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over65

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  1. over65

    3 month supervised diet

    Dietician gave me a eating plan based on diabetic diet. I couldn't lose weight on that diet after two weeks. So switched to Premier Protein Shakes for two meals. Lost 12 lbs last month. Sent from my SM-G950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  2. I have 60 days to go on 90-day diet. Lost 12 lbs past month. So now 3 lbs below presurgery goal. Sent from my SM-G950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  3. I would check your health insurance coverage FIRST and what specific requirements are BEFORE any other step. Sent from my SM-G950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  4. Amazon has 5 boxes of 10 packets (total 50 packets) of sugar-free PROPEL for $10.99. One packet added to 16 oz water makes a drink equivalent to a bottle of POWERADE ZERO or GATORADE G2. That is 22 cents per bottle, a significant savings. Also, packets are easy to take with you and to store. The PROPEL has 5 flavors and all create clear, uncolored liquid. Sent from my SM-G950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  5. over65

    Pre op Appointment

    I haven't met with surgeon yet. I saw dietitian and was given goal weight in 90-day diet before surgery scheduled. Must complete all tests (psych eval, sleep apnea, pulmonary function, EKG, EGD) and then see surgeon just before scheduling. I do see nurse practitioner once a month at weigh-in. She orders tests as we go. First visit with NP had blood work. Everything was fine except she wanted me to start B12 sublingual to get level higher before surgery. Sent from my SM-T580 using BariatricPal mobile app
  6. Saw YouTube video where person made her own packets to go. She bought "portion plastic baggies" at Walmart and put measured protein powder for one shake. So took these packets to work with shaker bottle. Sent from my SM-T580 using BariatricPal mobile app
  7. Are you on BP meds now? Does your annual physical at work include any blood or urine testing? Having regular dental checkup and teeth cleaning might be helpful to bring up. Sent from my SM-G950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  8. over65

    Pre-op Shopping list

    Don't forget a couple of water bottles. I bought two 32 oz bottles from Amazon that has ounce markings and time on it to help you sip all day. I have always bought OZARKA spring water but decided to try a water filter as tap water here is nasty, heavy chlorine. New pitcher system Aquagear from Amazon has a great filter that can last 6 months. It filters out chemicals but leaves in minerals. Am getting used to the change. Also get some good shea butter body lotion. Dry skin will certainly develop. Find one you really like. Another thing I bought was a water filter for shower. Aquabliss from Amazon has a 12 stage filter and rated best in articles I found on web. Chlorine really dries out your skin. And a hot shower can cause chlorine to vaporize into chlorine gas which can irritate respiratory system. I have had my showerhead water filter for two weeks now and notice a big difference, especially no more dry itchy scalp. Sent from my SM-T580 using BariatricPal mobile app
  9. My age is important. I don't need malabsorption when I already have some softening of hip bones. Sleeve for me. Sent from my SM-G950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  10. Not too much coffee. Surgeon will need bathroom break. 🤣 Sent from my SM-G950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  11. I think it depends on your BMI and any co-morbidities. BMI over 40 with comorbidities, they won't care about your weight history. Just don't gain weight during 6-month diet program. The fact you haven't seen a doctor for a 7-8 years will concern your surgeon. They really emphasized at my orientation that continuous follow-up is required. "Patients of center for life." Many patients who regain significantly a couple years after WLS have not maintained followup. Have you kept up with preventive screenings like PAP smear, flu shots, and mammograms (depending on your age.) If you have neglected that care over 7-8 years, your surgeon will be concerned. Sent from my SM-G950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  12. over65

    January 2020 Surgery Date

    My dietician didn't give me any macro or calorie specifications. Instead, I was given diet for diabetics. Daily intake is 2 servings of milk product, 2 servings of fruit, 5 servings of fat, unlimited nonstarchy vegetables, 3 servings grains/beans/starchy vegetables and 7 servings of protein. Have a list of what makes a serving size. Example, one fat serving is small avocado, 1 Tbsp nuts or seeds ot 1 Tbsp salad dressing. One grain/beans category serving is 2 slices of whole wheat bread, medium baked potato, 1 cup rice or pasta Milk serving is 1 cup nonfat plain yogurt or skim or low fat milk. One serving of protein is 1 egg, 3 oz lean chicken or fish, hard cheese Sent from my SM-G950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  13. over65

    Pre-op Shopping list

    I tried sugar-free Popsicles but won't be able to eat even half. I've been eating sugar-free Gelatin when hunger strikes. I am buying Kroger brand Gelatin (small box 39 cents compared to Jello brand $1.39). Likely Walmart or other store brands will be a lot cheaper as well. Sent from my SM-G950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  14. BTW. Small box of Kroger brand gelatin is 39 cents. Jello brand is $1.39. Taste the same. Sent from my SM-G950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  15. I have the following clearances done: Primary Care Provider Sleep Apnea Doctor Psych Eval Now scheduled for: Pulmonary function Electrocardiogram EGD (pending) Ran into minor snag on EGD. When I called to schedule, I was told I had a $100 unpaid balance from colonoscopy 12 YEARS ago. [emoji33] I always pay my medical bills. GI ASSOCIATES refuses to schedule EGD until I pay a bill from 12 years ago (past statute of limitations by 9 years.) They cannot provide any documentation about this mysterious unpaid balance. Lawyer friend says not to pay because so old and unknown to me all these years. So having to find a different GI group to schedule EGD. Have 3rd of 4th weigh-in in 1.5 weeks. My weight is just 2 pounds above goal with another month to go on 90-day diet. Getting close. Been stocking up on boxes of Kroger sugar-free gelatin, Premier Protein, MultiVitamins, Calcium + D3, B12. Sent from my SM-G950U using BariatricPal mobile app
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