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Hopefully your medical support system can help you get it stabilized quickly. I have issues with my Iron (my surgeon is aware of this) and find out on Monday if I can take my Iron supplements during my preop diet..(the plan says to stop Multivitamins 2wks prior to surgery) if i have to stop them ..I will be drinking spinach Protein Shakes heated in an iron skillet lol.
Good luck to you as well, Tatt

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14 hours ago, acopas said:

So gut bacteria creates 80-90% of the serotonin in our bodies. You can promote serotonin production through foods that contain tryptophan (Salmon, Spinach, eggs, Poultry). It's hypothesized that taking Probiotics may also help. Of course, exercise is also known to help the brain produce more of the serotonin it is responsible for. If you already struggle with depression and anxiety, it might be helpful to go ahead and talk to the healthcare providers that help you manage those conditions.

This is super helpful. Thank you!

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June 6th!

I started the liquid diet on May 16th. It’s a 3 week liquid diet, super strict one too compared to some I’ve seen. I’m hanging in there though!

We can do this!
Congratulations on getting ur date! U got this! I start my 2 week pre-op diet on June 16. It is definitely not as strict as I was expecting. I have heard some are borderline torture. I am able to have meals, but the last day is liquid only. I've started making small changes now to get ready for all the changes. Definitely trying to get my Water in over the course of the day vs. chugging in the evening. Work in progress.

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On 05/21/2022 at 07:36, Theana said:

June 6th!



I started the liquid diet on May 16th. It’s a 3 week liquid diet, super strict one too compared to some I’ve seen. I’m hanging in there though!



We can do this!

My surgery is June 6 as well. This last week was tough but I feel better going into this next week. How are you doing?

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On 05/22/2022 at 21:02, JulieAnn718 said:


My surgery is June 6 as well. This last week was tough but I feel better going into this next week. How are you doing?

My surgery date is June 8. Have been told to be at the hospital at 5:30am, surgery scheduled for 7:30am.
The practice I am using has 1-4 week plans. I’ve been told to follow the 2 week plan. The first week of it looks easy, but the week before surgery is shakes and Water only…no matter what.
My problem with that will be they only allow Bariatric Pal or Premier. I don’t really care for Premier, but I’m going to force myself to get used to them. Post-surgery any shake that meets the practice’s sugar and Protein numbers is fine.
I have a pre-procedure ZOOM call on 5/31, pre-anesthesia testing on 6/1 and a Bariatric Education post-op class and the date will be provided before I leave the hospital.
There is something called Enhanced Recovery after Bariatric Surgery that is an important part of the practice’s protocol and everyone participates in that. I’m pasting a brief blurb about that below. That’s it for now. We have more kids suddenly testing positive for Covid in our school so I am back to wearing a mask. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I’ve been scrupulous about keeping desks, chairs, door handles wiped down since September.
What is Enhanced Recovery after Bariatric Surgery (ERAS Bariatric) and why do we use it?
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery is a care plan that helps speed up recovery after your surgery. ERAS Bariatric involves teamwork between your health care providers and YOU!

Good luck to everyone getting ready and those of you recovering.

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Hi everyone, new to the forum. I'm getting sleeved June 8th. I'll be starting my 2 week pre-op diet in a couple of days, so I'm enjoying my last days of regular food for awhile. I'm getting excited, but I must admit a little nervous! It seems surreal that the big day is almost here. This seems like a great group, and I'm happy to meet you all😊

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On 05/23/2022 at 05:41, AJ01 said:



Hi everyone, new to the forum. I'm getting sleeved June 8th. I'll be starting my 2 week pre-op diet in a couple of days, so I'm enjoying my last days of regular food for awhile. I'm getting excited, but I must admit a little nervous! It seems surreal that the big day is almost here. This seems like a great group, and I'm happy to meet you all😊


Hey there! Me too…RNY, hernia repair on June 8.
Best wishes to you for a successful and uneventful experience.
I start my 2 week in a couple of days too.

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38 minutes ago, AJ01 said:

Hi everyone, new to the forum. I'm getting sleeved June 8th. I'll be starting my 2 week pre-op diet in a couple of days, so I'm enjoying my last days of regular food for awhile. I'm getting excited, but I must admit a little nervous! It seems surreal that the big day is almost here. This seems like a great group, and I'm happy to meet you all😊

Definitely understand being nervous. Yesterday I had my goodbye to fried foods meal. Ironically wasn't as enjoyable as I remember. Today I start my 3 week pre-op diet.

Y'all I have an honest question.. what is the difference between Premier Protein shakes and elevation Protein Shakes (the aldi brand) other than cost? I did a side by side label comparison and either I am missing something (it is early) or there isn't any.

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My surgery date is June 2, and I’m on day 5 of the liver shrink diet. I kind of want to die, but I’ve lost 11 lbs! Can’t want for next week so I can stop eating plain oatmeal!

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39 minutes ago, karmaleeta said:

My surgery date is June 2, and I’m on day 5 of the liver shrink diet. I kind of want to die, but I’ve lost 11 lbs! Can’t want for next week so I can stop eating plain oatmeal!

I'm not allowed any oatmeal, nothing with chunks. Fudgesicles, popsicles, cream Soups, greek plain yogurt, Protein Shakes, crystal light, kefir are pretty much it. Enjoy the oatmeal for me please :)~ and congrats on the 11 lbs!!

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Hi everyone! I finally got my GS surgery date - June 8th. I'm nervous but excited! I only need to do 2 days of clear liquid diet - thank goodness! My surgery will be done as an outpatient. Anyone else?

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On 05/23/2022 at 17:50, MeMaof2byz said:






I'm not allowed any oatmeal, nothing with chunks. Fudgesicles, popsicles, cream Soups, greek plain yogurt, Protein Shakes, crystal light, kefir are pretty much it. Enjoy the oatmeal for me please :)~ and congrats on the 11 lbs!!


I’m getting really sick of the shakes! I would adore a cream Soup right now! Thank you and hang in there!

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Trade you? lol j/k. Congrats on your surgery date, we got this!!!!

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