Please help.. no food for 12 hrs before surgery

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    Please help.. no food for 12 hrs before surgery


    Hi everyone,

    im having surgery tomorrow and I am not allowed to eat 12 hours prior to surgery. Is it still considered food and eating if i sip on some LG's BC+EAA's or some plain ol BCAA's? I obviously dont want to harm myself but would like to try and avoid muscle catabolism.. ACL reconstruction....

    Thank you so much everyone

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    it sucks but just do what the docs say man.

    I had back surgery and was out of the game for 4 months. Ask yourself, would you rather lose .5lbs of muscle or have the docs have a complication to deal with that results in you being out of the game for an even longer period of time? Trust me muscle atrophy is a bitch and you will have to work to get back where you are already, don't make things worse by chancing it....
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    dude true that! stupid me for even thinking of chancing that! Thanks for the reality check
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    no problem man, that's what we're here for
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    You'll be fine. I fast for 16hr a day and have gained upwards of 15lb doing so. A 12hr fast is insufficient to cause a significant amount muscle proteolysis - you'll be running off of glycogen and fat.
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    i know this may be a little off topic, but as far as post operative training goes, if pain tolerance allows, could i be back to lifting, only upper body, the day after surgery? Im just a little hesitant because of the bacteria in the gym.. dont wanna get it infected. And what are your guys idea on lifting only unilaterally for legs. Im getting an acl reconstruction on my left knee, so could i do single leg squats/deadlifts/straight leg deads/leg extensions and curls/calf raises? just a thought?! I really love lifting legs and hate to see everything go
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    NO.

    Do not lift the day after surgery. Or the day after that either. I'm no PT but I've had enough surgery to know that that is out of the question. ACL's take a while to heal, listen to you're PT and let them be your guide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Resolve View Post
    NO.

    Do not lift the day after surgery. Or the day after that either. I'm no PT but I've had enough surgery to know that that is out of the question. ACL's take a while to heal, listen to you're PT and let them be your guide.
    haha ok great Thanks! I figured thatd be the answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redrocket399 View Post
    Hi everyone,

    im having surgery tomorrow and I am not allowed to eat 12 hours prior to surgery. Is it still considered food and eating if i sip on some LG's BC+EAA's or some plain ol BCAA's? I obviously dont want to harm myself but would like to try and avoid muscle catabolism.. ACL reconstruction....

    Thank you so much everyone
    Good luck homie, and listen to the doc. Even if you lost a bit of muscle, just come back crazy when you recover and get that sh*t back!!
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    I know it's irrelevant now but the docs tell you not to eat because if you're under anesthesia and throw up (for any reason) with food in your stomach you can suffocate because you won't be able to breathe.
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    hey bro..i had the same surgery on the same knee about 14 months ago. i'd stay out of the gym for atleast a few days after surgery. dont worry about muscle catabolism...whatever you loose, you will put it back on quick once you get into training again!
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