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I have an endoscopy on Thursday, Nov 4th. Should be able to schedule surgery after that. Hoping for November. Dr. Bilton in Tuscaloosa.

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11 hours ago, Laluthee1015 said:

I’m in my pre-op diet

can I have Decaf coffee? ??????????!!?!?!

starting my preop tomorrow!

:) My surgeon said that I could have 1 cup of (regular) coffee/day during the liquid diet, but none after surgery (until after recovery).

I used to have 6 cups of coffee / day.. :) Over the course of 4 days I tapered off, and removed it completely, no headaches or withdrawal.

My wife stopped cold turkey, and had head splitting headaches for 2 days.

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I tapered off coffee, but still ended up with the 2 day headache. I’ve been mixing Decaf instant coffee with some of my Protein Shakes.

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On 10/22/2021 at 4:11 AM, 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?

Our surgeon had us eating normal food till about 36h pre op. Then it was all liquids. I was really skeptical and scared because I read so many different things online but everything ended up just fine! I say, trust your surgeon and follow their guidelines and trust the process. They do this all the time! Good luck!! :)

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November 19th I’m having my lap band removed and replaced with the MGB. Trying to get me head right about the drastic change in foods I will be allowed especially the 1st couple of months. Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays are traditionally big eating holidays and will not be enjoying the feasts as before… I suppose I will have to clean out the pantry and fridge if unacceptable foods etc. any suggestions heading into this. I’m in Atlanta area if anyone is close let me know

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2 hours ago, Arancini said:

Our surgeon had us eating normal food till about 36h pre op. Then it was all liquids. I was really skeptical and scared because I read so many different things online but everything ended up just fine! I say, trust your surgeon and follow their guidelines and trust the process. They do this all the time! Good luck!! :)

Thank you! I’m actually waiting to go back for my surgery now. Excited and nervous 😅

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1 minute ago, textornado said:

Thank you! I’m actually waiting to go back for my surgery now. Excited and nervous 😅

Good luck 👍

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22 minutes ago, textornado said:

Thank you! I’m actually waiting to go back for my surgery now. Excited and nervous 😅

See you on the other side!!

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I’m on my 8th day of the 2week pre-op liver shrinking diet. I have to say I’m getting used to it, I haven’t been as hungry as I was the first 5days. My gastric bypass surgery date is also November 8th. I’m excited and nervous at the same time.

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2 hours ago, textornado said:

Thank you! I’m actually waiting to go back for my surgery now. Excited and nervous 😅

Hope you’re feeling okay.

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2 hours ago, Jen_commits2befit said:

I’m on my 8th day of the 2week pre-op liver shrinking diet. I have to say I’m getting used to it, I haven’t been as hungry as I was the first 5days. My gastric bypass surgery date is also November 8th. I’m excited and nervous at the same time.

We are at the end of day 4, our surgeon only had us do 10 days. It has for sure been a struggle days 3 and 4 but hoping for it to slowly start getting better!

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On 11/01/2021 at 16:58, Jen_commits2befit said:



I’m on my 8th day of the 2week pre-op liver shrinking diet. I have to say I’m getting used to it, I haven’t been as hungry as I was the first 5days. My gastric bypass surgery date is also November 8th. I’m excited and nervous at the same time.


I’m on the 8th too and feel pretty good on the pre-op diet! I’m shocked, lol! Best of luck!

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On 11/01/2021 at 19:23, Tristenhilpert97 said:






We are at the end of day 4, our surgeon only had us do 10 days. It has for sure been a struggle days 3 and 4 but hoping for it to slowly start getting better!


I found that the Greek yogurt has been a life saver! I stir in just a dribble of my sugar free coffee syrups (Skinny Syrup vanilla caramel flavor) and it tastes really good and fills me up.

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