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  1. 3 points
    I had my first appointment scheduled with a bariatric surgeon on Tuesday, January 9th. This particular bariatric center was highly recommended by my brother in law, and they provide services to our local area and surrounding cities. The one problem though is that I have had difficulties getting appointments at the clinic in my city, although there always seem to be openings in the surrounding areas, so really it wasn't too bad. There is another bariatric clinic in our area and I decided to give them a call, just to get a vibe. I figured that I would chat with them, and perhaps meet with both clinics to see which was a better fit. To my surprise, the new clinic was so much more involved, especially in the educational process before the surgery. We scheduled an appointment on Monday already, to start the program. They also provided me with a personal website that I can use to track documents needed for insurance, required classes, vitamins, etc. Right away, I felt so welcomed and so excited. They had a series of 5 videos that I had to watch before the appointment on Monday, so I watched those today and they were very informing. I am also required to attend a series of 6 educational classes with them, before my surgery. Those classes consist of pre-surgery nutrition, post-surgery nutrition, vitamins and supplements, and exercise. I will also have my regular psych. appointments and other appointments as needed for the surgery. The thing that really made me feel good about them though was reading the glowing reviews online. I think the choice was pretty clear at that point. I am so excited to get this all going. I start a three-month supervised diet on Friday, so when I think about it, there is a lot to do in those three months. Time is going to fly by!
  2. 1 point

    Got my date

    Congrats!!! I’m excited too just got my surgery date of February 28th. I’m sure it will transform to nervousness and anxiety at some point but for now all I feel is joy!! The Road 2 A Better Me
  3. 1 point

    I Go Tomorrow

    Be as calm as you can about the surgery itself. After the surgery, focus on walking as much as you can; on controlling your pain with the meds given but not using them if you don't need them; on drinking water. Be aware that you'll need to focus on protein, but not right away--and with both the water and the protein, you'll most likely need to ramp up to meeting the goals--it won't happen immediately. Don't beat yourself up about these things--just keep trying, as it will get easier as time goes by.
  4. 1 point

    Just wanted to say (tmi)...

    I saw it at WalMart so probably anywhere. With the herbal tea. Sent from my SM-G955U using BariatricPal mobile app
  5. 1 point
    I was certain I would be but everything moved so fast I didn’t have time. They gave me the sedative right before they took me and I was out like a light .
  6. 1 point
    I did not. But many, many people do:) Very common.
  7. 1 point

    Just wanted to say (tmi)...

    This was me two days ago! I am one week post op today as well and felt so much better after! Here’s to healthy pooing in the future! Lol
  8. 1 point
    Boy has it been a long time since I visited this site! A lot has happened since my surgery date. My frequency of use prior to surgery was all thanks to a pretty meaningless desk job that I was laid off of as of December 1. In the meantime, I have dealt with the triumphs and struggles of recovering from surgery, learning my new stomach and body, and trying to find another full time job. Just in case anyone is actually interested in my progress, here it is! This week is my seventh week since surgery. HW: 310, SW: 280.1, CW: 254.9 NSVs: My back fat doesn't rub together while I walk. I can no longer fit my size 24 skinny jeans, as they have turned out to be more like size 24 baggy jeans. I have never been more hydrated in my life. I am able to walk up a flight of stairs without wheezing. I can workout for longer without needing an inhaler. I have lost countless inches all over my body. I fit into clothes from my honeymoon in July of 2015 better now than I did then. Getting exercise is, and always will be, a work in progress. Taking my medicines religiously leaves a bit to be desired. If anyone is interested in a more in depth description of my recovery, please let me know! Hope everyone is well!
  9. 1 point
    Totally agree! I'm a month post op and had the same concerns at first. I never felt restricted on liquids, and when I graduated to puree/soft solids last week I still didn't feel that "full" feeling. I started "normal" foods yesterday and dense proteins ABSOLUTELY fill me after a few bites and keep me satisfied for hours. It's a whole new world when you get to normal textures! Hang in there.
  10. 1 point

    Weight Loss Stall, Frustrated

    Yeah, I realized those were why I was deficient. And I did exactly as you suggested. And that's why I'm back on track.