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    Im on the liver shrinkage food diet i started with slimfast lost 8 pounds in five days, then i was so ill the bariatric nurse said i could change to the food liver shrinkage. I know im doing it right so why am i worried sick day and night and cant sleep, im having dreams that the surgeon says your livers too fat and everyone in the world i know is pointing a finger and saying failure failure

    #38775
    SJ
    Member

    Firstly, STOP worrying! I went to a talk with a bariatric surgeon once and he said that they have no idea how much your liver shrinks becuase they don’t check how big it is to start with! Stick to the diet (I did the food based liver shrinkage 2x) and both times was told that my liver was tiny, so it does work with food. Most importantly don”t cheat, and do not have a last supper the night before your op otherwise you will undo all of your hard work. Some people naturally have big fatty livers, and sometimes this does hinder the op, but most experienced surgeons can deal with this. So, just stick to the diet you have been given to give yourself the best possible chance of a straightforward op, and good luck!

    SJ

    PS – I didn’t lose any weight at all on my liver shrinkage (food) diet, so 8lbs is fab!

    #38777
    Brains
    Member

    Hannah

    Hopefully things now looking up = good luck for your op x

    #38773
    Ms Ellie
    Member

    @hannahingrid 8081 wrote:

    Im on the liver shrinkage food diet i started with slimfast lost 8 pounds in five days, then i was so ill the bariatric nurse said i could change to the food liver shrinkage. I know im doing it right so why am i worried sick day and night and cant sleep, im having dreams that the surgeon says your livers too fat and everyone in the world i know is pointing a finger and saying failure failure

    Hi Hannah welcome huni, youre doing great, as for the dreams im dreeaming too…… my surgery is in less than 2 weeks xxxx

    #38772
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Hannah huney,
    Not everyone takes to the milk diet, quite a few go onto a tight food diet.
    Both methods prove to help shrink the liver in preperation for the operation.
    It is just that the liver is such a soft tissue, it needs to be moved out of the way to assist the operation, its very delicate.

    So even on the instructions for the diet you have been given, you will shrink your liver considerably.

    No-one will be pointing the finger, this is just a little self doubt creeping in.
    Please dont be so hard on yourself.
    Stick to the plan and hopefully things will go well…

    Your probabaly at your friekiest a week or two before surgery…. Keep calm, stick to the rules and you will have done all you can…

    All the best, looking forward to hear about your progress.

    Buzz ~(Andy) Bognor Regis

    #38776
    pink lady
    Member

    I am starting pre op diet on wednesday doing high protien diet sugar free jelly with that diet. it doesn’t say you can just wandered. love pinks. x

    #38774
    Ms Ellie
    Member

    @hannahingrid 8081 wrote:

    Im on the liver shrinkage food diet i started with slimfast lost 8 pounds in five days, then i was so ill the bariatric nurse said i could change to the food liver shrinkage. I know im doing it right so why am i worried sick day and night and cant sleep, im having dreams that the surgeon says your livers too fat and everyone in the world i know is pointing a finger and saying failure failure

    Hi there Hannah I did the milk diet for 5 days and then moved onto the low carb diet as I was not coping with the milk very well. However, I lost 10kgs on the diet and my liver was still big they still did my op, took them a little longer. I am now nearly 3 weeks post op.

    Take care Ellie xx

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