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Greetings from a newbie...getting sleved on 9/19!!



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I'm just under 5'2". I started my milk diet today. I'm already starving. I bought tons of microwaveable dinners from costco so my boys can cook for themselves. This is going to be a very long 2 weeks.

hang in there ,,, i was luckly my doc put me on phedrene for the pre-op diet and it totally curbed my appetite... also the preop diet is what you will be on following surgery for the first few weeks so its good to practice... after surgery diet you do not get as hungry however so its easier ... at least thats been my experience....:o

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hang in there ,,, i was luckly my doc put me on phedrene for the pre-op diet and it totally curbed my appetite... also the preop diet is what you will be on following surgery for the first few weeks so its good to practice... after surgery diet you do not get as hungry however so its easier ... at least thats been my experience....:o

My boys said they hope I don't "zombie out" and randomly start eating. They did offer to find me a Hannibal Lecter mask, if needed. Teenagers!

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My boys said they hope I don't "zombie out" and randomly start eating. They did offer to find me a Hannibal Lecter mask, if needed. Teenagers!

LMAO! That is too funny.

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@ Savinggrace - Thank you!

@ Peguinlover - Thanks! Fortuntely my surgery got moved up one week. I am having the prodecure done on Monday, the 12th!

@ Krystle - Thanks for the info. I feel ready.

I will not hesitate to take more time off from work, if need be.

@ Amy - I will check out some youtube videos. That is a good suggestion about the mouth spray. I will add that to my list. Thanks.

I hope I don't end up with too many incisions.

Today I completed my first day of Clear liquids. It was rough but I got through it. Each day I get a step closer. I can't wait!

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I am also scheduled to be sleeved on Sept 12, here in NYC. I wish you all the best, I know everything will go well & I will be thinking of you that day.

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If I may add my first post, I'm also getting sleeved Sept. 19. Just got cleared by my GP with the bloodwork and EKG. My surgeon is Dr. Mayes at Virginia Hospital Center. He only requires a 7 day pre-op liquid diet, but I'm starting tomorrow, to help the liver shrink a bit more.

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Hi Lisa! We have a few things in common. I am located in NYC also. My suregery is on Monday too. Best of luck to you!

My timeline:

Pre-testing: 9/1/11

Pre-op diet: 9/7/11 (5 days of liquids)

Surgery: 9/12/11

I will find out the time of the surgery tomorrow night.

Maroon, that is great that you are starting the liquid diet early. The 19th is right around the corner. Good luck and keep us updated.

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Well, just found out that after I left the doctor today, he found a slight abnormality on the EKG, so I have to go for a stress test Monday. Hope that they don't find anything.

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Well, just found out that after I left the doctor today, he found a slight abnormality on the EKG, so I have to go for a stress test Monday. Hope that they don't find anything.

Oh wow. I hope everything works out!

I had my testing done on the 1st...EKG, chest x-ray, and blood work. I hope my results come back ok.

When did you have the EGK done?

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@ Savinggrace - Thank you!

@ Peguinlover - Thanks! Fortuntely my surgery got moved up one week. I am having the prodecure done on Monday, the 12th!

@ Krystle - Thanks for the info. I feel ready.

I will not hesitate to take more time off from work, if need be.

@ Amy - I will check out some youtube videos. That is a good suggestion about the mouth spray. I will add that to my list. Thanks.

I hope I don't end up with too many incisions.

Today I completed my first day of Clear liquids. It was rough but I got through it. Each day I get a step closer. I can't wait!

I have 5 tiny incisions ... also i had a hysterectomy and gall bladder removeal 4 years ago and those scars basically disappeared.... so it should be ok...:D

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I have 5 tiny incisions ... also i had a hysterectomy and gall bladder removeal 4 years ago and those scars basically disappeared.... so it should be ok...:D

hey also i used ice packs on the incision and it helped alot.... when getting out of your bed roll onto your side and it will hurt less.... always squeeze you pillow it also helps anytime you move in bed or out!!! it will go well....you will see...

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hey also i used ice packs on the incision and it helped alot.... when getting out of your bed roll onto your side and it will hurt less.... always squeeze you pillow it also helps anytime you move in bed or out!!! it will go well....you will see...

Thank you for the tips. You have been very helpful. This is my first surgery so I am a little nervous. I think I have a clear understanding of what to expect now, though. I also looked at a few surgery videos on youtube.

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