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About mlmx1138

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  • Birthday February 26

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  1. Thanks to your suggestion, I asked the Doc how I looked inside. He said it was fine, thank God! I already have more than enough health problems. Thanks for your input! 😃💘
  2. Your right, I haven't deviated yet so I won't start now. Like BigSue said, I don't want to take any chances on this.
  3. What you say makes perfect sense, I had not thought of pureed that way before. And you're right, I don't want to take any chances. Thank you!!
  4. Hello everyone, I am 2 weeks post-op for my bypass. I have lost about 30 pounds since my pre-op diet and am feeling really good right now. I am much more comfortable in my own body from just 30 pounds! Only 150 more to go! 😄😆 I had nausea the first day after the operation, but none since. I did have excess gas and some diarrhea (no pain involved) but GasX and Benefiber have helped with that. I have some pain on my lower right side where the main incision was which they said was normal. That pain has gotten a lot better. Going to see my surgeon tomorrow and pick up the vitamins. I will start pureed today with cottage cheese. Has anyone heard "Anything is pureed if you chew it enough" ? Is that advisable? So far, so good. I have not cheated a bit and I hope my healing continues to go well. I got a selfie stick to take before pics, even though I'm a little late with that, but I want to remember what I looked like and most of all how I felt, physically and emotionally. What questions did you ask at your first post-op appointment? I ask because I always seem to leave something out at the doctor. I wish you all well!
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    Surgery tomorrow 11-10-20

    Thank you Jaelzion, your prayers are much appreciated!!
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    Surgery tomorrow 11-10-20

    @GreenTealael & Mrb1807 Thank you!!! Good luck to you too, Mrb1807! I'm looking forward to getting in and out of the car without a struggle, among other things!
  7. My surgery is tomorrow, it doesn't seem real. I did the liquid diet for two weeks no problem, no cravings, lost 26lbs. The only part of the post-op diet that bothers me is pureed. The thought of chicken or meat in a blender makes me ill, not doing it. I will live on applesauce and cottage cheese. If anyone has other suggestions, I'll take them. I am not telling anyone about my surgery outside of two extremely close friends and family. I was hired work from home in April, the camera in my laptop doesn't work (Alleluia!) so no one at work has ever seen me, my manager hired me without an interview. So they do not know how huge I am and they certainly aren't going to know about this. Too much fat prejudice out there and not their business anyway. To the hospital I am taking the clothes on my back, my phone and charger, insurance/debit cards, toothbrush, comb and warm robe. I am praying for a smooth recovery with no complications. I am only taking off 4 days from work. I don't feel comfortable with more since this is a new job and I am a contractor hoping to be hired full time. I'm open to advice, etc. Thanks to everyone who has posted about their surgeries and for all the advice given here! Hopefully I will be able to put diabetes in remission after 15 years and an amputated toe, as well as kick high blood pressure.
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    Love consumerlab.com! I'm a member and highly recommend them. 😊
  9. I too went to see the surgeon convinced I wanted the sleeve and I was afraid of the bypass. The surgeon told me I would benefit more from the bypass. This is because I have diabetes and he said people have more success putting diabetes into "remission" (not having symptoms anymore) with the bypass. I also have a high BMI. On 11/10, I am having the bypass because if I can kick diabetes to the curb I will. I have many diabetes complications; nephropathy, a damaged retina, an amputated toe, etc. To get off insulin and live without diabetes is like a dream. I have been reading about people who have had the bypass and now I no longer fear it, I'm looking forward to it! If you have something like diabetes, I would take the doctor's advice. I've had it almost 20 years and it gets worse with age. I am more afraid to get older and older with my all health problems than of getting the bypass. Just my $.002, I wish you well with whatever decision you make.
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    Hi BigSue, I have my bypass on November 10th. I am a big supplement taker and I didn't know you could still take capsules after a bypass. How long after your surgery were you able to take the capsules? Thanks!
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    Anyone November 2020

    As of today, my bypass in on November 10th! And I also started this in August of 2019! 1000islandgirl, we are twins lol. I need to start getting ready, thank God I work from home!
  12. I got a new date of 11/10, which is better, but I still need the encouragement, thanks!
  13. Thanks! I got changed to 11/10 which is a bit later. I can't wait to be healthier!!
  14. I know you're right, anxiety is something I deal with almost daily. I am glad I was able to get in on 11/10 though. Thanks, this makes me feel much better!

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