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On 6/30/2024 at 10:51 AM, Mel M said:

I just had my surgery on the 27th and am home from the hospital. I have been having a hard time with tracking how much I have been taking in with Water and Protein. Any tips or tricks to help track it so I make sure to try to reach my Protein goal? I use the baritastic app but it doesn't allow me to go in and just put single ounces on some of my shakes.

Also, I am experiencing a burning sensation on the right side lower part of my stomach. Any idea's what this could be from?

I would track it by how many Water bottles you are drinking. If you are using a glass/cup, pour the water from the bottle into the cup so that way you know when you are done, how many oz that was. I think it is important to keep the water intake high while trying to get the protein in but that can take a few days to be able to do both.

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Question. I am about 2.5 weeks after surgery. Earlier this week I was feeling good. Minimal pain and all. Now I feel like my deep stitch hurts more than it did before. Sitting here I feel fine but it is definitely sore to the touch and when I get up and walk. I did a lot of walking today so maybe that’s it but it’s making me a bit nervous. Trying to stay on top of Tylenol every 6 hrs bc I definitely cut back on those since I was feeling better. Anyone else experience this?

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The first time I did a lot of walking, more than 10-15 minute, my deep cut did the same. I did take Tylenol, and the pain eased. I also had my mom look at it to see if it was red or oozing. It wasn’t, but if it had been or if the pain continued, I would have called my program. To be safe you should call the nurse. Better to know for sure you’re okay than to suffer in silence.

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I felt discomfort in days I exerted more but that subsided with rest

anything that doesn’t resolve or worsens I would immediately contact the doc

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