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I am two days out from my surgery right now. My doctor has me on a clear liquid diet for two more days, then full liquid diet. Question is this, I really haven't been able to get much down by now. Is that normal based on your experience? Yesterday, my first day home, I had about 6 oz of premiere Protein clear. And some Water. Thats really all I could manage. I am having 4oz of the Premier Protein clear for Breakfast this morning, and will try to do 4oz at lunch and dinner time too. Is this normal?

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I think it's pretty normal not to be able to meet your goal for fluids the first few days. They pumped you full of IV fluids in the hospital, so you started out well-hydrated, and you should be able to increase your Fluid intake gradually. How much did you drink in total yesterday? Are you sipping throughout the day? It's basically a full-time job for the first few days. Measure out one ounce at a time and try to drink that in about 10 minutes.

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This is a lot more than I managed at two days, to put it like that. Your time and effort should be spent drinking and learning to eat slow. Not how much you eat at this point.

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I agree with what others have said: it's going to be hard to meet your intake the first few days. There will be days where you'll have to remind yourself to have something to drink or eat. Just do what you can and really listen to your body. I know for me, i was sooo thirsty i couldnt drink enough. That subsided after a few days of taking my Multivitamins on time and regularly. You'll get there. 2 days out is just the beginning. :)

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Thanks everyone. Yes, I am drinking (sipping) Water throughout the day. yesterday I got 24oz, today I will probably get 32 oz in because I started earlier. I really apprciate everyones comments, they are so so helpful

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Just do the best you can do. I didn't come close either.

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