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Discussion in 'Food & Nutrition' started by ashcakes72, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. ashcakes72

    ashcakes72 Active Member

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    I will be having my surgery date next month. My doctor has not explained to much to me at all.
    What is the liquid diet consists of before your surgery for 2 weeks?
    What do you do after your surgery?
    I dont know anything about the puree food at all or what you eat or anything
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Im getting the sleeve done.
     
  2. Keith Wells

    Keith Wells Bariatric Guru

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    Location:
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    for me my doc went to a low low carb diet for the first week and then clear liquids for the second week.
    After surgery was 2 weeks of all liquid.
    Puree is anything more or less mushy well boiled vegis, refried beans, etc... soft food well chewed... I think I tried scrambled eggs during this stage.....
    I know I don't tolerate pasta very well anymore...
    I hope this helps some if you have more questions feel free to ask... we will help you get through this.....
    The doc should have gone over everything, I know mine talked about all the different surgery's and what he felt was best for me, then before surgery went over the diet and progression pre and post op..... The nurse can help you out for the info you need also.... No such thing as a stupid question....
     
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  3. rainyann

    rainyann Active Member

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    The two weeks before my sleeve I was on a modified liquid diet... Our program allows you to have 2 protein shakes a day and then one meal with a small amount of lean protein like chicken and vegetables. So that is what I did.... I was even ok going out to dinner and having broiled chicken and vegetables. The day before surgery is just clear liquids. It was fine and my surgery went well. Some require all liquids for the 2 weeks. I was also required to meet with the program nutritionist for a one on one session and then also a group nutrition session. I am surprised your doctor doesn't require that.
     
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  4. ashcakes72

    ashcakes72 Active Member

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    I haven't even been able to see my doctor just once in the last 6 months. I'm not happy with that part. I only see a nurse and dietitian every month but no one tells me any thing
     
  5. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

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    Current Weight:
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    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Sunbury Pa
    I mostly only saw a dietitian and didnt meet the surgeon until i had completed all my steps, i was also given a packet at the very start of all of this with all the info i needed including what i could eat before and after surgery and what vitamins i would need after. i had to take a test on the info in that packet also, it was a long 6 months, but worth it, every hospital is different with what the liquid diet is, i was suppose to eat 60-80 grams of protein, i used premier shakes, and i was also allowed to eat tomato soup and cream soups without the solids in it like bits of chicken, i also ate yogurt, no solids 2 weeks before or after
     
  6. ashcakes72

    ashcakes72 Active Member

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    Mine hasn't gave me a packet on anything yet. And not really much answering questions either. I'm on the wall about if I'm getting it or not now
     
  7. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

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    Location:
    Sunbury Pa
    I wish I could make that decision for you but it is all on you, all I can tell you is that I am happy I finally got the courage to go through with it, I have not been this weight for 30 years
     
  8. ashcakes72

    ashcakes72 Active Member

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    I wanna get it. But I don't knowant if I'm gonna go through another doc somewhere else or not
     
  9. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

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    Location:
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    Did you already go through all the nutritionist and testing or doesn't your insurance require all that
     
  10. ashcakes72

    ashcakes72 Active Member

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    I went through all that. I've done my 6 months next month I would find out a surgery date
     
  11. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

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    Location:
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    So you probably don't want to change Dr now, my nutritionist gave me the packet with all the info in it
     
  12. ashcakes72

    ashcakes72 Active Member

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    Everytime I see her all she wants to know is what I have been eating and when I ask what you have to eat and how at each stage I just get protein. I'll try to gethe a packet from her next time if she has any
     
  13. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

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    Current Weight:
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    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Sunbury Pa
    Premier protein shakes are really good, and my Dr said 60 to 80 grams of protein every day, those shakes are 30 grams each
     
  14. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

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    Surgery Type:
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    Current Weight:
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    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Sunbury Pa
    Is there a support class that you can go to?
     
  15. ashcakes72

    ashcakes72 Active Member

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    Unfortunately they are all over 2 hours away and at 6pm which sucks lol
     
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  16. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

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    Surgery Type:
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    Surgery Date:
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    Start Weight:
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    Current Weight:
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    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Sunbury Pa
    It might not hurt to make a road trip some evening, but up to you,
     
  17. ashcakes72

    ashcakes72 Active Member

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    I might one day if my mom can watch my twins lol
    I joined sites like this also to help me learn
     
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  18. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
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    Surgery Type:
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    Surgery Date:
    December 22, 2016
    Start Weight:
    270
    Current Weight:
    146.8
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Sunbury Pa
    Yes, this site is awesome, very informative, and after you have your surgery you will be helping someone else that are in the same shoes you are right now
     
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  19. ashcakes72

    ashcakes72 Active Member

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    Thank you!!!!
     
  20. Keith Wells

    Keith Wells Bariatric Guru

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    Start Weight:
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    Location:
    Richlands, NC
    I hear you on this... My doc was 2 hrs away and I convinced my doc to count this as a support group visit... There is a support group that is national and in most cities I can't recall the name.... I will find it and let you know.. Ahh found it http://www.tops.org/ they seem to be everywhere. the group I talked with close to me where great
     
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