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Hi, everyone!

I’ve been on my two week pre-op liquid diet faithfully for eight days now. My surgery is six days away. Today, my mom made chili and the aroma overwhelmed me. I caved and put spoonful in my mouth along with three Ritz crackers, chewed it up, and then spit it into the toilet without swallowing. My dietitians have stated and restated how important it is to shrink my liver before surgery. Will this hiccup put me in danger of postponement? I haven’t deviated from liquids any other time and don’t plan to do it again. I rinsed my mouth with Water afterward, feeling paranoid that I may swallow a small bit after spitting. In hindsight, it was not worth this feeling at all. Has anyone had a similar experience?

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No danger whatsoever--don't give it another thought. If you are generally compliant with the liquid diet, you'll shrink your liver. One little slip-up is not going to make a difference. (Full disclosure: I had two pieces of pizza at an office party during my 2-week liquid diet and everything was fine.). In fact, I've read here that some surgeons don't even require a liquid diet before surgery. Honestly, I would not even bring this up with your doctor.

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I think you are fine to be honest. I know many patients that never did the liquid diet at all and still had their surgery. It makes it harder on the surgeon because now they have to move a fat liver away to get to the stomach but this won't be your case - you have been compliant. Go easy on yourself. You are fine.

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I had my share of slip ups during the liquid diet- I didn't tell my Dr., surgery went off no problem.

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12 hours ago, jenny1975 said:

This is a question I had also.
I ate 3 chicken nuggets, bite of a roll and a onion ring in a week.
I've been freaking out.
I walk a mile a day and Protein and liquid diet all day besides my small nightly meal.

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I had my surgery on the 12th and everything went fine. The advice the others gave here was perfect. I think you’ll be okay too.

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