Will i ever be able to drink a cup of water quickly?

plenus
on 5/20/20 12:07 pm
RNY on 05/14/20

Howdy folks, day 6 post-op and i have a few questions i could not find anywhere, how much sipping at one go is acceptable? I sip 1oz every 5 minutes +/-, two days ago i was so scared to burst my pouch but i was so thirsty i downed 3.3oz quickly but didn't feel anything, one of the things i loved before surgery was to down 8oz or more of water quickly, will i ever be able to have atleast a refreshing cup going down quickly? I feel like drinking a waterfall! Thanks in advance.

Teenie
on 5/20/20 5:30 pm - Pittsburgh , PA
RNY on 12/19/17

Yes you will drink normally again. Right now they says sips because your healings after you heal there should be no problem. I drink a 23 oz bottle in 25 min every morning on the way to work. Hang in there this will all pass it's just uncharted territory for you right now, it gets way better quickly

HW 299 SW 290 CW 139 GW 140 2/08/2019 OPERATION: Surgical Hernia with excision of total surface area of 55 x 29 cm of abdominal skin.

nurl
on 5/21/20 4:21 am
RNY on 05/14/13
I remember those days when I could barley get a med cup full of water down. It is very important for healing in the beginning. It does get better.
    
Grim_Traveller
on 5/21/20 4:26 am
RNY on 08/21/12

You won't be able to win any chugging contests, but you'll certainly be able to drink normally.

Some people have to drink, sip, very slowly for several weeks after surgery. Others can drink pretty normally after 1 week. Everyone heals a little differently.

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

plenus
on 5/21/20 4:51 am
RNY on 05/14/20

Phew, thanks for the awnsers, i sip until i feel full and no more. I'll control my intake.

Joe G.
on 5/21/20 10:31 am - Mission, TX
RNY on 05/12/20

I am 9 days post surgery and I just sip all day long except when I eat , I am currently on the Step 2 diet for the next two weeks.

Tidgel
on 5/21/20 11:27 am
RNY on 04/15/19

It does get better and you will be able to drink water normally again. Hang in there!

Citizen Kim
on 5/21/20 4:18 pm - Castle Rock, CO

The drinking levels are mostly minimums to make sure you don't dehydrate.

Your pouch is a funnel, so while chugging might give you discomfort for a hot minute while it drains, it won't cause any damage.

Drink at whatever amount you are comfortable and don't wait until you are thirsty!

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Lucile777
on 5/21/20 4:50 pm

No. Never. I was a guzzler before surgery and miss it so much. I drink a glass of water slowly. I'm 2.5 years out.

RNY Oct. 27/17. HW 289; SW 285; GW 144; LW: 161 CW: 196 FML: Fighting regain :(

Partlypollyanna
on 5/21/20 7:08 pm
RNY on 02/14/18

I'm a little over 2 years and I can drink a 20 ounce bottle of water in three swallows, no issues.

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 132.9

Jen

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