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I am so excited. I have my pre surgery consultation tomorrow. They needed to move it up from Monday to Friday so I'm good with that! Gave me a tentative surgery date of the 18th!!! I can't wait.

So they asked me to start on the diet now that is supposed to shrink my liver. I see a lot of ppl talk about a liquids diet only before surgery but they asked me to eat only dairy, meat and nuts.

I can't wait to see what they say tomorrow in my appointment. I'm so ready!!!

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I just had my pre surgery consultation on Tuesday and am scheduled for surgery on the 17th. I have to do a low carb high Protein diet to shrink my liver then the day before I do liquids only to make sure everything is empty and ready for surgery. Congratulations and good luck!

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Each surgeon has different requirements depending on your starting weight. I was not required to do any liver shrinking diet. I was only on liquids for 24 hours before surgery to make sure my stomach was empty during surgery. It seems like your surgeon thinks that your liver will shrink an adequate amount with only restricting your diet to dairy, meats, and nuts. Rejoice in the fact that you don't have to suffer through a 7 week liquid diet!

Good luck with your surgery!

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3 minutes ago, Mrs.Braxton<3 said:

Thank you both. Yeah that’s true.im glad I don’t have to do a liquid diet for 7 days too. I can’t wait!!!!

I don't have to do a liquid diet either; I'm so glad! My doctor only requires it for patient's over a certain BMI. My pre-op diet includes lean Protein, veggies, and Protein Shakes.

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12 hours ago, anonbaribabe said:

I don't have to do a liquid diet either; I'm so glad! My doctor only requires it for patient's over a certain BMI. My pre-op diet includes lean Protein, veggies, and Protein Shakes.

I was on a 6 month diet so I could get under 50 BMI. I'm at 46 now so I guess that's why I don't have to do the strict 2 week pre-op liquid diet. I think 50 is the magic number the doctors go by.

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My surgery is also the 18th! My doc is having me start Clear Liquids on Monday. I think doctors just have different practices and I think it also depends on the patient, since the pre-op diet is for shrinking the fatty liver. They probably have ways to guess how fatty a person's liver is likely to be, based on weight, bmi, eating habits, etc.

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Oof i wish i only had a 7 day liquid diet or 24hour XD I have surgery in 3 days and have been on the liquid diet for 11 days.

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