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    Gastric Sleeve Member SAMom's Avatar
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    Default Newby. Scheduled for GS on the 16th

    Just curious, Iíve done the prep diet for 14 days so far. Iíve lost 11 pounds. So I AM trying really hard. But I have cheated a little. Iíve not eaten anything that wasnít on the diet, Iíve just had a little more that I was supposed to. Like an extra piece of cheese or slice of ham. Do you think it will matter?



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    Default Re: Newby. Scheduled for GS on the 16th

    Honestly, no. Perfection is great, but minor cheats happen. The part to worry about is when you go on the all liquid diet, or post surgery when you slowly progress from clear liquids to full liquids, to soft food, etc. Especially the week before and after, it's critical to stay compliant. But what you're describing does not sound like a crazed splurge. Hang in there and stay focused on the big stuff and you'll be fine.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Christie13's Avatar
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    Default Re: Newby. Scheduled for GS on the 16th

    Nope. The pre op is a preference thing. Yes, most surgeons want your liver to shrink to make it easier to do the surgery. There are surgeon's that don't require one at all. Due to that, I would think you are fine especially since you lost 11 lbs. You got this. Good luck on your surgery. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Check in as soon as you can post op to let us know how it went.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member SAMom's Avatar
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    Default Re: Newby. Scheduled for GS on the 16th

    TY! I appreciate your response. I think I’m ready. Just getting a bit nervous.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member SAMom's Avatar
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    Default Re: Newby. Scheduled for GS on the 16th

    Thank you for responding. No, no big splurge! I’ve only exactly what I was told too, just on occasion, a little more than I was supposed to.
    I don’t want to start a new thread but I have another question. How long were you on pain meds? I’m asking because I need to be able to drive and get back to work as soon as possible. Thanks again.



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    Default Re: Newby. Scheduled for GS on the 16th

    Hi and welcome. Re pain meds I was only on them while in hospital - 2 days. When I came home I didn't even need any paracetamol. Sure there was discomfort but there was never any pain. I was driving after a week but could have probably driven earlier. The seat belt rubbing on the wounds put me off driving any sooner - that and the fact that I was fairly tired for the first week.
    Good luck and keep us posted on your progress.



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    Default Re: Newby. Scheduled for GS on the 16th

    Nope you'll be fine, good luck with your surgery :-)


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    Default Re: Newby. Scheduled for GS on the 16th

    Praying for your successful surgery and speedy recovery.

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    Default Re: Newby. Scheduled for GS on the 16th

    My surgeon did an internal pain block during my surgery that wore off gradually over a few days. I think because of that, I didn't need anything more than Tylenol, even in the hospital. I felt pain immediately after surgery from the gas they pump in during the procedure. As soon as they let me stand up and walk I did (be sure you do) and walked quite a bit. I was doing laps around the recovery room and that really, really helped. I didn't want to take pain meds if possible and talked to my surgeon about that. I don't know if that internal pain block is available to everyone but wow, it was amazing. You don't want to be uncomfortable, but I also found that the nurses kept bringing me pain meds and I refused them and instead asked for Tylenol, which kept me perfectly comfortable. I figured if the Tylenol didn't work I could always take the pain meds but just didn't need them. (But everyone is different, so don't hesitate if you need them. Just know that you can make your own choices.)

    As for "cheating", my NUT told me that if I was hungry on the pre-op diet, having extra protein wasn't really a cheat. Carbs & sugar are the culprits with our livers.

    Praying that you feel peaceful (and a little excited) as you head into your big day.


    Beginning weight: 265
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    M3: 227 (-5)
    M4: 221 (-6)
    M5: 215 (-6)
    M6: 210 (-5)

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    Gastric Sleeve Member SAMom's Avatar
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    Default Re: Newby. Scheduled for GS on the 16th

    Thank you for taking the time to respond! I’ll ask my Dr.about the pain block but since my surgery is in the morning, it’s probably too late to make a change. Thanks for the advice on asking for Tylenol first. I will definitely try that first. I had major back surgery last October and the pain meds made me extremely sick. I had to stop taking them.
    If I knew I could do without them I could drive myself to the hospital. But I won’t chance it.
    Thanks for your positive and prayers! (Feeling a bit needy today!)



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    Default Re: Newby. Scheduled for GS on the 16th

    Hope your surgery went well!



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