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  1. Tried stevia and monk fruit but don’t like the taste of either, most of the sugar free products I’ve tried seem to end in diarrhea... still pre-op and I know my tastes could change but I do want to be able to have some sweet things occasionally
  2. For those who have had surgery ... if you look back, are there things that you wish you'd known about before hand? I think i'm trying to find out as much as possible before having surgery and hoping i don't go into information overload but use it wisely instead.
  3. Zemi

    Eating after wls

    My surgery was on the 17th and I just started purée yesterday but was sick after trying a meal,today, think I made it to try or something. It does feel scary to me trying a new stage so I understand it
  4. Zemi

    September 2019 🍂🍁

    Day 12 post op,for me and started purée but finding drinking enough fluid is very hard. Night here and I think I’m around the 40oz mark fluid wise and really need it to be better ...it is easier than it was but still hurts drinking
  5. Zemi

    September 2019 🍂🍁

    That’s great it’s approved now.. well done on no smoking!
  6. Zemi

    September 2019 🍂🍁

    Mines the 17th any surgery twins?
  7. I haven’t tried Splenda yet ... stevia and monk fruit in my coffee tasted way weird though. Thanks
  8. Zemi

    September 2019 🍂🍁

    Are you able to eat anything or liquids only? I’m thankful I can have some lean protein and starch free veggies to help give variety but it’s still hard going ..l anything helping your nerves?
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    i ended up in hospital the other day with a crazy high heart rate and dehydration one week into pre-op ... checking with your dr and adding the electrolytes is a good idea to see if that helps you
  10. Zemi

    September 2019 🍂🍁

    is nerves getting to anyone else?
  11. Zemi

    Protein shakes and nausea

    are you making it with ice, that helped me a bit? getting major gas with them now rather than nausea though
  12. hi, i looked it up and it looks like you can get it as an oral suspension? meaning crushed and in a carrier liquid ... can you ask and see if you can get that done? you said they thought you could crush but you weren't sure? i've had my betablocker made into a liquid for the first month post surgery after seeing all the comments about trouble swallowing; and been told i can crush my bp med (like you one of mine is for controlling heart rate) i went through a run around initially being told mine couldn't be crushed; then that it was disolvable (it sure wasn't), then that it was available as a liquid, then wasn't etc. but eventually got it!
  13. Zemi

    September 2019 🍂🍁

    my sleeve is on the 17th - just nearing the end of the first week of pre-op!
  14. I’m needing a mans size 9 and hating no choice in women’s shoes so really hope so with shoe sizes changing
  15. Hi, Anyone else having their gastric sleeve done in September? I start the pre-op diet in four weeks so starting to look for others going through this around the same time How are you going with the lead up?
  16. Zemi

    September sleevers

    Wow I hope it goes well with the all liquid, I’m just nearing the end of week one of pre-op
  17. One of the suggestions i've been reading before having surgery is to take measurements and take lots of photos prior to surgery and then monthly for the first 12-18 months to show progress. Both not really something I like doing any of, and measurements especially I find hard to take as far as working out where 🤣 I've read various guides and still get stuck there somehow. Do you take them regularly and look back much?
  18. Thanks... think I’ll try getting some photos taken this weekend or the next before I start pre-op, and I guess I should tackle the measurement issue! Love seeing and reading about the progress others have made
  19. Zemi

    Losing Hope

    i hope you get that good news soon and everything will fall into place quickly after that ... and smoothly! sorry you’ve had such a rough time so far
  20. Zemi

    Soon to sleeve

    @Chattanoogagirl I haven’t tried it yet but I got an almond oil to mix with it
  21. Getting closer to my surgery date with only a few weeks left before pre-op begins and my thoughts (and pesky emotions) are running all over the place. Somewhere between excitement to complete and utter panic. so thought about postponing surgery for a few months ... or a year, to have more time to lose weight to make surgery safer and work on my head more first but then i think more likely i’ll just end up in the same place as now but have lost the time. instead i could be weighing a lot less and getting healthier. So not really wanting to postpone and instead pushing forward! One of the big things that comes up is the feelings of being alone in all of this and the lack of in person support. It seems that the only support group/rehabilitation program (combined program) existing near enough to attend is one that requires health insurance to attend with no option for paying yourself; and for some crazy reason my insurance is one of only two insurers that doesn’t cover this as it’s not long enough or frequent enough. Hoping to find an exercise physiologist at least who can help but then i go into the financial freeze state i.e. how am i going to afford all this 🤯 I’m starting with a BMI over 50 ... so i know health wise this is the right move for sure. Not sure really why i’m writing just now ... i know it has to be my decision and i’m the one doing it ... i think i just need (want?) some extra encouragement and to be reminded it’s worth doing and that i’m worth doing it for
  22. i’m glad the eggs were good even if you are going back to shakes for now ... oh! glad i read the comment about cheese .... need to remember this
  23. Hi, is she able to join and use the site herself as well? It’s wonderful you are looking for ways to help her, and as @GradyCat mentioned there is a ton of info you can glean on here that will assist... but having friends for the journey and people going through the same thing can be priceless help. All the best to you both
  24. Zemi

    Pre op diet

    Mines 2 weeks of optifast products x 3, plus 100 g lean protein and at least 2 cups of starch free vegetables
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    What shakes are good?

    Thanks, found a few things there that look good @Mikeyy