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I'm having my surgery on the 24th of January and I start my liquid diet on the 10th. Any advice on how to make it more bearable??

Also, Is it just me or is anyone having or had bad anxiety before the surgery?

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Everyone worries before the surgery. Is it going to work? Am I going to die? Normal worries. Get some sugar free popsicles to help you through the liquid diet. They provide something to crunch on instead of just liquid.

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I have anxiety before any surgery, even though I've had a few under my belt! It's a normal reaction. This is pretty much a routine surgery these days, though - and they're considered very safe, so don't stress too much! (although I realize that's easy for ME to say!)

the liquid diet is the worst part of the whole ordeal - but a lot of us can relate! You just have to white knuckle through it - it'll get better by day 3 or 4, when your body hits ketosis. As another posted said, sugar free popsicles are great to have - so is sugar free Jello. There were days I hate an entire thing of sugar free Jello, just because it was the only thing I could have that somewhat resembled real food!

I was also allowed to have a limited amount of Tomato juice/V8 and broth (I think it might have been a cup of each per day) - that helped, too - the sodium in it made me retain Water, which made me feel a little fuller.

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Before I started my pre-op diet, I purchased a bunch of sample sizes of Protein Powder (different brands and different flavors). It helps to get a little variety when that's all you can consume!

Also, try to stay out of the kitchen and avoid being around people who are eating if possible.

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