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  1. Hi all I am 9 days Post Op. Does anyone know if it is ok to drink warm tea, such as chamomille?
  2. New and crapping myself!

    Just take it one day at a time, at least that is what worked for me. Set a goal, and stick to it. Believe me, you can totally do this! I have been lucky so far that I have not needed pain meds since I got out of the hospital. I do get some gas pressure but it is usually because I drank too fast. I am feeling good in general, the most challenging part has been adapting to drinking 2 ounces at a time. Just keep positive and pretty soon you will be one of the people here that are months, and years post op, and loving life.
  3. New and crapping myself!

    I am 4 days post op. I was pretty nervous about surgery, as I had never had one before. The more I read on this forum, the more my fears were eased. My surgery day came and went like a blur. I was concerned that this was permanent, but I also look at the benefits it will bring to my life, just being able to spend more time with my family makes it worth it. When it comes to people having negative opinions about WLS, don't let it get to you. It is YOUR life, so do with it as you see fit. If someone has an issue with it, they can kick rocks ( just the way I see it).
  4. 1st Post Op Doctor Visit.

    Nice Job Bob!
  5. Thanks Cinwa, as always, you have the answers!
  6. Thanks, good luck with your surgery!
  7. Firstly I really want to say what a great tool this forum is! It has answered many of my questions, and eased a lot of my fears. With that being said, I can't believe my surgery date has come and gone. If feels like it was just yesterday when I was asking for help with my nutrition. So as of tomorrow I will be 4 days post op. From what I read, I will focus on consuming protein shakes to get both proteins and liquid. I am following the 2 oz rule, trying to play it safe. I also read that someone even made a protein shake Popsicle. What a great idea! I have learned that I get bored easily at home, especially when my kids are not around. I have happened to fall asleep in the middle of a conversation with my wife TWICE. (I am still alive so I am guessing I got a pass on those for now.) I have set timers to walk 4- 5 times a day. Is there a limit to how much I should walk? Should I keep it at a leisurely pace? I have noticed that I am not really hungry for food, but I can almost taste it when I see it (weird). Anyway just wanted to say hi again, and check in. Also Kudos to the staff at Pomerado Hospital! I would easily rate my quality of Service 10 out of 10!
  8. drinking water

    Ha! I was thinking the same thing. I could only get to 64 oz if I did not sleep.
  9. drinking water

    I am 3 days Post op VSG and am concerned about my liquid intake. I have not been able to achieve my 64 oz daily requirement. I have hit about 36-40 oz so far. Like most people said, I have to re-learn how to drink water and not gulp. I am trying to walk as much as I can but do not want to overdo it. Don't want to dehydratr myself.
  10. Thanks LosingLex! I have my surgery on the 9th, and I was trying to fins a protein shake with less carbs than the one I am taking now So this is perfect.
  11. Cool, thanks for the info Losing Lex. I am currently using Orgain, but I will look into Plant Fusion. I had thought about the nuts and legumes for protein, but I was concerned about gases, and the bloating which may occur from them. From what I read, gases are a common issue when having this surgery. Thanks for the info! I am sure I will have more questions as I move along the process.
  12. Excellent Advice Res Ipsa. Thanks!
  13. Cool, thanks for the link Jabsie.