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  1. Kaguragetshealthy_87

    Disappointed Surgeons

    I'm so sorry, that is really difficult. I experienced something somewhat similar. When I was about 3 weeks out my mom fell and broke her elbow and I completely spiraled and ate whatever I could, I was depressed and I drank alcohol. So when I went to my 6 weeks appointment they were disappointed that I didn't lose more. However, my dietician tried to not be judgey and try to work with me to get back on track. She looked at my log and told me to stay focused on proteins, vitamins, water, and if I have room vegetables, also finding the formula for miralax so I can relieve constipation. I also didn't see my surgeon I saw his assistant. Okay so to your question, honestly its so hard. I've been blessed to have a therapist so I meet with her every other week to deal with my mental health because that's part of it. I'm trying to take time to be disciplined, dedicated and intentional. I keep working really hard every day to stick to that book they gave me before surgery and I try really hard not to compare myself to others. Some people bodies are just so different and I keep telling myself to keep going. But the reality is that I still cruise this site to see where everyone else was at this week or that week. And while sometimes it helps me there are a lot of times where it doesn't help. My best advice would be, if you can work closely with your dietician to try to find something that you can eat without discomfort. Keep repeating that and stay steady and give yourself some grace.
  2. Kaguragetshealthy_87

    Surgery approval

    You'll probably start the liver shrinking diet soon, which can be difficult, but start to write some reasons down to help you through the mental side of that process. Your team will tell you exactly what you need to do. Make sure you follow it closely as much as you can. Also please know that everyone experience is different. After my insurance approved me and my surgeon gave me a date I started the liver shrinking diet and then a week before my surgery I had to have a day of testing. I had an EKG, blood work, and upper GI imaging. After the results I was cleared for surgery. After that I paid the initial surgeon fee which was around $500 something and then I paid the hospital a down payment of $2,700 and then after that I had my surgery a few days later. Does that help? More questions?
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    Surgery approval

    What questions do you have? After approval, you and your team work towards a date and testing...or do you mean your insurance approved your surgery?
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    Recommendation for useful apps post surgery

    Myfitnesspal is a good one for tracking food and water.
  5. Kaguragetshealthy_87

    Any October 2021 Surgeries?

    I won't get on the scale. I am still learning that this is a tool. I got frustrated with my self because I had a family emergency and I moved on to soft foods earlier. Sometimes I feel like food is stuck in my throat but I try to slow down and keep moving forward. In any case I'm walking almost 10 miles every week and using MFP. I have to count calories! I hope you all are doing well!
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    Energy drinks??

    Vitamin water energy has 60mg of caffeine and is 100 calories for 20fl oz.
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    I’m nervous

    Give yourself grace and patience also don't do too much to fast. I had surgery on the 29th and I'm struggling I had to go back to work after a week because I haven't been on my job long enough for FMLA *eye roll* and also I didn't have enough vacation time. Whatever time you can take off use it!
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    Any October 2021 Surgeries?

    I’m on day 5 and I just want some real food! Like a salad or a piece of cheese.
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    Post op complications Gastric bypass

    Man I’m glad to hear that! Hopefully you’ll be home in just a few short hours.
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    Post op complications Gastric bypass

    My blood pressure was at stroke level. Like 175/116 at times so you had to stay Saturday. They finally got it down and stopped giving me pain meds and released me yesterday around 2.
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    Any October 2021 Surgeries?

    Yes I did. And my nose and throat are still healing I haven’t had a whole lot of energy.
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    Any October 2021 Surgeries?

    Did anyone else have a nosebleed after surgery?
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    Any October 2021 Surgeries?

    Getting ready for surgery. So far everything is going good waiting on anesthesiologist to come in and surgeon. Still worried about my liver but here we go.
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    Get ready for my surgery

    I have surgery on Friday too and I'm honestly so anxious! I just want it to be over. I also don't have anyone here in the city I live in. I know I can get through this as I've always had a "can do" attitude I'm just nervous.
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    Liver reduction day of surgery

    I am finding the liver shrinking diet to be unbearable! This weekend I really messed up and surgery is Friday. I'm sticking to it now but I am worried.
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    Any October 2021 Surgeries?

    Ok did the preop testing today...and I promise I was so ignorant! So had a oxygen test with blood from my wrist which is the worst place I ever gave blood. Then I had an ultrasound and some x-rays and drank some terrible fizzy stuff and had to roll all over the bed to take pictures. Ugh at least the girls were really cool about it and didn't make me feel uncomfortable. (TMI: It came out and I was fasting) After all that went to preop and did an EKG and was cleared for surgery and then hit with the bill $5000 something. So now I'm grasping at straws to get at least half paid so I can have this surgery done. I faith in the Lord and this is something I want to get done so bad and I've already kicked out at least $1000 for surgeon fees. This is covered by insurance but just wasn't expecting the hospital portion to be so much. Oh well. Just wanted to give some insight because I really was ignorant.
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    Any October 2021 Surgeries?

    I’m on the 29th! Let’s go! I am on day 4 and the first two days were extremely hard. But I keep reading horror stories so I’m trying my best to stick to it!
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    Any October 2021 Surgeries?

    I’m on my second day of preop diet. I’m keeping busy by making soups and cleaning out the refrigerator. That thing is a mess!
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    Any October 2021 Surgeries?

    So I am starting my preop diet a little early, I'm really concerned about the size of my liver. I feel focused right now but I am at work. I ended up just getting frozen meals because I love to cook and I tend to overeat big time. I'm so excited and nervous. Ganbatte everyone! Fighting! Let's Go!
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    Any October 2021 Surgeries?

    I have been scheduled for 10/29 for VSG. Nervous and excited.
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    Is smoking marijuana safe after surgery?

    Following because in my psych eval, he actually suggested I switch to medical Marijuana.
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    TriCare Approved Now I Wait:(

    I actually researched my insurance to see if they would cover it. My insurance has a website where they can give you an estimate of costs. I found the center that would do it and did the orientation. However I think a lot of people go through their primary care doctors for a referral or letter of support. I'm currently starting the process of getting everything I need and my center is being very helpful.
  23. Kaguragetshealthy_87

    TriCare Approved Now I Wait:(

    I just seen my surgeon today and I'm hearing that they are not doing surgeries in Gainesville currently. But I'm hoping by the time I complete everything it will be back on track.
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    Good for you!
  25. I'm so sorry! I'm hoping for the best and maybe a caretaker service would be best. I live in a city by myself with no friends and I'm not sure what I'm going to do if I get approved for surgery. But from everyone else's response it may be good to hire a service.

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