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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?
  3. Kaguragetshealthy_87

    Any October 2021 Surgeries?

    I’m on day 5 and I just want some real food! Like a salad or a piece of cheese.
  4. Kaguragetshealthy_87

    Any October 2021 Surgeries?

    Yes I did. And my nose and throat are still healing I haven’t had a whole lot of energy.
  5. Kaguragetshealthy_87

    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!
  6. Kaguragetshealthy_87

    Any October 2021 Surgeries?

    I have been scheduled for 10/29 for VSG. Nervous and excited.

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