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Of course I'm nervous about post surgery complications however I am concerned about every ache & pain. Currently have a pain in left upper part of leg however it feels muscular. No redness or heat. Heck I even have had pains in the middle of my back but no difficulty breathing. Could this be dehydration? I'm trying to keep up with fluids but I know I could be doing more. I haven't walked as much either because I feel weak. Anyone else struggling??? I hope I'm not alone.

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Sometimes random aches & pains occur simply because you’re aren’t moving much. As you lose weight your centre of balance changes - your body doesn’t need to hold itself in a certain way to compensate for your weight & you get pain as your joints & muscles learn how to move your smaller lighter body again.

If you’re dehydrated your urine will be dark, you don’t pee often, you’ll have headaches, dry mouth, etc. How much are you drinking? (You can count your shakes, broths & Soups in your daily total.) It doesn’t matter if you don’t hit your goal in the beginning as long as you’re close & are working at it.

Pain alone is not a sign of a clot so breath. If you get additional symptoms like swelling, itching, discolouration, &/or warmth go to your local medical centre.

Try adding an electrolyte drink to your daily Fluid intake to help give you a little energy boost. Try to walk. It will help with getting rid of any surgical gas, get yiur body moving (which can help with any aches & pains from being sedentary. You didn’t have to walk miles at first. Start just walking around your home then to the end of your block & keep doing g more as you are able. I have stairs in my house so I walked up & down them a few times a day.

All the best.

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