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    Vitamins <--- AGAIN HELP!

    I will be doing blood work this week so I will let you know how that goes. My surgeons bariateic nurse said to use the gummies though.
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    Vitamins <--- AGAIN HELP!

    I've switched to all gummies. My surgeon said it was ok. My life is so much better now. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  3. I took two weeks but I could have used an extra week. If you can take the time off from work, I suggest you do it. You'll be glad you did. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  4. Went in June 22, Wed. Went home 24th, Friday.
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    June Surgery

    Day two post op. Everything went very well. Had my swallow test this morning all was well. They showed me the X-ray of my new pouch. It's about the size of an egg. I did get a drain which will be removed tomorrow &a catheter which was removed today. Pain is tolerable today. But as I was coming off of the anesthesia the pain was really bad & very bad nausea as well. They worked quickly to get them both under control. Getting the drain out tomorrow & going home. I have also done a great deal of walking.
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    June Surgery

    Having my surgery this morning. Wow, this has been a long time coming. Six months of preparing & research. I'm very nervous about this. I know it's the best thing for me but that doesn't take away from the enormity of it. Please keep me in your thoughts today.
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    June Surgery

    My AF will probably come in the middle of surgery this Wednesday. Having trouble with the pre-op diet. Had a lot going on this week traveling for work. It's not easy doing this when your not at home. I have fallen off the wagon several times this week. I feel absolutely terrible about it. I almost feel like I don't deserve the surgery. Almost!! I cannot wait to get on the other side of this so I can start my new life!!
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    June Surgery

    You can be anything you put your mind to. If you want 130 then go for it!!
  9. I have a nutriblend and I make my own shakes. I use 1 frozen banana sliced up into about six pieces, Usweetened vanilla almond milk, 1 Tbsp Peanut Butter, 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder,splash of unsweetened vanilla syrup and a heaping scoop of Mocha Protein Powder. It is sooooooooo yummy!! When I started drinking one of these a day and doing 30 mins/day on a stationary bike three times a week it started to kick start things for me. Give it a try!
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    I also quit a year ago. I smoked for over 20 years. I also took up vaping and cut back on the nicotene monthly. Once you start vaping you will notice all of the good things quitting smoking entails like being able to breath better and tasting and smelling better. The morning cough will go away too.
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    June Surgery

    I'm scheduled for the 22nd. Got a call from anthem yesterday saying I needed another month of diet & exercise. They needed documentation for June to complete the six months. Made another appt with my primary for this Friday. Anthem said everything else looked great and that I should be approved by the end of the day Monday. I was hoping to avoid this insurance turmoil. Fingers crossed that it all goes smoothly from here.
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    Post Your Silly Rant

    Huge loud pickup trucks that are jacked up in the front like a dog taking a crap!! Really, what is the purpose!! People slamming doors at work! People who constantly complain about their job but yet don't want to do anything to change their circumstances and then treat me like crap when I decide to improve my situation and then try to tell me that my promotion was only a level move instead of upward. Funny how this level move will be paying me more and also giving me annual bonuses! Hm! People using the diesel pump at the gas station when there are clearly other pumps open to use. People who write that they are loosing weight instead of losing weight! Sorry guys, I had to add that one!
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    June Surgery

    I also have all three of these things and my doctor said that the surgery will not affect them. Although bypass will help with the reflux.
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    Got my date today! June 27th!

    That's awesome! Congratulations & good luck.
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    Got my date today! June 27th!

    June 22!! Can't wait!!
  16. My plan is two weeks. I have a desk job but there is still travelling involved. I believe I will be fine. I have been exercising and increasing my Protein intake. Hopefully that will help with the post op.
  17. So this is it! I have finally finished my 6 month diet/exercise program. Last weigh in this morning, lost another 5 pounds. Of course the doctor said I should just forget the surgery and continue to lose weight. Really! Not going to happen! I have all of my clearances now and I am now waiting for a call from the surgeons office to schedule surgeon appt and surgery date. This has really kinda crept up on me. I was told by the surgeons insurance person that my six month diet/exercise program would be 180 days long. But now I am being told that my insurance will accept 6 consecutive months of doctor visits. That means that I am a month sooner than expected. Part of me is ecstatic and the other part is full of anxiety. Am I ready for this?? I have so much going on in my life right now. I am studying and training for a new position at work. This is the job of my dreams & I don't want to mess it up. My employer is aware of this surgery and he said that we would work it out and not to stress over it. Hard not to stress though.
  18. I have been in touch with my bariatric nurse who assures me that all is complete. Just waiting on the surgery date, which I hope comes today.
  19. I think the best thing for me will be to get it done the week of June 20th. I hope that is an option. I will be in St Louis June 13-17 and I will be released to start taking on clients after that. I would prefer to have the surgery first and then take on the clients. My manager has agreed with that.
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    Period changes

    I wanted to have the ablation procedure done a few years back but because of my weight they said I needed to either lose 25lbs or have the procedure done in the hospital. Needless to say, I didn't have the surgery. I was completely devastated that I wasn't able to have the surgery like "normal" women. Therefore I still suffer from the monthly enemy! Maybe after my WLS I will approach this procedure again.
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    Ugh. Will I ever get this surgery?!

    What state is Greenville in? I'm having surgery in Greenville NC.
  22. i have a daughter as well, although she is an adult now I have to say I am overwhelmed & at a loss, not to mention humbled by your reason for surgery. Of all of the reasons I have read on this thread, yours has touched me the deepest. You are doing the right thing but you need to make sure that you do it for yourself as well. Please keep us up to date on your progress as well as your daughters.
  23. I'll be over 49.5 when I have my surgery in July. I have been looking at it as a totally new life for me at 50. Good luck on your liquid diet and surgery. Hope to hear how it goes.
  24. As long as your losing that is all that matters!! Keep up the good work!