I wrote everything down. What & how much I ate at what time. How I felt after. Everything. It helped me to be able to spot patterns. Because our memories aren't as reliable as we think!
My biggest challenge in the first few weeks was that everything felt like it took so much effort! Keeping track and even eating itself! I think it was just an effect of my body trying to recover from the trauma of the surgery. It will get better. And you've got great resources here at SP. Use them. :-)
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well i am now 4 days post -op. yeah!! glad the surgeries over but i realize my journey has just begun. been plaqued by some bothersome"what did i do to myself thoughts" and some dark moments. but i have alot to be thankful for,i came through fine, dont feel "that"bad and so far no complications. i do seem to have trouble sleeping? anyone else? having a little trouble getting the water in and figuring out the timing of it all-when to stop drinking and wait then try to eat. looks good on paper hard to schedule it all in. my doctor says as long as i have no prob with clear liquids i can advance to "full liquids". but nothing tastes good at all. i had a teasp of watered down cr of wheat, that was ok but then later i tried a tsp or 2 of greek yougurt and i had gas and stomach discomfort. dont know if it was the milk or is this a food my new pouch said no to? does everyone write everything down and keep track of the water oz by oz? thanks anyway for being out there, great just to write it down but enen better would love to hear from anyone on their first few days, challeges and how they dealt with them.
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