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Just want some peeps opinion. I have been through hell and back to get this surgery. went through my doctors entire program only to be told by Aetna last month I'm denied. I had lost 15 lbs following the drs program but but that stressed me out and I started eating bad...not so bad just normal and I allowed myself sugar and carbs. As of the 17th I had gained 6 lbs back. Well i did get approval finally after appeal and Tuesday (two days ago) I called and asked for an idea of the surgery date. They said I could do it Tuesday, Oct 1. yahoo, but then OMG! Well Tuesday night they e-mail that I have to start the pre-op diet immediately. So yesterday (Wednesday) I got up and just had coffee for Breakfast. A Protein Shake for lunch. But I messed up with dinner and ate a yogurt with some fat in it. It was publix low fat greek but I realized it had 5 grams of fat and 35 carb. It wasn't low carb as my doctors office said. . Today I've been extra good and will be until my surgery but last week I was not eating on a good diet. Do you think 12 days is good enough time o shrink my liver. I don't want them to have to open me up and not do it laproscopically.

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Yep today is a new day, just crack on, stick to the Protein Shakes and your liver will be nice and soft, smaller and easy for them to move. The yoghurt isn't going to make much of a difference, just stick to it 100% now and it'll be fine :D Congrats on having a date!!! WooHoo!

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You will be fine! Congrats! Hang in there. The light is shining through the tunnel!

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You’ll be fine...but if you’re not ready, you’re not ready. You can delay you surgery if you want

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7 hours ago, Panda333 said:

Just want some peeps opinion. I have been through hell and back to get this surgery. went through my doctors entire program only to be told by Aetna last month I'm denied. I had lost 15 lbs following the drs program but but that stressed me out and I started eating bad...not so bad just normal and I allowed myself sugar and carbs. As of the 17th I had gained 6 lbs back. Well i did get approval finally after appeal and Tuesday (two days ago) I called and asked for an idea of the surgery date. They said I could do it Tuesday, Oct 1. yahoo, but then OMG! Well Tuesday night they e-mail that I have to start the pre-op diet immediately. So yesterday (Wednesday) I got up and just had coffee for Breakfast. A Protein Shake for lunch. But I messed up with dinner and ate a yogurt with some fat in it. It was publix low fat greek but I realized it had 5 grams of fat and 35 carb. It wasn't low carb as my doctors office said. . Today I've been extra good and will be until my surgery but last week I was not eating on a good diet. Do you think 12 days is good enough time o shrink my liver. I don't want them to have to open me up and not do it laproscopically.

You'll be fine, stop stressing. That was just a tiny slip up :)

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3 hours ago, ARMoma45 said:

You'll be fine, stop stressing. That was just a tiny slip up :)

Thanks.....extra nervous as I’ve come so far....... :)

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You will be fine - I agree with above just stick to Protein Shakes and broth - They are not going to get carried away, Drink a ton of Protein Water and regular water flush it all out

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@Panda333 I did the exact same thing. The yogurt is tricky...I said to myself today is new day..we got this!! 😁

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Yes! 12 days should be enough time.

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Hi, I am also on my pre-op diet (surgery 10/3). Are you on a clear liquid diet 7 days prior to surgery? My doctor has me on one and it is very hard. I think it is to prep me for post surgery and the diet needed after along with shrinking my liver. I find keeping fluids with me 24/7 will help but I am only on day 2. I did have some small slips last week with my low carb diet but felt I had to just do better and I did.

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On 9/19/2019 at 11:52 PM, Panda333 said:

Just want some peeps opinion. I have been through hell and back to get this surgery. went through my doctors entire program only to be told by Aetna last month I'm denied. I had lost 15 lbs following the drs program but but that stressed me out and I started eating bad...not so bad just normal and I allowed myself sugar and carbs. As of the 17th I had gained 6 lbs back. Well i did get approval finally after appeal and Tuesday (two days ago) I called and asked for an idea of the surgery date. They said I could do it Tuesday, Oct 1. yahoo, but then OMG! Well Tuesday night they e-mail that I have to start the pre-op diet immediately. So yesterday (Wednesday) I got up and just had coffee for Breakfast. A Protein Shake for lunch. But I messed up with dinner and ate a yogurt with some fat in it. It was publix low fat greek but I realized it had 5 grams of fat and 35 carb. It wasn't low carb as my doctors office said. . Today I've been extra good and will be until my surgery but last week I was not eating on a good diet. Do you think 12 days is good enough time o shrink my liver. I don't want them to have to open me up and not do it laproscopically.

How has it been? Only a few days now and you will be post-op !!

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17 minutes ago, Bastian said:

How has it been? Only a few days now and you will be post-op !!

Hi @Bastian.thx for checking in.....I've been faithful on the diet....I think I'm getting more nervous now. There was an all day pre-surgery meeting for my program that I brought my husband to. He even said, it's okay if you want to cancel. I am just nervous now, not at the actual surgery part...but all of the mindfulness that will come after..... I hope I choose the right procedure...I initally wanted sleeve now I'm getting bypass which involves so many more Vitamins. I hope I can be diligent enough to stay healthy.

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1 hour ago, Aodhanmom said:

Hi! Just curious... how did the surgery go?

Surgery went well. I felt fairly good after. Came home two days ago and a bit sore, especially on my left side......I don’t think messing up my pre-op diet did anything although the dr wanted me to have lost more weight before.......still up in weight because of fluids. Home recovering......

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