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Day 1 pre-op.. already sucks!



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lol! i was so enthusiastic going into this, knowing I would/will feel better in a few days.. but I am ending Day 1 and this super sucks. i have THE FIERCEST craving for spaghetti. also pork lo mein. I'm still at work, but want to crawl immediately into bed and take sleeping meds so I don't have to feel hungry/have cravings and can just sleep til tomorrow. rinse, repeat until my surgery.

ugh, and don't say the cravings go away. i was on a strict low-carb diet for 5 months last year (lost 60 lbs) and those intense carb cravings NEVER went away. need to find a way to not mentally dwell on them, but i sit and just envision the taste in my mouth and it's like a drug. this is going to be a long 20 days...

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It's probably even worse because I don't *have* to start the diet until next Tuesday. So I'm like... well... maybe I should just start then. But I have been eating SO terrible, that I wanted to start now.

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Yep it's awful. Had to do it for my band in 2009 and now looking at a revision so will have to go through it again. Not sure how I'll cope because these days I seem incapable of having a liquids only day.

The only way through is to keep focusing on those goalposts and the end game

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Maybe start slow and allow one meal a day for a few days?:60_sweat:

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I know this sounds off-the-wall, but when the carb cravings hit, try taking a couple of Tums. It could be too much stomach acid and your body wants the carbs to settle the acid.

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2 hours ago, ARMoma45 said:

Maybe start slow and allow one meal a day for a few days?:60_sweat:

My pre-op does allow for one meal a day! Haha. I am just being a baby.

Made it through Day 1 alive. Since I am starting early, I don't have the 3rd shakes (I only have enough for the 15 days, since they are Advanced Recovery shakes), so I had 2 eggs in place of where I will be having my 3rd shake next Tuesday. Figured that was a good substitute.

Every day that goes by I will get more confident and it'll be easier! Counting down..

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46 minutes ago, Orchids&Dragons said:

I know this sounds off-the-wall, but when the carb cravings hit, try taking a couple of Tums. It could be too much stomach acid and your body wants the carbs to settle the acid.

That could be possible. I have pretty severe acid reflux issues and usually just let them pass on their own (even though I have Prilosec).

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