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karen_marie

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    karen_marie got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Freaking out!   
    Echoing what @Berry78 said, I learned A LOT by reading tons of the forum discussions here. Also gave me ideas on additional questions to ask my surgeon. For an example of something, here's my 'prescribed' plan back to solid foods after surgery tomorrow. Every doctor will be different, so take this as just an example! Some docs allow more soft/solid foods sooner than mine does. Definitely get all of your specific pre-op info from your doctor and nutritionist (NUT) and follow those. Good luck on your journey!
    Diet Progression Chart.docx
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    karen_marie got a reaction from Krista27 in Can I get by without blending foods ?   
    Sure thing! That's the stage I'm most worried about too, so I'll definitely be taking my own advice lol I'm thinking I'll also try some recipes I've found on various bariatric sites for the pureed/blended stage. I"ll attach a file with the ones I've found so far (also include some Protein pudding recipes that I want to try)
    Blended_Pureed Recipes.pdf
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    karen_marie reacted to Berry78 in Freaking out!   
    I spent all my extra time (hours each day) on this site and others during the last couple months before surgery. I learned so much by doing that, that I was ready when the time came.
    Take the time to sit and read. Google is your friend.
    Ask for the preop and postop diet from your program. That way you have something to look at.
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    karen_marie got a reaction from Krista27 in Can I get by without blending foods ?   
    My NUT did say that the blended/pureed stage was usually the one that gave patients a harder time. Just stick with things that are kinda mushy or soft liquid to begin with, then blending them to a smoother consistency won't be really off-putting. For instance, make a basic chili with some sort of meat (or none) and Beans. Blending that from somewhat chunky to smooth shouldn't be gross haha Or even a simplified sloppy joe (sans bread) - ground turkey/lean beef and some low sugar or sugar fee sauce, blended smoother shouldn't be too weird. And both would give you good Protein (you can even add some non flavored Protein Powder to both). I know that @James Marusek has said he basically did chilis and Soups during his weight loss phase.
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    karen_marie got a reaction from Sherry Rice in Why are diets so different?   
    Wow day 4? I'm jealous and scared of that lol. I'm pre-op, on my last day of my 14-day liver shrinking liquid diet, and tomorrow it's Clear Liquids all day (day before surgery). I'll share the progression chart my surgeon and NUT advise for the RNY I'm having (attached). It definitely seems every surgeon and NUT is different, not sure why that is. *if you can't see the attachment or open it, make sure you're logged in*
    Diet Progression Chart.docx
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    karen_marie got a reaction from FluffyChix in DAMMIT!   
    LOL I'm on day 14 of my pre-op liquid diet, so every day there is ranting (my poor saint of a husband) Tomorrow is clear liquids only (day before surgery), so I may tell him to meet up with a friend after work to protect himself hahaha
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    karen_marie got a reaction from FluffyChix in DAMMIT!   
    LOL I'm on day 14 of my pre-op liquid diet, so every day there is ranting (my poor saint of a husband) Tomorrow is clear liquids only (day before surgery), so I may tell him to meet up with a friend after work to protect himself hahaha
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    karen_marie reacted to BigViffer in DAMMIT!   
    Not really, all we did in there is lie about how many boobies we touched.

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    karen_marie got a reaction from FluffyChix in DAMMIT!   
    I think your cat forgot how to cat lol I remember once in high school, I saw just a mouse butt sticking out from behind my hamper. I slowly crept up and moved the hamper, only to find that the butt half of the mouse was all that was there. My cat seemed very satisfied with himself for thinking to 'box up half' for later lol
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    karen_marie got a reaction from Apple203 in DAMMIT!   
    My sister has already offered my hubby sanctuary whenever he needs it lol
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    karen_marie got a reaction from FluffyChix in DAMMIT!   
    I think your cat forgot how to cat lol I remember once in high school, I saw just a mouse butt sticking out from behind my hamper. I slowly crept up and moved the hamper, only to find that the butt half of the mouse was all that was there. My cat seemed very satisfied with himself for thinking to 'box up half' for later lol
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    karen_marie got a reaction from Apple203 in DAMMIT!   
    LOL I'm too much of a control freak to let him make my shakes for me - but the expletives are RIGHT up my alley haha I should have been in the Navy. I've just been playing my Sims game at night and trying to just keep my mouth shut and my rantings to myself for a few more days. I've warned family that my normally low patience is razor thin right now, so we've had a good laugh and keep the convos light and nothing that involves 'discussion' that could lead to 'disagreements' and me 'losing my sh*t' lol
    And congrats on choosing your surgery type! Knowing that will def help filter all the info you've researched moving forward.
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    karen_marie got a reaction from FluffyChix in DAMMIT!   
    LOL my kind of humor!
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    karen_marie got a reaction from Apple203 in DAMMIT!   
    My sister has already offered my hubby sanctuary whenever he needs it lol
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    karen_marie reacted to Apple203 in DAMMIT!   
    haha I can only imagine how bad it will be! Will have to warn my husband of this and the month of hormonal chaos after :-)
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    karen_marie got a reaction from Apple203 in DAMMIT!   
    LOL I'm too much of a control freak to let him make my shakes for me - but the expletives are RIGHT up my alley haha I should have been in the Navy. I've just been playing my Sims game at night and trying to just keep my mouth shut and my rantings to myself for a few more days. I've warned family that my normally low patience is razor thin right now, so we've had a good laugh and keep the convos light and nothing that involves 'discussion' that could lead to 'disagreements' and me 'losing my sh*t' lol
    And congrats on choosing your surgery type! Knowing that will def help filter all the info you've researched moving forward.
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    karen_marie got a reaction from FluffyChix in DAMMIT!   
    LOL I'm on day 14 of my pre-op liquid diet, so every day there is ranting (my poor saint of a husband) Tomorrow is clear liquids only (day before surgery), so I may tell him to meet up with a friend after work to protect himself hahaha
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    karen_marie reacted to BigViffer in DAMMIT!   
    Literally the best thing I have ever read on this forum. Bar none.
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    karen_marie reacted to Sosewsue61 in DAMMIT!   
    Hmm wait.....I got some
    I hope you don't have to drink the barium stuff for your post-op swallow test - it's worse than man-spunk after an all night binge on Jagermeister and asparagus. Bleech.....
    And then learning to sip Water so it doesn't feel like aquarium rocks going down!!! WTH - hurts so bad......
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    karen_marie got a reaction from FluffyChix in DAMMIT!   
    LOL I'm on day 14 of my pre-op liquid diet, so every day there is ranting (my poor saint of a husband) Tomorrow is clear liquids only (day before surgery), so I may tell him to meet up with a friend after work to protect himself hahaha
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    karen_marie reacted to FluffyChix in DAMMIT!   
    @karen_marie Oh mah gosh! It's so close you can feel it! Are you just ready to squeal with excitement? And you are too sweet to offer that to hubs! Ha! I'd be like, "b***h please! Shut your mouth and get in there and make my Protein drink!" (That would be the pre-op liquid b***h talking to him, not me...) hehe
    @fruitandveggies IKR? No, I'd sincerely appreciate a whole slew of R/R, vets, singles, Mars/Venus colliding, dude posts about sex and penises and how they really secretly love dressing now that they're skinny, lounge and other sundry posts! Can you tell I'm ready for my doc appointment and am sitting her looking for instant entertainment? *snort*
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    karen_marie got a reaction from FluffyChix in DAMMIT!   
    LOL I'm on day 14 of my pre-op liquid diet, so every day there is ranting (my poor saint of a husband) Tomorrow is clear liquids only (day before surgery), so I may tell him to meet up with a friend after work to protect himself hahaha
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    karen_marie reacted to jess9395 in Why are diets so different?   
    Because there is no empirical research based evidence as to best diet. You can't randomly assign people to different plans and test to see what works best.

    So every professional makes a judgement call based on their education and experience.

    You select your surgical team based on their education and experience and trust them to cut you open. So you either need to trust their plan for the same reason or educate yourself and make your own judgement based on your education and experience.



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    karen_marie got a reaction from FluffyChix in DAMMIT!   
    LOL I'm on day 14 of my pre-op liquid diet, so every day there is ranting (my poor saint of a husband) Tomorrow is clear liquids only (day before surgery), so I may tell him to meet up with a friend after work to protect himself hahaha
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    karen_marie got a reaction from FluffyChix in DAMMIT!   
    LOL I'm on day 14 of my pre-op liquid diet, so every day there is ranting (my poor saint of a husband) Tomorrow is clear liquids only (day before surgery), so I may tell him to meet up with a friend after work to protect himself hahaha
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