1 day before surgery
I am having the sleeve on Tuesday, so my doctor has me on clear liquids after midnight tonight and no food or liquids Tuesday. My question is.... am I allowed to have a protein shake tomorrow? When we are released I know we are on the shakes and clear liquids, so I didn't know if we are allowed the shake in the pre-op day as well. I can go without food, but being without food AND my shakes makes me nervous!
Thanks for the help.
on 3/31/13 8:11 pm
I was was told only clear liquids the day before my surgery which is also Tuesday. My surgery is at 8am so I figure if I have a shake tomorrow am around 6 when the baby gets me up it's more than a day before surgery :)
good luck with the liquids tomorrow! I'm a big mess here freaking out about the next two days. I'm just ready for it to be Wednesday!
on 3/31/13 8:58 pm
As for the poster dealing with the emotional side...its all perspective. I don't know who to credit with this, but someone on here last week said , the way she sees it, she already did her share of binge eating and junk food indulging. That's what lead her to needing surgery. Now its her turn to eat healthier and make better choices....but with the benefit with such a great tool.
Hey Girl! Yay the day is finally here!!!! I would say no for the protein shake. The reason for this is that protein takes time to break down even though it's a liquid you don't want anything in your stomach. I would follow the pre diet to a T. For me I was on Clear liquids the day before and nothing the day of surgery. When you get out of surgery, they will let you drink some water, 1oz every hour. Then the next day you will be on broth and jello. Don't worry you won't be hungry. I wasn't at all after the surgery.
Good luck, I will be thinking of you!!! Let me know how it goes!!!!