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Squidgy101

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  1. Squidgy101

    September Surgery Buddies!!

    How are you getting on? Also had surgery on 15th a little tired, hard to drink all the liquids - mainly thin soups, yoghurt and broth with some protein shakes. 1 more week for me before soft foods.. looking forward to the next stage!
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    September Surgery Buddies!!

    I had mine on 15th too, why are you on the fence?
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    Who lost a lot before surgery?

    What did you try for constipation? The hospital gave me lactulose which doesn’t seem to be doing much, it’s day 5 for me today. The pain for me seems to be in two places - in the middle of my chest and after I’ve had a drink and it lands in my stomach. Hoping it starts to get easier as this is pretty rough.
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    September Ops

    Anyone having their surgery in September? I got my date today 4th September - can’t wait! Any prep tips? Think the pre op diet is 2 weeks before - just after my 40th birthday. Phew. 😊
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    September Ops

    A little update. Sleeved on 15. Rough first few days. Slept most of 15th when not being sick, managed some water and a few licks of yoghurt today. Mainly gas pain and bloating. Ended up with water tebtion after surgery so had to be catheterd, sent me home with one until Monday. Completely wiped out and emotional. Rollercoaster day. Hoping things start to improve as the week goes on. Bonus - an not hungry!
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    September Ops

    Due to go in and get sleeved at 9 am, waiting in my theatre gown, sexy stockings and hospital pants. A bundle of nerves but excited about the future. We can do this💪💪
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    24 Hours Post-Op

    Thank you so much for sharing this. I go in tomorrow at 6.55 am. Am all over the place too, just hoping I manage to get some sleep tonight. Congratulations. Hope it continues to g well x
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    Who lost a lot before surgery?

    Goodluck on Monday!! How are you feeling? I haven’t lost much on pre op diet either but have a few more days to see if there is a change. Got my out of office ready today excitement and fear starting to kick in. Bricking Wed. All the best x
  9. I am really struggling with the liquid diet, scared I won’t have shrunk my liver enough. Surgery week tomorrow😫
  10. Squidgy101

    September Ops

    Congrats and Goodluck! Hopefully you’ll start feeling better as the days go on
  11. I am not telling anyone (other than my sister and husband ) so no idea how I’ll navigate restaurants. The no drinking with meal will be hard - suspect I’ll probably avoid restaurants until I know what to expect, am scared I’ll cave and eat something that will be make sick or worse run to the toilet - and there being a queu 😱 good luck!! I am hoping even with a little cheat all will be well.. x
  12. Thank you. I know what you mean though, it’s a constant conversation I am having with self, what if I fail here too, this last resort station I need to not fudge this up. It’s just so blooming hard when everyone around me is eating - I am not even hungry just a ‘want/need’ to eat. Maybe it’s head hunger I don’t know. But yes, if I am struggling with 2 weeks of milk and yoghurt, how the fudge will I cope after surgery. Need to find me a hubby - won’t be able to eat (at least not much, won’t be able to smoke( not that I do now) or drink by the sounds of it… all will be well!! Good luck with your 2 weeks abs look forward to hearing how you got on x
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    September Ops

    Yeah! Let’s stay in touch. How’s your pre op diet going? Mine has had a few bumps.
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    September Surgery Buddies!!

    Day 1 of liquid pre op diet. Wish me luck,
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    September Ops

    Mine is now on 15th and start my pre op diet on Wed. A few too many food funerals this end too! Good luck and see you on the otherside!
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    September Ops

    New date 15 September, whoop!!
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    September Surgery Buddies!!

    Same here! Boooooo. Just cancelled mine awaiting a new date. Was due to start my 2 week diet today. So disappointing.
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    September Surgery Buddies!!

    Ooh mine is the 4th! Good luck!
  19. Squidgy101

    WHERE ARE MY AUGUST 2021 PEEPS?

    Good luck!! Let us know how you get on x
  20. Being uncomfortable in my own skin is the shittiest feeling. Can’t wait to feel ‘normal’ and not constantly have to hide away. Looking forward to that the most. Just being comfortable and not constantly having my weight in front and centre of every decision I make. Thank you for sharing and good luck. Let the war commence!
  21. I have my surgery booked in 4 weeks time - it still feels too far away to be real in all honesty. My head was all over the place - am I making the right decision, am taking the easier way out ( I know it’s not!), am I being selfish spending such a large amount of money on myself ect ect. We had a family gathering last weekend, one of the first ones since Covid and lots of photos were taken. I saw said photos today. I burst into tears. I know and photo gate only reinforced that WLS is the right decision for me. I’ve been a yo yo dieter for as long as I can remember, I’ve been every size you can think of - but always always end up fatter than I started. Self esteem is non existent. I need to stop letting my weight control me and the quality of my life and decisions. Bring on 4th Sept. When did you know, WLS was the right course of action for you?
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    Bariatric Cookbooks?

    Hey, I was recommended the Bariatric Bible by Carole Bowen Ball. Has lots of info as well as recipes and ideas for each stage. Goodluck!
  23. Such an honest post - thank you for sharing. Onwards and upwards - and yes I won’t miss WW or slimming world either. I was reading the Bariatric bible and they make a reference to no longer being on a diet or counting calories - just a healthier lifestyle change, clinging to that. All the best with surgery can’t wait to hear how you get on x
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    101 pounds GONE pic included

    Wow, you look great, congrats!!
  25. Thats great, let’s keep in touch. I suspect it won’t be easy but nothing worth it ever is:-) x

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