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Lauren
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@Daisy 32496 wrote:

Hi, well it’s all done and I’m home. Thursday was probably the most scared I have ever been in my life, it was a very emotional day. The op went well and the next day I was able to get up and was reasonably comfortable. I wasn’t in any pain as such, for me if felt like I had been punched in the chest very hard. I came home last night. Today I’m feeling ok but I’m really tiered and I feel like I have indigestion… I can’t believe I’m not in any pain. I was expecting to feel different inside, I had convinced myself I would feel different almost as if I had lost an arm or leg and of course I don’t…. Stupid but it’s true…. and yes I’m a bit of a worrier and tend to over think things 🙂 x. Emotionally I’m still worried what the future holds and if I will fit in.

I’ve been able to eat and drink ok and don’t feel sick. However I do feel hungry all of the time. I’m not starving and I’m not craving chocolate etc but I’m definitely not full. At first I though it must be in my head but this can’t be right?. I’ve not eaton more than the recommended two tablespoons. Last night I had two tablespoons of soup and this morning I had two tablespoons of ready break and mashed potato with cheese for lunch and later I’m having soup. I’m not sure how I’m going to drink 2 litres a day… I have no idea where I’m going to put it. Any tips you have to help me through this stage will be much appreciated, thanks Dx

Hi Daisy and welcome to the loser’s bench!

It is amazing how little pain there is isn’t it? I had an open bypass with a 10cm scar and my gall bladder out at the same time and went home after 3 days with no pain medication at all!

I think it’s possible you might be confusing hunger with thirst. Hardly anyone manages the 2L a day at the start but hydration is THE most important thing and especially in this hot weather we are having.

The only bit of advice I can give is put yourself first for a few weeks. Listen to what your body is saying and if you need rest then take it. You have the rest of your life to get this right so there is no rush. So happy for you.

Doodah x

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