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Okay so I have a question. Why didn’t my surgeon not give me a full two weeks on the diet? I was called this pst Wednesday (4/28/21) at noon telling me my surgery is scheduled for next Wednesday (5/5/21) so that’s barely 7 days to diet. Is this a normal thing that can happen or has happened to anyone?? Any thoughts or ideas

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Different surgeons have different philosophies.

I did no liquid diet at all, ever. Doc just said don't eat after 6:00pm the night before. My puree diet started day 1 post op.

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It sounds to me like they had a cancellation if they just scheduled it 7 days in advance but obviously the surgeon thinks 7 days is enough to do it safely or they wouldn’t do it. Did they not talk to you about what your preop diet would be like before they called and scheduled your appointment?

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She did mention to me to have two shakes one meal and the three days before all shakes. I’ve heard nothing but this two week diet this whole time and so it through me for a loop haha I’m following what she said.

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I only had a liquid diet from 12pm through 12am the day before surgery. All doctors are different and have a specific plan they like patients to follow. I’ve seen quite a few people here that have a few weeks of liquids only before surgery.

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50 minutes ago, Soon2bFit21 said:

I only had a liquid diet from 12pm through 12am the day before surgery. All doctors are different and have a specific plan they like patients to follow. I’ve seen quite a few people here that have a few weeks of liquids only before surgery.

Okay then I should be alright. So many different things out there. I’ll just keep doing what I’m doing 😀

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not all surgeons require it. Consider yourself lucky!

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Many don't do a pre-op diet (ours didn't) as they don't feel it provides them, or the patient, any benefit. It only seems here, online, that they are a standard practice as they are so objectionable (particularly the all liquid ones that some docs impose) that it's all people can talk about - those who don't have them have nothing to complain about so they don't post about it.

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