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  1. Hey all, my surgery is not until August 30th.... 5 days!!!! EEEEkkk!!!! But I am curious to know how my fellow August sleevers are doing. What are your experiences? What things did or did not happen as you expected? Any tips for those of us about to join the Losers team and embark on this journey with you?
  2. Hey September Sleevers.... My surgery date was August 30th, so I'm almost right there with you guys!! How is everyone doing so far?? I'm two weeks post op today and I am really starting to feel good. share you surgery experiences, questions, and concerns here with your fellow September sleevers!!!
  3. Ash_Bri85

    August Sleevers-How are you doing??

    I would add that my surgeon doesn't like eggs in the soft food stage, not sure why.... I'm at a loss
  4. Ash_Bri85

    August Sleevers-How are you doing??

    My surgery date was 8/30 and I've notice in the past 48 hours how much better and more energetic I feel!!! I am having an issue getting in all of my protein and water... I am trying tho. I feel like I am in a stall already... Someone told me to do nothing but eggs, shakes, and water for a whole week and that will give me a boost. I am starting my workout regimen as well now that i am feeling better. I am loving and hating this all at the same time. Discourage and disappointed with my slow loss.
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    August Sleevers-How are you doing??

    Having some upper abdominal pain and discomfort. Is this normal 6 days post op?
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    August Sleevers-How are you doing??

    Ok guys my surgery was 8/30... everything went so well and my one week post op check up is Wednesday. I haven't been on in a couple days since I've been so out of it. My question is how long doe the incision pain lasts. Most of them are not too bad but the one at the very top of my tummy is the one worst... not complaining because I am so happy with my decision.. just wondering how long the pain lasts... thanks in advance
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    August Sleevers-How are you doing??

    Less than 48 hours and I will be at the hospital prepping for my Sleeve. So nervous and excited.
  8. I have heard amazing things about the patches. I think I am going to try them too.
  9. I was advised to not take flinstone or children's vitamins, as they do not have enough of what a sleeved patient needs. Below is a link (for amazon) for the vitamins I am currently taking. They are chewable and not bad at all. I actually really like them. Been taking them for about two weeks now. https://www.amazon.com/Bariatric-Multi-Vitamin-Patients-ProCare-Health/dp/B007HB8EDK/ref=sr_1_7_a_it/132-3179088-1774116?ie=UTF8&qid=1503680088&sr=8-7&keywords=bariatric+vitamins
  10. Ash_Bri85

    August Sleevers-How are you doing??

    Thank you so much for the feedback. I have been on a liquid diet for almost two weeks, but have only lost around 5 pounds so far. I am terrified my liver hasn't shrank enough.
  11. Hey There!!! My surgery is August 30th as well. I am as nervous as I can be. But you are so right. The positive effects this will have on our lives is going to be a game changer. I keep worrying that my liver hasn't shrunk enough, or that something will go wrong.... but then I stop and remember that it will all be ok. I'm going to come out of this just fine and you will too!! Good luck to you, keep us updated!!
  12. These would fit my program's requirements. The protein is more than double the carbs and that is the first thing we look for. This actually looks like a great product.
  13. Ash_Bri85

    preop requirements

    Hey girl. My WLS office faxed over some forms to my PCP to fill out for those appointments to count for me. Thanks goodness they did or I would still be 3 months out. My date is August 30th. My first appointment with my PCP was 2/8/17. Hope this helps. Ask you center is there are forms your PCP can fill out for you. Good luck
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    Any August 2017 Sleevers?

    I'm on my two week pre-op LD right now. It has been a struggle but I'm only on day 3. I hear it gets easier as I go.
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    Any August 2017 Sleevers?

    Thanks for that awesome Tip!!! My date is 8/30/17 and I cannot wait!!!
  16. Ok y'all!!! I'm on day 3 of my liquid diet. Getting in my proteins etc, and I've lost 6 pounds already!!! Woot Woot!!! However, I have found that my arm muscles hurt a bit. Has anyone else experienced this before on their LD?
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    Any August 2017 Sleevers?

    Mine is August 30th as well!!!! Congrats!!!! #SleeveSisters
  18. Ash_Bri85

    JULY SLEEVERS- How are you doing?

    My surgery is coming up, August 30th, but one thing I have learned from a lot of people on here is to celebrate the NSVs (Non-Scale Victories). I am filled with excitement and nerves, but you all seem to be doing pretty well. Thanks for sharing your experiences!!!
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    Got my date!!

    Congrats!!!!! That is amazing news!!!!
  20. Girl. I am shaking like a leaf and I don't know why!! I think partially it's excitement!! And partially I am very nervous. My Liquid diet starts and pre-op appointments are all 8/16. I know that's still 5 days away. I think it is probably normal and healthy for us to be nervous somewhat. You're gonna do great girl!!! Channel your nerves and anxiety into focusing on success!!! <3 <3
  21. Ash_Bri85

    Any August 2017 Sleevers?

    My date is August 30th!!! I'm as nervous as I can be. Start pre-op Liquid liver shrink diet on 8/16. Prayers for all you guys recovering and going in to this!!!
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    Pre Op Diet

    I love reading about everyone else's experiences. I start my liquid diet on 8/16 and surgery is 8/30. I have two weeks of liquid protein diet before surgery. And just like others have said, NO CHEATING for me either. I'm going in to this hovering 300 pounds and I am ready to get that number down. I already quit smoking which was so hard for me. But we can do this guys!!! Good luck to you all!!
  23. I got my date!!! August 30th. Start my liquid diet on August 16th. Any tips on how to make the best of the liquid diet, how to best prepare for the hospital, etc? I will have a two night hospital stay. I'm so nervous. I'm dreading loose skin and leary of what my future holds. My husband and I are separated and we have two kids who live with me at home. Any tips for my nerves? Lol.
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    August Sleevers ?!

    Hey guys!!! August 30th Sleever here. I know much later than most on this stream. I go for pre-op and diet starts the 16th. (13 Days!!! WHOA!!) It is starting to feel much more real.

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