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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
    I'm having the same struggle. I can't even cheat if I wanted to due to dairy allergies. The one thing that saved me in pre op were Soylent Shakes. They are really good, but I'm tired of them. Surgery for me is in about an hour.... Sent from my SM-N950U1 using BariatricPal mobile app
  3. 1 point

    Started pre-op diet today!

    The first week can be a real bear. Once you get over that hump it isn't so bad. Best of luck to you!
  4. 1 point
    I was sleeved on 9/25, how's everyone's progress? What highs and lows are you experiencing? These are my stats below. Starting Weight: 260 Surgery Weight: 241 Current Weight: 211
  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
    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!
  8. 1 point

    Kidney stones

    Sorry I had an opinion, I thought this site was to share what works for you and not to be criticized for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. 1 point

    Family at hospital?

    It's really, really nice to have the family support there to calm your nerves pre-op, and to advocate for you post-op. Studies have shown that people with family present post-op have more responsive nursing care. Sometimes your nurses will be very busy and you will really *appreciate* an advocate to help ask again for your requests! If they want to be with you, I'd go for it!
  10. 1 point
    I was sleeved Sept 18, 2017. My Start weight was 313 My surgery weight was 282 and my Current weight is 252. Felt like I was at a stand still for couple weeks and began back on protein drink for few days, replacing breakfast or lunch once a day. Think I will do that for breakfast this day after Thanksgiving Not that i ate much, but tried a few bites of pie : (