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Taking steps to prepare for major surgery can help calm the nerves -
and optimize your recovery.

Am I ready for this? How will I feel after? What will my recovery be like? When will I get back to my normal routine?

It’s only natural: with surgery, comes questions.

Whether you already have a surgery date

or you're still talking with your doctor about options, there are many ways to start preparing for the big day:

  • Ask your healthcare professional all of your questions
  • Gather information to best understand your surgery
  • Learn more about anesthesia
  • Line up help for your recovery at home
  • Eliminate stress as much as possible
  • Get adequate surgery nutrition and plenty of rest

Why nutrition is important for surgery:

If you were running a marathon, you would be eating to prepare for the many miles ahead. And not just eating to eat, but consuming the right foods to help you successfully reach the finish line. Like a marathon, surgery is an event you can prepare for with surgical nutrition.

The days before and after surgery are stressful enough, so you may not be thinking about food much at all.

IMPACT Advanced Recovery® Drink makes it easy to supplement important nutrients in your diet that can help you prepare for your upcoming surgery. Download this Fact Sheet so you can talk to your doctor about the many ways that IMPACT Advanced Recovery® Drink can help reduce the risk of complications after major surgery. Following the protocol is simple!

Easy “5&5” Routine

5 Days Before, 5 Days After
3 cartons Each Day
As you discuss the details of your surgery with your doctor, ask about adding IMPACT Advanced Recovery® Surgery Drink to your pre- and postoperative “to-do” list.

Tasty tip.

Stock your fridge now with IMPACT Advanced Recovery® Drink so you’re ready in advance of your surgery date.

Lemon Blueberry Cream Smoothie

Makes 1 serving (approximately 12 fl oz)

One 6 fl oz (178mL) chilled IMPACT Advanced Recovery® Drink
½ cup blueberries, fresh or frozen (thawed and drained)
¼ cup light, nonfat blueberry yogurt
1 Tbsp lemon juice
Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.

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See how IMPACT Advanced Recovery® Drink
prepares your body for major surgery
Share With Your Doctor Fact Sheet
(He's having major surgery next week.)