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    Hey everyone. Thank you for the words of encouragement! Surgery went well. Hooked up to a morphine drip. The Dr. Also fixed 3 hernias I had! I only knew of the small one in my belly button, not the other two. Still in the hospital room overnight, SOP. They gave me an ounce of jello and it completely filled me up. Fast food on TV MADE ME SICK TO MY STOMACH!! Nausea is so real right now. The stichtes are glue closures. Great insurance no money out of pocket. 2 hours before my surgery the first person of the day canceled since they ate before the surgery so my surgery was at 6am not8. Fast food cravings are gone!
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    I’m pretty much in same situation as you. I have Gerd so bypass is best idea for me but I’ve had lots of previous surgery so my dr is going to make decision once he’s inside. So I won’t know until I wake up which surgery I’ve had done. Here’s hoping it turns out to be the bypass.
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    Hi! My doctor referred me to the GB because I have GERD. I was at 210 in the beginning of the program but went up to 230 with steroids for my back a few weeks later. It depends on other health problems as well.
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    ❤23 mo /3 mo Post Op❤

    👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚 23 MONTHS POST VSG/ 3 MONTHS POST RNY CONVERSION 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜 ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤weight: 153❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ Updates: Stricture appears to be resolved 👏 Only a few incidents happened around certain foods that I have now avoided (still cannot eat mechanically separated poultry (turkey sausage, chicken deli meat, breads bread textured products, refined sugars etc. my body still rejects it... No big deal don't like it anyway) Mostly maintaining despite being on the road for a while but now back to a very simplistic diet 🙌 Life is basically back to normal now but features are vacay selfies and food pics All in all very very good ❤
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    I am 8 days out of pre-op and below is my experience Things I bought pre-op or immediately after that I use frequently Wedge pillow for when you get home. I ordered the day I got home because I couldn't sleep flat anymore sugar free popsicles benefiber biotene mouth spray, used that in the hospital and for a few days out, saved me. carmex lip balm 5 oz anchor measuring cup water bottle with measurements on it. Torini sugar free syrups...for decaf coffee ice cube tray - for freezing broth popsicle trays - for making your own as store bought have more carbs and calories than you realize store bought bone broths for in a pinch. Not chicken stock, Bone Broth Blender - I had this but I use this 2 x a day for the protein shakes Make sure you have extra protein like genepro to blend in to help you meet your protein goals Silly, but a basket, notepad, designated for all of your post up meds plenty of loose flowey dresses beach coverups - lucky i had a bunch but you won't want to wear a lot of clothes Loose panties subscription to myfitness pal or a good old notebook to document your liquids and proteins and everything I hate water so I need water enhancers, I used publix brand or great value brand orange soy milk - i discovered the lactose doesn't agree with me so I had to buy soy milk get your mani/pedi before because you will be wearing flip flops and not feel like bending over for sneakers Things I bought that I didn't use. I bought a kitchen scale then realized my program does not want me to use a food scale, only measuring cups 100 1.5 oz medicine cups - never used them..I thought I would track my fluid intake this way...ummm..no.. almond creamer, just don't like it Miralax..didn't need it, the colace and benefiber helps me "go"
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    I didn't weigh until about a week out for that very reason. It's all the crap they pump into you before & during surgery. It'll work its way out of your system over the course of the first week.
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    Hahahaha.... I am such a rebel, that made me giggle... 🙂.
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    First Month Average Loss

    I lost 16 lbs the first month - and I ended up losing ALL of my excess weight - over 200 lbs. People lose at all different rates for all different reasons - most of which you have no control over. The one thing you DO have control over is whether or not you stick to your program. If you stick to your program, the weight WILL come off, whether fast or slow. And to be honest, since the average weight loss for us "non-600-lb life people" seems to be in the 15-25 lb range the first month, you're going to end up in that range. So...you're normal!
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    They called today and my surgery is scheduled for October 9th. I am so excited!
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    Thought rollercoaster ...

    We all been where you are now. There is always fear going into something new, but after a while the new become the norm. You're doing something to better yourself and that should be the focus. It might seems like you doing the along , but you got this whole bariatricpal family now to lean on for support..... remember "You got this".