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Cancel last won the day on October 8 2010

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  1. It was recommended by the NUt to not ever drink soda again. As for steak I am 7 weeks out and it is one of the easiest things for me to eat. Started on food at 4 weeks. After 1 week of purees and 2 weeks soft foods. Chicken gets stuck, fish gets stuck. So red meat has been my lifeline to protein goals. I can even eat beef jerkey with no issues. I just make sure I chew, chew, chew. I can only eat about 1.5 - 2 ounces of steak but at least it stays down.
  2. I had the blurry vision for about a week. I think it may have to do with anesthesia. Hope it gets better for you.
  3. I've been having Crystal light, even the red ones, since day one in the hospital.
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    Try Over the counter Prilosec or call your surgeon and ask if they can prescribe a PPI, something like Nexium. Many WLS patients need some type of acid reducer after surgery. I take a prilosec in the morning and a Pepcid mid afternoon if I need it.
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    By two days post op I could sleep on my side with a pillow under my belly. I am a belly sleeper and 7 days out can almoat sleep on my tummy again. Feels a little weird but not painful. I also sleep better on my back if I can prop pillows under my legs and my head up. You'll be amazed at how much easier it gets each day out.
  6. Good Luck to you tomorrow. I know you must be excited. I'm schedule to arrive at the hospital at 5:45 tomorrow morning. Keep us posted Tracey
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    September sleevers wanted!

    Determined1, You will do great. I was moved up also but only by 2 days. My surgeon is leaving for vacation though, and I rathered they moved me up than have a Doc who's mind is on making his flight out of town that evening. Keep us posted and Good Luck, Tracey
  8. I can only imagine how you are feeling. I start my liquid diet on Friday. Didn't even realize that this is labor day weekend and we have an extra day off. Which would usually be great but for us it also means either the beach or theme parks. So I guess I'll be packing a cooler with all my supplies. Good Luck Everyone. Tracey
  9. I plan on taking before pictures so after surgery when I have the thoughts of "what did I do to myself" I can look back and remember why I did it. Also, Some have suggested that when you don't see the scale move and you are getting frustrated you can take new photos to compare your progress. Good luck to you. Tracey
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    I have a date, again

    Everything happens for a reason. You've got a date now and a goal of 16 lbs before surgery. That will help the time pass quickly and keep you focussed. Plus the more you lose before surgery the less you have to lose after. You'll be there in no time. Good luck and congratulations on getting your date. Tracey
  11. Try planning your meals out the evening before. I try to do this and it really helps. And crock pots are great for slow cooking dinner all day. I have even resorted to packing small Snacks in zip lock bag, like grapes or hard boilled egg whites, that I can bring to work and snack on while driving home. By the time I get home I just make dinner for the kids and am not starving so I eat a little, like a quater of what I would normally eat, of whatever Protein and veggie I make for them. So far I have done better with this than the weight watchers. I did that for 6 months and even though I lost only a few pounds my insurance approved me in less than a week. Hope this helps and I'm sure more will respond with other ideas. That's the great thing about this site because what works for someone might not for someone else. I love the different varieties of answers people come up with. Good luck. Tracey
  12. I can sympathize. I got my approval call today. The girl who handles the insurance said the nurse will call in about 10 days to make my appointment for the nurse assessment and then they can schedule my appointment with the surgeon for 2 weeks before surgery. So I think I'll be in October sometime as well. But I'm still trying for September. Good luck to you.
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    Today is the day!!!

    Good luck to you both and hope you have a speedy easy recovery.
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    Self-pay in U.S. question

    Where I am in Florida you do need the comorbidities with BMI of 35 or need a 40 BMI. The surgeon requires the psych eval and Nutritional appt(only one). But he does not require documented diet attempts. He also requires a liquid preop diet of 2 weeks for all is patients(to shrink the liver before surgery). Hope this helps.
  15. Yeah, how exciting. Can't wait to be in your shoes. Keep us posted.

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