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Hi all,

I’m finishing up my pre op diet and Monday is the big day! I just gotta say, as hard as it was at first, seeing the results has gotten me really excited for the next step. Not only that, it has shown me that I CAN do this and I’m ready. Any doubts I may have had are gone and I’m so excited to be starting this new journey.
I just wanted to throw that out there for anyone that’s just starting their liquid diet and struggling like I was. I promise it gets easier and you got this!

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36 minutes ago, TacosBeforeGuapos said:

Hi all,

I’m finishing up my pre op diet and Monday is the big day! I just gotta say, as hard as it was at first, seeing the results has gotten me really excited for the next step. Not only that, it has shown me that I CAN do this and I’m ready. Any doubts I may have had are gone and I’m so excited to be starting this new journey.
I just wanted to throw that out there for anyone that’s just starting their liquid diet and struggling like I was. I promise it gets easier and you got this!

As I gulp anothER Protein Shake I give a fist jut to the sky in solidarity! Best of luck Monday! We will be sending you allllllll the good stuff thru cyber-space. Check in with us as soon as you feel up to it. ((YOU GOT THIS!))

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Thanks for that I’m doing 1 meal and 2 Protein Shakes daily and I swear I wanted to cry today. Monday I start my liquid diet and my surgery is Thursday. This is so much harder than I thought.

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1 hour ago, Focusonme said:

Thanks for that I’m doing 1 meal and 2 Protein Shakes daily and I swear I wanted to cry today. Monday I start my liquid diet and my surgery is Thursday. This is so much harder than I thought.

Hang in there! It’s tough, but distracting myself helped a ton. Also drinking lots of Water to fill up my stomach.

I wouldn’t say it’s a breeze post-OP. The head hunger is still there. (I’m 4 days out today.) Drinking Protein Shakes while my family eats pizza isn’t any easier with a smaller stomach. LOL. You got this! Keep your eye on the prize.

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Hang in there! It’s tough, but distracting myself helped a ton. Also drinking lots of Water to fill up my stomach.
I wouldn’t say it’s a breeze post-OP. The head hunger is still there. (I’m 4 days out today.) Drinking Protein Shakes while my family eats pizza isn’t any easier with a smaller stomach. LOL. You got this! Keep your eye on the prize.
I hear you! Saturday nights are usually our order in night and Its hard to break old habits.


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17 minutes ago, jbelly said:

I hear you! Saturday nights are usually our order in night and Its hard to break old habits.


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My boys and husband just came home from the trampoline park and picked up Chick-fil-a! My Protein Shake and Gatorade Zero are going to have to do. 😂

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1 hour ago, colormehappy said:

My boys and husband just came home from the trampoline park and picked up Chick-fil-a! My Protein Shake and Gatorade Zero are going to have to do. 😂

My family got Jersey Mikes subs today for dinner. I walked into the restaurant with them - but had to leave - the bread smelled SO good. I went and sat in the car while they got take out. After a few mins, I was okay - but my 'dog nose' right now seems to find all the foods that I can't eat. I did better with liquid and Protein today than yesterday. My pain was a little worse today - and I get a weird pressure in my chest 30 secs after drinking too large of a sip - so I'm still learning. I don't want to jinx anything, but recovery so far has been way easier than I expected.

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Today I chose lunch as my meal bc my fiancé wanted to go out for lunch. We went to Red Lobster. I had 2 shrimp skewers and some broccoli with Water. He sat there and ate the garlic butter bread right in front of me. My food was so bland but that was the only thing that I found on the menu that I liked and could actually eat. All he did was talk about how great his food was. My meal was $20 and had absolutely not flavor at all I’d been better off eating a salad at home. Sorry just venting since I literally only have 2 more actual meals before I transition to all liquid. I was so disappointed!!

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Thanks everyone for the encouragement

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Hi everybody I am new I had my surgery on April 30 2020 I am on my six weeks I feel like I am not feeling up don’t know what to do.

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Hi everybody I am new I had my surgery on April 30 2020 I am on my six weeks I feel like I am not feeling up don’t know what to do.
Can I let you in on a secret? None of us really have all of this figured out so don't feel alone! I would reach out to your doctor to help you on the right track. Do you have any specific questions?

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I have surgery scheduled for June 10th. My pre-op diet is liquid for 5 days. It is crazy how different places require a different amount of liquid diet. I’m so nervous he’s going to get in there and close me back up because I didn’t shrink my liver enough.

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31 minutes ago, Mishyd84 said:

I have surgery scheduled for June 10th. My pre-op diet is liquid for 5 days. It is crazy how different places require a different amount of liquid diet. I’m so nervous he’s going to get in there and close me back up because I didn’t shrink my liver enough.

I obviously don’t recommend it, but I’ve seen people on YouTube videos say that they didn’t follow the liquid diet at all! Some doctors only have a 24 hour liquid diet. You’ll do awesome, 5 days will be perfect.

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Thank you! I’m a bag of nerves, lol. This is a change that has been deemed medically necessary by the doctors and my insurance, so it’s pretty severe in my case. I’m having the duodenal switch done, so this should be interesting!

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