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  1. Let's make this the official January surgery date thread. I will be having my surgery on 1/31/2020. I was certain that I was going to have the vsg, but I'm learning more and leaning towards the rouxny (rny) gastric bypass. Whatever you decide, let's get this thread started and support one another. I'm just starting it, but anyone can feel free to jump in and keep it going 💜.
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    Hey everyone... I'm nervous and full of anxiety. Had my final pre-op appointment Friday 01/17 @ Kaiser. Surgery is Friday 01/31 @ 10:19 AM , check in is @8:15 AM. 1 day liquid diet, but my nerves aren't supporting much of an appetite. I'm emotional, antsy and tired. I want to cry (from excitement, but not sure). I'm just feeling a bunch of emotions and feelings. This is my weekly check in.
  3. Sorry, I was venting...I guess we need a thread for it, lol.🤣
  4. It is such a personal experience and very personal business. I have been living a very healthy life and eating less, drinking my protein shakes and etc. In my office we have maybe 6 wls employees, 2 in my immediate work area that tells everyone all of their business and displays all of their equally bad dietary habits. All of that to say, my coworkers have even more to say because they interact with those 2 and have first hand knowledge of what the process looks like. As much as those 2 get on my nerves, it annoys me to hear people say, "they took the easy way out!" or "you're not losing weight the lazy way like them!!!" I always have to stop those people from spreading false information and for not understanding that isn't easy. To add insult to injury, it's generally another obese person speaking ill of another obese person. Enough of my rant, that just takes me there with anyone. If it were easy, we wouldn't be plagued with an alarming rate of obesity. Getting back to my point, I've observed my Assistant monitoring my trash and asking me if I've been eating, (wth), staff yelling out she can't eat like us (because I decline), oh you think your cute in your clothes, why are you dressing up everyday, you can't possibly wear that size with all of that rump back there (and took her hand and tapped me on my butt), your getting thin ( I'm not even sleeved yet) being out sick for a few days is good for you--because you've slimmed down and the last one...your slimming down, you can at least say thank you (I didn't ask for a compliment, but thanks) ....This is all just coming from my immediate work area and a small group of women. I will not share my wls with these gossipy mean hens. They are going to speculate and talk crap about me either way, so have it. I have so many other things to contend with in life. I love myself, I'm at peace with my decision and I don't have space in my realm for BS. This is just the people who I work with, I haven't even shared the beliefs from some of my friends, family and guy friends and their negative views regarding wls. I have one life, one chance and I choose me.💜 How does everyone deal with the chaos or the reactions when people first see you who don't know you've had wls?
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    I haven't told anyone about my surgery

    I'm revisiting this thread and I'm just getting my mental ready for surgery on the 31st. I relate to so many responses on this thread and I'm quoting you, because I may be slightly ashamed as well. I do like to have control over my narrative. The ppl are going to talk about me anyways, so I may as well live to my fullest potential. Also, I find that some of my friends and family and colleagues are very negative in regards to wls. This is unfortunate for them. I will not be the poster child to reform them either, sorry. This is a very personal long overdue decision for me. I do have a support system, thankfully. Its very small and select.
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    January 2020 Surgery Date

    I had to review my documents last and I will not be able to have anything close to what you are allowed until 2/16/20. There's the clear liquids from 2/1-2/4 , full liquids 2/5-2/15, Puree 2/16 - 2/29, Soft transitioning to solid 3/1 - 3/6 - phase I. Soft transitioning to solid foods phaseII 3/7 - the next 7 to 12 weeks. This is from my documents and was reviewed on Friday with the Bariatric case manager. She reiterated how important it is to adhere to each stage and not skip a stage. This is absolutely doable, because I'm committed to making sure I don't injure my sleeve or think that I know more than my Bariatric team. I have accepted that we are all on extremely different programs with extremely different Bariatric Dr. & surgeons. With that being said, I may be a little bit jealous that you are skipping pureed and that you liquid phase is short...😫😔😒 Its not a one size fits all, let the games commence...
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    Oh, Just Another Plastics Story

    What brand silicone tape do you use,? Thank you.💜
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    January 2020 Surgery Date

    First, I hope you feel better and the lightheaded feeling is due to your recovery. I mentioned the sleeve, because I know some ppl may be getting the Rny and have a different dietary plan. I plan on making the Ricotta Bake, I can find the recipe online I'm sure. I also plan on having my version of refried beans and ground Turkey bake, a new creation pictures to come.
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    January 2020 Surgery Date

    Yummmmmmm...... I'm slacking in this area, I thought I'd have a freezer full of meals by now. This weekend coming up, I'll whip up a few things and label them. You are knocking it out of the ball park, great job. Thank you for sharing.
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    January 2020 Surgery Date

    What kind of meals are you people preparing and freezing in advance? I need ideas. Not that it matters, I'm getting the sleeve.
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    I'm also having surgery soon and this major. This entire site is mostly full of encouragement, Greenteal said, think positive about your future and you should. Generate positive energy and thoughts. Of course its not unusual to be nervous, consult with your medical team about what your fears are and talk to your support system and come back here. Pray & meditate.
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    Anyone else super food sensitive?

    What is your medical team advising you to do?
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    January 2020 Surgery Date

    They won't be big girl panties for much longer, lol.
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    January 2020 Surgery Date

    This is what this journey is about, shedding the dead weight. Being accountable for self and finally working on self preservation. This journey to health is about so much more than weight, its the other things that are weighing us down and hindering our happiness. Unhappy relationships, be it professional, personal, with material, food, self, attachments, substances, health or mental issues, or whatever your varying factors are, check what applies...the weight provides shelter from reality. I have my fears, I have things to contend with that I will deal with when the time comes...but the most important person and thing that I've had to deal with is myself and it hasn't always been pretty on this journey, but so very worth it. I'm not backing down, changing my mind, giving in to anxiety, stressing out or mind tripping myself out of this. I don't know what is going to happen or what to expect or than happiness and blessings, because that is what I believe. I know this is going to be hard, being obese is hard. Cracking knees and all of these crazy health issues are hard, so I'm choosing a hard that leads to better health. I'm going to use BadWolfGirl's quote from her therapist because I'm a secret sleever. My people who know what this procedure is for are very few, the other's believe it is for pre-existing conditions. I know people are going to talk about us either way, so get your popcorn sit down and enjoy the show 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽!!!! Can we get a standing ovation for a job well done and a shot of Whiskey, for when I heal....lol
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    January 2020 Surgery Date

    Rene50, as long as your husband is in FULL SUPPORT of your plan, what else do you need. Bonnie and Clyde...
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    January 2020 Surgery Date

    The beauty in this is that you don't owe anyone an explanation. Therefore if you do or don't have any preexisting health conditions isn't dialogue that you should have to go into with anyone. This type of badgering will definitely get you thar middle finger BadWolfGirl mentioned. You should be free to take a sabbatical during your trip and go have your surgery in peace, the only person who needs to know are the ones who've been entrusted with your care. I'm very clear about my boundaries being respected and my energy not being violated with negativity or unsolicited advice. Rene50 stay your course and follow your heart...💜
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    Pudding okay to eat

    Pre-op the chocolate sugar free pudding has been my friend. I don't particularly care for chocolate items, but I enjoy this. The vanilla is gross. I hope my new stomach continues to enjoy sugar free pudding.
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    🎈 Pity Party🎈

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    🎈 Pity Party🎈

    I instantly started singing this to the Melody in my head as I read along. Lmaooooo...
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    About my surgery

    Did your surgeon provide an abdominal binder?
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    🎈 Pity Party🎈

    Going to borrow the confetti for after my surgery, the January thread needs to celebrate.
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    🎈 Pity Party🎈

    I like this thread, I'm going to be able to have a pity post of my own post op life soon. I shall return, stay tuned....
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    January 2020 Surgery Date

    On a serious note: sugar free Popsicles count as 2 oz. of water for our daily goals. 1 popsicle = 2 ozs. of water Hydration is key
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    January 2020 Surgery Date

    Jello & popsicles the new favorite food group, I'm going to pick up a couple packs to keep my inventory well stocked.