What I've learned - dehydrahation

skinnymeforever
on 5/2/11 2:51 am - AZ
I want the newbies to heed this from my experience. Dehydration is the cause of everything - apparently.  Low potassium, froathing (foamies), low energy, low BP, constipation and other things I'm sure.  DRINK YOUR FLUIDS!  I'm a slow learner.
    
Gata
on 5/2/11 2:59 am
Adjustable Gastric Band on 07/23/07
 i'm a lil over 6 mths out & still can only drink about 30 oz a day. i guess that's why my potassium is low. thx. need to try a lil harder in the drinking. but i can only get in so much b4 i get full.


HW in 2020, 183. Pre op (liquid diet) 177 SW 173
CW
166.8 GW 130

skinnymeforever
on 5/2/11 3:28 am - AZ
How have you gotten by so long on only 30 oz a day? Your surgery was in October of last year?  Are you having any side effects?  I swear, I've been getting 35 ozs and am suffering all the things I named above.
    
Gata
on 5/2/11 4:18 am
Adjustable Gastric Band on 07/23/07
 i'm never really thirsty. i just sip sip sip. maybe that'll change sooner or later. on a good day, i'll get more in. i really try to get in more but then i be to full to eat then i forget to eat. 


HW in 2020, 183. Pre op (liquid diet) 177 SW 173
CW
166.8 GW 130

lucy2e
on 5/2/11 3:02 am - Laurel, MD
Thanks for sharing this - I will try to remember right after my surgery!

Glad to hear that everything is improving with fluid!

Lucy  (Imma Loser!)
  LilySlim Weight loss tickers                  
HW 335 SW 311 CW 181.2 -- Goals:  Twoderville - 6/7/11, 280 - 7/1/11, 260 - 8/1/11, 240 - 10/30/11 Centry Club - 11/22/11, 220 - 12/27/11 Onederland - 5/25/12, 180 - , 170 (surgeons goal) -  
We shall see where this leads...  

(deactivated member)
on 5/2/11 3:02 am - Germantown, MD
 Dehydration SUCKS. It can also be quite dangerous. Getting in fluids isn't always easy, especially early out. Most of us struggled with it at one time or another. 
SpiceyMom
on 5/2/11 3:12 am
VSG on 04/28/11 with
Good reminder. Today I am having a terrible time with water, although I think it's because I could use more protein. Getting nauseated and tired, too.

Or maybe it's because I'm just on my fourth day out.
Mom to 8, looking forward to a healthy future!         
Meg1Pat2
on 5/2/11 3:47 am - TX
VSG on 04/12/11 with
I admire anyone who is upright and alert with 8 kids, especially after  WLS.....you go girl
                        
BriarRose
on 5/2/11 3:28 am
Day four and five were hard for me. I felt good enough to do things, but then did them, and felt lousy again and frustrated. I wasn't getting in enough fluid, knew it, and was a bit scared, and freaked out. Just take it easy, sip as much as you can, and take a good couple naps during the day !!!
Briar Rose  
High Wt 300 lbs.  Pre-op Wt loss 34 lbs.   
SpiceyMom
on 5/2/11 3:55 am
VSG on 04/28/11 with
I was just telling my kids I need a good movie to watch so I can chill this afternoon. I was hoping the Unjury chicken broth would perk me up, but that < 130* F isn't working for me. I want hot soup! Lol. I see a SF popsicle in my future....does that count toward liquids?
Mom to 8, looking forward to a healthy future!         
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