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I’m disappointed I started my preop diet three weeks in advance and I only lost ten pounds. My surgery is scheduled for AM and I’m so nervous. So many emotions. Nervous something will go wrong or that I won’t lose much weight. Thoughts?

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Best of luck to you. I was on my pre op for 11 days and only lost 7 lbs. I think many of us have that same worry. Totally normal. I'm like 5 weeks out and lost like 22lbs only. I say only but others say that's a good amount. So, we'll see. But anyway, best of luck. Remember to walk a lot after surgery. Best thing for all that gas.

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Nerves are normal. Big emotions are normal. Get prepared as much as you can, and expect to work hard and have challenges. You will need to employ patience. It won't be easy.

Most important advice freshly post-op. Sip. Sip. Sip. Use the stupid little cups, make the chart on paper, and put all of your attention and focus the next week....into drinking as much as you're supposed to.

Drink one teenie little one ounce cup in ten teenie little sips. Do this every 15 minutes, all day, as long as you are awake. 4 ounces an hour...if you are awake 16 hours = 64 ounces. But you have to pay attention and do it. Every. Single. Hour.

Your job the next week is to watch the clock and drink.

Sip, sip, sip.

That's how you stay out of the hospital for dehydration.

Best wishes and congrats!

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nerves are normal, having something go wrong during the surgery is rare, and you WILL lose the weight if you're stay committed to your clinic's food plan.

like creekimp said, your job right after surgery is to stay hydrated. And get your Protein in, too - but hydration is even more important those first couple of weeks.

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Good Luck!

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12 hours ago, smarks said:

I’m disappointed I started my preop diet three weeks in advance and I only lost ten pounds. My surgery is scheduled for AM and I’m so nervous. So many emotions. Nervous something will go wrong or that I won’t lose much weight. Thoughts?

Congratulations in advance!

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12 hours ago, smarks said:

I’m disappointed I started my preop diet three weeks in advance and I only lost ten pounds. My surgery is scheduled for AM and I’m so nervous. So many emotions. Nervous something will go wrong or that I won’t lose much weight. Thoughts?

That's 10 pounds you do not have to worry about after surgery - Congratulations! Best of luck to you!

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