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Sleeve scheduled 05/12/2020, pre-op diet isn't so bad



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My surgery is scheduled for next Tuesday the 12th, after being delayed for about a month. My surgeon seems to follow some different protocols from what I've seen a lot of other people post. I only have to follow my pre-op diet for one week, and it consists of two Protein Shakes a day then a small meal consisting of lean Protein and veggies. I thought I would be tired and hangry, but my hunger has been pretty manageable and I actually feel physically better and less tired and achy than I did before starting the pre-op diet (I have an autoimmune disease and my GI doctor suspects I have mild Celiac disease so it could have something to do with not eating gluten). So, yay, I guess!

He also wants me drinking lots of Water the morning of surgery, up until about two hours before my scheduled start time, so that's definitely unusual.

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6 minutes ago, stacer12 said:

He also wants me drinking lots of Water the morning of surgery, up until about two hours before my scheduled start time, so that's definitely unusual.

That is unusual. I was supposed to stop eating AND drinking at the midnight before my surgery (which was at 10:00am)

In any case, I'm excited for you...good luck, and keep us posted!

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So you really going under tomorrow? Most anesthesiologists want an empty stomach in case of aspiration. But surgeons worry patients get dehydrated postop causing its own problem. So I guess your surgeon wins the battle over anesthesiologist. Maybe stopping two hours before surgery gives enough time to empty stomach.

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17 minutes ago, over65 said:

So you really going under tomorrow? Most anesthesiologists want an empty stomach in case of aspiration. But surgeons worry patients get dehydrated postop causing its own problem. So I guess your surgeon wins the battle over anesthesiologist. Maybe stopping two hours before surgery gives enough time to empty stomach.

As of right now, everything is still on. I've always thought the no Water after midnight thing was stupid. Water doesn't stay in your stomach for more than a couple hours, anyway, so the aspiration risk is minimal with water as long as you stop drinking it 2 hrs prior.

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