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    Gastric Sleeve Member jennysbox25's Avatar
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    Default Why post op diet and weight lose before VGS?

    I am going for my pre-op visit this week with my surgeon, my surgury will be within the next 3 weeks. I am finsihed with all the testing, appointments and my insurance has approved. I am just curious on why we need to go on a pre-op diet? I know you have to cleanse your system and get prepared for the surgery a few days prior, but two weeks? Can someone explain alittle about that? I am fine with it because I have been going through a 6 month long program so my insurance would approve, I can't wait to get sleeved!

    Also do I need to purchase a special blender or shaker? I was looking in Walmart yesterday and didn't know what I needed for the protein shakes. I would love any suggestions you guys have since all of ya'll have been in the same boat as me.

    Thanks!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member AngelNP's Avatar
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    Default Re: Why post op diet and weight lose before VGS?

    Most not all surgeons require a pre-op diet due to people having "fatty livers". The surgeons want to decrease as much fat around your organs to have the surgery go smoothly. A friend of mine had a gastric sleeve and duodonal switch in Brazil 7 years ago and didn't diet at all. She was just NPO prior to her surgery. I just did a modified pre-op diet as decreasing carbs, sugars, and no caffeine just to help me when I'm post-op. My sister and I were only required a three day clear liquid diet prior to surgery then NPO the night prior to surgery. For your other question about equipment, I have a great document, the Sleeve Bible that has a lot of information (26 pages). PM me with your email addy and I'll be happy to send it to you.
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    Gastric Sleeve Member jennysbox25's Avatar
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    Default Re: Why post op diet and weight lose before VGS?

    Thanks Angel, honestly I was hoping I wouldn't have to for two weeks. I can deal with 3 days no problem, well I could deal with anything if I had to so I can have the surgery. I am not nervous at all just ready to get this next part of my life started!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Texas Girl's Avatar
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    Default Re: Why post op diet and weight lose before VGS?

    Yes, the reasoning is indeed to shrink the liver, making both the surgery safer and the recovery easier. I watched a video of a surgery that Dr Alvarez performed with a fatty liver and after watching it, I could easily see how it could complicate things.

    At first, I wasn't thrilled with doing a pre-op diet, but remember it's most likely the hardest part and you WILL get through it! For me, it gave me a chance to get mentally ready for the changes and get a kick-start on the weight loss, as well!
    My Blog: Intentional Living (haven't updated since gaining most of my weight back... )

    Heaviest Weight 11/13/09: 283
    Lowest Weight 06/07/11: 159
    Surgery Booked 11/26/12: 238.8
    Post "food mourning" 12/11/12: 245ish
    Pre-Op Diet Start 01/06/13: 232.2
    Surgery Date 01/15/2013 (Goal 227): 222.8



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    Gastric Sleeve Member AngelNP's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Why post op diet and weight lose before VGS?

    Hey Jenny, I have six video clips in my Mexico Trip Tips document. I can send that too if you want to see the surgery and have common questions answered.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member jennysbox25's Avatar
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    Default Re: Why post op diet and weight lose before VGS?

    I would love that Jen! Thanks for you help!



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