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About LillieDuFran

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  • Birthday May 22

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    Wife, mom, grandma
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    Happily retired
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Today is pre op for surgery next Thursday, 05 October.  Doing well on Optifast800 2 week surgery prep diet.  Except its boring.  It does taste better than when I started it.  I love the tomato & chicken soups.  The vegetable was not tasty to me.
Drinking unsweetened hot tea, nothing in it.  Decaf constant comment is very satisfying, surprisingly.  I had already given up caffeine about 2 weeks before 1st surgery consultation, so not missing that.
Did have a "bump" with cardiologist, but good communication sorted it out.  My surgeon normally has you discontinue statin type drugs after surgery.  I take a shot & low dose statin because I have CAD, and a failed triple bypass.  SO, I stay on the shot & low dose statin.  Getting two busy docs to talk is always fun, but surgeon has great staff as does cardiologist.
Family is being incredible supportive.  I knew my husband was, but the two daughters I've told are just right there.  The other two are not "touchy feely" and don't like over-sharing.  But feeling overall positive and NERVOUS, even though this is my 18th surgery, some very major.

Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Weight Lost: 20 lbs
BMI: 30
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 09/20/2017
Surgery Date: 10/05/2017
Hospital Stay: 3 Days
Surgery Funding: Self Paid
Insurance Outcome: n/a
LillieDuFran's Bariatric Surgeon
123 Professional Dr.
Mooresville, NC 28117