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Wow, I see a lot of people here saying that they only needed to do two weeks of pre-op diet. I’ve been told six weeks and I need to start with shakes only in a few weeks (surgery in May). And those 6 weeks plus the post-op liquid diet is a looong time with no solids. Damn!

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It just depends on your doc & your starting weight.

I wasn’t told to do anything but a bowl prep the night before. I put Myself on a 2 week liquid diet.

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I agree with @toodlerue. And yes it is a long time, I had 2 weeks +2 days, it was easy by the 4th day. It really prepares you for after surgery though. I think I would of had a hard time adjusting to liquids only after surgery had it not been for the liquid pre op diet.

Best wishes for your upcoming surgery.

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It totally depends on your doctor and your weight. I had to do a 2 week liquid diet, but I hadn’t gotten my surgery confirmation, so I wound up doing 9 days liquid only. I was honest with my doctor Because, 1. He would know if I lied or cheated, and 2. I wanted to make sure he understood that I knew I didn’t do what he asked. Thankfully it wasn’t an issue with my surgery, but if I were heavier and had other issues, it could have prevented me from having the surgery, or having it done in a more invasive way.

try your best to do what the doctor says. I lost a good hunk of weight and it forced me to be aware of when I was hungry or “full” which I think will help now that I’m post op bypass.

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I'm on Day 3 of the Liquid Pre-op diet. Yesterday was a bit rough for a few hours, but today seems to be much better so far. My surgeon told me on Tuesday at my pre-op appointment that the first few days would be the worst and after that I would probably just be bored with consuming the same things everyday.

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On 3/5/2019 at 11:12 AM, VeeAurora said:

Wow, I see a lot of people here saying that they only needed to do two weeks of pre-op diet. I’ve been told six weeks and I need to start with shakes only in a few weeks (surgery in May). And those 6 weeks plus the post-op liquid diet is a looong time with no solids. Damn!

Maybe the doctor also takes our weight in consideration. My start weight was 228. My doctor wanted me on the liquid diet 2 weeks prior. Also I can eat chicken breast or lean fish and veggies at night. Even that was impossible to follow. It was horrible. I lost 15 pounds. My doctor's main objective was to reduce my liver. I thought it was bogus that he wouldn't continue the surgery if the liver was enlarged, until I started googling about it. Good Luck. Stick with it. You got this Vee.

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