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What did you guys do for a pre op diet? Obviously we can't do liquids for 2 weeks we would loose to much! We need to shrink our livers before surgery I know. My Dr said just do liquid and laxative 2 days prior to surgery. I'm scared this isn't enough though???? What did you guys do???

Don't take laxatives, you will dehydrate yourself at a critical time. I didn't follow the recommended pre op diet until the day before...well not even that, 10 hours before my surgery I took a sleeping pill and sleep ate 2 candy bars from the hotel fridge. I was the first to get surgery the next day, not a word was said and no complications. I am not suggesting this is a good idea, however, don't worry so much. Get good eating habits before and you will be a better success after

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That's the worst. When people think you're pregnant. Or worse, when kids point to you and say she's big or she's pregnant or something like that. I wish I would have gotten my weight under control when I was like 230 lbs. now I'm up to 330 and I have a long journey ahead of me. I think you ladies are smart to get going km this before you are morbidly obese. I am lucky I have no health problems and I am getting the surgery I just wish I didn't have so much to lose.

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I've heard that the lower the BMI the slower you will lose after surgery and the weight doesn't "fall off" like it does for people with a BMI of 40 or more. Good luck!

this will be great for me because I don't want to loose anymore than 50lbs so hopefully it false off slow and I'm able tone up fast

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My BMI was 35 when I qualified with co-morbidities. 34 day of surgery. 5'2, 190. Surgery 10/21/14. 6 month check up at 146lb. Knew I wouldn't loose fast, but I'm ok with that. Feel better than I have in years.

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My BMI was 35 + Co morbidities when I was approved. My surgery weight was 180,BMI 32.9 at the time of surgery April 1st. I am 3 weeks post Op and have lost 12 lbs, and 1 dress size. I expect the weight loss will slow down as I continue to introduce foods into my diet. My pre-op diet consisted of fruits, vegetables and Meal Replacement shakes for 1 week prior, laxative 2 days prior (doctors orders) to cleanse my colon.

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My Dr said just do liquid and laxative 2 days prior to surgery.

@@alindsey

huh???? :huh:

doc actually said to take laxatives :o :wacko:

that is a new one to me

i "thought" taking laxatives to help you lose weight isn't really Kosher :blink:

am i wrong???

good luck

kathy

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laxatives are taken to cleanse your colon - not for the purpose of losing weight..Bottom line is follow your doctor's orders and everything will be ok.

Edited by brandnewme2015

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Honestly at 32, you shouldn't need surgery

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Honestly Bruce a BMI over 30 is considered obese. Unless you are a board certified bariatric surgeon I'm not sure you know what your talking about lol I've heard of BMIs as low as 28 needing surgical intervention due to obesity with comorbidities....

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Yea, you're probably right.. I spoke out of place

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I'm in Philadelphia and my surgeon said that I had to be a 35 or higher to qualify plus they want you to have another health condition with obesity like high blood pressure or something like this

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Kudos on a gracious reply, Bruce. I was around a 32 BMI at time of surgery w high BP, high cholesterol & increasingly high blood sugar (which all resolved within a month or two).

I do want to come back to this thread and warn you all about an issue I had as a "telling no one - low BMI" patient though. (Just can't do it right now because I can't type very well on my phone!)

Best to all.

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Kudos on a gracious reply, Bruce. I was around a 32 BMI at time of surgery w high BP, high cholesterol & increasingly high blood sugar (which all resolved within a month or two).

I do want to come back to this thread and warn you all about an issue I had as a "telling no one - low BMI" patient though. (Just can't do it right now because I can't type very well on my phone!)

Best to all.

Yes Bruce impressed me!!!

Please do come back and tell what happened!!! I'm so curious!!!

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Kudos on a gracious reply, Bruce. I was around a 32 BMI at time of surgery w high BP, high cholesterol & increasingly high blood sugar (which all resolved within a month or two).

I do want to come back to this thread and warn you all about an issue I had as a "telling no one - low BMI" patient though. (Just can't do it right now because I can't type very well on my phone!)

Best to all.

Still wanting to hear your experience, when you get a chance, as I'm in a similar position with lower BMI and not planning to tell anyone but immediate family. My sleeve is scheduled for May 4.

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