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Iluvbats

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  1. Congrats!
    Iluvbats reacted to Eli05 in June Surgeries   
    I just got a call about switching my date from Monday to tomorrow! I’m so excited and nervous at the same time. I thought I would have to do Clear Liquids 24 hours before but I guess not!
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    Iluvbats got a reaction from Morachia in June Surgeries   
    That's a really good idea! Small spoons! [emoji3]
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    Iluvbats got a reaction from Shrink&Grow in June Surgeries   
    @erica b
    I totally agree! I haven't told many people because I don't want anyone raining on my parade. I AM already a success story and it's going to stay that way! We've got this!
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    Iluvbats got a reaction from SunnyinSC in June Surgeries   
    Thank goodness I am not alone! I'm 2 days post-op and today has been the worst. I tried to drink 2 Protein Shakes and I just couldn't. It hurts to swallow,my throat is so sore. I just want this day to be over. I need real food.
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    Iluvbats got a reaction from endzone in June Surgeries   
    I have heard that some people gain. It's normal. I follow this one girl on YouTube and she recommended not getting on the scale at all for the first couple of weeks and I think I might do that because I didn't lose anything for a couple of days and now I'm down 2 lb. Yes it can be disheartening.
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    Iluvbats reacted to mae7365 in Postoperative multivitamins   
    I also take Centrum Fruity chewable. Like catwoman7, I get them on sale and I've had no problems with my Vitamin levels. I also take 2 Viactiv chews for Calcium, a daily 65 mg Iron pill (Nature Made BOGO) and a subligual B12 (Nature Made BOGO).
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    Iluvbats reacted to Michele 2021 in Postoperative multivitamins   
    Does anyone use the BariatricPal Multivitamins or have any suggestions on a good Multivitamin to use postoperatively? I’m trying to order some Vitamins in advance the BariatricPal multivitamins are 105.00 for a year supply which seems very reasonable. I’m curious to know what brands other have purchased.
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    Iluvbats reacted to SunnyinSC in June Surgeries   
    That does sound a lot like mine! I had surgery at around 10am, then that day had clear liquids for dinner (water throughout the day as requested too). Following day first meal was clear liquids, lunch was liquids (cream of chicken, some yogurt, then Protein shake), and dinner was pureed turkey and pureed green Beans (with some cream of chicken/protein shake/milk on the side). Needless to say I didn't eat all of it. I was dunking the pureed turkey into the cream of chicken too. Pureed turkey on it's own is just.. not for me. I got discharged after dinner, so I didn't stay the second night, but if I had the next full day would be pureed.
    I'm sorry to hear you're doing poorly! I can definitely see eating too quickly or too much. I don't have any sort of "full" indicators that I'm aware of yet so I imagine it'd be really easy to eat too much. Too quickly as well. I've been trying to offset that one by buying super small spoons (I got little ice scream spoons off amazon) and then making sure to pause between bites. I don't know if that's helping me at all, but so far so good. I hope you start to feel better soon!
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    Iluvbats reacted to SunnyinSC in June Surgeries   
    Yeah, I have no clue. I got worried at first cause my plan was so very different, but my doctor has also been doing this for a long time (25 years) and teaches at a medical university so I'm sure he's got his reasons for the methods. Puree is sort of soft, but more like constant baby food. When I get to "graduate" to soft it'll actually be whole foods, just ones that are softer, if that makes any sense, lol. I'll get to eat things like shellfish, chicken, turkey, lunchmeats, cheeses and Soups, without having to puree them to baby food consistency first. They do need to be chopped into smaller pieces, but not pureed.
    I do get hungry now, but it's not like.. keep me awake at night hunger like it use to be pre-surgery. It usually only comes if I've been bad and forgotten to eat my puree dinner until much later. If I eat on a schedule then I'm not hungry at all. The trouble with trying to eat on a strict schedule is that sometimes I'm bloated/uncomfortable by the time a certain meal is suppose to come around. I've had a lot of gas discomfort/bloating (I wouldn't call it pain) in my intestines and such since surgery. Comes after eating or drinking anything, stays for a while, and then passes. Even Water makes me feel bloated. Fingers crossed it'll eventually go away. It has gotten a bit better since surgery so looking hopeful at least!
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    Iluvbats reacted to Monique050406 in June Surgeries   
    Surgery June 14th. Couldn’t keep down anything first 4 days. Brewed some Decaf black tea drank a few sips. After it cooled added zero sugar lemonade. It stayed down. No more vomiting since then!

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    Iluvbats got a reaction from chunkymonkey123 in June Surgeries   
    I'm not allowed to have anything other than Protein Shakes, waters, Jello and sugar free popsicles. The one thing I am surprised about (and I can't understand why I'm surprised) is how hungry I am! I'm on day 5 post-op and each day is better. I'm really looking forward to being healthy!
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    Iluvbats reacted to Nsch1018 in June Surgeries   
    Probably should have made myself more clear. The program I’m on does full liquids for two weeks after surgery and then you can start with soft foods - whatever can be tolerated. I have started each day with one Protein Shake (can’t stand them but get it over with early in the day) and then add soft foods the rest of the day. I’ve been doing this for 12 days now. I was really tired, no energy - it suddenly yesterday I woke up feeling great! Not sure if it’s Vitamins (started them at two weeks) or being able to actually eat. I had very little pain after surgery so I feel very lucky. I love drinking Water and really pushed myself to be able to tolerate as much as possible after surgery so I feel like my intake is pretty good. I’m sort of at the lowish end of BMI for surgery so I know my weight loss will be slower than many but feeling good about where I am right now.
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    Iluvbats reacted to ClarkKent in June Surgeries   
    Good luck!!

  14. Congrats!
    Iluvbats reacted to Somber in June Surgeries   
    Good morning!

    Almost 7 am here and I should probably finish up packing, as I have to leave in one hour. Today is the day! 😀
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    Iluvbats got a reaction from britknee_kay in Finally did it!!   
    You look beautiful! Congratulations! [emoji1376][emoji1376][emoji1376]
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    Iluvbats got a reaction from BDL58 in June Surgeries   
    Day 4 post-op: walking this morning was hard. I only managed 20 minutes and had to stop several times because I was out of breath. No more sore throat. It's getting easier to swallow. I'm learning to sip instead of gulp. I hope everyone is doing well and stay positive!
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    Iluvbats reacted to BDL58 in June Surgeries   
    I started my soft foods yesterday and had a scrambled egg for breakfast…it tasted wonderful! For lunch I had 2 oz of chicken salad. For supper I had half of a lean cuisine meatloaf and mashed potatoes dinner.
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    Iluvbats reacted to Dave In Houston in June Surgeries   
    I'm three weeks post-surgery, and doing well. There was very little pain after the first few days.
    I'm on soft food now. Today I had 1.8 ounces of tenderloin steak and 2 ounces of mashed potatoes for Breakfast. lunch was a fried egg, half a turkey sausage patty, and half an English muffin. For dinner I had fish tacos: 3 ounces of fish, 2 small Mr. Tortilla tortillas, a tablespoon of guacamole and a tablespoon of salsa. The tacos were really tasty, but were either too much or I ate too fast, because it made me quite uncomfortable for an hour or so.
    (Edit: I do best when I use a knife and fork to eat, taking very small bites and chewing until it's the consistency of applesauce. When I eat something with my hands like a taco, it's hard to be sure the bites are small enough.)
    I had Protein Shakes mid-morning and mid-afternoon, so I think I'm getting enough Protein, but I fall behind on the Water.
    In 5 weeks including the two-week pre-surgery diet, I've lost 29 pounds, and I fit into the next size smaller jeans with room to spare.
    So don't be nervous. It will be great.
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    Iluvbats reacted to Erica B in June Surgeries   
    I basically said this exact same thing to my husband! I can't wait to eat REAL food, even if it is just eggs. Yogurt isn't even on my ok list by my Dr. Told my husband I would LOVE some yogurt right now lol
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    Iluvbats got a reaction from Tinman0034 in Got my date !!   
    @girlfriday,@tinman
    Congratulations! I am SO glad I made this decision. My journey started on June 1, surgery was June 16 and the reason I'm saying June 1 is because I did the 2 week pre-op diet. In my opinion every effort counts towards success. We are all WINNERS here! It's the same as any other addiction as far as I'm concerned and that requires facing each day as it comes. Setbacks and all. Make sure you ask your Doctor if you can use a throat lozenge because trying to swallow the first 2 or 3 days can be challenging. All the best to you and see you on the flip side [emoji4]
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    Iluvbats got a reaction from Erica B in June Surgeries   
    I am so looking forward to real food! I don't care if it takes me a whole day to eat it [emoji846]
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    Iluvbats got a reaction from Shrink&Grow in June Surgeries   
    @erica b
    I totally agree! I haven't told many people because I don't want anyone raining on my parade. I AM already a success story and it's going to stay that way! We've got this!
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    Iluvbats got a reaction from SunnyinSC in June Surgeries   
    Thank goodness I am not alone! I'm 2 days post-op and today has been the worst. I tried to drink 2 Protein Shakes and I just couldn't. It hurts to swallow,my throat is so sore. I just want this day to be over. I need real food.
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    Iluvbats got a reaction from Shrink&Grow in June Surgeries   
    @erica b
    I totally agree! I haven't told many people because I don't want anyone raining on my parade. I AM already a success story and it's going to stay that way! We've got this!
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    Iluvbats got a reaction from Shrink&Grow in June Surgeries   
    @erica b
    I totally agree! I haven't told many people because I don't want anyone raining on my parade. I AM already a success story and it's going to stay that way! We've got this!

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