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I’m 1 week post op I’m obviously not taking in a lot of calories I am drinking as much as I can but I had to get IV fluids yesterday. I’m walking about 1 block a day but it’s like 90 degrees. I want to do the right thing but don’t want to dehydrate. Does anyone have any thoughts?

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Can you walk early in the morning? Or late evening? Likely to be cooler at those times. Or if you’re close to a mall, try walking there in the A/C.

other than that, it is really just a matter of drinking. Set a timer if you have to to remind yourself to drink.

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Or take Water w you on the walk and take small sips often.
The mall is a good idea too. Cool inside there. Bring a water bottle there too though.

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I’m 3 weeks post op and I have no shame in getting IVs. I had two bags a few days after surgery as scheduled by my Dr, two bags (one Myers drip) a week after, two bags 3 weeks after. They helped me so much as I was so used to drinking a gallon a day preop. 30-40oz of Water wasn’t cutting it for me. And if I drink whey Protein Shakes, I bloat up like a balloon, so bad. I’m drinking a lot more water now. But if I ever feel dehydrated, you best believe I’ll get me a drip.

For drinking my Protein, someone here advised me to drink protein20 over a large cup of ice. The water, I infuse it with fruits or cucumbers. When I walk I take a small 8oz water bottle with me and I’ll sip it while walking. I’m probably getting 60 Oz of water a day, but I have to constantly remind myself to keep sipping throughout the hour. At your phase, I was given a tip to measure out 4 Oz of water in a shot glass. Sip on that for the hr. Repeat. It was a task! But it made me conscious of how little I was getting in.

hope you feel better today! Sip sip sip.

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Oh, and keep walking! It’s in the 90s here too so I go before 8am or after 8pm. Sometimes twice a day.

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