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  1. StrongButterfly

    Anyone In Northern Cali?

    I have my consultation with the surgeon this Thursday. I was told I need to have the yellow paperwork filled out prior to the appointment. I'm seeing Dr. Im. He was at the orientation a few weeks ago. He seems cool, and I'm hearing good things about him. I've been sticking to the pre-op diet, well, new way of eating. It took me over a week to get used to not drinking and eating at the same time. I like to have my glass of water next to my plate when I'm eating. But I have noticed that I stay fuller longer (eating protein first) when I don't drink with my meals.
  2. For people who are post op, what activities or things do you do to cope during stressful times, boredom, moments of wanting to snack, etc? In other words, what are your coping mechanisms that you use now since you can no longer turn to food? Someone said they learned to knit. I've heard others say they journal, turn to something physical like taking a walk. Thanks in advance
  3. StrongButterfly

    WLS YouTubers

    I'll have to check those out. Thank you, NancyLF
  4. StrongButterfly

    WLS YouTubers

    Does anyone who is pre-op or post-op watch YouTube channels that talk about WLS? During my research, I have watched a few people's channels, and they have been very informative for a person like me who is in the very beginning stages of WLS. If anyone has some YouTube channels they watch, please feel free to share. Just passing along the information.... Dr. Duc Vuong Clusie L Dr. Matthew Weiner (more of the technical and medical perspective about WLS) Ipaintprettyfaces Minnie Me in TN Chrysalis - With Kelsey (Bariatric Beauty & Finishing School)
  5. StrongButterfly

    Anyone In Northern Cali?

    loridee11, best of luck for your upcoming surgery!!! How exciting! Perfect date: December 31st. So you'll start the New Year a new you with a new stomach. 2020 is your year!!! Woot! Woot!
  6. StrongButterfly

    Anyone In Northern Cali?

    Thank you, loridee11 and MJinNorCal for the info! I just got off the phone with the bariatrics depart over at Kaiser Richmond and they scheduled me for this Thursday for the orientation. That was quick. My doctor just sent in the referral yesterday afternoon. Well, I did call the department but only to find out if I had an options program to go to (like my doctor told me) or an orientation. So with you two's guidelines (thank you again) and speaking to them now I know what's happening.😁
  7. StrongButterfly

    Anyone In Northern Cali?

    Thank you so much for the information! I appreciate it! And congrats on your weight loss!!
  8. StrongButterfly

    Anyone In Northern Cali?

    How is the process for Kaiser in Northern California? I just got a referral from my PCP to attend the options program in Richmond. I thought Kaiser in the Bay Area and Sac didn't have the Options Program? Or what exactly is the process? I'm in the very, very beginning stages. Like, I literally just saw my doctor about 2 hours ago.