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Does anyone else have a two week pre-op diet with 3 shakes a day and all the green veggies I want? I start mine on 12/21 and have already tried to limit my carbs so I don't get the "carb withdrawal headache" If you have had or going to have the same diet how did you plan to space out your meals?

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there are pros and cons for sure. I think it is better in some ways to have both going on, be miserable and get it over with and limit the time you will need help and pain meds. definitely discuss this with both your surgeons. on the con side, the diminished nourishment may interfere some with your leg healing. good luck. let us know what happens. love sara

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My surgery is Dec 2nd and my pre op diet is 2-3 Protein Shakes and 1 lean, low carb, meal. But two days before surgery I just do Protein shakes and Water of course. I have been doing chicken and fish (Baked) and veggies. Only getting 1 or 2 carbs from protein shakes. Started this past Tuesday and my headaches are gone now. Good luck!

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I'm not looking forward to the headaches, I never have them! Maybe I won't get them, I've had 4 different surgeries over the years and understand the pain med phase. So, I'm not worried about that.

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