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3 hours ago, NewMe_2021 said:

Down to 3 days of liquids. Last night I decided to turn my shake into something I could tolerate. I filled a blender cup with ice, added the shake and blended till smooth. I ate it with a spoon, which, was a nice change. I think the ice helped to dilute it to the point where I didn't feel like it was sticking to my mouth. Whatever it takes at this point!

This sounds dreamy at this point! Thanks for the tip!

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Surgery day is tomorrow! 2 Weeks of 3 Optifast shakes a day, low sodium broth, sf popsicles and Jello. Cannot WAIT to get to the other side. Tbh, I was a little envious of the folks that were able to have chewable food during their 2 weeks. But it went by like that!

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On 6/8/2021 at 5:02 AM, NewMe_2021 said:

@Sch902right there with you...my sister in law had vsg surgery in December and she was allowed to have oatmeal during her pre-op. Never thought I would be so jealous over oatmeal LOL. You are right...it is temporary! Just have to keep on keepin on at this point!

@Jessyr702 My plan is 5 Glucerna Hunger Smart shakes a day with some broth, SF jello/popsicles and tea added in as needed. My program gave me several shakes to choose from, so, I was limited on what I could drink. Their reasoning is that all my nutrition is coming from the shakes and they wanted ones that had the best nutritional profile. I originally wanted Premier Protein, but, they said while those are a great shake if I'm drinking 5 a day it would be too much Protein for my kidneys. So, saving those for post op.

Down to 3 days of liquids. Last night I decided to turn my shake into something I could tolerate. I filled a blender cup with ice, added the shake and blended till smooth. I ate it with a spoon, which, was a nice change. I think the ice helped to dilute it to the point where I didn't feel like it was sticking to my mouth. Whatever it takes at this point!

Started washing with my Hibiclens and taking my Gabapentin today. Getting close!

I keep forgetting about the Jello and sugar free popsicles! That will help tremendously!

On 6/5/2021 at 10:58 PM, aspa said:

Hello. I am Aspasia from Greece. Yesterday I left the hospital very happy and in an exciting mood. It's my first day at home and my emotions are mixed. It does not hurt at all, just a little itching at the points of incision and drainage. But I'm worried about what I should do.

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On 6/6/2021 at 3:20 PM, Iluvbats said:

I am 10 days out and REALLY struggling with this pre-op diet. 2 shakes a day and one meal. It's killing me. Last night I fell off the wagon and had crackers and Philly cream cheese and today I had a spoon full of macaroni cheese! I don't even like macaroni cheese! I have to get through the rest of this day and 9 more. Thankfully I'm not hungry right now but this is hard. If I could do this diet, I wouldn't need surgery!

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Got my surgery date this morning. It's 2 weeks from today! June 23rd. Had to hit the liver shrinking diet full force right out of the chute. Thankfully I had some "supplies" on hand and will do a run to the grocery store in the morning. I still can't believe this is happening.

Lara

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What is the pre op testing

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1 minute ago, kathy123 said:

What is the pre op testing

I had mine yesterday and I just had blood drawn and a EKG. Went over all my paperwork, received my soap, and pre surgery drinks. I was in and out in less than a hour!

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Well, I’m on day 3 post op. I feel like I’ve been doing very well so far. Pain is little to none. No nausea or vomiting. Today, I’m struggling with swallowing. My throat is sore and irritated from the anesthesia. I have no voice and it hurts to swallow. Help!

Oh, also… the gas the first day after surgery is unreal! GasX and walking came in super handy…

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On 06/07/2021 at 17:15, asj2ayo said:

I had my surgery June 3, 2021

How are you doing?

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Congrats to everyone who has had surgery so far. Sounds like everyone is doing well for the most part. My big day is tomorrow! Honestly, I've been so swamped at work trying to get everything wrapped up I have had very little time to even think about it. I'm hoping to pack my bag tonight and then figure out how to stay really busy tomorrow morning. I have to take a Celebrex tonight, wash again with a special soap in the morning and then drink a GED mix at 10:30am. Surgery is at 1:30 tomorrow. I'm glad to finally be here. A little nervous about the actual surgery, but, I know everything will be ok. I'll try to check in when I get home from the hospital to update everyone!

@t0bell@ can you tolerate ice chips or maybe suck on a sugar free popsicle? I'm wondering if that very small amount of liquid slowly melting might help your throat feel better and may be manageable from a swallowing perspective. Gotta keep those fluids going so you don't get dehydrated! It will get better, hang in there!

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Hello everyone. My surgery date is 6/25 and I started my 2 week pre op liquid diet today. The program I'm in requires me to have 6 Protein Shakes a day, each 3 hours apart. I can also sub a shake with a nutrifast Soup, which I have done tonight.

I can also have sugar free Jello or popsicles. I've always been good at drinking plain Water, which is helpful right now.

I'm excited about the journey I am on, but also anxious about my surgery.

On the 18th is my anesthesia consult, on the 22nd I get tested for Covid.

After the surgery it will be 1 month on liquids, 1 months purreed and 1 month soft foods.

Wish me luck! I'm so glad I found this forum!

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Hi everyone! I had my surgery June 9th and I just stumbled upon this forum :) Dealing with a serious lack of sleep, lots of bloating and nausea right now. Things are not amazing. When can I expect to feel better? I was unable to hold anything down for the first two days after surgery, but I was dismissed today. Excited for my new life to begin, but right now I'm in a lot of pain :(

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12 hours ago, VSG_Bee said:

Hello everyone. My surgery date is 6/25 and I started my 2 week pre op liquid diet today. The program I'm in requires me to have 6 Protein Shakes a day, each 3 hours apart. I can also sub a shake with a nutrifast Soup, which I have done tonight.

I can also have sugar free Jello or popsicles. I've always been good at drinking plain Water, which is helpful right now.

I'm excited about the journey I am on, but also anxious about my surgery.

On the 18th is my anesthesia consult, on the 22nd I get tested for Covid.

After the surgery it will be 1 month on liquids, 1 months purreed and 1 month soft foods.

Wish me luck! I'm so glad I found this forum!

Congratulations. Good Luck!

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@Eli05 Good luck! It’s true each day gets better, but the struggle is real! Ugh it’s torture seeing and smelling the kids food lol! I had my surgery June 8 and glad I stuck to the liquids bc it really made a difference and now I have no interest in food.

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Hi there I’m pre op for mini gastric bypass on the 17th I am allowed Decaf coffee.....any ideas for Creamer? Is powdered allowed? I was using a shake but it is so sweet

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