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Yay Meredith! Thanks for all the info! mimi, they told me he uses titanium staples :-)

I started my liquid diet today.... Oh my am I struggling.... I have a splitting headache! I knew I would though bc anytime I don't eat... Here comes the headache. I REFUSE to cheat though. I am kinda confused why different drs have different preop diets? 2 wk of just liquids is insane to someone who is a foodie!! I have zero willpower so please say a little prayer that I can get through these 2 wks!!!

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Ohhhhh Dani that's right! Your surgery is just around the corner. I don't know how I'm going to manage the pre op diet either. I wish there was some way around it. One of the options is Medifast shakes but Im not sure if that includes the lean and green meal. You can do it though! Just think of the finish line; your goal weight.

Is titanium supposed to be better?

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@meredith, thats awesome! congrats on getting a date!!!!

@dani- I feel so bad that your so crappy sick right now :( I'll text you in the morning to see how your feeling :( feel better boo boo! lol and remember, you can get through it...everyone else has and it'll be so great for you in the long run. Your going to look back on this and say it aint nothing but a chicken wing lol....feel better! <3

So, I ordered my pre op diet shakes today. I ordered the RTD muscle milk light, i got a case of chocolate and a case of vanilla. I also ordered a pack of the "Protein jello" cause everyones been talking about it. It's actually on back order :( But hopefully ill have it for post op in a couple months lol. I also ordered a Blender Bottle and got a free Water bottle as a gift. It all came out to about 96 dollars. Not too bad. I was going to order the Protein powder but my schedule is super crazy and i'm afraid i'd get lady with it. Easier for me to put it in a lunch bag with an ice pack and call it a day.

I also got the king sized sheets that i need for the condo i'm staying at while im in myrtle beach :) I got leopard! figured if i have to buy them, might as well get cute ones :D

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The whole staff at Dr. Washington's office is great. I started my journey with him last March and was going to do the lap band but after weighing all of my options I am going with the sleeve. The endoscopy is no problem just take the whole day off of work when you do it. I was a bit loopy that afternoon. Hopefully this time next week I will be in the recovery room of Conway Hospital. My surgery is scheduled for the 18th I have to be at the hospital at 5:45 am I am the first to go which is good to do it and get it over with.

You can do the pre-op diet I am on for 3 weeks instead of 2 because he wants me to lose as much weight as possible before my surgery. All of my excess weight is in my stomach and he wants my liver to be as lean as possible and he wants as much room as possible to work with. Dr Washington will show you the tools that he uses when you meet him and yes he uses staples.

Well I am trying to get everything done here at work this week. He recommends taking 3 weeks off after surgery. I am taking 2 full weeks and then working half days for the 3rd week. It is not so bad since I work from home.

Also the Vitamin shoppe has good prices on protien shakes I bought the powder to make them at home and if you spend over 50.00 there is no shipping fee. The premade shakes I bought at Sams Club for 25.00 for 18 or 20 shakes. I also just ordered the powders?utm_source=BariatricPal&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=CommentLink" target="_ad" data-id="1" >unjury chicken Soup and protien powder to mx into crystal light or Jello.

I am getting anxious to have the surgery over. Looking forward to the next adventure. I wish us all success in our new journey. Anyone know what NSV means I wish they had a glossary of terms on here.

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Hello all! I'm so glad you formed this group. I've emailed with a few of you and I think you'll all have a great experience with Dr. Washington, his staff and Conway Medical Center. I came all the way from Bermuda for my surgery with him back in October 2011.

You'll get through this pre-op liquid diet - no problem! LOL Headaches and not feeling so great the first few days is normal as your body detoxes and sheds the cravings for carbs.

Good luck to each of you!

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Nsv- non scale victory such as fitting on a roller coaster or crossing your legs!! Good luck we will all be thinking of you!!

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Thank you guys!! Day 2 has been better....so far haha!

NSV means non scale victory lol don't feel bad I had to ask too!

I got a call from sabrina this morning. My surgery has been moved up to 8 am instead of 10:20 & have to be there at 5:45 :-) Im first that day too.

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I'm so jealous you guys are this month, i want my surgery this month toooo :( boo. lol so excited for you all though.

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@futureskinnypants hey girl! You said you were vlogging right? You may have mentioned this already but what are you listed as under YouTube?

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hi mimi :) yes, its under weightwatcherx3 .... most of the vids are from last year-september when i did weight watchers. and september -october when i did a juice fast. then i started gaining it back then stopped but i plan on vlogging through this entire process. :)

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Okay guys...so I think i might have a tiny problem. lol. My stomach is extremely sensitive to sugar free foods and drinks. Welll.....i ordered muscle milkk light and for my pre op diet. Its got no sugar added. I tried one saturday and BAM it hit me like a ton of bricks.....I was in the bathroom almost crying...i started getting really hot ..and i was at work so i ran upstairs and took a bath lol!!!! (no one was home thank god lol) ---i do home health care to remind u !) Anyway....I'm scared to drink it again but i already bought it and im thinking holy god i just tried one and a couple hours later i had a sandwich......so what if THIS is all im drinking for 2 weeks. Has anyone had this issue??? Is pepto bismol allowed ?? what do i do lol. thanks in advance :)

and if i forget Jafter....Good luck Wednesday!!! Can't wait to hear your update!!! :)

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Hey Jafter good luck on Wednesday. I will be thinking of you.

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Thank you Mimi, getting a little nervous I just wanted it over. 2 more days. I am trying to finish up all of my duties at work.

I cleaned up my clothes closet (sorted all of my clothes by size). I have clothes from size 5x to 2 x and pants from size 60 to 46. So luckily I will not have to buy clothes for a while. Thank God mens jeans, khakis, shorts, and polo shirts dont go out of style.

Tonight I have to mow the lawn and get my guest room set up for me.

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Sounds like your almost ready to go Jafter!!! So excited to hear about your experience and your progress!!!!

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Thanks Future, I am getting nervous just trying to get everything done.

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    • Krestel

      Meal replacement shakes are soooooo good when you have a sore throat and don't feel good enough to cook. Plus, I always have lots of them at home. So I'm not tempted to grab crap from McDonalds (which has the best cold "medication"). 
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    • Arabesque

      This morning I had an abdominal ultra sound because apparently my cholesterol keeps rising.
      I don’t get it. My cholesterol was always fine & now when I eat less of everything & have lost weight it starts to go up.

      My intake of fats & oils has decreased (not that I was a big fried food person before anyway) & not just because I eat way less. Always cut the fat of meats, still don’t eat bacon, use spray olive oil instead of regular oil. Even the tub of butter in my fridge has been there since before May. Lol.
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      1. Krestel

        Cholesterol seems to be odd that way. I've got a suuuuper skinny brother-in-law who has sky high cholesterol. So don't let the whole "overweight" thing fool you. They seem to find it in people who have the genetic predispositions for it nowadays it seems. Our bodies are really still a mystery of how they react to certain changes. Just keep at it and keep talking to your doctor. Who knows, you could be a medical mystery?!? Embrace the challenge.

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      Started mushies on Thursday.  Had to remind myself to eat slowly.....you fill up fast!;
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    • SabrinaGoddess

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      1. Billy Bob

        That photo looks like one of my phlebotomy jobs. lol

      2. Billy Bob

        YOU GO GIRL !

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        That looks like me after seeing a needle, 😬

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