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  1. I'm 3 days post surgery feeling ok. Still taking pain med q 4-6 hours as needed. Still no real appetite but I'm having protein shakes,sf pudding, sf jello, decaf hot tea, & water. Will have cream of something soup for dinner. My stomach constantly makes loud rumbling noises. LoL Bathroom trips have been very productive. I think my hernia repair slows me down the most. It's hard getting out of bed. I'm off work until 3/2/15 so I plan on using that time to heal and get use to my new beginnings. I will post before & after pics as soon as I see some results. It's so beautiful here today in the sunshine state. No regrets! Have a blessed day everyone !
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    3 Days Post-Op

    Thank you Lucky2014. It's been pretty rough but I know it'll be better soon. i am just trying to take it nice and slow. i wish you well also. : )
  3. Feeling pretty excited. 2 days before surgery. I am so thankful to God for second chances. Have a blessed day everyone.

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      Best of luck justmettb, you will be in our thoughts!! :-)


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    February surgeries

    Update: I received a call from my doctor's office on Friday. I am scheduled for 2/3/15! Approved! In prayer! : )
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    February surgeries

    Congrats everyone. Here's to new beginnings! God bless!
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    February surgeries

    Target surgery date 02/04/2015!
  7. Hello I just wanted to jot a line or two to say that I am finally done with all of my requirements. I am waiting on final approval from insurance but have a target surgery date of 02/04/15. I'm excited & nervous. I have my preop class on Tuesday and planning to start the 2 week liquid diet on 01/21/15. Today I'm cleaning out closets. Thought I'd do some early spring cleaning to keep my mind occupied. I'll keep you posted. I wish all of you well.
  8. Thanks so much for the encouragement
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    Distorted Self Image

    I'm am in the process of getting all of my clearances done. I had my labs, upper GI series,abdominal ultra sound & an EGD. I'll have my psych eval next. I will see my surgeon on 9/18, at the time all of my info should be available to submit to my insurance company for approval. I'm hoping to have the RNY before the holidays. Yes I do have support. Outside of my family I have a support group that meets every second Tuesday of each month, along with a few friends who had the procedure. This website is pretty awesome also. Feel free to reach out to me anytime.
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    Distorted Self Image

    Ranece, I totally get where you are coming from. I am waiting on my surgery date. I've had days of feeling the same way. I think that it is me finally realizing where I am and being fed up with not doing anything about it. I had to come to terms with the fact that I've been diagnosed as "morbidly obese" - For years I've ignored it. Coming to terms with it has been and is very hard. But you know what I've decided that while I'm waiting I am going to keep myself together. I'm going to dress nice and do my very best to love myself enough to take care of myself now while waiting. I challenge you to do the same. While we are waiting let's Love, Laugh and Live! No matter what we are worth it! Don't be so hard on yourself. You've taking steps to change your atmosphere. Do it positively! Sincerely ~ Tracy
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    Feelin Good

    You look amazing! Congrats!
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    So flipping hungry

    Maybe try adding more protein powder. Are you allowed to have liquid soups such as egg drop soup/strained ? It is very filling.
  13. I am just starting my RNY/bypass journey also. I am in the process of getting my evaluations and medical clearances. I hope to get insurance clearance by or before the end of September. I totally understand about being nervous. I am nervous and excited all at the same time. The anticipation is the hardest for me right now. I really appreciate everyone on this website for giving insight to what to expect and sharing their stories. I do not have a lot of people to talk to so this is very helpful. I look forward to going on this journey with those of you who are new as well. My doctor has been very thorough. I saw him last month, July. I have since had a series of blood test (Labs), Upper GI series (radiology), abdominal ultra sound(radiology), and next week I will have an EGD (endoscopy) following my consult with the gastroenterologist on 08/19/14. My next appointment with my surgeon is September 18th, which also happens to be my son's birthday. He will turn 22. I have two children. My daughter is 26. My husband of 27 years is supportive but not very talkative about my decision right now. I know that I can count on him though. He's a runner. I look forward to being out there with him soon. I may not be running but at least I will be out there doing something! Thanks for reading and listening.
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    Great job!
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