I cheated on my diet two days before my surgery. I ate two ribs. I got right back on my liquids. Will this effect my surgery?
Cheated on Pre-Bariatric Surgery Diet
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Bariatric surgeon at CBGSA , Arcadia , California
Not a whole lot to add, since Yvonne gave a nice answer for you....
Having something a couple of days prior to surgery, that you will miss for a while should not be an issue at the time of surgery....the solids will be cleared already...
Just remember....if you don't follow the nutrition plan very closely postoperatively, you might not lose weight....
Be careful, and good luck,
Troy LaMar MD
DISCLAIMER: This educational advice is based on the depth of your question and the details provided. The above should never replace the advice of your local physicians as they have the ability to evaluate you in person.
You are probably OK but you must not eat anything else except the liquids until surgery.
They could get in surgery and not continue if your stomach isn't clear of food but I think it's been long enough.
Are they having you drink that stuff to clear you out before surgery?
I know it is difficult but you need to talk with someone about why you are using food to self medicate (It's something we all deal with but more for some than others). If you don't get this sorted out you will not be able to follow the program afterwards.
Shame sucks the life out of us so we must find ways to avoid doing the things that make us feel shame.
I am glad you at least asked.
I know you're trying very hard. Try to distract your head until surgery.
After surgery you won't be able to do that stuff for several months so during that time you will need to form new habits OK? Please seek support and hang in there.
It's done. Don't beat yourself up.
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