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I have 2 girls 10 and 11 and they always leave food on their plate. When are you scheduled for surgery?

Every surgeon is different, my surgeon said the preop diet is not necessary and he's a top bariatric surgeon in Boston. He said he can get to the stomach no matter what and he doesnt think we need the added stress before surgery. I will have Clear  liquids the day before and since I started 6 months ago the nut had had me make many changes, one at a time so they stick with me. No diet whatsoever, but lifestlye changes.

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My surgery is Monday I was really worried but now after doing a lot of reading if it really was a big safety thing then I think all docs would have the same protocol but bc it Varys so much and so drastically I'm not to worried about it anymore I've had 2 other emergency abdominal surgeries I had my gallbladder removed and my appendix so I'm just not as worried anymore


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After surgery I will have my family's help I just don't prior to surgery




Thats great to hear your family will help you. The pre op diet is the first step toward eating healthier. Have you reviewed your post op diet? Or anything online regarding post op diet? That will be good to review it and get understanding of it because everything has to be measured and followed. I purchased a scale and measuring cups and spoons. Its always a good idea to prepare yourself. Just dont cheat again. I think I read that a surgeon may reschedule surgery if the liver has not shrunk or something like that. The pre op diet is to be followed in order to shrink you for surgery and to see if you follow it & lose some weight before surgery.

CW: 319 SD:May 2017
GW: 128

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I know it's hard, but you shouldn't cheat on your liquid diet. Even after surgery you will face this problem. If you can deal with it now it will be better. Because believe me if you graze alot all that food will still fit in after surgery. I've seen alot of people go into surgery and after doctor open them up and there liver didn't shrink they close them back up. Your liver must shrink for them to lift it up to get to the stomach.

Just know you got this and can do it. It will be hard but we must break old habits now to have a greater success in the future.


HW: 420 (January 2016)
CW: 273 (March 2017)

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It certainly isn't easy!

My surgeon explained in detail why the two week liquid diet. Biggest reason was to shrink the liver so the procedure would be easier. He stressed that he has started surgery only to close up and stop since liver wasn't shrunk enough

I didn't want to wake up and hear 'sorry, need to reschedule'.

Stick to the guidelines the very best you can

good luck!

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8 hours ago, ebarclay said:


Thank you your the first person I feel like that isn't judging me I thought this site would be judgment free but I was wrong

It isn't about judging others. If you're going to post a question then be ready for real world answers. Do you want people to pat your hand and say "there, there...it's okay" or be honest about the real risks of not following your plan after surgery? This period of time needs to be a wake up call on the changes ahead. You'll find some of the most supportive people in the world on this site, but if you're going to say others are judging you when you aren't happy with their answer then I don't know what to tell you.

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I'm really good at criticism as long as it's constructive I'm a very honest and blunt person myself and expect that from others but like I said I'm good I've got 3 days to kick this into high gear and get shit done


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36 minutes ago, ebarclay said:

I'm really good at criticism as long as it's constructive I'm a very honest and blunt person myself and expect that from others but like I said I'm good I've got 3 days to kick this into high gear and get shit done

In all sincerity best wishes to you on your journey. The first few weeks can be a challenge so that's why we're looking out for you. It really is sad to see people cheat post-op and seriously suffer from their decision, and worse is the potential damage you could to yourself.

Good luck!

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I had my surgery yesterday doc said there was no issues with my liver what so ever




Congrats!!!!



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