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I feel so defeated. I just found this forum because I really need support. I have 5 days left before my surgery 5/27/22 and I have slipped up. Actually, a couple slip ups. It’s crazy how some of us are on a strictly liquid diet and some are able to have lean meats and veggies. Someone please tell me they have had more than one slip up. These last 5 days I’m going to strictly follow this liquid diet.

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I had a couple slip ups... Mine was suppose to be a liquid only diet but i still had lean meat most days. Typically 3oz of salmon or tuna or chicken once a day. Even my surgeon said to try my hardest to stick to the liquid diet but if i couldnt i could have 1 small meal lean meats 2-3oz.

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@liveaboard15 thank you for responding. This gives me hope. I just ate some sugar free Jello. Mind over matter. I’m soooooo hungry

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Darcell76 If you are on a liquid only diet that doesn't allow sugar free jelly and sugar free popsicles then its the most brutal one I have heard of. Ring your team and tell them you are struggling { anyone would } and ask if you can have any more food. I pray you can

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I have a three week liquid diet that starts 6/1. It is called a liquid diet, but I am able to have no starchy veggies as well. I've talked to friends that have used the same surgeon and had the same diet and they all admit to having lean chicken once or twice a week during pre-op. Unless you are out eating fast, fried foods for cheat meals, you should be fine.

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I did 2 week pre op liquid with lean Proteins and 2 week all loquid post op. It's HARD, it's DEPRESSING, it SUCKS but it's worth it! Slip ups are OK, just get back on track and give yourself enough time to eat/drinkc to your doctors orders before surgery. Personally, sugar free Gatorade, sugar free Jello (particularly strawberry), sugar free jolly ranchers, sugar free menthol drops, and sugar free popsicles got me through the worst of it.
Blending your shakes with ice too is yummy, makes it taste more like a milkshake rather than a sad thick milk

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12 minutes ago, Rettak64 said:

My surgery is June 6 and I only have to liquid diet the day before

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Hello and welcome into the forum. Congratulations on your surgery date and you are so lucky to have only one day of the dreaded liquid diet. Keep us posted on your progress and let us know if you need any help along the way

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Hello and welcome into the forum. Congratulations on your surgery date and you are so lucky to have only one day of the dreaded liquid diet. Keep us posted on your progress and let us know if you need any help along the way
Thank you....I have been reading some of the comments on the forum, I have gotten inspiration from here. I am trying to stick to a low carb diet so that I can loose a little extra weight before surgery, but I continue to struggle. I never go over my original start weight but I can't seem to go lower than 142 and then go back up. It's so frustrating!

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I have heard of other people who have had slip ups early out. I think it’s most important the last couple days that you don’t slip. That being said getting your liver as small as possible will help you in the long run. I was told post surgery that he could tell I did really good on the liver shrink diet and I had very little pain post op. I asked the NP afterwards and she said yes having the liver nice and shrunk down and out of the way makes the surgery way easier and of course that means less pain post op. So maybe keeping that in mind will help.

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5 hours ago, Rettak64 said:

My surgery is June 6 and I only have to liquid diet the day before

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Lucky you! I’ve been struggling these last two weeks. Congratulations on your surgery date. I’m scheduled for tomorrow at 7:30am

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I made it through the week without anymore slip ups. The first week was brutal. My surgery is scheduled tomorrow at 7:30am. I have to be at the hospital by 5:30am 🙏🏾

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6 minutes ago, Darcell76 said:

I made it through the week without anymore slip ups. The first week was brutal. My surgery is scheduled tomorrow at 7:30am. I have to be at the hospital by 5:30am 🙏🏾

Way to go. Good luck with the surgery tomorrow!!

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