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5 hours ago, Skyelle said:

Also are you getting any electrolytes in?

Not really. I am drinking Water, Premier Protein clear drinks, and broths as much as I can.

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Ok. Take a breath. You just had pretty major surgery. Your digestive system has been altered. There are lots of sutures & staples holding your tummy together. You’re on a restricted diet. It’s perfectly fine to be experiencing low energy & tiredness. You’ve never done this surgery before & it may even be your first ever surgery. Plus the surgery itself can cause many to experience a roller coaster of emotions.

If you’re consuming 64oz+/- of Fluid a day you shouldn’t be dehydrated but there is no harm in checking at your local medical centre to ensure you’re not.

I added 500mls (16ozs) of diluted hydralite to my daily fluid intake for a few months. The electrolytes gave me a little boost of energy.

Take it easy on yourself. You’re allowed to feel overwhelmed & like crap. It will get better & easier.

All the best.

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On 1/23/2022 at 1:11 AM, CowboyKurt said:

Howdy, all, I had the gastric sleeve surgery on 1/13/22 so I am 9 days post-op. For the past two days, I have been unbelievably exhausted, fatigued, and achy. I feel like it is getting worse. Today I have been crying almost non-stop. Not because of pain just emotional fatigue I guess. (Kept crying while watching the movie "Air Force One". It is not a sad movie. I am hardly taking in fluids, doing about 8 ounces every hour. Alternating between Water and Premier Protein Clear. Still, no food but can sip broth. I was walking but no longer as it is too tiring and I feel like I will fall. I have not called the Doctor as it is the weekend and the on-call will I'm sure would basically tell me if I am concerned then I should go to the ER. I am thinking maybe I should at least they will probably give me an IV for fluids for dehydration if that's the case. A year ago I had a very bad case of COVID-19, thankfully recovered (still can't smell anything) and since then I have had both VAX shots and the booster. I mention that because the exhaustion is reminiscent of that. Any suggestions? Please help. Thank you!

Hang in there Kurt, you settled me down when I was freaking out about the surgery!!! So go back to the Dr and explain everything you have explained on here and I’m confident that they will get you back up and running on the post op diet!! Just remember we are all here for you and each other on this forum..

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