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  1. I am so sorry this is happening. You are right, it is all in God's hands. And, really, is there a better place to be? I know, easy for me to say, I'm not living it. However, I believe that all the things I've had to get over and get through has gotten me to the place where I really am ready to commit to a new way of being. Prayers and positive thoughts heading your way!
  2. Totally with you about the nerves coming in waves. I'm 12/8 and hoping I will sleep tonight.
  3. This is so helpful to hear. I'm tomorrow, 12/8.
  4. Hoping all went well. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Mine is tomorrow, 12/8, and I so nervous that I may have forgotten something or did not prepare well enough. Not so worried about the surgery, but life thereafter. I just have to trust the process and work the habits.
  5. Hi! We're surgery twins, along with GoldenGirl. As you said, it is nice to have support and know others are in the same boat. I have to be at Admitting at 5:30 in the morning tomorrow for my gastric bypass. However, the bright side is that I won't have that long to get hungry or thirsty. LOL! I am tempted to bring coffee to everyone. I want folks to be wide awake by the time they start cutting. Wishing you all the best of luck and sending you positive energy. 😊
  6. OK, here we go Surgery Twin! I have to be at Admitting by 5:30 in the morning. Let's hope everyone has had their coffee and eaten their Wheaties! Sending you positive energy in case your butterflies are as active as mine!
  7. I hope everything went smoothly today. Congratulations! I'm tomorrow with admitting at 5:30 a.m. Yikes!
  8. What tricks and tools have you found helpful for getting enough fluids?
  9. pmz

    Fluids, Hydration, and Water

    Has anyone tried one of those pre-measuring "flasks" like this? https://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Pourz-Plastic-Liquor-Flask/dp/B0774JQ541/ref=sxts_sxwds-bia-wc-p13n1_0?cv_ct_cx=perfect+pourz&dchild=1&keywords=perfect+pourz&pd_rd_i=B0774JQ541&pd_rd_r=ad13df2d-ba37-43fc-86bf-b7194fb4abf8&pd_rd_w=aGppM&pd_rd_wg=ZCgxu&pf_rd_p=1835a2a9-7ed8-48dc-ad07-fcd7527bd2bc&pf_rd_r=4YP5ZW5N6HMNGM5860FC&psc=1&qid=1606846879&sr=1-1-80ba0e26-a1cd-4e7b-87a0-a2ffae3a273c Note: I am not a representative for the company, nor do I benefit in any way. I just want to find out if anyone else has tried this and if it worked for them.
  10. I'm the 8th too! So glad to find someone else.
  11. December 8th, 2020 Gastric Bypass surgery for me. Long road to get here. I'm confident about surgery and recovery, but really worried about emotional self-control later, especially when the novelty wears off. I'm already working with a therapist (who is actually 5 yrs. post-VSG - a happy accident that she was thee one who had an opening) and my program (Kaiser of Washington) offers really good support. Looking forward walking this journey with other Nov.-Jan. compatriots.
  12. Hi! I really appreciate what you shared as I'm heading into Gastric Bypass surgery on 12/8/2020. I particularly identified with staying with a spouse because I was overweight and felt that no one would want me. I had actually had this surgery scheduled for Feb. 2019, but my husband refused to acknowledge that he had diabetes and developed double vision, so I had to cancel because we felt we could not have both parents incapacitated. There were also issues of mild physical abuse (hitting, pushing), as well as verbal, emotional, and financial abuse. Turns out that I needed to lose his 330 lbs. prior to getting my surgery done and ended a 25 year marriage. Life is so much better! I wish you the same feelings of relief, freedom, and confidence. You can do this.
  13. pmz

    Unsupportive Boyfriend

    His comments make me very, very concerned that you are in an emotionally abusive relationship. You have been reasonable and talked things through. He has had a chance to "get it" and he's not taking it. Please, for the sake of your own healthy future (both physically and mentally), be careful. If you don't feel like you can leave, at least get into counseling with someone who can help you sort through your feelings and support the positive decisions you can make. I recently ended a 25 year marriage that included (mild) physical, verbal, emotional, and financial abuse. Life is sooo much better. Even the hard parts like the basement flooding are easier without having to work around him and be criticized the whole time. If you decide to leave, I promise, there will continue to be life, joy, and happiness afterwards. Good luck! Sent from my SM-G950U1 using BariatricPal mobile app
  14. pmz

    December 2020

    This happened to me too, except I was all ready to go to Mexico. Had researched surgery centers, surgeons, hotels, even knew which flight I would be booking. Then, my insurance changed and I'm covered now. Relieved that I am part of a comprehensive program now near where I live in case of complications and also for ongoing support. Sent from my SM-G950U1 using BariatricPal mobile app
  15. pmz

    December 2020

    What kind of surgery? I'm astounded (although delighted for you) that this can be outpatient. I'm a Lap gastric bypass and I will be in for 2-3 nights. Sent from my SM-G950U1 using BariatricPal mobile app
  16. pmz

    December 2020

    @LayersofBea. I'm December 8th too, but for gastric bypass. Not scared of surgery. Not scared of recovery. Terrified that I won't be tough enough to not feel deprived and sorry for myself about 3 months into this. So scared I'm going to fail at this too. However, my therapist reminded me that I've researched the heck out of this, worked hard on the 10 habits, set up my kitchen and pantry to support me and whole family with healthy eating, and spent the last 6 months preparing mentally and emotionally (in addition to physical prep). How about the rest of you who are close? What are you feeling? Sent from my SM-G950U1 using BariatricPal mobile app
  17. pmz

    Seattle, WA

    Hi! Are you still looking for Seattle area folks? Yes, I know we're all staying home, but I'm looking for a community that feels local, even if we cannot be local yet. I'm pre-op and going through the Kaiser program out of Bellevue. Technically, the actual surgery is across the street (literally) at Overlake. I live in Bothell/Lynnwood and work in Shoreline, so a Seattle meet-up at some point works for me.
  18. pmz

    Flying. Talk to ME!!

    Supporting a previous response... a CPAP and your cane are medical devices. They do not (repeat, DO NOT) count against you one carry on or personal item. As for the "close and change planes" vs. "Drive and nonstop flight" I'd recommend the nonstop. You are only allowed to lift a certain amount after surgery. IMHO I don't want to spend my limited energy dragging myself from plane to plane. Yes, driving after takes effort, but you control the timing of that. Pull over if you are tired. Get a motel (or maybe even plan to do that after the flight and drive home the next day.) Finally, for what it's worth, if you aren't tall and don't need the legroom, consider an aisle seat near the rear of the plane. Yes, it is more walking on and off, but you are close to the bathrooms and flight attendants. Plus, post-surgery is the time to play the "those with special needs" card. Yes, I said it, *and* I'm a SE teacher and parent of a child with a physical disability. If the truth is that you are feeling sore and moving slow, you should pre board without shame. My 2 cents... Sent from my SM-G950U1 using BariatricPal mobile app

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