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Hello! My name is Stacy, I'm 44 and being sleeved in either two weeks or six weeks--depending on what the surgeon says tomorrow and whether or not I can get coverage at work this quickly. :confused1:

I'm 5'8" (last measurement told me 5'7"... I say b.s.!!), and starting out at 252 lbs. (although I swear I hit 258 a couple of months ago), and am hoping to get down to between 150-160. I'm self pay, and I've done the seminar, had the physical from my PCP, done the nutritional seminar...all that's left is to meet with the surgeon personally tomorrow.

Part of me is hoping to schedule for Monday the 25th, but that's only 13 days away (so not much time to lose pre-op), and part of me thinks maybe I should wait until Monday Feb. 22nd, but if I've lost enough by then will my body resist dropping even more right then? I'm conflicted!! Do any of you post-oppers feel that losing or not losing before surgery affected your outcome at all?

Anyway, glad to be here and looking forward to getting to know you all! :)

Stacy

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Hi Stacy, and welcome to VST. I can't help you with losing weight pre-op, but maybe others will chime in.

I know some members had to do strict pre-op diets. All I had to do was high protein/low carb for a week prior to my revision. I didn't lose any weight pre-op.

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And girl, I have seen your before and afters on the O.H. forum and all I can say is DAMN.... I can only hope to look that great in a few months!! I do think that if we can make it work, I'll shoot for 13 days from now. :)

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Stacy

I say the sooner the better, if you can get the surgery sooner do it!! I'm 2 weeks out and can't believe the difference! I only had to do 3 days of Clear liquids for pre op! So happy about that, some Dr's have no pre op some have several weeks, it is hard to keep up with them.

Good luck on your up coming surgery, you will love your sleeve!!

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OK, I saw the Dr. today and I'm SCHEDULED!! Monday, January 25th I get to start becoming ME again. YAY!! :001_tongue:

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Stacy

The 25th will be here before you know it and you will be a sleeved sister!! Good luck on your journey! We will be rooting for you!

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Thank you all! Ohhhhh, I'm so excited... I have some Unjury unflavored and chicken Soup flavor, six small bottles of Isopure, and some various samples of nectar coming. I have my Vitamins ordered, got a large and a small wire ball shaker bottles from GNC, a Ninja for mixing and pureeing... is there anything else you can think of that I'll need in the first few days afterward? I do plan on picking up some SF popsicles the weekend before too. AHahhahahha, I'm geeked! :001_tongue:

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Stacy, Welcome to the boards. I am getting sleeved a few days before you- Jan 15th. We can cheer each other on. I picked up most of the stuff you did, and included some liquid tylenol (yes, I am a sissy-can't handle pain), some gas-x strips and some scar repair stuff (can't remember what its called)

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Stacey, Congrats!!! It will be exciting. Keep us posted along the way.

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