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Hi

my surgery is tomorrow abs I’m terrified my liver hasn’t shrunk. I started the 1/10/21 for the 20th but my date got cancelled so I went of the diet fir one day. I also had a few slips ups before. They gave me a new date the 25th and I’ve been on the diet as strict as possible although I did have another slip up. Since starting the diet I have gone from 117kg to 109/110kg and I’ve been eating according to the diet recently but I’m still terrified it’s not shrunk. What shall I do

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Do your best, it’s all anyone can do. I’ve watched WL surgeries on TLC UK and Dr. Shaw Summers would comment on large livers as, “ some people just have big livers.” The docs will alter plans if it’s so. Stick with your bariatric plan.

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You will be fine! I had a one-week fast and had several slip-ups also! My surgery was performed on October 6th and I am now 2 1/2 weeks out. Everything went very well! Just know that your journey is just beginning!

Please send an update once you are feeling well! The best to you! 💜🌹

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I am on the same boat. I had my slip up today and had a bagel I was craving then Protein Shakes the rest of the day. I am freaking out thinking every possible scenario. My surgery is Tuesday. Realistically, I don’t think one or minimal slip ups will alter the plan developed by your doctor.
Good luck in your surgery.

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12 hours ago, Aymen said:

Hi

my surgery is tomorrow abs I’m terrified my liver hasn’t shrunk. I started the 1/10/21 for the 20th but my date got cancelled so I went of the diet fir one day. I also had a few slips ups before. They gave me a new date the 25th and I’ve been on the diet as strict as possible although I did have another slip up. Since starting the diet I have gone from 117kg to 109/110kg and I’ve been eating according to the diet recently but I’m still terrified it’s not shrunk. What shall I do

Hi do not worry. I was one of those people who binged like crazy and gained 10 lbs during the liver shrinking phase. I had the surgery on October 21 and all went well. The night before I was scared dr would go in see my Fatty liver and close up. That did not happen. Now if I can gain 10 lbs in liver shrinking phase from not following diet & comeout fine then you have Nothing to worry about with a few slip ups. God luck on your surgery & can’t wait to hear how your post ops going.

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Some doctors don't do a liver shrinking diet. I followed mine nearly perfectly, but mine was not liquid. So, there is a lot of variation. Don't panic; when I talked to the scheduler at my clinic and told her one of the meals I had probably had more oil than it should have, she said that wouldn't be an issue and that some people don't follow the diet at all. It just makes the surgery and recovery easier if you follow the diet.

I've heard of some surgeons cancelling surgery if the liver is too fragile, but I think that's pretty rare. I've only seen one person on here mention that. And I've been pretty addicted to this board since March!

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11 hours ago, Cookie.Monster said:

I am on the same boat. I had my slip up today and had a bagel I was craving then Protein Shakes the rest of the day. I am freaking out thinking every possible scenario. My surgery is Tuesday. Realistically, I don’t think one or minimal slip ups will alter the plan developed by your doctor.
Good luck in your surgery.

I am finding the liver shrinking diet to be unbearable! This weekend I really messed up and surgery is Friday. I'm sticking to it now but I am worried.

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8 hours ago, Kaguragetshealthy_87 said:

I am finding the liver shrinking diet to be unbearable! This weekend I really messed up and surgery is Friday. I'm sticking to it now but I am worried.

It’s hard, I failed the diet completely. But in the end the phase does end . The best part is after the surgery the hard part is hitting your fluids and Protein , not fighting yourself to follow the plan.

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Hi guys I am one day post op and in a lot of pain. Drinking of any kind causes stomach pain and like I’ve got diahorrea.
didn’t sleep well last night and back pain is through the roof.

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Some doctors don't do a liver shrinking diet. I followed mine nearly perfectly, but mine was not liquid. So, there is a lot of variation. Don't panic; when I talked to the scheduler at my clinic and told her one of the meals I had probably had more oil than it should have, she said that wouldn't be an issue and that some people don't follow the diet at all. It just makes the surgery and recovery easier if you follow the diet.
I've heard of some surgeons cancelling surgery if the liver is too fragile, but I think that's pretty rare. I've only seen one person on here mention that. And I've been pretty addicted to this board since March!
wow really!!! this is my liquid diet week, and yesterday i had regular meals. And told myself today is a new day and have 6 days to go. But i cant be tempted to mess up. lol


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Hi guys I am one day post op and in a lot of pain. Drinking of any kind causes stomach pain and like I’ve got diahorrea.
didn’t sleep well last night and back pain is through the roof.
are you still at the hospital? What has the dr or nurse said?

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The first day is the hardest. There is a lot of pain and things don't seem to settle well with your stomach. Take the pain meds as you need them to get through that discomfort.

I went home after two days and used all the pain medication within the first two days after I was home (because I really didn't receive much). I told my doctor and had a refill of the medication. But by day three at home, the pain was tolerable.

Make sure you are not gulping your liquids. I did that once - and I realized that I would never do that again.

Take things slowly! I know you will want to rush things (at least I sure did), but I have learned that this is a sprint and that my body is healing while learning new habits. I don't want to have any further problems, so I am making sure that I don't rush the process.

Keep us updated!

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