chapter  4
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Final steps before surgery

WithRatcliffe Denise

This chapter focuses on the final changes and preparations for surgery. It focuses on some of the psychological issues that are likely to arise, including anxiety about the surgery, having second thoughts about the decision to have surgery and making decisions about who to inform. It also outlines ways in which you can create a memory bank that you can use after surgery to help you recognise changes and successes. The chapter also reviews some of the practical, dietary-based issues including the liver reduction diet, the “golden rules” for eating and preparing for the texture progression eating plan post surgery.