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10 hours ago, textornado said:

Hi My surgery date is Nov 1 with Dr Mark Vierra In Monterey Ca. I just found out last week. I only have to do the liquid diet for a week, is that normal?

It varies if you read enough of these posts. One lady had 12hours fasting. Lots have1 or 2 weeks. Mine is 3 weeks of 3 pints of milk, two veg meals and 2 pieces of fruit . I can also have coffee. One person, I read had 4 weeks of slim fast only. Every doctor has their own 'recipe' Please let me know how you get on

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On 10/18/2021 at 7:45 AM, Nightraven88 said:

November 2nd and I just found out last week

Very nervous!!

My Surgery is Nov 1st and I’m super nervous too I also only found out last week

wishing you lots of success

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14 hours ago, summerseeker said:

It varies if you read enough of these posts. One lady had 12hours fasting. Lots have1 or 2 weeks. Mine is 3 weeks of 3 pints of milk, two veg meals and 2 pieces of fruit . I can also have coffee. One person, I read had 4 weeks of slim fast only. Every doctor has their own 'recipe' Please let me know how you get on

Yes, they do all seem to be different. I can have Protein Shakes and a salad with 4 oz of Protein for dinner and any veggies for the week.

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Hello, I’m having surgery with Dr Minkin in St. Louis on November 11. I’m ready for everything physical that comes with surgery but I’m still mentally working through food addiction issues with a therapist. I’m so excited for the future athletic/sport benefits to be had!

Best of luck to everyone!

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Had our final preop appointment today. Our preop diet starts October 29th with only 4 Protein Shakes per day and Water or gaterade zero to drink. GOing to be a LONG 10 days!

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1 hour ago, rturn said:

November 9th here! So excited. Starting my pre-op diet tomorrow, and so nervous about hunger.

Me too. I’m going to go ahead and start my pre op diet today. Good luck!

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You too! Let me know how your first couple of days go.

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55 minutes ago, ymn said:

Me too. I’m going to go ahead and start my pre op diet today. Good luck!

You too!! Let me know how your first couple of days go.

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My surgery is Friday, November 5th and yes I’m nervous too. Having conversion from band to bypass. Any experts who can share tips/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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