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    Daisy
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    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

    #52945
    Whitey
    Member

    Hi Daisy So glad your op went well. I think at this stage it’s very important to listen to your body and rest often. Fluids are very important so just try to sip all the time. Lots of water and milky drinks are good choices. Possibly the hunger you talk of is “head hunger”. I remember waking up from my op and thinking that it was amazing that it didn’t hurt. Take care and be kind to yourself. Elaine x

    #52946
    audrasharon
    Member
    Whitey wrote:
    Hi Daisy So glad your op went well. I think at this stage it’s very important to listen to your body and rest often. Fluids are very important so just try to sip all the time. Lots of water and milky drinks are good choices. Possibly the hunger you talk of is “head hunger”. I remember waking up from my op and thinking that it was amazing that it didn’t hurt. Take care and be kind to yourself. Elaine x
    Congratulation! Just remember it’s going to get a lot better! I don’t know anyone that can get 2 ltr in, in the early days! Just do what you are. As for the amount of food eat what seems right you’ll soon learn if you eat to much. Maybe try 1/2 to 1 teaspoon more. The biggest thing is to relax the more you do that the better it gets. Drink out of a water bottle with a sippy lid and set yourself a level to get to by the end of the morning and so on. Remover to do little walks. Good luck! X
    #52947
    bikerchris
    Participant

    Congratulations Daisy, glad op went well. I’m amazed you have no pain, that wasn’t my experience, but I’m very pleased for you.

    With eating, measure what you’re having and listen to your body. You’ll probably find there is a difference depending on what you’re having. For example, you’ll probably manage more if you’re having a thin soup and less if there is some ‘bulk’ like mashed potato. Walking is the best thing you can do, I used to try to make it to the end of the street and back 4 times a day, my neighbours thought I behaving oddly!

    I look forward to hearing your progress

    Chris x

    #52942
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    @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

    #52944
    LISA
    Member

    Can you have mashed potato at this stage?

    #52943
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    @LISA 32923 wrote:

    Can you have mashed potato at this stage?

    Hi Lisa

    If you are in any doubt whatsoever, please call your team. Everyone is different and the advice from providers may also differ. So, just to be on the safe side, give your team a call and see what they say. Also, if you have not been issued any guidelines, ask for them to be sent to you.

    Hope you have a great day!

    Doodah x

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