Drinking Water Post Gastrectomy – Reduce its Surface Tension

When I attended the No Stomach for Cancer conference in Philadelphia several years ago, we discussed how ironic it was that plain water is the most difficult beverage to drink. To this day, water continues to be the most challenging to drink since it easily gets stuck in my esophagus.

Rachael’s mom mentioned the surface tension of water is to blame. I can’t tell you if that is the reason, but I am a trial & error believer. Once I add drink flavor enhancers, I am able to drink water twice as fast without problems. I recently discovered Walmart carries a clear version. I like that they didn’t add any additional dyes, for whatever that is worth. A more natural alternative would be to squeeze lemon juice into water. Essentially, anything to break the surface tension seems to help.

Stay healthy and drink water my stomachless friends!

One thought on “Drinking Water Post Gastrectomy – Reduce its Surface Tension

  1. Oh my goodness! Ive thought I was nuts. Now I see Im not the only one with this issue.

    I have found Zero Lemon by Gleceau is what Ive been able to swallow.

    Im thrilled to know this is something that others have experienced too. Thanks so much!

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