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Michael2428

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  1. Well I had my doctor's visit yesterday and I am doing great, my HW was 330 on May 30th and my Surgery was 7-15-20. I am down to 243, but the biggest change was my A1C went from 6.0 to 4.4 and my doc was very happy with that. Y'all keep smiling and focused on your goal.
  2. I am 13 weeks post op and doing between 500 - 700 a day
  3. Michael2428

    July 2020 Surgery anyone?

    Howdy everyone, hope all the July gang are doing well. I too have learned not to eat more than 4oz at a time and absolutely no sugar or dumping will be in your future. I am 13 weeks post op and down 72 lbs since preop. I have not felt this great in a long long time. Y'all keep smiling and keep your eye on the prize.
  4. Michael2428

    July 2020 Surgery anyone?

    I hope everyone doing well, 9 weeks post op, its been so unusual not feeling hungry and not eating very much and feeling full. I wish I had done this years ago, down 51 pounds and going strong, y'all keep smiling and keep your eye and head on the goal..
  5. Michael2428

    July 2020 Surgery anyone?

    Well today is hospital release day, I had a horrible day yesterday due to nurse mixup. They have me a juice cup with apple juice that had sugar. I took one sip and knew this was wrong. Within 20 minutes I had dumping Syndrome. 5 hours of running to toilet and shivers. Good lesson to learn. Feel great today. Still bloated but feeling fine. Keep smiling you are worth it.
  6. Michael2428

    July 2020 Surgery anyone?

    Well surgery was yesterday now. Gas pain manageable. My nervousness has turn to excitement for the future. Time to put me first. Keep smiling everyone, you are worth the effort.
  7. Michael2428

    July 2020 Surgery anyone?

    Going to the hospital this morning for my Gastric Bypass. Excited and nervous but so happy to start this new journey in my life.
  8. My Surgery is on the 15th, I have only told one person. Maybe later I might share, but this is my journey and I do not like sharing my success with anybody. I might later, but not now.
  9. Michael2428

    July 2020 Surgery anyone?

    I have completely gone to decaf, but thanks for the idea about the shake as creamer. Great idea. Just had my first cup. Fantastic. My surgery next week. Let the journey begin
  10. After discussing it with Doc, I am getting the bypass surgery, no reflux issues.
  11. Michael2428

    July 2020 Surgery anyone?

    Good luck, I go next week. Keep smiling, it’s the start of a new journey.
  12. Michael2428

    July 2020 Surgery anyone?

    I heard of all the cancellations and got worried, but have been assured by my surgeon that I am good to go. He stated he was fixing a hernia at the same time as the Gastric Bypass, so I won't be cancelled. 11 more days till surgery, getting excited to start this journey. The Pre-Op is not so bad when I think about it one day at a time and make the decision everyday to stay on track. Good luck to all. Keep Smiling.
  13. I am newly retired and was a single dad. My kids have graduated from college and the last one moved out in March. I then realized that my weight is preventing me from enjoying the empty nest. I have not told a soul about the surgery, family or friends. I am not sure if I want to share with them yet. I was wondering how y'all approached that decision. Did anyone do the same as me so far. I kind of think I want to keep this mine and my own achievement.
  14. Michael2428

    To tell or not to tell

    Thanks. I have now told one person and they were super supportive and only asked what I needed to help through the journey. Looking forward to the surgery. Keep smiling.
  15. Michael2428

    July 2020 Surgery anyone?

    Good luck, embrace the challenge. I don’t get my bypass till the 15th. Keep smiling.
  16. Michael2428

    To tell or not to tell

    Thank you, your post was fantastic, so I did it. I told one person I have known for 30 years, she has seen me through my divorce, offering to babysit many times and always listened when I needed to vent. Well the first thing she said was “good for you, is there anything you need”. If felt like such a weight lifted. Thank you for your post. Keep smiling.
  17. Michael2428

    To tell or not to tell

    Thanks, that makes sense, I will have to decide when I am ready. I still am very proud of myself for making the commitment. Keep smiling, I surely do thinking of the future.
  18. Great post, I was not so lucky with insurance. I am self pay, but digging into my savings is totally worth it. See ya on the bench, too.
  19. Michael2428

    July 2020 Surgery anyone?

    I am lucky that my kids moved out, savings lots. I have just started the process and I don’t start the pre op diet till July 1st and am saving for the added costs of getting the foods listed on my dieticians diet plan. I am just, like you, trying to figure out the diet when I finally make it to solid food again. Keep smiling, you will find a way. I have just started exploring this site and find it very informative so far. So hopefully I will find good alternatives for more expensive items.
  20. Michael2428

    To tell or not to tell

    I think if asked initially, I will say hernia. I have been alone since getting custody of my kids. Haven’t seen my family in years so when I do, I will just say diet. Now when I visit my kids, then I might have to talk about it. Keep smiling.
  21. Michael2428

    July 2020 Surgery anyone?

    You going the whole enchilada route, good luck. I hope the pre op diet isn’t too bad. Keep smiling.
  22. Michael2428

    July 2020 Surgery anyone?

    Fantastic, I am nervous but so ready for it too
  23. Michael2428

    To tell or not to tell

    That actually is a great idea. Thank you
  24. Michael2428

    July 2020 Surgery anyone?

    I have just started this journey, I am scheduled for bypass on the July 15th. I am nervous and excited about getting started to a better me. I start the Pre-Op diet in a few days. I am hoping to find a location to share my journey and vent when i need to. Keep Smiling.
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