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I used them in the hospital.

On 9/23/2021 at 4:20 PM, catwoman7 said:

I *can* use straws. I rarely do due to environmental concerns, but I do sometimes, like if I'm driving. I avoided them for the first few months out, but I have no problem with them.

We use folding washable ones when eating out (if I remember to take it along - another habit lost to Covid!) On the down side, you have to clean it after you get home.

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My clever way of thinking when I first started using straws again - around 3 months post op. Take a sip through the straw, let it sit in the mouth for a moment and exhale as much air as possible out through the nose before swallowing 🤣🤣 I thought I was winning - not sure who I was winning against? the straw?? Haha, I never had any issues unless I drank too much or too fast - just like when I drink out of cup or water bottle

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Just to add - I have a reusable plastic straw that I use & clean every day

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Currently sipping from a straw I'm 3wks post op and no problem. I have sensitive teeth so I love straws lol I was afraid to use them because of the whole gas info but took the plunge and I've been fine.

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