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Hi everyone I am scheduled for surgery July 14 so that means in about one week I will start my liquid diet I’m just wondering if there’s things I should do or stuff I should eat and enjoy before my surgery ?? is there anything that you wish you had done that you could give me advice on ? Will I be able to have a normal life the first 30 days or is it more like being on bed rest? Should I go on a mini vacation? Go out to eat every day? thank you

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The more weight you lose before surgery, the better. I think most people do a food funeral or two...a big goodbye to something they love....but it's actually pretty silly. I've eaten pretty much everything I've ever eaten, just much smaller amounts and a lot of it I don't like as much anymore.

Have a food funeral or two...but don't go crazy. Stick to your diet as much as possible.

I never did bed rest. LOL. Not even the day of surgery. Day I had my surgery, I walked over a mile in the halls of the bariatric wing. I pretty much got back to life.

Lay in a supply of your favorite protien drinks, sugar free Jello, Bone Broth, tea, Mio...stuff you can have right after surgery.

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Wow thanks for the tips. Your a good role model although I don’t think I’ll be doing too many miles in the hospital. I’m starting to get nervous just trying to prepare

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I had a very easy recovery. I was up and walking around my house the first couple of days, and outside walking after that. Like creekimp, I can eat most things now that I did before surgery, I just eat a lot less of them. It's really the first few weeks/months that you have a lot of restrictions.

I didn't do any food blow-outs before surgery since I'd lost 57 lbs by then (didn't want to blow it!!). We did go to a couple of our favorite places that last week since I knew it'd be awhile before I could go again, but I didn't go hog wild there. I eat reasonable portions.

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Thanks I’m feeling so much better. I don’t feel the need to hurry and eat things now. I’m glad I will see everything again and don’t have to do a funeral

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