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About zil

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  • Birthday 07/14/1953

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I  am scheduled for surgery this Friday.  I have been reading as much information as I can in order to see how I can be a success as i enter this new chapter in my life.  I am so fortunate that my husband is so supportive; so supportive in fact, that he said to do it even if insurance didn't pay for it, we would pay.  I have been on the pre-op diet for about 3 weeks with 2 shakes a day and 1 meal (usually at lunch time) and after the first week, I found that I was not looking for food all the time.  I have also recognized the fact that if I am not hungry, I don't need to eat.  I hope this willl continue right on through my recovery phase. 
Can anyone tell me what type of protein drink you used during your liquid stage?  I am not quite sure if I should stick with the one I have been using or go to something else.  I am currently using EAS advantEDGE.  Any advice?
Also, have any of you had problems with light headedness after surgery when you aren't really eating anything?  I don't want to fall over and embarass myself.

Age: 66
Height: 5 feet 3 inches
Starting Weight: 297 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 232 lbs
Goal Weight: 157 lbs
Weight Lost: 65 lbs
BMI: 41.1
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 07/26/2011
Surgery Date: 08/19/2011
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Self Paid
Insurance Outcome: n/a
zil's Bariatric Surgeon
2000 East Southern Avenue
Tempe, Arizona 85260