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    Congratulations! Sent from my SM-G930V using BariatricPal mobile app
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    The process to get to surgery

    I started my classes January 2017. We couldn't schedule all our appointments. So, when you finished one task, you then could schedule for the next task/appointment. I got my schedule date October 10th 2017. It has been a year and a great adventure . So, I had my surgery about 9 months from start date. Good luck to you and your adventure. Sent from my SM-G930V using BariatricPal mobile app
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    1 year post op w/ pics

    Congratulations! You look really happy! Nice work!
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    Diet help

    How long do you need to be on clear liquids? i was required to drink liquid protein drinks. I used skim milk and Carnation Instant Breakfast since I could no longer tolerate the boost they wanted us to drink. I was not hungry, so it was not a problem for me. i hope you feel better soon. The struggle is real! But so worth it!
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    I am 11 months out. I will eat a half of piece of toast once in a while. I typically avoid bread, it is to filling and I do not want to use my calories for bread. That is just me. Everyone is different and we all have to choose what is right for us.
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    April 12th 2018 & Random Thoughts

    Congratulations! I'm glad you're home.
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    Pre-Op Jitters

    Hi, I had my RNY October 10, 2017. I guess the worst part for me was the Boost for 2 weeks after. Other than that, I have no complaints. Good luck!!! Di Sent from my SM-G930V using BariatricPal mobile app
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    New guy to the forum

    Hello and welcome! I too was afraid to do the surgery because I love to eat as well. Also like you, I'm a big Kamado fan! But at weighing in over 320 pounds and high blood pressure I decided I had played Russian Roulette with my health long enough. I started the program in January 2017 and had my surgery October 10th 2017. The first 6 to 8 weeks after surgery were the toughest. Not because I was hungry, but I was just tired of shakes and soups. I really never even thought of food, I just ate because I had too. A few months after surgery , you will be able to use your Big Green Egg again. You can even have a glass of wine. I am a huge beer fan. I live in a state that is huge in brewery's. I will say I miss beer, but I love feeling better, stronger and yes, thinner. I do notice my skin is more loose, but you know, If I need to have surgery at some point, I can cross that bridge when the time I see right. Please feel free to ask any questions or voice your concerns. Di
  9. I agree with other posters. Please find another Doctor until you find one that will support you. Good luck in your search. Di
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    RAVE!!! So long 230s! You Can Kiss My Grits G'bye!!!

    Well done Fluffy, well done.
  11. Good luck! Hope all goes well!
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    Bridgette, I'm so very sorry this happened. Please take care. I will be thinking positive thoughts for you. Di Sent from my SM-G930V using BariatricPal mobile app
  13. I had my surgery at KPNW on October 10th and I received excellent care. # 1. Yes, gaining weight is a thing. I didn't need to do that for approval because my BMI was 43. #2 you follow a program, the eating classes are about 3 months with an RD. These are great classes and I'm glad Kaiser has us do them. Once you are approved and your DOR refers you to the bariatric team, the bariatric team will approve or not approve you for the program. Once you are approved into the program, if you lose weight and get below the BMI, it doesn't matter. Once your approved, your approved. They do not punish you for losing the weight and following the program. I hope this helps. You can ask me all you want. Di
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    Non-bariatric comments - vent

    Hello, I hear what you're venting about and I see your point. You would know better than I, but do you think they are just trying to connect with you on losing weight? My best friend is 98 pounds soaking wet, she has seen me struggle with my weight for years. Many years ago, she went on a cruise and gained five pounds. Now that isn't a lot for me, you can't see it if I gain five pounds, however, someone 5'1' and 98 pounds, you can see it! She told me she couldn't wear any of her jeans ect ect. All of a sudden, she got real quiet. Then she said to me, " I'm so sorry Di, I only need to lose five pounds, you should of told me to shut up"! Here is what I said to her," Janice, it doesn't matter if it's five pounds or 95 pounds, it's all the same struggle for all of us". That is just how I look at it. I hope your journey goes well, and you can vent to us anytime. Di
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    Multivitamin Patches

    Thank you for the information on the patches. I will try them when i get under 180 pounds. Di
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    Multivitamin Patches

    Oh gosh! I love the idea! However, we were told in class that there is no proof, or not enough proof anyway that these actually would be absorbed through our skin. everything in me screams, WELL WHY NOT?? But since I am not educated enough on the patches, I made the decision to listen to the Doctor and RDs in my bariatric group. Di
  17. If you love chocolate, you just might enjoy the hot flavored chocolate they sell on this website. I have tried Amaretto, Raspberry and the hot chocolate with the mini marshmallows. This is what I have at work while others eat donuts, candy, pie, ect... There is ALWAYS food at our clinic in the break room. I can say I have not been tempted. Di
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    Pre Op Diet

    Congratulations! You can do it!
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    Gummy vitamins

    i was told from my bariatric team that the gummy vitamins do not have the minerals we need. They have not figured out a way to put them in the gummies. So that is why they want us to do flintstone vitamins or some other choice besides the gummies.
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    We were told not to bring anything clothes wise or toothbrush wise. I just wore clean clothes that were comfortable, you change out of those when you get admitted. The reason they gave made sense to me. The hospitals are full of germs, don't risk bringing germs from the hospital to your home. I did bring my iPad ( that I didn't use) and my cell phone, lip balm and a hair brush because they only have combs available . The hospital supplied everything else. They even offered lip balm. I guess it is a personal thing and you need to bring what makes you feel most comfortable when away from home. Good luck with your upcoming surgery.
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    Driving after surgery

    7 days post op for me as well.
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    Down 74 Pounds

    Looking great! WTG! Sent from my SM-G930V using BariatricPal mobile app
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    My first goal accomplished!!!!

    Woot Woot! WTG!!! Sent from my SM-G930V using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Eggface's ricotta bake

    Thank you Sleeveinpops.
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    Eggface's ricotta bake

    Thank you Fluffy Chick!