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Could you drink coffee on your pre-op liquid diet? I meet with my nutritionist tomorrow and will get her guidance, but just occurred to me to wonder, and thought I’d ask here?

I really hope I can because I start Wednesday! If not, I should have been working on cutting down. 🙁

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Every program will be different, but your best bet is to wean off it as quickly as you can. Decaf is usually fine, so you may start doing half-caf tomorrow with the goal of getting to all decaf before surgery. It's less a problem before surgery because you can make yourself drink extra Water to combat the dehydration coffee can cause, but it's impossible to do that after, so ideally you don't want to drink anything that makes you get dehydrated. On the other hand, some programs let you have one cup of regular coffee per day. Just don't go cold turkey if you want to avoid a killer headache. I spent two weeks weaning myself off caffeine before my pre-op diet started.

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I was allowed coffee before during and after. It depends upon your program.

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I wasn’t allowed coffee pre or post either. Didn’t bother me as I stopped drinking it years before. Thankfully I was allowed my green tea which I’ve drunk for 20+ yrs & herbal teas.

Was told the caffeine is too harsh on your smaller tummy especially while it is healing & so sensitive.

But as with most things, follow the plan you’ve been given. If you are to give it up after surgery for a period of time, I’d give it up before as the withdrawal can be wicked.

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we weren't allowed coffee on the pre-op diet, or for the first three or four weeks after surgery. After that, we could drink Decaf. We weren't allowed "real" coffee until about six months out. But as others have said, programs are all different.

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I had coffee as my last drink before surgery and when I woke from surgery I was asked did I want one. It wasn't a thing with my surgeon.

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i was allowed coffee (black only...no sugar or milk, ofc).

though i think they told me not to drink any 12 hrs before surgery...but i think that was all liquids, not just coffee...i don't remember?

further, they served me both coffee and tea in the hospital after surgery...with cream and sugar packets for some reason. i take my coffee and tea black anyway so i didn't bother asking if it was a mistake. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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I was allowed coffee during pre-op diet, only black no milk or sugar, up until 24hrs prior to surgery. Then it was no caffeine for 30 days post-op. Decaf was awful to me so I just went without my life juice for a month.

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I have to say, Decaf tea is like a cruel joke. It looks and tastes just like regular, and yet I am still asleep when it's done. And then it's noon and I'm asking myself how I can still be tired after drinking all that tea!

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I had my last pre-op meeting yesterday and while coffee is allowed on my pre- op diet, the nutritionist recommended weaning off it because it isn’t allowed/recommended post-op. I think I might do a couple of days on the new diet before starting to cut down on coffee. Starting pre-op tomorrow - fingers crossed!

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