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TreeTrunks

Gastric Bypass Patients
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  1. Absolutely surreal to be posting this as I have read so many of these threads! I didn’t think the day would ever come! Excited and petrified. My date is 2/22/21!! Any February 2021 bypassers out there? I would love to connect and share prep plans and how things go after surgery.
  2. So I am day 3 - post op and experiencing many of the same hurdles so many have posted that had surgery before me... but instead of focusing on those hurdles, I thought it would be nice to lighten the mood a little and see how people will respond to the following prompt: What is or was your goal outfit? I think (well... strike that - I know) that I am a little weird in that I don’t have a goal outfit in mind. I thought that I would pick one out before I went in for the big event, but the more I thought about it, it just felt strange to pick out and purchase smaller clothing and honestly I didn’t want the side glances from other people in the store when I purchased a dress that didn’t fall into the three T’s: Tent, Tablecloth, Tapestry. So instead, I decided that my goal outfit will be a kayak. A true kayak - not one of the open ones. When I can get in and out and paddle an entire day without falling dead of exhaustion and perhaps catch a couple fish - - -I will call it GOAL!!! How about you? What is or was your goal outfit?
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    February 2021 bypassers?

    HELLO FEBRUARY BYPASSERS!! I thought I would post this a day early, as I think I am going to be too preoccupied to post tomorrow as my surgery is first thing 6AM on Monday!!! SURGERY SHOUT OUTS FOR THIS UPCOMING WEEK!! 2/22: Me, @betterme2021, and @MissSmartyPants 2/23: @WahooRach, @Nicossa and @luluplus6 2/24: @MarieMarie, @MDay07 and @Chi2Htown 2/25: @mydyer 2/26: @Glorious Release
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    February 2021 bypassers?

    Honestly, I feel like the gif below. I am in a constant state of Hangry. I am with you @MissSmartyPants I can not stand protein powders/ready make shakes. Gag. I've been able to choke down Fairlife, but I am not sure how much longer. So not looking forward to drinking any more... I am also not fond of artificial sweeteners and for some reason they taste even more sweet recently - if that makes sense?! I with you! We all have the same surg date! 2/22... ONLY 6 MORE DAYS TO GO!
  5. Thank you for posting this. It is really reassuring to hear of long term results, especially those with hypothyroidism. I plan on making a chart and plan this weekend to help me after surgery.
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    ONEderland! FINALLY!!!!!

    CONGRATS!!!! AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING!!!
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    February 2021 bypassers?

    SURGERY SHOUT-OUTS FOR THIS WEEK (DRUM ROLL PLEASE.....)!!!!!!!!!!!!! MONDAY, 2/15 - @Sleeved_in_MN WEDNESDAY, 2/17 - @MidnightCat and @addicted2food THURSDAY, 2/18 - @M4rlene FRIDAY, 2/19 - @BostonRiley
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    February 2021 bypassers?

    So glad you checked in! I am glad everything went well. How are you doing with eating/drinking?
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    February 2021 bypassers?

    @betterme2021 and @MissSmartyPants we are surgery triplets - my date is also 2/22!! I am 7 days into my pre-op diet and just counting down the days at this point. I feel like I am a zombie!! But, we are half way there!
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    February 2021 bypassers?

    Welcome new members to the February 2021 Bypassers board: @betterme2021, @MissSmartyPants, @MDay07, and @Chi2Htown!
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    February 2021 bypassers?

    Surgery shout-outs today: @conniejoy529, @LOLove and @TimeToFeelFit GOOD LUCK TODAY!!! Let us know how it goes! Welcome: @addicted2food, @icandothis_gastricsleeve020221, @lynnh and @PetEngMLM Surgery tomorrow is @mwd!!!
  12. Hi everyone. I am having a really hard time drinking any of the pre-made protein shakes. They are so thick and have such a overwhelming fake sweet aftertaste. The only one I can somewhat get through is the Fairlife nutrition plan 30g protein shakes, but I am afraid there is no way in God's Green Earth that I will be able to drink these day after day for the upcoming pre-op diet. So, I am search of places to purchase trial and/or sampler packs of protein powder. I would really like to avoid purchasing an entire tub and not be able to choke it down. Any and all suggestions welcome! Also would love protein shake recipes! Thank you!
  13. Congrats!!! Yes, definitely noticeable differences! Did you already have your surgery or is the pre-surg weight loss?
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    February 2021 bypassers?

    Surgery Shoutout Today!! Good Luck to @Mrs A B, @Tink22, and @aug62012!!
  15. YES! Exactly. 10 pounds allows for a little extra room in my socks!
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    75 Pounds Later Pictures

    Amazing! Congratulations!!
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    February 2021 bypassers?

    Welcome to the group! I too am worried about the snow... Good luck with the next stage of your diet! Let us know how it goes.
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    February 2021 bypassers?

    Welcome to the February Bypass club @Sandramarie1986, @aug62012 and @M4rlene ! Good luck to upcoming surgeries this week: 2/8: @Mrs A B. @Tink22, @aug62012 2/10: @conniejoy529, @LOLove 2/11: @mwd GOOD THOUGHTS AND CROSSED FINGERS FOR ALL OF YOU!
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    February 2021 bypassers?

    WOOOHOOO! Way to go Mike! Only a few more days to go! Keep us posted!
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    February 2021 bypassers?

    I am so sorry! Is there anything they can do for you now? How are you doing?
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    February 2021 bypassers?

    Congrats Pkump! Glad you made it through... keep us posted on tips and tricks as the rest of the February Bypassers make it into surgery.
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    February 2021 bypassers?

    Good luck to @sasha2021 - surgery date is today and @time2bfit is tomorrow!!! Wishing well all those who have had surgery already this week: @Pkump, @redhead210, @raebo1979 and @Dubai_MGB
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    February 2021 bypassers?

    Welcome @WahooRach , @Nicossa and @Glorious Release!! You are all in the same surgery week as me! WE GOT THIS!!!
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    February 2021 bypassers?

    Completely unacceptable!! I am sorry your boss is so ignorant. What a complete jerk! Obviously this person has some serious issues and they are reflecting those insecurities onto you. Do not let this person get the best of you! Stand Strong and remember that you have made the right choice for you and no one else.
  25. Hi Everyone... So, I had my last informational appointment yesterday and asked about the thyroid meds. Unfortunately the nurses presenting the course were not even aware of the 4 hour window, which I think is pretty common. There simply is not enough education out there about thyroid conditions. Anyway, the appointment was a shared appointment and there were a few other patients there. One of them also takes thyroid meds and she said that she takes hers in the evening instead of the morning. Making sure it is 1 hour after eating and outside the 4 hour window for taking supplements, so typically right before bed. It might be an option??
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