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  1. I will tell you my secret……I don’t obsess over it!! Lol…..I don’t weigh myself every day and when I want something to eat, I eat it. It’s so nice to be lighter on my feet.
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    Before & After Pics

  3. Can you put lemon in your Water? I have a kidney stone and I read on the internet that if I put lemon in my water it helps break it up but I'm not sure if it's good for me. I've had this kidney stone for a week now and can't get it to move. Had a CT scan and it's small enough to pass but nothing is helping. I have drank so much water that I feel like I'm going to float!! :thumbup1: All I want to do is get it to move and if lemon is a way to do it I want to try it but I don't want to upset my stomach either. Arrrgggghhhhh......
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    Staple Removal

    Motherof4, I had my staples removed by Dr. Jay & they took every other one out the 1st week & then the rest of the staples out the following week. You can't feel them. Don't get worked up about it. You'll be fine!!
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    Why am I hungry.

    I have no suggestions for you. I'm right there with you. These past 2 weeks have been the worst 2 weeks ever. My head says I'm hungry but my stomach says no you're not!! It's a constant battle but reading everyone else's post gives me the power I need to get thru this. Hang in there girl.....we can do this!!
  6. I was on a 1 week clear liquid preop diet & after the 2nd day it was fine. My surgeon let me have 4 Protein shakes a day. Hang in there, you can do this!! My surgeon told me that when he gets in & cuts you open & your liver has not shrunk, he sews you back up & sends you on your way without doing the procedure. I also had another lady on here tell me her surgeon did that to her too. Just be careful not to ruin this great gift you've been given to do the surgery. I was once a smoker & I can't even imagine doing both at the same time but hang in there girl. We're all cheering you on!!
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    when is coffee allowed...?

    My doctor told me I could have it 6 weeks after surgery. He said I could have decaf right now but it's not as good. Lol...
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    Protein Ideas......

    Where do you get Chike?
  9. Oh Mini-Me, I'm super excited for you too!! I am sending my prayers. Good luck & keep us posted!!
  10. First off, CONGRATS!! This is exciting. I was sleeved on Jan. 14th & feel great. A little exhausted here & there but doing wonderful. The day of my surgery I woke up @ 4:00am, sat & cried in the bathroom by myself, said a couple of prayers & then that was it. I knew I was doing the right thing. I am so glad that I didn't back out of this. I can already tell the awesome feeling in my step & my husband is already telling me how wonderful I'm looking. (I know, he's only being supporative but it makes me feel better.) Hang in there girl!! It's going to go awesome & you're going to LOVE it. I'm already saying a prayer for you. I'm excited for you & can't wait to hear from you after you're up & running. Keep us posted!!
  11. Well I'm home. Things were not good yesterday but seems to be better today. I am walking every 45 minutes like the doc says & sipping Water too. I think they gave me some hardcore meds for the 3 hour drive home yesterday so it took it awhile to wear off. All is well though. I can feel the gas inside me but nothing to bad. Yesterday my lefter shoulder blade was killing me but now it's a lot better this morning. It's hard to sip because you feel all that gas swirling around but I'm getting it down. I'm just excited to get past this week & feel a lot better. Welcome to the loser bench!!! :thumbup1:
  12. Well, I?m scheduled to be at the hospital at 7:30 tomorrow morning for my surgery. I thought I would be freaking out right now but actually I'm ready to go to bed so we can get going. :ohmy: I can't wait to meet you all on the 'loser bench'. Prayers are ALWAYS excepted!! :001_tongue: ~Marci
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    Welcome & congrats on your surgery date!! I have been on my clear liquid preop diet since last Thursday. Just keep in mind that after the 2nd days it gets better. Did you go directly through the doctor's office to get scheduled? The reason I ask is because I went through TLC Edge and I haven't met my surgeon yet either & I'm scheduled for surgery this Thursday. I meet him tomorrow. (of course I have been obsessive about researching him) Dr. Nicholson was an option for me to us as my surgeon also. Anyway, good luck with your preop diet & your surgery. You are doing the right thing!! You'll be healthier than ever.....hang in there girl.
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    NSV shout outs

    I'm scheduled for surgery next Thursday & this thread makes me want to do this more than ever now!! You all are awesome. I love getting on here every day & reading what you all have to say. All of you are such an inspiration. I cannot wait until I can share something like this!! Congrats to ALL of you for such a great job!!
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    Cravings & Hunger

    I start my preop diet tomorrow and not sure how I'm going to pull this off. I'm already hungry thinking about it...lol....I'm glad that I start it on a Thursday. At least most of it's over the weekend.
  16. CONGRATS!! This makes me want to do it even more. You're truly an inspiration to us that are just beginning out journey!!
  17. I have a date for my sleeve. I'm scheduled January 21st for my surgery & cannot wait for this day. I will be counting the days down. :biggrin0:
  18. I drove 2 ? hours & they accommodated me as much as they could but I would definitely talk to them about you coming out of state. I had to come up & see a PA for a generic preop physical & saw the dietitian & the program director. The following morning I had to do my blood work but you can do the blood work in the same day. Then I have to go back to see my surgeon a week before my surgery. You may want to advise them that you'll be traveling in from out of state & see if you can see your surgeon around the same time as your preop visit. I know you have to do the surgery within 30 days of your preop visit. I emailed them also in the beginning and it took a couple of days to get back to me. I would call the 1-877 number and talk to Cindy. She's super informative & helpful. Make sure you tell them you want the sleeve & not the lapband. Good luck & let me know if I can help you with any other information.
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    How do I get one of those trackers on my page? And I also don't why my profile pic is not showing? I can't see it but can you? (You can tell I'm not the best at these things....Lol...)
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    I have a date!

    Thank you all so much for your comments. This page has really opened my eyes up to a new beginning. You all are so informative & are awesome at answering questions & concerns. Jan. 21st will be here before we know it & I cannot wait!! I will be smiling from ear to ear until then & there after. I will definitely keep you guys updated. ~Marci
  21. Thanks for the info. I hope to follow through your pregnancy & see how things end up. My birthday is July 7th. You should try to hang in there one more day....7 is a lucky number, especially 7th month, 7th day.....lol.... Hope all goes well with this pregnancy. I hope you keep us all updated. Thanks, Marci

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