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On 8/19/2021 at 10:43 AM, vikingbeast said:

VSG scheduled for 14th September in Fountain Valley, Orange County, California. Still waiting to hear about what I need beforehand (EKG, bloodwork, etc.)

Oddly, there's no required pre-op diet other than liquids only the day before and NPO the day of. They did suggest trying to replace one meal with a Protein Shake two weeks before, and if possible, two meals with Protein Shakes the week before.

Wow that's interesting, and you're a lucky duck - these liquid only for weeks is rough. Excited for you though!

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On 8/19/2021 at 12:14 PM, TracieSassano said:

I’m new here and my surgery is scheduled for September 15 in Sebastian, Florida. I’m anxious and excited to start my journey.

I'm pretty new here too!

What is foremost on your mind?

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On 8/19/2021 at 12:54 PM, BretBMF said:

I'm September 3 at Mercy Gilbert as well! Just starting the 2 week pre-op diet.

That's exciting! Oh and I just saw your other message. I'm seeing Dr. Robertson but have heard amazing things about Dr. Stevenson. Wishing you a quick reschedule!

Did you already take the preOp class?

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On 8/19/2021 at 2:16 PM, ceecee.100 said:

My pre-op stated today… VSG 9/2..I can have 4 shakes daily/ non starchy veggies added in my broth 😋and 1fruit(apple,pear or banana), lots of water/tea!!

Oh that's nice, at least you have a little variety ❤️

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On 8/20/2021 at 6:58 AM, lizonaplane said:

My surgery is 13Sep in Boston. My pre-op diet is just High Protein, low fat, low car, low fruit, lots of non-starchy veggies. Also no carbonation and no caffeine. And no alcohol, but I don't drink anyway. The last six months I was trying to prepare, but for the last few weeks I've been throwing a lot of food funerals with eating out and traveling for work. Trying to get back on track!

Oh gotcha! I wonder why some are different when high Protein, low fat, non-starchy veggies shrink your liver just fine?

What food funerals did you throw? I haven't had caffeine in MONTHS and don't drink much either.

Good luck!

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On 8/20/2021 at 9:11 AM, Kenda0928 said:

Scheduled for VSG on 9/21 at HospitalBC in Tijuana, Mx. I have a 2 week liquid diet starting 9/7 - 70g of Protein, no more than 1000kcal a day, liquids only. I have been doing a low carb diet for 6 weeks or so now, trying to start breaking some habits and establish new ones. I'm down a few pounds and feeling as prepared as I can be!

That's awesome, great job!

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18 hours ago, happilylacey said:

That's exciting! Oh and I just saw your other message. I'm seeing Dr. Robertson but have heard amazing things about Dr. Stevenson. Wishing you a quick reschedule!

Did you already take the preOp class?

Yes, preop class done. I should know more about the reschedule tomorrow, as that’s my last appointment with Dr. Stevenson.

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mine is September 14th in NJ

no preop diet aside from clear liquid the day before

still waiting for ekg and bloodwork results. and to see if I got my pcp clearance

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On 8/21/2021 at 3:01 PM, TracieSassano said:

Post-op diet. You?

Yeah, pretty much. I'm worried that I'm still gonna be as hungry as I am now, and that its not going to take. So I'm glad theres this huge community to talk to.

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7 hours ago, BretBMF said:

Yes, preop class done. I should know more about the reschedule tomorrow, as that’s my last appointment with Dr. Stevenson.

Oh gotcha. How was that class? I haven't gotten any details other than I need to go on Sept 7th.

Good luck, hope you get good news!!

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3 hours ago, lindseylovesdogs said:

mine is September 14th in NJ

no preop diet aside from clear liquid the day before

still waiting for ekg and bloodwork results. and to see if I got my pcp clearance

Wow that's interesting that you don't have to do any preOp. Ok that will be here before you know it!

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13 minutes ago, happilylacey said:

Oh gotcha. How was that class? I haven't gotten any details other than I need to go on Sept 7th.

Good luck, hope you get good news!!

Class was good - pretty much everything the weight loss center has gone over already, so nothing really new. They do talk about getting ready the night before surgery and the morning of, which was new to me (never had surgery before). And also the meds they’ll prescribe for right after surgery (i.e. anti nausea, pain killers, etc.). It was only about 45 mins to an hour long.

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On 8/19/2021 at 12:59 PM, happilylacey said:

Got my date of September 10th, going through Dignity Health WLC in Gilbert, AZ.

I haven't seen a September thread of surgeries yet, but I'd love to hear where you are and your date!

I start my PreOP diet Aug 27th, and its only 3 Protein Shakes a day...no chewing at all! I've seen some that are 2 Protein shakes a day and then a small amount of chicken and nonstarch veggies for dinner. What's your PreOP diet like and how long do you have to do it?

Mine is one meal a day with 3 ounces of Protein and some vegetables, the rest liquid and Protein Drinks. I am down almost 20 pounds in two weeks. Not really hungry that much, much easier than I though. My surgery is 8/31

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