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Has anyone in early January had a pre op appointment yet, where they tell you what your pre op diet will be ? I havent had it yet and I am 1/11. I read the guidelines and its not totally liquids. That surprised me.

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I had my pre op class with diet instructions on Dec 13th, for me it's liquids only, the only exception is 4-5 Protein Shakes a day, I've been okayed to sub a cup of milk for one Protein Shake, though it's fairlife milk, low sugar. I can also have sugar free Jello, popsicles, Decaf coffee or tea, and clear broth. I mixed a scoop of Isopure unflavored with a cup of chicken broth and it was very good, though take that with a caution, I've not eaten any food for a few days so maybe my taste is changing? LOL, I hope I still like it when I start eating foods again.

I think there is a lot of difference between surgeons and programs, some allow a small meal, some only want 3 days of liquids.

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Do you have to start a strict 14 days pre to surgery? My advice says 7-14 so was going to start on the 1st (for the 9th) but maybe I should begin sooner.

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Currently scheduled for January 10, 2024. Still feel a lot of apprehension and trepidation about this entire process as it is hard to shack statistics from many years ago of the death rate post surgery. Scheduled for the "Gastric Sleeve" which accorinding to research has the lowest incidence of post surgical issues. I shall see...

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11 hours ago, Mandirigma said:

Currently scheduled for January 10, 2024. Still feel a lot of apprehension and trepidation about this entire process as it is hard to shack statistics from many years ago of the death rate post surgery. Scheduled for the "Gastric Sleeve" which accorinding to research has the lowest incidence of post surgical issues. I shall see...

If it helps, remember that this is a completely different surgery than years ago. The reason the risk used to be so much higher was they had to cut you open, exposing you to all sorts of infection risks along with making it really traumatic for your body. Nowadays, they make tiny incisions and even use robotic assistance in some cases. The death rate for bypass is less than 1 in a thousand, and the sleeve is even less than that. Any other statistics are ancient history. It would be like comparing outcomes for diseases today to a time before we had antibiotics, chemotherapy, or insulin.

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