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On 08/11/2022 at 09:19, LibbyAbby said:



I start my liquid diet today. I hope I can do this.


You got this!!

I’m starting day 4 (of 8) today and honestly, so far so good. I haven’t really felt hungry… the Protein Drinks from my plan have kept me satisfied. I’ve made my Water goals every day. Head hunger is real - but manageable. If I had one “complaint” it’s the constant waking at night to go to the bathroom, but if I get my liquids in early enough - it’s manageable.

Best of luck!

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My surgery is a week from tomorrow! Two months ago when I got my surgery date it seemed like it would never get here, and now I'm rushing around making sure I have everything ready :) I can't wait!

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1 hour ago, karakent said:

You totally can!! 🤗 I’m on day 4. First 3 really were the hardest, but I keep reminding myself why I wanted this! When you get hungry drink Water and focus on doing something to take your mind off of it or taking a nap, if you can!! Good luck.

Thanks! Good luck to you too.

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40 minutes ago, Denise7M7 said:

My surgery is a week from tomorrow! Two months ago when I got my surgery date it seemed like it would never get here, and now I'm rushing around making sure I have everything ready :) I can't wait!

My surgery is also a week from tomorrow! Hooray. So close and yet I feel like this time is going to go so slowly. I am excited also.

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7 days in to the pre-op liquid diet and one week until surgery. I can do this! Now that the caffeine headache withdrawal is gone, it's much easier to tolerate the diet. I think I have decided not to go back to coffee in the mornings once I can simply because of the awful experience I had with the withdrawals. I only consume one cup in the mornings and I don't wish to go through that again! So instead I think I'm going to start warming up a Protein Drink or switch to KaCahva or herbal tea or something else that does not have the addicting caffeine. Believe me, I love coffee, but I sure did not love learning how dependent I was on it. One more thing to adjust into my new lifestyle for a healthier me :) Has anyone else tried that new KaChava drink to replace coffee? Would love to know what you think about it!

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7 days in to the pre-op liquid diet and one week until surgery. I can do this! Now that the caffeine headache withdrawal is gone, it's much easier to tolerate the diet. I think I have decided not to go back to coffee in the mornings once I can simply because of the awful experience I had with the withdrawals. I only consume one cup in the mornings and I don't wish to go through that again! So instead I think I'm going to start warming up a Protein Drink or switch to KaCahva or herbal tea or something else that does not have the addicting caffeine. Believe me, I love coffee, but I sure did not love learning how dependent I was on it. One more thing to adjust into my new lifestyle for a healthier me [emoji4] Has anyone else tried that new KaChava drink to replace coffee? Would love to know what you think about it!



Yes. You 100% have this. I haven't tried KaChava, but it sounds like a good plan.

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4 hours ago, I Am Enough! said:

7 days in to the pre-op liquid diet and one week until surgery. I can do this! Now that the caffeine headache withdrawal is gone, it's much easier to tolerate the diet. I think I have decided not to go back to coffee in the mornings once I can simply because of the awful experience I had with the withdrawals. I only consume one cup in the mornings and I don't wish to go through that again! So instead I think I'm going to start warming up a Protein Drink or switch to KaCahva or herbal tea or something else that does not have the addicting caffeine. Believe me, I love coffee, but I sure did not love learning how dependent I was on it. One more thing to adjust into my new lifestyle for a healthier me :) Has anyone else tried that new KaChava drink to replace coffee? Would love to know what you think about it!

I have not tried kachava, but I never was a big coffee drinker. I was a diet coke addict. 4 months ago when I started this process I was told to lay off the diet coke. I drank about 10 to 12 cans a day. It was literally the only liquid I would drink. Now I drink crystal light or herbal teas. I do allow myself one cup of regular tea in the am. I am trying to get off that too. The herbal teas are nice I think. Lemon zinger is one of my favorites. I think those are a good choice simply because of the many flavors. It is hard for me to drink straight Water unless I'm super thirsty. I need flavors.

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4 hours ago, LibbyAbby said:

I have not tried kachava, but I never was a big coffee drinker. I was a diet coke addict. 4 months ago when I started this process I was told to lay off the diet coke. I drank about 10 to 12 cans a day. It was literally the only liquid I would drink. Now I drink crystal light or herbal teas. I do allow myself one cup of regular tea in the am. I am trying to get off that too. The herbal teas are nice I think. Lemon zinger is one of my favorites. I think those are a good choice simply because of the many flavors. It is hard for me to drink straight Water unless I'm super thirsty. I need flavors.

I was a big diet soda drinker, too. I wish I could have herbal tea or something, but we're not allowed caffeine after surgery. And we don't have crystal light over here. So I'm drinking mostly Water and some gatorade, but I feel the gatorade makes my heartburn worse, so I drank less of it today.. I've also had some broth, which is ok but it makes me hungry.

I'm also allowed Protein Drinks, but the ones I have are kind of gross. I did make some sugarfree Jello yesterday, and I'm trying to have a few teaspoons of it here and there, but I don't love it. I am so ready for this part of the liquid diet to be over. Right now I'm dreaming of oatmeal, which I will be allowed to have next week. This liquid diet is hard.

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10 hours ago, Sunnyer said:

I was a big diet soda drinker, too. I wish I could have herbal tea or something, but we're not allowed caffeine after surgery. And we don't have crystal light over here. So I'm drinking mostly Water and some gatorade, but I feel the gatorade makes my heartburn worse, so I drank less of it today.. I've also had some broth, which is ok but it makes me hungry.

I'm also allowed Protein Drinks, but the ones I have are kind of gross. I did make some sugarfree Jello yesterday, and I'm trying to have a few teaspoons of it here and there, but I don't love it. I am so ready for this part of the liquid diet to be over. Right now I'm dreaming of oatmeal, which I will be allowed to have next week. This liquid diet is hard.

Most herbal teas don't have caffeine since they are not made from tea leaves. You should check them out. I also buy rooibos tea which has no caffeine either.

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So today is my surgery, in fact waiting to be call to go to the pre-op area. My siblings, aunt, coworkers and friends have texted/called to tell me not to be anxious, and sincerely right now I'm in a incredible state of mind. Dunno if the moment when I have to physically go to the pre-op and get my IV I'll get nervous. It brings me peace that my best friend is working today and has a surgery next to my OR and is gonna be there, and that another friend ( anesthesiologist) is going to be there too. The hospital, the surgeon and most of the staff around knows from the time I used to work there, so I trust blindy in them.
Right now the only thing I'm thinking is in having the biggest, coldest glass of Water you can imagine.

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9 minutes ago, KikyL said:

So today is my surgery, in fact waiting to be call to go to the pre-op area. My siblings, aunt, coworkers and friends have texted/called to tell me not to be anxious, and sincerely right now I'm in a incredible state of mind. Dunno if the moment when I have to physically go to the pre-op and get my IV I'll get nervous. It brings me peace that my best friend is working today and has a surgery next to my OR and is gonna be there, and that another friend ( anesthesiologist) is going to be there too. The hospital, the surgeon and most of the staff around knows from the time I used to work there, so I trust blindy in them.
Right now the only thing I'm thinking is in having the biggest, coldest glass of Water you can imagine.

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Wishing you the best of the recoveries!! Please let us know how you feel when you can :)

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51 minutes ago, KikyL said:

So today is my surgery, in fact waiting to be call to go to the pre-op area. My siblings, aunt, coworkers and friends have texted/called to tell me not to be anxious, and sincerely right now I'm in a incredible state of mind. Dunno if the moment when I have to physically go to the pre-op and get my IV I'll get nervous. It brings me peace that my best friend is working today and has a surgery next to my OR and is gonna be there, and that another friend ( anesthesiologist) is going to be there too. The hospital, the surgeon and most of the staff around knows from the time I used to work there, so I trust blindy in them.
Right now the only thing I'm thinking is in having the biggest, coldest glass of Water you can imagine.

Sent from my SM-N975U using BariatricPal mobile app

Good luck!

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Hi Everyone, I was posting over in the RNY August thread, but it doesn't seem to be very active. I had my surgery on Tuesday, so today is my Day 3 Post Op. The surgery & hospital stay went very well, but I had a rough first day at home yesterday. I think it was mostly because I no longer had the IV for hydration and it takes forever to drink enough Water on your own.

The barium swallow test at the hospital was pretty gross. Plus, it didn't move very fast through my bowels so I was sitting around for like an hour while they kept trying the x-ray; they finally sent me back up to my room and had a mobile x-ray come up a few hours later. Everything was fine, it was just slow moving. It made me really nervous that something was wrong though.

I was on a pre-op liquid diet (OptiFast shakes only) for 7 days, clear liquid only the day before surgery and until this morning, I've only had Clear Liquids. I haven't been hungry at all, but I can tell my body is pretty weak from not taking in many calories. I've been really tired.

Today I started full liquids, which for me is 3 servings of 2 oz per day until my 1 week post-op appointment. I had 2 oz Fairlife chocolate shake this morning which went down well and I'm working on a 2 oz portion of SF vanilla Protein pudding right now.

It's been difficult for me to get my 64 oz of liquids in. I never thought it would take this long to drink! Before surgery, I was a person who drank 100+ easily before bed.

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