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2 hours ago, Sleeve_Me_Alone said:

Make sure you are getting enough electrolytes. Drink Powerade/Gatorade, use a Water Enhancer, or try some Pickle Juice if you can't stomach broth. When you are taking in so few calories and drinking all that Water, its easy to end up with an electrolyte imbalance which can contribute to low blood pressure and the dizzy feeling. It does get better once you move to full liquids, but its important to stay on top of it as best you can.

Thank you so much. I hadn’t thought of that!

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1 hour ago, Sharon B. said:

Hi, congrats on your surgery! I had my sleeve done on 9- 23-21, so we're about in the same time frame post op. Are you drinking your shakes? They should help. I ordered fit and lean powder from Amazon, actually way before I had my surgery. I mix 2tbs chocolate PB2 or PB fit with 8 oz of coconut milk or almond milk- unsweetened and some ice cubes in my ninja blender and it is filling. I also think there is alot of Fiber in this particular powder so I experience a little more gas than usual. today is one week out for me and I tolerate the milk pretty good. my problem was drinking too big a sips of all my liquid. Good luck! surgery buddie!

That sounds delicious. Lately all I can stomach is a few tablespoons of a Premier Protein shake. I may try that tomorrow though. Thank you so much. Many good ideas. I definitely need the Fiber too. Good luck to you as well. I’m certainly excited.

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1 minute ago, KarrinnaP said:

That sounds good. Are we allowed that. My husband is a huge hot and sour Soup fan. I’m usually not but I’m desperate. Thank you 😊

Whether you are allowed Soup is up to your surgery center. I didn't ask... I was afraid they'd say no and I can't tolerate canned boring chicken broth, which was allowed. Hot and sour soup is a little thicker even strained and Tom Yum has a bit of oil, but it doesn't have any pieces in it as long as you put it through a strainer.

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9 minutes ago, lizonaplane said:

Whether you are allowed Soup is up to your surgery center. I didn't ask... I was afraid they'd say no and I can't tolerate canned boring chicken broth, which was allowed. Hot and sour Soup is a little thicker even strained and Tom Yum has a bit of oil, but it doesn't have any pieces in it as long as you put it through a strainer.

I’d imagine that would be alright. At this point I’m willing to try anything once just to see if my stomach will tolerate it and give me a little energy back. Thank you.

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Congrats on getting it done! I know it feels terrible right now, but I promise it does get better. The day of surgery was extremely rough for me, but by day 3 I was feeling MUCH better. Take your meds, rest as much as you need to, and give yourself lots of grace. [emoji3590]
Thank you. I am finally feeling like the gas is finally dissipating and I am feeling better. [emoji18]

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On 9/30/2021 at 10:05 AM, Sharon B. said:

Hi, congrats on your surgery! I had my sleeve done on 9- 23-21, so we're about in the same time frame post op. Are you drinking your shakes? They should help. I ordered fit and lean powder from Amazon, actually way before I had my surgery. I mix 2tbs chocolate PB2 or PB fit with 8 oz of coconut milk or almond milk- unsweetened and some ice cubes in my ninja blender and it is filling. I also think there is alot of Fiber in this particular powder so I experience a little more gas than usual. today is one week out for me and I tolerate the milk pretty good. my problem was drinking too big a sips of all my liquid. Good luck! surgery buddie!

I had rny on 9/23. Our plan allows plain yogurt, so I mix some of that and some fairlife with the PB fit makes a pb mousse type. delish! and my tummy tolerates. I'm still getting some gas. I have post nasal drip from my allegies so I think I am swallowing some air. I'm sure it will get better. When does energy come back???

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10 minutes ago, Azalea Crosby said:

I had rny on 9/23. Our plan allows plain yogurt, so I mix some of that and some fairlife with the PB fit makes a pb mousse type. delish! and my tummy tolerates. I'm still getting some gas. I have post nasal drip from my allegies so I think I am swallowing some air. I'm sure it will get better. When does energy come back???

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Hi…had my surgery on 9/29/21. Only two days ago. I feel OK but I am not hungry at all so it is hard for me to do too much clear liquids. I used 1/2 of the Premier Clear Protein Shake peach flavor but by time I drink half I was done. Been trying to drink my Water instead. Maybe tomorrow I will feel more up to the Protein drink. Otherwise I feel good. With preop and now this I have dropped 24 pounds so I feel like I have a great start. Trying to stay a little active by going through my clothes and putting them in to totes for Hope Hospice to sell.

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Hi, that does sound yummy! I am in the process of trying to figure out which Multivitamin to order. Either from bariatric pal or another site. I can't remember the name right now. hopefully once I start Vitamins it will get better.

10 minutes ago, Azalea Crosby said:

I had rny on 9/23. Our plan allows plain yogurt, so I mix some of that and some fairlife with the PB fit makes a pb mousse type. delish! and my tummy tolerates. I'm still getting some gas. I have post nasal drip from my allegies so I think I am swallowing some air. I'm sure it will get better. When does energy come back???

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25 minutes ago, Sharon B. said:

Hi, that does sound yummy! I am in the process of trying to figure out which Multivitamin to order. Either from bariatric pal or another site. I can't remember the name right now. hopefully once I start Vitamins it will get better.

I have been taking Vitamins since day 2 and still have no energy 😕 hoping soon

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2 hours ago, Sharon B. said:

Hi, that does sound yummy! I am in the process of trying to figure out which Multivitamin to order. Either from bariatric pal or another site. I can't remember the name right now. hopefully once I start Vitamins it will get better.

I ordered Mary Ruth’s liquid multivitamin off Amazon. My mom has been using it for a while and she is 13yrs in after her surgery. I’m only 3 days lol

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15 minutes ago, Bcm0687 said:

I ordered Mary Ruth’s liquid Multivitamin off Amazon. My mom has been using it for a while and she is 13yrs in after her surgery. I’m only 3 days lol

They are expensive. But thanks for sharing.

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