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I'm here cheering for all of you!

I got a very sore throat yesterday which has gotten progressively worse. I guess now I'm glad that my surgery date was changed to the 17th. Everything happens for a reason.

I can't wait to hear all of the wonderful reports from each of you! This is going to be a very good week of success stories. :sad0:

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Hey Bella K, I am waiting for a date with Kaiser Fremont, I have had all the tests they asked me to have, Mamogram, pap, sleep apnea, psych, I have reached the surgery goal weight they set for me too, in fact i am below it by about 3.5 lb, I called in all the information to them when they told me to, now how do I get a date going, I want to get on a cancelation list if possible. I really want to get this rolling, I am anxious to light this candle and start losing. Any advice for me? I sure hope so thanks

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The best advice that I can give is to contact the Case Manager because at Richmond, that's the person that schedules the surgery. I met with mine and she gave me an oral test and we talked about what I've been doing to prepare. If Fremont has a case manager, call and get an appointment. You're gonna be sleeved before you know it! Hang tough and keep calling them. They'll get sick of you.

Have you been assigned a surgeon yet? Email the surgeon to let them know that you've completed all requirements and would like a date.

Good luck and let us know how you're doing. :001_rolleyes:

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So I am starting a 3 day liquid diet (not impressive for those for who have done it 2 weeks). I am not too nervous today but I expect that tomorrow the nerves will start. It helps to be busy packing and planning what to eat after I am post-op. I am also trying to do the 50 reps of breathing exercises the Doc prescribed. Anyone else have to do this? I don't mind because the deep breaths are actually relaxing.

Just can't believe that I will be on the losers' bench on Wed. I did the class with bariatric coordinator on Fri and that was great because she detailed exactly what would happen starting with when I arrive at the hospital at 5:30 AM:eek:.

I just want to wish all my fellow sleevers the best of luck!

Pennie

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Best of Luck Pennie!

My surgery is tomorrow at 12:15. I have been on the Clear Liquids for 3 days now and I am so hungry. Friday was difficult, Sat. better, and today was hard again. My stomach is gurgling all over the place and I want to EAT.... I was thinking today how long it will be before I actually have solid food in my stomach again and it was making me kind of sad. I feel a little emotional today. Not too nervous, although I am sure tomrorow when I get there I will be. I know that the coming weeks will be a challenge and then it will get better. So I need to focus on summer and how much better I will be feeling by then.

Good Luck to everyone having their surgery in the coming weeks. I will post when I can

Diane

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Diane, We're all thinking of you and cheering for your successful surgery. Please let us know how you're doing as we all care!

Pennie, what day are you up? Are you Wednesday?

I'm very excited for you both!!

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Diane, good luck tomorrow. OMG, a three clear liquid diet on a full stomach sounds brutal. I too think about it will be like to live on the Protein Drinks and shakes and not have food around for emotional comfort. I plan on becoming obsessed with the Winter Olympics to take my mind of the liquid diet. LOL. Anyway, let us know when you are back and positive vibes for a speedy recovery.

Bella, my surgery is on Wed at 7:30 in the morning. I have to be there at 5:30:scared0:.

Good luck to all my sleevers to be. Keep in touch:thumbup:

Pennie

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I've got all of y'all in my thoughts and prayers. I'll be combing the forum for updates from everyone. Sending y'all good vibes for an uneventful surgery and speedy recovery.

Stay positive, and know we're all scooting over for you on the loser's bench.

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Hey surgery pals:

Well...the Pico Salax wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I now have a squeaky clean digestive system, and considering I've just been on clear fluids since last night I'm not that hungry.

I have to check in tomorrow at 6am, my surgery is at 7:50. I'm the first one in that morning.

I'm nervous....my DP is nervous, and the kids are a little wacky too.

:)

Francina

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I have been reading everyones posts and thought I would join in. I am also having surgery on the 8th (which is today). It is after 1 in the morning and I will have to say I am very nervous. I have never had a surgery that I planned (gallbladder and apendix emergency). I can't really say that I like the feeling. I keep wondering did I ask all the questions that I needed to...am I making the right decision.... I know that I am tired of living in this body and can't wait to feel more like the person that I want to be. Keep me in your thoughts and prayers and I will check back in when I get home.

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I have been reading everyones posts and thought I would join in. I am also having surgery on the 8th (which is today). It is after 1 in the morning and I will have to say I am very nervous. I have never had a surgery that I planned (gallbladder and apendix emergency). I can't really say that I like the feeling. I keep wondering did I ask all the questions that I needed to...am I making the right decision.... I know that I am tired of living in this body and can't wait to feel more like the person that I want to be. Keep me in your thoughts and prayers and I will check back in when I get home.

Definitely got you on the list. Let us know how you are doing once you are home, and on the loser's bench ! ! !

Stay positive, and keep us posted.

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Francina, I'm thinking about you this morning and sending great vibes for a successful surgery and a fabulous recovery. I can't wait to hear how you're doing!

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AllForOne, You're so on my list of sending good vibes. You're going to do great. I know I'll be asking the same questions as you next week when my number comes up. Check in as soon as you're able because we'll all be here waiting for you!

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Diane, you doing ok this morning? :)

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