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  1. trailtramper

    4 Year Update

    This was an extremely helpful post for a newbie like me, nine days post-op. Thank you!
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    My story, WLS 2014

    Thanks for the tips!
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    November sleevers

    I know how you feel. I am five days out and still lots of pain. I have thrush now too. It will get better if we keep the course. [emoji3]
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    any November 2017 sleevers?

    Good luck! You will do great!
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    any November 2017 sleevers?

    Sorry you had to go so long without liquids. I had surgery on 11/17 and was drinking the little medicine cups of water shortly thereafter. I only had a short bought of gas pain. I have a lot of pain at the large incision site, but I have been lucky otherwise. Glad you are doing better.
  6. You can do this! I just finished and had surgery. It was a difficult process to be sure, but I am two days post op and couldn’t be happier that I did it.
  7. Than you so much! Good luck to you!
  8. Ooh, cheese sounds good. I skipped right over that in my quest to ignore food. [emoji106]
  9. Thank you! I am ready!
  10. I know. It seems like some docs even tell people to try them first.
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    Morning Vs Evening

    I agree. I have gotten a little more burn in the morning, but I am not a morning person. I never will be, so evenings work for me during the workweek.
  12. I read that scrambled eggs are the last ones to try and hardest on the stomach. They say try poached and fried before scrambled.
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    November sleevers

    Congratulations! The pain will fade, but it sounds like all else is great.
  14. I am on day 14. Yay! Surgery tomorrow.
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    any November 2017 sleevers?

    Congrats! Good luck!
  16. trailtramper

    Surgery soap

    I have to use the chlorahexadine soap. My materials said it would provided, but it wasn’t. The hospital is too far to bother, so I bought some at Walgreens. They have a store brand. The hospital called today and said wash with it the night before and morning of like my instructions said. They then said to turn the water off and let it dry on the belly for ten minutes before rinsing. That part was not in my instructions.
  17. Bariatric advantage liquid protein in berry flavor. Luckily, my doc wants his patients off protein drinks ASAP, so I hope to skip them in a few weeks.
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    I am on day 10 and have been lucky enough to forgo cheating. I have seen a lot of Youtubers who cheated and still made it to the OR, but I don’t really know what it means for you.
  19. I didn’t change much before my liquid diet. On day 10. My doc said loose half a pound per month. The hospital said I could gain a pound. My insurance only required 90 days, and I was approved quickly. My understanding was that I needed to go through the motions but not be too successful. I guess all plans are different.
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    Not finished yet.

    You look amazing! Congratulations! I can’t wait for my surgery on Friday.
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    I believe that is also possible, but she said nothing tastes the same, so I wonder if it is the same as my doc says.
  22. I agree it is tough. I am on day 10. My surgery is 11/17. I haven’t cheated, but I don’t trust myself driving and am not thinking clearly some of the time. I am working remotely the rest of the week to minimize risk. It gets better when I rest, but my job is quite demanding, so my brain gets tired quickly. I am not cooking again until I am on the regular bariatric diet. My hubby is eating out or doing Stouffer’s. He is fit. It won’t hurt him for a few weeks. I am also getting a massage and a mani pedi before surgery. I deserve a treat. Keep trying. You can do it. Treat yourself to something you enjoy besides food.