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happilylacey

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  1. Got my date of September 10th, going through Dignity Health WLC in Gilbert, AZ. I haven't seen a September thread of surgeries yet, but I'd love to hear where you are and your date! I start my PreOP diet Aug 27th, and its only 3 Protein Shakes a day...no chewing at all! I've seen some that are 2 Protein shakes a day and then a small amount of chicken and nonstarch veggies for dinner. What's your PreOP diet like and how long do you have to do it?
  2. happilylacey

    September Surgery Buddies!!

    Speaking of recovery to-dos: Anyone have any good book or show recommendations for recovery? I like urban fantasy and thrillers. I am finishing up the CurseBreakers series and in the last month I have also read these that I recommend: -ACOTAR (A Court of Thorns and Roses) Series -All the Mercy Thompson and Alpha/Omega Series by Patricia Briggs -Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld (I've read these probably 7 times through now) Next on my to read is From Blood and Ash...but I am open to all suggestions because I go through them quickly.
  3. happilylacey

    September Surgery Buddies!!

    Oh my gosh! People have 4 week ones? I'm on Day 6 and I think I'm doing better today but I definitely think I will be cured of a sweet tooth... Last night I tried Chicken broth, cilantro, a squeeze of lime, and a hit of cholula and then drained it so there was no cilantro actually in it - just the flavor but it was bomb.com after so many sweet shakes. I don't know anyone firsthand, so what kind of stories have you heard? Just not being able to do the surgery because your liver is in the way?
  4. happilylacey

    September Surgery Buddies!!

    That's great to hear, Congrats!
  5. happilylacey

    September Surgery Buddies!!

    That is so true. Even my books were full of food descriptions. But now that I'm on Day 6, I think I'm in a groove and its not so bad anymore
  6. happilylacey

    September Surgery Buddies!!

    Yeah, totally understandable, but liver shrinking can be accomplished even with a dinner meal of lean meat and non starchy veggies. We were curious why some of us have to do only 3 shakes a day, nothing else when others have no LSD, and others are kinda in the middle - 2 shakes and a healthy dinner.
  7. happilylacey

    September Surgery Buddies!!

    Ugh sorry to hear it. I'm on Day 5 and I am so hangry. The first 4 days were worse though, I think I'm feeling slighlty better. Except for the random bouts of dizziness
  8. happilylacey

    September Surgery Buddies!!

    Totally. And you might be in surgery now, so good luck! Let us know how it went!!
  9. happilylacey

    September Surgery Buddies!!

    Yeah, that's very interesting! I almost wonder if they want you to lose as much as possible before surgery to show their weight loss rates being higher, but I might be a tad too cynical there 😕
  10. happilylacey

    September Surgery Buddies!!

    Ignore my earlier reply asking for an update! I've been off the forum. Congrats!! Just days away!!
  11. happilylacey

    September Surgery Buddies!!

    Thanks BretBMF! I'm glad it's not too long as the hospital is almost 2 hours from me. Did you ever get an update on a date?
  12. happilylacey

    September Surgery Buddies!!

    Wow that's interesting that you don't have to do any preOp. Ok that will be here before you know it!
  13. happilylacey

    September Surgery Buddies!!

    Oh gotcha. How was that class? I haven't gotten any details other than I need to go on Sept 7th. Good luck, hope you get good news!!
  14. happilylacey

    September Surgery Buddies!!

    Yeah, pretty much. I'm worried that I'm still gonna be as hungry as I am now, and that its not going to take. So I'm glad theres this huge community to talk to.
  15. happilylacey

    September Surgery Buddies!!

    That's awesome, great job!
  16. happilylacey

    September Surgery Buddies!!

    Oh gotcha! I wonder why some are different when high protein, low fat, non-starchy veggies shrink your liver just fine? What food funerals did you throw? I haven't had caffeine in MONTHS and don't drink much either. Good luck!
  17. happilylacey

    September Surgery Buddies!!

    Oh that's nice, at least you have a little variety ❤️
  18. happilylacey

    September Surgery Buddies!!

    That's exciting! Oh and I just saw your other message. I'm seeing Dr. Robertson but have heard amazing things about Dr. Stevenson. Wishing you a quick reschedule! Did you already take the preOp class?
  19. happilylacey

    September Surgery Buddies!!

    I'm pretty new here too! What is foremost on your mind?
  20. happilylacey

    September Surgery Buddies!!

    Wow that's interesting, and you're a lucky duck - these liquid only for weeks is rough. Excited for you though!
  21. Hi I'm in AZ too and am looking for more people local on social media (IG happilylacey) I'm in pre-op too, have finished all my pre-op hoops except two more appts and insurance clearance. I am going through the Dignity Health Weight Loss Center in Gilbert. So far so good, they had a roadmap for me to follow and have made it pretty easy so far.

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