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Hello everyone - glad to find this forum! I am scheduled for my lap band surgery on March 1st, can't wait!! I am on the liquid diet this week, starving to death right about now :cry But it'll be worth it! Wish me Luck!!

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I am having Lap Band on Friday morning, I am scared and excited as well! But the support I get from this forum is incredible!!!

Wishing you all the best....hope you will do the same for me!!

Dawn

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Best wishes and good luck to both of you soon-to-be Bandsters!!

Please come back and let us know how it went. Take it easy on yourselves and get lots of rest.

Cheers!!

:D:P :P

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I am suprised I have read people on a liquid diet before surgery.....maybe it is something new. I really got burnt out of liquids the first month after surgery. Of course I gained weight before the surgery pigging out on foods I didn't think I would ever be able to eat again the week before my surgery

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The *theory* (still unproven to the best of my knowledge) is that a pre-op diet can somehow shrink the fat around the liver...and this would be/might be important because the surgeon has to maneuver around the liver to get to the stomach and place the band. (In my case,the liver "leaned" the other way, so if I had followed the diet, it would have been a big waste of effort.)

Two surgeons in New Zealand were doing a study on the theory. That was a couple of years ago. I don't recall having heard results of the study. Then, many doctors who heard the theory thought they'd try that, too. So far, so tolerable. BUT THEN, there is also a crowd that says, "Well, if they won't follow the diet pre-op, then they probably won't follow it post-op, and so if they won't follow the diet I won't do the surgery." And those jerks are the ones who have NO idea what this obesity thing is all about. I'd avoid them.

My surgeon's pre-op diet was "nothing after midnight" the night before surgery, and his post-op diet was about a week of clear, then progressively more un-clear liquids, followed by purees, then mushies...all of which should be finished in about three or four weeks. And then about two successful weeks on solids before the first adjustment.

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