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I’ve been on all liquids since Saturday. Surgery is the 6th... I wanna chew something so bad..... 😭

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Halfway through my 2 week pre-op diet and I'm SO tired of Protein Shakes. At least my plan involves some solid food, I feel so bad for you folks on full liquids.

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Clear liquid diet for me. I am looking forward to a regular liquid diet now. This one really bites.

Do any of you have to do a magnesium citrate bowel prep?

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I am on my third day of ore-op diet surgery on the 16th. I have a friend that just recommended the magnesium 400 for bowel ease after surgery. I have been looking into different brands.

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4 hours ago, Tomo said:

Do any of you have to do a magnesium citrate bowel prep?

Yep, the day before the surgery is all liquids and bowel prep for me. Not looking forward to it!

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No bowel prep here, just a very restrictive diet and Clear Liquids only the last day. Almost there!!! I talk myself into and out of this a million times a day.

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Just got called August 12th

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On 7/16/2021 at 7:06 AM, Queen LaShay said:

Surgery date is August 12th, and I'm ready! A little nervous, but ready.

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me too

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I had bypass on August 3rd. I'm working on taking in enough liquids right now. I'm not sure how big of a sip I should be taking or how much is too much at one time.

I'm having lots of burps and gurgle in my belly.

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On 08/05/2021 at 15:59, Pookie2012 said:



I had bypass on August 3rd. I'm working on taking in enough liquids right now. I'm not sure how big of a sip I should be taking or how much is too much at one time.




I'm having lots of burps and gurgle in my belly.


I’m so glad you posted your after. Congratulations!

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Had my bypass 8/2 and also had my gallbladder taken out. Doing well but first 2 days were very painful. Still have pain, and have been doing a lot of sleeping, too.

how are the others who had bypass already?

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6 hours ago, chaos_everyday said:

me too

They told me to try to do an ounce every 15 minutes (they use one of those little nyquil cups) or 4 oz per hour (while awake). But we'll see how it goes after my surgery on Monday. :)

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On 08/05/2021 at 15:59, Pookie2012 said:



I had bypass on August 3rd. I'm working on taking in enough liquids right now. I'm not sure how big of a sip I should be taking or how much is too much at one time.




I'm having lots of burps and gurgle in my belly.


Congratulations! It sounds like you’re off to a great start!

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On 08/05/2021 at 16:18, Going2bthin said:



Had my bypass 8/2 and also had my gallbladder taken out. Doing well but first 2 days were very painful. Still have pain, and have been doing a lot of sleeping, too.








how are the others who had bypass already?


Yeah! Anything unexpected you can tell us about? One guy from last year suggested bringing a pair of shorts or pants for comfort while walking around and getting in and out of bed.

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