I'm with you, I had mine on the 18 th also. I have found if I walk around my house with my bottle of water it goes down easier. I do he same with yogurt and smoothies not sure why this helps, but it does. I guess I'm killing two birds with one stone getting my liquids in and my walks. Good luck it wiill happen.
I had my vsg on the 12th and the first week was the hardest getting liquids down. Just take smaller sips than you ever thought possible and it helps. I am able to take larger sips now, but sips just the same. Sometimes I would take what I thought would be a small sip and just let it trickle down my throat a little swallow at a time. That really helped reduce the pressure all at once. Gas-X strips help too. You're still swollen and it'll take a little while. I'm still sipping but getting in more liquids now than I was last week. Still on full liquids though. Good luck, just take it slow.
Gale Age: 55, Height: 5' 5.5", HW: 236, SW: 210, 1st GW: 150. Surgery BMI: 39.3 Extremely HBP, High Cholesterol & borderline diabetic.
When I was newly sleeved, temp did matter. Icy cold sf popsicles, which, unless you bite and chew, naturally give very little to swallow at a time, and warm broths seemed to go down much easier than water (and I love water!). Hope your new tummy feels better soon!
I'm a month post op today and the first 3 weeks it did hurt to eat and drink. Sip your water and your soup. I still takes ne about 30 mins to eat 2oz take your time. it will get easier. SF popsicles are a life saver and remember they count as your liquid. Good luck!