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I am getting RNY on 2/3/2022 in Denver CO. I had lap band in 2014 and worked for a few years but it was causing problems so had it removed in October, 2021 and now getting ready for this revision. I am anxious but nervous that I won't know what to eat, not eat and how fast/slow - I've been so distracted lately. I need to re-read my surgery handbook...

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I don't have a preop diet, which I find interesting now that I'm reading all the posts. I had a final "appointment" (via phone) with the surgeon yesterday and he's just requiring a liquid fast the day before.

How is everyone planning for time off from work? I guess it depends on the physicality of ones job.

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2 minutes ago, SoCalEm said:

I don't have a preop diet, which I find interesting now that I'm reading all the posts. I had a final "appointment" (via phone) with the surgeon yesterday and he's just requiring a liquid fast the day before.

How is everyone planning for time off from work? I guess it depends on the physicality of ones job.

Yea the pre diet is so different between doctors some are strict with 2 weeks liquid like mine 🤬😂 some have Protein Shakes for 2 meals then a lean meat and veggie for dinner and some none until the day before like yourself. As far as work I am taking the full 4 weeks off. I have a sit down job but I am going to use that time to focus on healing and just on myself overall, something I haven’t done in many years.

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I have a surgeon who requires the strict pre-op diet. I fear my surgery getting postponed due to an insurance battle happening in GA. (The thought of prolonged Protein Shakes makes me nervous.).   You raised an interesting question about time off of work. My doctor’s said one to two weeks. I would love to do one but worry about lack of energy.

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My preop diet is 1 week of full liquids. There are also some things I was told to cut 2 weeks out (NSAIDS, caffeine, alcohol. . . ) This varies for my doc based on BMI. I start my liquid diet tomorrow.

I work outside sales. I drive around all day. My Surgery is on a Thursday, I go back to work the following Wednesday. My doc said some go back to work after 4 days. I am getting the sleeve done.

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12 hours ago, SoCalEm said:

I don't have a preop diet, which I find interesting now that I'm reading all the posts. I had a final "appointment" (via phone) with the surgeon yesterday and he's just requiring a liquid fast the day before.

How is everyone planning for time off from work? I guess it depends on the physicality of ones job.

Had my surgery on Monday 1/25 and I had a 2 week pre op diet of 2-3 shakes and a Protein and vegetables for lunch. sugar free Jello for desert if needed and 64 oz Water. And Clear Liquids day before. I think the pre op diet is a great way to start getting yourself into the mindset of you aren’t going to be eating a lot… I lost 16 pounds on the pre op. As for time off the dr is giving me 6 weeks because of the physical job of being a lineman. It’s only the beginning of day 3 and so far so good!!! Good luck with your surgery.

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47 minutes ago, MeganMyers said:

My preop diet is 1 week of full liquids. There are also some things I was told to cut 2 weeks out (NSAIDS, caffeine, alcohol. . . ) This varies for my doc based on BMI. I start my liquid diet tomorrow.

I work outside sales. I drive around all day. My Surgery is on a Thursday, I go back to work the following Wednesday. My doc said some go back to work after 4 days. I am getting the sleeve done.

Funny, my dr didn’t say anything about no caffeine. In recovery after the surgery I was able to sip some Hot Tea with splenda.

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My doc here does a 2 week intensive slimming diet with a product like Slimfast. The doctor also said that it's 6 weeks off work but I figured that was because of the different work regulations.

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On 1/24/2022 at 5:58 PM, MaryRN66 said:

I am getting RNY on 2/3/2022 in Denver CO. I had lap band in 2014 and worked for a few years but it was causing problems so had it removed in October, 2021 and now getting ready for this revision. I am anxious but nervous that I won't know what to eat, not eat and how fast/slow - I've been so distracted lately. I need to re-read my surgery handbook...

We have the same surgery date. I’m in NYC and I’m getting the VSG.

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