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How are you feeling? Nervous ? Excited ? Has your Dr. Given you your pre and post op diet instructions yet ? I am interested if they differ from my own.

Pre Op

1 week liquid diet

Post Op

1 week Clear Liquids

2 week clear liquids only adding Protein Shakes if tolerated

week 3-6 very soft diet

week 7 ease into regular textures

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My surgery is tentatively early June! I’m so excited!! My pre-op and post-op instructions are very similar to yours. We just talked over it but my next appointment he will be giving me all the paperwork and submitting to my insurance for final approval.

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Scheduled for June 16th. I'm feeling nervous about the 2-week pre-op diet. I'm returning to the office and a little worried about being around others without caffeine and being hangry. 😅 Anything you'll are worried about? How much time do you'll plan to take off from work?

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Hi there..

I just my date too.. June 14th.. Doctor wants all patients to drink Optifast for 3 weeks before surgery.. its prescription only.. makes you lose fat around your liver and other organs fast.. safer surgery.. better recovery...

From Toronto Canada

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On 4/2/2022 at 8:18 PM, KelsVSG said:

Scheduled for June 16th. I'm feeling nervous about the 2-week pre-op diet. I'm returning to the office and a little worried about being around others without caffeine and being hangry. 😅 Anything you'll are worried about? How much time do you'll plan to take off from work?

I’m scared that This won’t work. I have gone and done something so drastic as to get 80%of my stomach cut out and I will be one of the people who lose 25lbs and my body just stops despite what I do. I am afraid I will have complications. That will make me regret the surgery. I’m just plan worried. Lol

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On 4/2/2022 at 10:26 PM, Laurie A said:

Hi there..

I just my date too.. June 14th.. Doctor wants all patients to drink Optifast for 3 weeks before surgery.. its prescription only.. makes you lose fat around your liver and other organs fast.. safer surgery.. better recovery...

From Toronto

Yikes 3 weeks is a long time. That will be difficult I’m sure. Do they give you a discount for the prescription on your Optifast ? It sounds expensive !

I was curious.. lol… I went and read about the Optifast. That sounds like a really good product.

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Anyone willing to share there starting points ? I’m 45 yrs old
Ht. 5’6. Wt. 226. BMI is 36.5

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On 4/2/2022 at 8:18 PM, KelsVSG said:

Scheduled for June 16th. I'm feeling nervous about the 2-week pre-op diet. I'm returning to the office and a little worried about being around others without caffeine and being hangry. 😅 Anything you'll are worried about? How much time do you'll plan to take off from work?

My Dr. said plan to be off work 10 days.

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3 hours ago, Jessica1024 said:

Yikes 3 weeks is a long time. That will be difficult I’m sure. Do they give you a discount for the prescription on your Optifast ? It sounds expensive !

I was curious.. lol… I went and read about the Optifast. That sounds like a really good product.

Yes.. 3 weeks sounds crazy to me too.. but if I dont do it.. no surgery.. its standard here in Canada.. most do Optifast.. my only concern is how its going to taste!.. lol.. not worried about the surgery.. I'm so ready for it!.. my weight has been up and down my whole life.. I can't seem to stay down.. so I need this.. my body needs this.. everything is starting to ache.. I also need a knee replacement too.. need to just stay positive..think of all the great things that comes from this.. for me its feeling better, live longer, do more things with my kids, not be the fattest one in the room, not worry about seating, and being able to buy clothing everywhere!

I am a stay at home mom.. no need to worry about work.. I also don't drink coffee.. lol.. in fact, Canadas program starts by ween everyone off caffeine before surgery so it's not a problem after surgery.. need to be 2 months clean.. chocolate WAS my biggest hurdle.. but I'm ok now.. i think... lolol

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Laurie A. I’m very ready too ! Sounds like you are gonna do great

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I am June 17th. My surgery is going to be in Mexico

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9 hours ago, Mickeymay said:

I am June 17th. My surgery is going to be in Mexico

I didn’t realize until researching the surgery that people travel to Mexico to have it done. Can I ask why that was your choice ? I am just curious. Sorry if that seems blunt but I am interested in why people to travel to have the surgery done. And where do you live if you don’t mind me asking.

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