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Old 01-12-2008, 11:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I understand why the doctors want us to loose weight during the 2 weeks before surgery, but why does it have to be liquids. If you eat a high protein, low carb diet, does your liver shrink in the same way or is there another reason why we should be on just liquids.
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Old 01-12-2008, 11:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you lose weight, preferably on a low fat low carb diet, that should shrink the liver just as well.
However, liquids help to keep the stomach and intestines "free" of solids and any residues. A few days of liquids is enough actually, to "clean" out your digestive tract, but a 2 week liquid diet will *slow* down your digestive system, which probably will be easier on your insides while healing--your digestive system will already be less active by the time of the surgery, as opposed to being active right up to surgery, then having to slow down while recovering from surgery.
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Old 01-12-2008, 12:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I hated that two week liquid pre op diet too but it did help me a lot to prepare my body for all the changes it was going to go through. I did a lot of soup during that period. Just pureed every soup that I wanted so it was all liquid and no solids. That helped a lot because I could eat as much as I wanted to -- so I didn't feel deprived but I stuck with the liquid portion of the diet. Good luck! Just hang in there, it will all be worth it.
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Old 01-12-2008, 01:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I can't relate...I didn't have any prep like this before surgery...had to stop eating at noon the day before!! Keep your eye on the prize...it will be over before you know it!!!
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Old 01-12-2008, 03:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I had to do the 2 week thing and I really think it made the biggest difference. My hubby didn't have to and he stayed 2 extra nights and was more sick than me. His bowels took a long time to wake up - it terrified us. Anyway, it is very hard, but do try some protein milkshakes, and eat popsicles. Try to keep yourself as fluid loaded as possible so you won't think about being so daggone empty.
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Old 01-12-2008, 03:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I was told by my Dr that the reason for the liquid diet is to a: Show you are committed to the surgery and to help adjust your body from eating a whole load of yukkies to the liquids for after surgery, b: to help your liver to lose weight, the liver holds and is encased by a lot of fat when you are overweight or eat really badly and c: a carry on effect is that your liver will 'shrink'.
I think losing weight before surgery (if you can) is a good idea as your body (inc liver and heart etc) is in the best shape possible for surgery and mentally, if you have already lost a few pounds, you will be highly motivated to carry that on.
Over here (NZ) for the program I am on, you HAVE to attend at least 1 meeting a week plus all the tests, diet, etc before they will fully consider you for the surgery. Some people find they lose enough weight on the diet so they no longer require the surgery, which is great!! Others struggle (understandable).
I have been using the Optifast shakes in my daily eating plan (when I can afford them), 1 or 2 shakes, tuna and low fat etc crackers and fruit. I have lost 8kgs (17lbs or so) so I am rapt with that!! I also plan to stop smoking prior to surgery to give myself the best chance possible of succeeding (on the table).

Stick with it, it is worth it, It will steel your resolve and it wont be such a shock to your body/mind after your procedure.
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Old 01-12-2008, 03:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I Didnt Have To Do Any Pre-op Diet Just Went On A Liquid Diet 2 Or 3 Days B4 Surgery. Good Luck And Stay Strong!!!
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i was just on a month of an atkins type diet and liquid the day before, good luck and stay strong...it will all be woth it in the end
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