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Hi. I’m new here. I’m hoping for some encouragement and advice. I had surgery yesterday, the 13th. I just got home today. I’m dealing with a severe headache and backache. Whenever I drink something (sip that is) I can feel it hit my stomach like a brick. So when I take my meds, I have to space them out so that it doesn’t make me sick. I have had some regret and am trying to stay positive. I like the Premier Protein drinks, but am having a hard tim with them needing to be room temperature. So how am I going to get Protein in my system, besides the very little broth I'm sipping? I’m drinking Gatorade zero and diet tea because I am use to a lot of caffeine and this is the best I can do. I’m assuming drinking and then laying down isn’t a good idea either. I keep getting what feels like hunger pangs.

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What surgery did you get? but yes the first week or 2 will be very hard. you had a major surgery. Need time to heal. Everyone has regrets right after surgery. But once you heal up its well worth it. as for the drinks at room temp. It helps. Some need some warm drinks and cold drinks to get thru.

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I had the sleeve done on Wednesday. Last year I had the band removed. So Dr had to make some repairs plus do the sleeve. Dr said to only drink stuff room temperature or warm for the first week since the cold makes everything tighten up and get restricted. So I’m drinking everything room temp, but can’t drink the Protein Drinks warm at al. So I’ll have to drink those on the cooler side.

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I had the sleeve as well. The first couple weeks were brutal. I was able to drink cold drinks without issue tho. and yes i understand with the Protein Shakes. Warm is gross on those. You could also try other Protein Drinks. They sell like gatorade that has Protein in it and other Water type drinks that have protein.

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Yea I may have to get some of the Gatorade with Protein. broth just isn’t cutting it for that. Im drinking stuff, but it doesn’t have protein. Did your stomach growl a lot and it feel like you were having hunger pangs at all?

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Just now, Clea123 said:

Yea I may have to get some of the Gatorade with Protein. broth just isn’t cutting it for that. Im drinking stuff, but it doesn’t have Protein. Did your stomach growl a lot and it feel like you were having hunger pangs at all?

My stomach growls all the time. and i had my surgery on April 18th. Its not really hunger. Right now your head is telling you you may be hungry. once you start eating you will notice the growling, gurgling a lot more.

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Makes sense. I just can’t help but feel hungry when my stomach growls. I’m still trying to figure out how much liquid the smaller stomach will hold. I don’t know how much broth to drink on top of Gatorade.

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You just had pretty major surgery lots of things will be a struggle for the first week or so & then while you are healing.

It’s not uncommon for people to struggle to get in their Protein & Water in to begin. Honestly the first three days I wouldn’t have drunk more than a cup of broth total. But as long as you’re making an effort & there is a steady improvement you’ll be ok. And yes, warm drinks are often more soothing & easier to tolerate than cold. Don’t be afraid to use hot water or microwave your shake. I did it with my chocolate one every day. (Some powdered Proteins don’t mix well in hot water so heat those after you mix them.) I swear I still can feel cold drinks as they pass all the way down from my mouth to my tummy which will then clench.

I spread my meds out across the day too. Not an issue. Helped with some of the nausea from the Vitamins too.

It does better & easier just give yourself time to heal.

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You’re right. I have been trying to get about 2 cups of broth down and a bottle of Prope Water. That’s about it besides meds. I actually split my meds upon a pill thing and that way I can get them all down. The capsules are the worst! The dr called me in some stomach spasm meds that I’ve taken twice, but they don’t seem to be working. My stomach just sounds like a hungry angry mess, and when it sounds like that, it hurts. So you tried the Protein Powder drinks hot? Like heat the water up and then put the powder in it and stir? I would think that’s gross, but am willing to try anything! Thank you so much!

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I love the Premier Protein shakes, I still drink one every single morning since surgery. Never heard they couldn't be drunk cold, I have been drinking mine cold since the first day home from surgery with no problems at all.

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Oh wow. Good to know. I may have to try one cold and see what happens or I’m gonna be hungry constantly. Thank you!

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10 minutes ago, wbaldwin said:

I was sleeved Thursday 7/14 and I am only allowed clear Protein. I have Protein Powder but it’s disgusting in Water. Any advice.

I just finished 3 days Clear Liquids and I was able to drink Premier Protein clear and Gatorade zero Protein. I don’t use Protein Powder at all.

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Did someone tell you that your shakes had to be room temperature? I was told to try all different temps of beverages and drink it however it goes down best. I have been drinking my Protein Shakes cold since day one. And if you are allowed caffeine try the premiere Protein caffe latte. It has caffeine in it. It’s very tasty.

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Surgery 7/20 - 2 weeks liquid diet any suggestions?

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