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karen_marie

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    karen_marie got a reaction from FluffyChix for a status update, Surgery is TOMORROW! It doesn't even feel real! I'm sitting here having my decaf coff   
    Surgery is TOMORROW! It doesn't even feel real! I'm sitting here having my decaf coffee 'breakfast' and trying to just keep as busy as I can today so I can try to avoid the fact that I'm on 'clear' liquids all day today, no protein shakes  I brought chicken bone broth and chicken bouillon cubes to try for lunch, and must have brought half a pound's worth of sugar free lemon lime jello for snacks haha. Lord this day can't be done with soon enough! 
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    karen_marie got a reaction from FluffyChix for a status update, Surgery is TOMORROW! It doesn't even feel real! I'm sitting here having my decaf coff   
    Surgery is TOMORROW! It doesn't even feel real! I'm sitting here having my decaf coffee 'breakfast' and trying to just keep as busy as I can today so I can try to avoid the fact that I'm on 'clear' liquids all day today, no protein shakes  I brought chicken bone broth and chicken bouillon cubes to try for lunch, and must have brought half a pound's worth of sugar free lemon lime jello for snacks haha. Lord this day can't be done with soon enough! 
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    karen_marie got a reaction from FluffyChix for a status update, Only 3 days away from this life-changing surgery, and I've started putting together a   
    Only 3 days away from this life-changing surgery, and I've started putting together a list of easy things I can do while I'm at home recovering. It has to be THE DUMBEST list of things I've ever put together, but here goes hahaha
    Do all the needed post-op stuff: go for walks, use spirometer, take vitamins on time, eat/drink right, etc etc etc etc ... Portion out vitamins for the week into 4x/day pill organizer Copy all phone contacts into a spreadsheet, remove old contacts file from phone, double check remaining names against spreadsheet to ensure no one is missing Pluck eyebrows Catch up on YouTube channels I watch Color in keepsake drawing of a tattoo I designed for a friend (I'll include a pic of the outline below ) Write in penzu online journal Play xbox games I've been neglecting Prep and freeze food for first few days back at work Anybody else have a list of mundane things they want/need to do while they are recovering at home?
    And here's the sugar skull owl tattoo my friend requested I design for him. It'll be super colorful once he gets it done, and once I color in the keepsake drawing for him!
     

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    karen_marie got a reaction from FluffyChix for a status update, Only 3 days away from this life-changing surgery, and I've started putting together a   
    Only 3 days away from this life-changing surgery, and I've started putting together a list of easy things I can do while I'm at home recovering. It has to be THE DUMBEST list of things I've ever put together, but here goes hahaha
    Do all the needed post-op stuff: go for walks, use spirometer, take vitamins on time, eat/drink right, etc etc etc etc ... Portion out vitamins for the week into 4x/day pill organizer Copy all phone contacts into a spreadsheet, remove old contacts file from phone, double check remaining names against spreadsheet to ensure no one is missing Pluck eyebrows Catch up on YouTube channels I watch Color in keepsake drawing of a tattoo I designed for a friend (I'll include a pic of the outline below ) Write in penzu online journal Play xbox games I've been neglecting Prep and freeze food for first few days back at work Anybody else have a list of mundane things they want/need to do while they are recovering at home?
    And here's the sugar skull owl tattoo my friend requested I design for him. It'll be super colorful once he gets it done, and once I color in the keepsake drawing for him!
     

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    karen_marie got a reaction from FluffyChix for a status update, Day 5 of liquid liver-shrinking pre-op diet, and so far so good! I have been taking m   
    Day 5 of liquid liver-shrinking pre-op diet, and so far so good! I have been taking more enjoyment out of watching my cooking/baking shows on TV though  Can't believe my surgery is soo close@ This process has been incredibly fast for me (went to free WLS seminar by surgeon July 29th), and can't believe my life will change for the even better so soon! 
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    karen_marie got a reaction from FluffyChix for a status update, Day 5 of liquid liver-shrinking pre-op diet, and so far so good! I have been taking m   
    Day 5 of liquid liver-shrinking pre-op diet, and so far so good! I have been taking more enjoyment out of watching my cooking/baking shows on TV though  Can't believe my surgery is soo close@ This process has been incredibly fast for me (went to free WLS seminar by surgeon July 29th), and can't believe my life will change for the even better so soon! 
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    karen_marie reacted to Hopep4673 for a status update, Yesterday I completed 2 more steps towards surgery...NUT and exercise class and a Sup   
    Yesterday I completed 2 more steps towards surgery...NUT and exercise class and a Support group... I really enjoyed the support group there were several people that were both pre and post op... It was quite informative. The class went over both the pre and post op diets and discussed vitamin a bit. only 2 more appts left... last weigh in with my PCP, and my UGI 1 on 1 NUT. both the first week of Nov WOOHOO
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    karen_marie got a reaction from FluffyChix for a status update, Day 5 of liquid liver-shrinking pre-op diet, and so far so good! I have been taking m   
    Day 5 of liquid liver-shrinking pre-op diet, and so far so good! I have been taking more enjoyment out of watching my cooking/baking shows on TV though  Can't believe my surgery is soo close@ This process has been incredibly fast for me (went to free WLS seminar by surgeon July 29th), and can't believe my life will change for the even better so soon! 
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    karen_marie got a reaction from FluffyChix for a status update, Day 5 of liquid liver-shrinking pre-op diet, and so far so good! I have been taking m   
    Day 5 of liquid liver-shrinking pre-op diet, and so far so good! I have been taking more enjoyment out of watching my cooking/baking shows on TV though  Can't believe my surgery is soo close@ This process has been incredibly fast for me (went to free WLS seminar by surgeon July 29th), and can't believe my life will change for the even better so soon! 
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    karen_marie got a reaction from FluffyChix for a status update, Day 5 of liquid liver-shrinking pre-op diet, and so far so good! I have been taking m   
    Day 5 of liquid liver-shrinking pre-op diet, and so far so good! I have been taking more enjoyment out of watching my cooking/baking shows on TV though  Can't believe my surgery is soo close@ This process has been incredibly fast for me (went to free WLS seminar by surgeon July 29th), and can't believe my life will change for the even better so soon! 
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    karen_marie got a reaction from FluffyChix for a status update, Day 5 of liquid liver-shrinking pre-op diet, and so far so good! I have been taking m   
    Day 5 of liquid liver-shrinking pre-op diet, and so far so good! I have been taking more enjoyment out of watching my cooking/baking shows on TV though  Can't believe my surgery is soo close@ This process has been incredibly fast for me (went to free WLS seminar by surgeon July 29th), and can't believe my life will change for the even better so soon! 
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    karen_marie got a reaction from Deleted Account for a status update, Had to share a pic from this past weekend when I went to a Cubs game with family. I'm   
    Had to share a pic from this past weekend when I went to a Cubs game with family. I'm still pre-op so this is going to be one of my before pics I think. And yes, that's me in the pink pants haha. Not something I would normally buy or wear, so it was a big deal to wear them for me. Cubs lost, but I had a good time

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    karen_marie reacted to Hopep4673 for a status update, Month 4 of 6 weigh in today, down 4 lbs from last month only 2 left until I get submi   
    Month 4 of 6 weigh in today, down 4 lbs from last month only 2 left until I get submitted for insurance... Psych appt tomorrow at least now i feel like things are moving. getting excited and a bit nervous, I suppose that's normal.  
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    karen_marie reacted to MowryRocks for a status update, Yesterday was my day! After 10 months and 14 days, I can now officially say I am 100   
    Yesterday was my day!  After 10 months and 14 days, I can  now officially say I am 100 pounds down.  Forty more to go before I consider plastics.
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    karen_marie reacted to Leviosa for a status update, Scheduled for 9/26!   
    Scheduled for 9/26!
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