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Wow, so there really is such a thing as the "Pre-Op liquid Diet?"

God I hope not. I don't know if I can handle it. How many days prior to surgery are you supposed to be on this diet? My doctor hasn't said anything about it yet, but I will probably hear about it this weekend, when I meet with him for my pre-op appt. I have to meet with a nutritionist too. I'm going to ask about the hair loss that some posted about on here earlier. That's another frightening thought! Well, I'll keep you all posted on what the doc says. I have an 8am appt this wkend.

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Yes, there really is something called an all-liquid pre-op diet. It is meant to shrink your liver before surgery to minimize the risk of the liver being too large/fatty and getting in the way during the surgery. Also, a healthy liver is less likely to tear when it is moved out of the way to put the band in place. The good thing is that every doctor seems to be different with regards to what they require, and not all doctors require one. Fingers crossed that yours does not!

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Yep, it really does exist! My doctor doesn't require it but suggested it for the week prior to surgery. I believe most pre-op diets go anywhere from 7 - 14 days. My surgery is Wednesday and I've been trying to stick to an all liquid diet but haven't been too successful, perhaps because I wasn't told I have to. Today was probably my best day and tomorrow I'll be on all Clear Liquids as is mandatory the day before so I'm hoping that even my 2 little days will have some slight effect on my liver but I'm not too sure it's possible. :confused:

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Im on day 14 of my 2 week liquid diet.....Im going in tomorrow for surgery.... 2 weeks nothing but boost and water....thats it!

day 6 and 7,, I was a little hungry......other than that not to bad.....:confused:

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I am on day 12 of my liquid pre-op diet which was required by my surgeon. I have surgery scheduled for Thursday the 25th.

My diet is two Bariatric Advantage Protein shakes and one cup of vegetable Soup a day. I was screaming hungry the first few days, but that passed around day 4 or 5. Now I am just tired and a bit weak and tired from all of this.....and craving something to chew!

You can definitely do it if your doctors requires a diet. I am not going to say that it is easy, but it is very doable. I was/am a volume eater, so it has been hard, but I have not cheated even once. Just don't let yourself cheat....once you do you will not be able to stick with it!

Good luck to you!

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Wow! Up to 14 days on liquids? If I did 14 days I may no longer be eligible for the surgery - haha. I will find out on Saturday if I have to do the diet and for how long.

I've had a c-section before and the gas pains are horrible after surgery. I am NOT looking forward to that at all! It would be kind of nice to get a little jump on the weightloss prior to the surgery though.

So what are you drinking - juices and Protein shakes? Oh, how about smoothies from Jamba juice? Is that acceptable? I have so many questions.

Thanks for all your posts.

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Happy Mom, Good luck on the 25th. I can't wait to hear from you after your surgery. I'm eager to know how quickly you're able to jump back in to life. I'm wishing you a quick recovery!

Ravyn

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Ravyn -

I can only drink the two Protein shakes and have a cup of Soup a day. I am allowed all the Water, iced tea, and non-caloric non-carbonated beverages a day. I can also have sugar-free Jello. That is it.

The two Protein Shakes and the soup equal about 450 calories a day with 60-g Protein and 20-g carbs. I guess that it is the carbs and calories that will help shrink your liver...?

I have also had two c-sections. I have heard that the pain from this surgery is a breeze compared to the c-section. That is about the only part of the surgery process that I am afraid of...the gas pains.

Either way it is over tomorrow! Yea!

Thanks for the good wishes and I will let you know how it goes. Good luck on hearing about your pre-op diet. I hope that you have a shorter one that I did!

Melissa

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Well, Darkangel got her band today. Wishing you a speedy recovery!!

Happy Mom, you get yours tomorrow. Wish you all the best too. Don't forget to post to all of us eager beavers waiting to hear how you're doing.

Talk Soon!

Ravyn

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