I was sleeved June 24

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dsjsmom23
dsjsmom23 Posts: 234 Member
Had my sleeve June 24. Came home from the hospital Friday. I had to stay a few extra days due to some complications. I was vomiting, and my BP was spiking. It's all good now.
I am feeling pretty good today, still trying to get in all my fluids, and protein, I have NO clue what i'm getting it at this point, i'm just sipping when I can. I'll start journaling again when i'm not so exhausted.
I'm down 16lbs since Tuesday morning (surgery date)

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  • Mangopickle
    Mangopickle Posts: 1,509 Member
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    Had my sleeve June 24. Came home from the hospital Friday. I had to stay a few extra days due to some complications. I was vomiting, and my BP was spiking. It's all good now.
    I am feeling pretty good today, still trying to get in all my fluids, and protein, I have NO clue what i'm getting it at this point, i'm just sipping when I can. I'll start journaling again when i'm not so exhausted.
    I'm down 16lbs since Tuesday morning (surgery date)
    Drink out of a container with measurements on it. You need to know how much fluid you are getting in. You will not feel yourself getting dehydrated until it is too late and the the uncontrollable puking starts. Glad you are home safe :)
  • authorwriter
    authorwriter Posts: 323 Member
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    Set a timer for every five minutes and take a sip every five minutes. Since I'm on the computer all day, I used a countdown timer I found online someplace and when it dinged, I sipped and reset and drank again when it dinged again. Doing that, you can get in 64 ounces/day without feeling like it's taking a lot of effort. You'll feel a lot better if you're hydrated. Be kind to yourself. You'll feel better soon. Hang in there.
  • katematt313
    katematt313 Posts: 624 Member
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    The advice to sip out of a measured container is really important. I bought a 32 oz Nalgene bottle from Target. Two of those per day is 64 oz, or 8 cups. That is my daily minimum, so I know if I get those two bottles in, I am good, any anything on top of that is gravy.
  • Ksh1055
    Ksh1055 Posts: 248 Member
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    Agree with all the comments regarding getting your water in. Losing 16 lbs since the 24th has to have taken some kind of toll on your system, in addition to having the actual surgery. If you don't stay hydrated, you'll end up back in the hospital and you don't want that to happen. My surgeon told me that anything made with water counted and also stated I could have all the sugar-free popsicles I wanted which would help me stay hydrated. I love water but for the first few weeks post-surgery, could barely stand the taste, so I made water based foods like broth and soups, shakes, decaf coffee, tea.
  • dsjsmom23
    dsjsmom23 Posts: 234 Member
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    Oh, I am getting in enough fluids, I should have specified that I don't know how much protein, calories, etc i'm getting in.
    I'm eating my popscicles 3-4/day. I'm also drinking my water out of a 12oz cup. I'm drinking 12+oz of plain water. I'm also having soup (1/4 at a time, usually 2x per day) and i'm drinking "diet" juice. I drank 8oz yesterday for sure. Also ate the ice that was in the cup LOL

    I am trying to follow my program, but it's hard. I will NOT let myself get dehydrated. I'm terrified of IV's and knowing that is what will happen to me if I don't drink my fluids keeps me sip sip sipping! LOL
  • Mangopickle
    Mangopickle Posts: 1,509 Member
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    Oh, I am getting in enough fluids, I should have specified that I don't know how much protein, calories, etc i'm getting in.
    I'm eating my popscicles 3-4/day. I'm also drinking my water out of a 12oz cup. I'm drinking 12+oz of plain water. I'm also having soup (1/4 at a time, usually 2x per day) and i'm drinking "diet" juice. I drank 8oz yesterday for sure. Also ate the ice that was in the cup LOL

    I am trying to follow my program, but it's hard. I will NOT let myself get dehydrated. I'm terrified of IV's and knowing that is what will happen to me if I don't drink my fluids keeps me sip sip sipping! LOL

    you can freeze your protein shakes into popsicles and put protein powder in your soup. Kroger Crabmaster skim milk counts as water and has 11g of protein per cup.
  • dsjsmom23
    dsjsmom23 Posts: 234 Member
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    Oh, I am getting in enough fluids, I should have specified that I don't know how much protein, calories, etc i'm getting in.
    I'm eating my popscicles 3-4/day. I'm also drinking my water out of a 12oz cup. I'm drinking 12+oz of plain water. I'm also having soup (1/4 at a time, usually 2x per day) and i'm drinking "diet" juice. I drank 8oz yesterday for sure. Also ate the ice that was in the cup LOL

    I am trying to follow my program, but it's hard. I will NOT let myself get dehydrated. I'm terrified of IV's and knowing that is what will happen to me if I don't drink my fluids keeps me sip sip sipping! LOL

    you can freeze your protein shakes into popsicles and put protein powder in your soup. Kroger Crabmaster skim milk counts as water and has 11g of protein per cup.

    I don't have that milk here, i'm in Canada. I am adding protein powder to everything. Even skim milk. That was the first thing I had in the hospital. Skim milk with added protein powder.
    I even sprinkle it in my pudding.

    I also made an awesome "smoothie" yesterday. It had 1/4 frozen banana. 1/2 scoop of protein powder (12.5gr protein) a scoop of greek yogurt (probably 3-4 gr protein) skim milk (a few gr of pr), strawberry banana juice (No seeds)
    Took my 2+ hours, but I managed to get most of it down. LOL
  • Ksh1055
    Ksh1055 Posts: 248 Member
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    What kind of protein powder are you using? Is it unflavored? There are some members looking for a good, unflavored protein powder.
  • dsjsmom23
    dsjsmom23 Posts: 234 Member
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    What kind of protein powder are you using? Is it unflavored? There are some members looking for a good, unflavored protein powder.

    I have unflavoured protein powder that I got at London Drugs (im in Canada) its called 100% Whey Protein powder.
    Its in a big tub 2lbs with a green label.
  • SimplySusan63
    SimplySusan63 Posts: 88 Member
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    Oh, I am getting in enough fluids, I should have specified that I don't know how much protein, calories, etc i'm getting in.
    I'm eating my popscicles 3-4/day. I'm also drinking my water out of a 12oz cup. I'm drinking 12+oz of plain water. I'm also having soup (1/4 at a time, usually 2x per day) and i'm drinking "diet" juice. I drank 8oz yesterday for sure. Also ate the ice that was in the cup LOL

    I am trying to follow my program, but it's hard. I will NOT let myself get dehydrated. I'm terrified of IV's and knowing that is what will happen to me if I don't drink my fluids keeps me sip sip sipping! LOL

    you can freeze your protein shakes into popsicles and put protein powder in your soup. Kroger Crabmaster skim milk counts as water and has 11g of protein per cup.

    I don't have that milk here, i'm in Canada. I am adding protein powder to everything. Even skim milk. That was the first thing I had in the hospital. Skim milk with added protein powder.
    I even sprinkle it in my pudding.

    I also made an awesome "smoothie" yesterday. It had 1/4 frozen banana. 1/2 scoop of protein powder (12.5gr protein) a scoop of greek yogurt (probably 3-4 gr protein) skim milk (a few gr of pr), strawberry banana juice (No seeds)
    Took my 2+ hours, but I managed to get most of it down. LOL

    I'm so excited for you! You had your surgery, lost weight and now you're home healing and getting into a new normal. I found that the first 6-8 weeks were hard to meet all the medical requirements - but it gets much easier. My doctor told me "Susan, focus on what you need to do and soon eating won't be such an event." Those were words of wisdom. I needed to hear that my efforts were normal and that they wouldn't last forever.

    Keep up the good work. You're doing this for YOU. And having the measured out water helps.
  • pawoodhull
    pawoodhull Posts: 1,759 Member
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    You should be able to measure your protein at least by the protein powder you are usuing. For instance, if one scoop has 10 grams of protein and you drank/ate all of what you put it in, you got 10 grams. If you only got 1/2 in 5 grams, etc. Calories might be a little more difficult, but really, I wouldn't worry about calories right now. My surgeon said to focus on protein for the first 3-6 months.

    Excelent job on the water! I'm 3 years out and still struggle with getting all 64 oz. in every day. Sounds like overall your are doing great! Keep up the good work!

    Pat