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I have a tentative date for July! I am so excited and nervous too!! I got some whey Protein today it is triple choc and I really liked it! Also got a blender today! I have not had one in over a year!

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I have a tentative date for July! I am so excited and nervous too!! I got some whey Protein today it is triple choc and I really liked it! Also got a blender today! I have not had one in over a year!

What brand of the triple chocolate did you try? Thus far I have tried a couple of Protein shots--one grape and one watermelon flavor--and I can't do those. They are so sweet they make me gag--and I generally like sweet stuff. I am not a huge fan of milkshakes, so I am a little concerned about finding some protein product that I can use without gagging.

Do you have a date, yet?

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Not a date set in stone yet! I will go to see my surgeon on June 17 and she thinks it wil be 2-3 weeks after that as long as insurance and all goes well! The Protein Powder I got was whey Protein plus elite series I really really can get it down! Better than the other one I tried I can't remember the name of it.

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My date is not a sure thing yet but I see my surgeon in the 17th so I should get on then if insurance allows!! But I got whey Protein plus elite triple chocolate and it was great I got it down ok and it's the best one I tasted so far!

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Everyone's taste is different. I do not like the muscle milk. I find the ones in a tub from walmarts to be so gritty, like drinking something with sand in it. My preop diet is for 2wks. and in consists of 4-5 servings of liquid Meal Replacement that may be mixed with Water or skim milk. Oh yeah. They are much better mixed with milk. Water, crystal light, sf Jello. lo sodium broths and sf popsicles. GNC total lean shake 25 is one of the approved supplements on his list so I got vanilla and banana (powder) to try today. I liked both of them. I mixed them with soy milk which is also allowed. I think I will go back and get 2 more flavors to try. They are on sale buy one/ get one 50% off. I ask the sales person if the had any samples and she said no. ask her if I did not like them after I tried them could I bring them back. Of course I laughed just joking. She said "yes we have a 30 day return policy" I have tried the Unjury and like the Vanilla and can drink the Cho. I usually love strawberry, but did not like Unjury strawberry or the chicken Soup. I have a lapband that has slipped so I have been drinking shakes off and on for awhile. My biggest recommendation is to not smell them. Drink from a straw or sip from a cup with a lid. The slimfast lo carbs are good, Boost hi Protein, glucerna hi pro, Atkins (all are RTD} and are pretty good. I have to get lo or no sugar, due to Diabetes. Protein shots are usually not that bad or at least they are small packages and can be swallowed pretty quick. I am not looking forward to the liquid diet, but I know it will mean time is getting close for my life changing event. My date is July 10th. I love having this forum with people going through the same surgery at about the same time. I enjoy reading about everyone's adventure. We have all been through so much to get here and it should be smooth sailing from here on out. Good luck everyone.

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Hello everyone! I just got my 'official' surgery date today... July 25th! I was originally thinking I would be having surgery in June but I am excited to join you all on "Team July" :D .

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I received my insurance approval YES!!!! Just waiting on a a date hopeful it will be July!!! In Plano TX WITH Dr cribbens!! Counting the days with all of you!!

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So happy for all of you who are receiving notification that your insurance is paying. I am still a little bit salty mine won't but I am thrilled for the blessing of having enough financial resources of my own to pay for it. Either way, we are all going to do splendidly.

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I am scheduled for July 10 with Dr. Rossi in Illinois.

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Hello all!

Anyone out there have a date for July yet? I am scheduled for July 3rd in Tijuana, Mexico with Dr. Almanza. If I could go tomorrow, I would. So excited to get on this journey! We can do this!

Gena'

I am scheduled for July 3rd in NJ but now I am not so sure. Will find out more next week. covered? Not covered? employer, doctors office, and insurance not sure yet. NJ BCBC Wondering, Seriouly!

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July 10th =)

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July 17th just outside Cleveland, Ohio...

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I'm not!

I am surmising that for some people, especially those who are who are self-pay, Mexico is way cheaper and many of the most reputable surgeons there have a huge amount of sleeve experience so the combination of these two factors makes it attractive.

Just a supposition.

Actually I'm self-pay - and my surgeon was $2400, and Ansethisology 1400, and hospital is like 16000 BUT I don't have to pay the hospital till after the surgery, and I qualify for HCAP cause my income is pretty low so they will workout a payment plan with me. This is in Ohio @ Kettering Hospital.

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I've been trying to stay on top of a low- carb diet (my choice, my surgeon has not requested anything other than upping my protein)for the last couple of weeks and keep falling off the wagon :-( anyone else struggling? I've got the "one more time" disease .....

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