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My surgery was just this past Monday, May 10th. I miss chugging big gulps of ice cold Water. I’m ok with taking little sips for now, while my stomach heals. But will there be a time I can gulp cold water again? And if so, how long did it take you?

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yes. I can't remember when I could start doing that again - but it was definitely within the first year.

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I know I'm gonna miss this too. Usually in a sip/chug I can take down like 4 oz at a time. LOL

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Six months out for me I think it was, when I could do it without thinking/noticing, made all the difference! Was tough to start with, but it really does get easier.

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I'm really going to miss this. I can drink a 20oz bottle of Water in one go... I've been trying to practice small sips, but it's so unsatisfying.

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It only took me a few weeks to have bigger than sips of Water. After 3-4 months I was back able to drink at my normal pace. Now at nearly two years out I drink on average 120 oz of water/day with no problem.

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I can't gulp as much as I used to.. Before I could drink a lot of Water really fast, but I can gulp about a cup at a time which is way more than I expected, so that is a pleasant surprise. The biggest thing I miss is drinking and eating at the same time because I used to drink a ton with my meals, but I've adjusted to it.

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Still can’t gulp after two years. I used to be able to down 1/2 litre in one go but I would be thirsty. Now I can only take one mouthful & drink it in two swallows but that’s it. The other day without thinking I took three big swallows & my restriction kicked in. Probably better to sip continuously all through the day to keep your hydration up & not wait until You feel thirsty & your levels are low ... well that’s what I tell myself. 😉

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Same! I can’t chug Water at all. Sometimes I take two gulps and I’m like yikes slow down! Feels like my throat gets tight. Like a burp is in the way or something. So I just take it slow. Small sips

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This is one of my fears/worries. I don't know why but I do enjoy slamming down a Water quick. Especially when you're just ssoooooo thirsty! Looks like it's individual, though since some of you can drink almost like pre-surgery and some still have to sip. I also am not keen on the not water at meals thing, but my doctor says after about 3 months you can drink right up until you eat (then not until 30 minutes after again).

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