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  1. mattk53

    June Sleevers Post Op

    3 weeks 21 pounds, No real cravings yet, Even though I had to sit there and watch my son eat a half a loaf of garlic bread a couple days ago. One of my favorites.
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    Pre op liquid diet

    I don't think you are wrong. Mikey does come off a little rude sometimes, but he knows what he is talking about. He's from Australia so it could be a cultural difference.🤠
  3. mattk53

    Pre op liquid diet

    I guess that's why they call it a liquid diet. I looked at it like this: My sweet carvings was taken care of by the PP shakes, My cravings for meats were substituted with the chicken and beef broth and the jello was that need to eat something with a spoon. (FYI my favorite Premier protein is the pumpkin spice, So good). The 14 day liquid diet sucked but it is an necessity. Think of it as an means to a end.
  4. mattk53

    Pre op liquid diet

    I drank chocolate and vanilla premier protein shakes to take the edge off. Also, Sugar free jello worked good too.
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    Dr Stanley Rogers at UCSF

    He was my Sleeve surgeon, Zero complaints.
  6. mattk53

    Northern Cali/UCSF Buddy/Mentor

    Sorry you didn't get a response, I did pretty much the same thing. I hope all went well.
  7. I started watching the show after my surgery. If I saw it before I probably wouldn't have gone through with it. The surgery scenes are very graphic. Especially the "pulling out the stomach" parts of the Sleeve.
  8. I was told to crush my meds for three months.
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    Loose skin

    Looking good teach!
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    60" waist to 32" photo

    Holy crap, That's amazing. You look like a different guy. Congrats RussT
  11. How long did you guys have to crush your pills after surgery? In my reading I've heard anywhere from two weeks to 6 months. I'm sure I'll do whatever my Dr. says to do, I'm Just curious what you were told???
  12. mattk53

    June 2020 surgeries

    Great, keep it up. I lost 28 pounds over my 2 week pre-op.
  13. mattk53

    Crushing pills post-op.

    They gave me two of them in the hospital. I guess to drive their point home. Good luck on your surgery (today I think).
  14. mattk53

    Crushing pills post-op.

    I had my two week appointment today. I was told for 3 months to crush all pills. The only exceptions are capsules and chewables. So there you go.
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    I had a very similar experience. I worked with my surgeons team of underlings for over a year. I only met him twice for a few minutes each before the surgery/ Like you said he is very highly thought of in his field and seemed very competent. Just wish I wasn't a number to him.
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    Liquid Diet

    Yeah it's hard, but the weight just falls off during that time. Also it's a means to an end!
  17. mattk53

    Crushing pills post-op.

    The Calcium chews are pretty good. The chocolate one I have tastes like a Tootsie roll.
  18. mattk53

    Crushing pills post-op.

    You chew your pills, don't they taste terrible? I couldn't imagine. 🤮 I'll stick to crushing them.
  19. mattk53

    June 2020 surgeries

    No, I'm doing good. So sorry you're having problems. I hope things get better.
  20. mattk53

    June 2020 surgeries

    I also had mine June 5th!
  21. I'm also a fan of Premier protein. I usually drink vanilla or chocolate, both are great and very affordable at Costco. But the real treat is the Pumpkin Spice. PP only put's them out during the holiday season and I have never seen them in stores, but dam they're so good! I did find them at walmart.com once and I loaded up.
  22. I kept it pretty close to the vest. I told my wife, kids, mother, my best friend and a work colleague. My wife however told everyone. All her very large family, people at work, the lady at the super market, etc. I just thought that it was nobodies business but mine and my family.
  23. mattk53

    June 2020 surgeries

    Welcome Michelle, There's a lot of good info here don't be afraid to ask. Congrates on getting a surgery date.
  24. mattk53

    June 2020 surgeries

    They had me take mine on a Monday, my surgery was on Friday.

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