out how you’re going to make it work. You have got this!

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Ive been crying and having mental breakdowns will this get easier. Im Almost 2 weeks Post op and NOT HUNGRY AT ALL so its hard to get fluids down Im barely Getting 30oz maybe less and its getting to the point where my lips and tongue are very dry When I was in the hospital my blood sugar kept dropping and I was feeling very jittery and Lightheaded so they were giving me this glucose gel stuff in a tube that i had to eat, i have been feeling lightheaded and jittery the past few days but how can i get my blood sugar up if everything has to be sugar free? Also now i know im dehydrated because everything is dry, my urine is darker than usual and im only urinated like once a day. How can i get enough fluids without a appetite Iike im not even thirsty but i know my body is. Also im 24lbs down from the day i left the hospital on February 28th am i losing weight To fast? 24lbs in 8 days thats alot

Try ice chips, I had a very hard time getting Water down. I sucked on ice chips. Was able to get down. Warm fluids were good too. I had Soup, progresso stained out the veg.'s just had the liquid. Also, had broth. Got to a point I craved salt. Dr. gave me permission to have 2-3 saltines with my soup. I sucked on them till they melted in my mouth then swallowed them. Get your Vitamins in no matter what. Try to get your liquids in so your not dehydrated then work on Protein after that. 20-30 grams was all I could get in first few weeks. Now I'm up to 45-50 grams of protien a day.... (7 1/2 was out now)

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1 hour ago, Sweettoothless said:

You just have to find a drink you don't hate. Your taste buds will be weird at first. This is a rough time and there are so many changes but it will get better. I had to keep fighting the panicky feeling that I'd never be able to drink more than an ounce of liquid at a time. I hated diet sugar after surgery and still do 18 months later. Try throwing in a few chunks of frozen fruit into your Water. You can't eat them since you are liquids still but I found and still find that having just a hint of taste makes drinking the Water constantly so much more bearable. I am always recommending Fairlife milk, I promise I don't own stock in the company! It is lower sugar and higher Protein so you can get 11g of Protein as well as 8oz of liquid at the same time. Also beef broth was my jam. Get the "Better than Boullion" brand that comes in a jar, it tastes much better. Sometimes sipping a warm liquid feels more doable.

And you are not whining, merely venting. Which we all do. So don't let anyone shame you into not getting things off your chest. Sometimes it is helpful just to talk about it.

Thank you so much i actually feel much better I Went to kroger Thursday and bought Gatorade Zero so ive been drinking That My water And Vegetable Soup and I’ve Been eating Silk unsweetened vanilla almond Plain Yogurt And I Put my own Fruit(Black berries, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and bananas) In A Blender puree It and Add It to the Yogurt because My surgeron office told me last monday start with sugar free yogurt, sugar free apple sauce, and cottage cheese and after 2-5 days if I can tolerate that I can advance to soup with veggies in it, or crushed bean soup so Today i was able To Advance To Vegetable soup With Veggies and it felt so good to be able to chew. I Definitely feel much better and im Completely Plant based.

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1 hour ago, CheerfulLoser said:

It’s time to accept you had surgery (no do-overs!) and that right now you’ve gotta get reacquainted with your body.

Put yourself on a timer and commit to sipping. Start experimenting with different drinks that are on your plan—and it’s ok to try savory drinks like broth or sweet drinks (like Gatorade). Teas of all types are great (watch for caffeine if your doc doesn’t like it). And these don’t have to be the tastiest drinks ever—just get them down.

Temperature also may make a different—I’ve found that I have a really hard time with cold drinks, but that I can drink slightly warmed drinks really well.

Surgery is a big change to be sure, but you have to figure out how you’re going to make it work. You have got this!

1 hour ago, CheerfulLoser said:

It’s time to accept you had surgery (no do-overs!) and that right now you’ve gotta get reacquainted with your body.

Put yourself on a timer and commit to sipping. Start experimenting with different drinks that are on your plan—and it’s ok to try savory drinks like broth or sweet drinks (like Gatorade). Teas of all types are great (watch for caffeine if your doc doesn’t like it). And these don’t have to be the tastiest drinks ever—just get them down.

Temperature also may make a different—I’ve found that I have a really hard time with cold drinks, but that I can drink slightly warmed drinks really well.

Surgery is a big change to be sure, but you have to figure out how you’re going to make it work. You have got this!

Thank you i feel much better and I only drink room temperature Water and thats been forever even before surgery I keep Gallons of water in my room. Only cold Fluid I have is My popsicles and Gatorade Zero. Ive been forcing myself to drink and it’s helping tremendously.

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