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My surgery is on Tuesday and so far it hasn't been that bad. But tonight I cheated and had a slice of pizza and few chips:(. I feel like a failure,but more importantly will my surgeon be able to tell? I have waited so long for this, having been denied 3 times because of insurance politics. What should I do? Confess to the surgeon or keep quiet?

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Be honest, it does no one any favors not to be. I had a two week pre-op liquid diet and ate chicken almost every night for dinner except the last night. I was honest with my surgeon and it posed no problems. At the hospital they were most concerned that I was compliant with no food after midnight, which I was.

It was explained to me that the main reason for the lenghty diet is to give the system a rest and also try and reduce fatty liver (if you have that, i did).

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I totally feel your pain! Surgery Monday here. Be strong, we can do it!! We have worked very hard to get here, so close. Good luck!

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You will be fine i was required soft foods only 1 day before surgery! 2 days before I had fajita tacos

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My surgery is on Tuesday and so far it hasn't been that bad. But tonight I cheated and had a slice of pizza and few chips:(. I feel like a failure' date='but more importantly will my surgeon be able to tell? I have waited so long for this, having been denied 3 times because of insurance politics. What should I do? Confess to the surgeon or keep quiet?[/quote']

I only had to have all liquids the day before surgery not two and three weeks before that's insane!!!! You should be fine but u should always be upfront and honest with ur surgeon. Good luck????

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You should be fine, but you do need to fess up to your surgeon.

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Thanks guys for the support. I don't want the surgeon to tell me that he will postpone my surgery, but nonetheless I'll still fess up.

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So yesterday I admitted to cheating on my 10 day liquid diet. My sister told me about Epsom salt as a laxative. So I said what the heck, let me try it. So far so good to spare everyone the tmi all I'm going to say is that its a bit gassy

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So yesterday I admitted to cheating on my 10 day liquid diet. My sister told me about Epsom salt as a laxative. So I said what the heck, let me try it. So far so good to spare everyone the tmi all I'm going to say is that its a bit gassy

I cheated today to. My surgery is Wednesday. How did your surgeon respond.

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He doesn't know yet. My surgery is the first one of the day, 8 a.m. Boy am I nervous.

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Hey!! Don't panic! I cheated Saturday and told my surgical coordinator. She said it was fine, and they only expect you to "try your best." I felt horrible, but then I didn't feel so bad after she said that. My friend who had her surgery in May didn't even have a pre-op diet, and she was fine. I doubt there will be a problem. I had the same pre-op diet with my lap band and I also cheated, and they told me my liver looked great. I am around 250lbs. I'm not sure if how big a deal

Cheating is the bigger you are.

Main point: don't beat yourself up. No one is perfect! Good luck!!!

Erika :)

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Hey!

Don't panic! I cheated on Saturday and contacted my patient/surgical coordinator and she said it was fine!! She said they only expect people to try their best to stay on it. I cheated on the same pre-op before my Lap Band surgery in 2010, and the surgeon told me my liver looked great.

My friend had her sleeve done in may and her surgeon didn't even have a pre-op diet for her. She did beautifully.

I am sure you will be fine! I am around 250, so I'm not sure if the cheating makes a bigger difference if you are in the 300's, 400's, etc...but my guess is that you'll be just fine.

Main point: no one is perfect, or expects you to be!

Best of luck!!!!!!! My surgery is Friday! Eeeek! :)

Erika :)

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Sorry for two posts. I'm on my iPhone at work and it told me I couldn't post bc it timed out so

I wrote a new one!

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Your surgeon probably won't even ask. It's not a big deal.

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