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How is everyone doing with their pre-op diets? Mine is honestly much better than I anticipated although I am one of the lucky ones that is not restricted to only liquid. I'm definitely having some head hunger and cravings but I'm not actually hungry most of the time.

Question for the ladies: anyone else due for their time of month around surgery? I'm praying mine comes soon and is done by the time I go in. I don't want to have to be dealing with that on top of everything else.

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17 minutes ago, JDLane said:

How is everyone doing with their pre-op diets? Mine is honestly much better than I anticipated although I am one of the lucky ones that is not restricted to only liquid. I'm definitely having some head hunger and cravings but I'm not actually hungry most of the time.

Question for the ladies: anyone else due for their time of month around surgery? I'm praying mine comes soon and is done by the time I go in. I don't want to have to be dealing with that on top of everything else.

Are you one the pill? I was supposed to be on mine the day after surgery but called gyno and he said okay to skip the placebo pills to hold it off for a few weeks.

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38 minutes ago, JDLane said:

How is everyone doing with their pre-op diets? Mine is honestly much better than I anticipated although I am one of the lucky ones that is not restricted to only liquid. I'm definitely having some head hunger and cravings but I'm not actually hungry most of the time.

Question for the ladies: anyone else due for their time of month around surgery? I'm praying mine comes soon and is done by the time I go in. I don't want to have to be dealing with that on top of everything else.

I start my 4 Protein shakes/4, 1 cup servings of non starchy veggies diet on Saturday. And yes, TOM should be paying me a visit too. With any luck he'll come on time and be gone before the 19th. LOL Glad things are going well for you!

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52 minutes ago, JDLane said:

How is everyone doing with their pre-op diets? Mine is honestly much better than I anticipated although I am one of the lucky ones that is not restricted to only liquid. I'm definitely having some head hunger and cravings but I'm not actually hungry most of the time.

Question for the ladies: anyone else due for their time of month around surgery? I'm praying mine comes soon and is done by the time I go in. I don't want to have to be dealing with that on top of everything else.

An advantage to being in my 60’s! Haha. Doing good with my pre op diet. First few days were rough but Im at day 6, some hunger but mostly Im learning to push past the cravings. Im having the realization that food is no longer for pleasure but for fuel to survive. Doing better with my Protein Shakes since I found Isopure. Good luck to those having surgery this week!

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Today was supposed to be my surgery day 😭 Alas, still do not know what day I will be rescheduled for yet. Hopefully this month…

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Hi all! I have a tentative day for May 18. I began my pre op liquid diet today. I feel like today might be the hardest. I am a little worried. I gained about 10lbs from my initial appointment. No one has said anything about it yet, but just worried that they might push my date back if I haven’t showed signs of losing any weight. Any recommendations on purée machines?
wishing all my beauties luck on our journey ❤️

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I, too am in my 60's and periods are a thing of the past. I suspect though that surgical teams deal with that all the time, and you will be up and down to the bathroom a lot after surgery, so it won't be as much of an issue as you may think.

Today is day 7 of my pre-op and I'm doing great. I have fleeting thoughts of foods that aren't allowed, but honestly if I drink a Protein Shake every few hours, with lots of water/tea/broth in between, I'm golden. I gardened yesterday and noticed I don't have as much stamina, and I attribute that to the low calorie diet. I'm also not yet taking the bariatric Vitamins I ordered, and probably should be as they contain more Iron and folic acid and such than what I usually take. Surgery is a week from tomorrow!

It is so great having all of you May surgery folks to chat with. Keep the faith all. It is so worth it!

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2 hours ago, ShoppGirl said:

Are you one the pill? I was supposed to be on mine the day after surgery but called gyno and he said okay to skip the placebo pills to hold it off for a few weeks.

I am but it's the mini pill so there is no placebo week to skip 😫 . For now I'll just continue to hope it comes and goes before the 12th. I did ask about it during my pre-op call and they basically just said you're not allowed to wear a tampon during surgery so they would provide the mesh underwear like you get after giving birth and a pad. So it's honestly not the worst thing, just not my preference.

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56 minutes ago, JDLane said:

I am but it's the mini pill so there is no placebo week to skip 😫 . For now I'll just continue to hope it comes and goes before the 12th. I did ask about it during my pre-op call and they basically just said you're not allowed to wear a tampon during surgery so they would provide the mesh underwear like you get after giving birth and a pad. So it's honestly not the worst thing, just not my preference.

Well ideally like you said it will come and go but if not, hopefully if you do have it it won’t be too big of a deal because like others said you will be up and down for the bathroom a lot anyways plus you are supposed to walk a lot as well. I was up and around the room the first night pretty easily you just have to drag your new friend around with you who I named Charlie (the iv) but that becomes second nature.

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1 hour ago, muala94 said:

5 days of pre-op diet down, 16 to go!!

Same! How are you doing with it? Are you all liquid or are you able to eat some things? I’m all liquid and struggling. Hoping that I get over the hump to where it gets easier.

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11 hours ago, mandya84 said:

Same! How are you doing with it? Are you all liquid or are you able to eat some things? I’m all liquid and struggling. Hoping that I get over the hump to where it gets easier.

Able to eat some things. All liquid sounds so hard!! I had been reading it gets better after day 3 and maybe it's in my head but it feels true in my case! Good luck to you ❤️

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I am only on day 2 of my liquid pre-op. No solids at all for me. But I can have 3-5 Protein Shakes, V8 and of course sugar free liquids. These Premier Protein shakes are MUCH better than I anticipated! We'll see how I feel about that by the end of the week 😐

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