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Was having dinner and had so many thoughts on my journey. Here is a topic if anyone is interested.

http://www.verticalsleevetalk.com/topic/46381-have-you-ever-pondered-the-little-things-like-a-spoon-how-it-can-change-our-healthy-decisions/

What I made for my Soup tonight

I took 3 med shrimp (so added less then 35 calories, not fat and a bit more Protein, I will use and make shrimp soup after the sleeve when allowed )and used my olive oil spray (so amazed you can fry almost anything or get that taste using this with out the calories) and cooked the with a teaspoon of minced garlic (I like it garlicky) When that had got a good color, I then added a cup of Water with a teaspoon of chicken bullion,so it was mostly a shrimp broth still.

Added about a 1/4 a small baby zucchini (could use celery or yellow squarsh, carrot) so was about 1/8 of cup. boiled that.

Can use chives, rosemary, creole seasoning, butter buds, salty and pepper to flavor. Just remember not to get carried away with your salty things as the chicken broth already has so much sodium.

Then added cornstarch, mixed in 1 cup skim milk to thicken. I really prefer flour and like 3-4 tab isn't bad instead of cornstarch but it still adds more empty calories, (look at me thinking of empty calories, so very funny)

I have tried wheat flour but it doesn't thicken well. I am gonna experiment with some better flours or thickening agents to have better flavor then cornstarch or white flour with cabs and calories

Poured in blended and purred. Now you can take them Shrimp out, how ever all this was still way less then fat free cream of soup.

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I did my pre-op last week and found out yesterday that I have a spot on my lung. Grrr. I am getting a CT scan this afternoon. I really think it is going to be nothing but I am not going to lie' date=' I am a little unnerved but this. Surgery IS one week from tomorrow! :)[/quote']

Good luck, I have my preop stuff tomorrow and am a little nervous. I hope your spot turns out to be nothing.

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I did my pre-op last week and found out yesterday that I have a spot on my lung. Grrr. I am getting a CT scan this afternoon. I really think it is going to be nothing but I am not going to lie, I am a little unnerved but this. Surgery IS one week from tomorrow! :)

I had the CT scan and because I work in a hospital the Chief of Radiology called me right away. I have a 1-1/4" mass in my upper left lung. Lymph nodes are not affected. I have a PET Scan on Friday. My last surgeon visit on Friday was cancelled. This all feels unreal. I can speculate so many things but that is not healthy. I am still hoping surgery is next week, but I feel like it is slipping away. I know if it is, it will only be a temporary delay. I'll let you all know the results from Friday and soon as I can.

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August 7th for me!

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I did my pre-op last week and found out yesterday that I have a spot on my lung. Grrr. I am getting a CT scan this afternoon. I really think it is going to be nothing but I am not going to lie, I am a little unnerved but this. Surgery IS one week from tomorrow! :)

I have to say even if your surgery is postponed this is all good. You may not have known about it if you hadn't been preparing for your sleeve. I'm so glad it was found and will be dealt with and your support team will still be with you even if your surgery isn't meant to be August...you are still and August sister no matter what happens.

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I had the CT scan and because I work in a hospital the Chief of Radiology called me right away. I have a 1-1/4" mass in my upper left lung. Lymph nodes are not affected. I have a PET Scan on Friday. My last surgeon visit on Friday was cancelled. This all feels unreal. I can speculate so many things but that is not healthy. I am still hoping surgery is next week, but I feel like it is slipping away. I know if it is, it will only be a temporary delay. I'll let you all know the results from Friday and soon as I can.

Sending good thoughts your way that everything is okay. (((Hugs)))

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If all goes as planned, august 22 with Dr Emma patterson in Portland Oregon for me!!

Yay, finally someone with the same date as me. :) Congrats

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WOW! It's been a busy day for you ladies. Carlab, it's all going to work out, I don't know when, heck I don't know how...but I know it will be just chipper...maybe a fly flew on the lense during your CT ;) Just saying, that would kind of be groovy. But, you got my prayers and my hopes that all will turn out. Like Yukon said, you are stuck with us no matter what =D

That shrimp Soup recipe made me hungry! lol. I am kind of looking forward to the pre op diet, but kind of like...hmmmm...Hey Yukon, when are you starting your pre op? I think we have to start on the 13th is that right? And what about the liquid 3 day...is that 3 days prior to literal surgery or 3 days prior to Mexico? lol...I know I know....I have a head cold and dates aren't making any sense to me lately.

Our exchange student from Japan is here OMG she is a darling! Kind and gracious and my daughters are ecstatic. OOOH and I only had two smokes today...if I keep this up I really will be quit, no coffee tomorrow, and NO smokes tomorrow. Actually , I don't really miss one without the other. I quit for over six years and started up again on a whim of overloaded stress. But I feel really calm about this whole thing. Like, of course this is what needs to be done, and it's about dang time lol. I am glad I don't have jitters, I am thinking a week pre op I am going to be climbing the walls like a lunatic, but right now I will enjoy the peace about the decision.

Storm I am SOOO proud of you! I would have inhaled that BBQ and absolutely one piece of cheese you are super awesome and a WAY better patient than I could be lol. I have plans to hide in the basement for two weeks, so I have NO temptations lol. Hey, I will make you a deal, I won't drink my beautiful luscious mug of coffee tomorrow...and you won't eat cheese =) You will just get to SAY cheese when you take a pic of you at the cusp of your new adventure in life!! Honey, it's all good, and I am sure your surgeon will chuckle as I am sure he has heard doozie cheats on pre op. ;)

K, I think that covers everyone, this head cold is killing me. Oooh hi newbies, CONGRATS!

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Wow Ladies

Lots going on... Prayers with you over lung scan... It seems scary for sure but that's what all the pre op stuff is for ... To rule out all issues that could impede your success .... Or slow your recovery or risk your life!!

I agree with not risking Chia seeds or anything that swells... But best ask surgeon or nutritionist I think.What are these prep diets you all are on??? I'm just not supposed to gain weight and can't have anything after midnight before surgery...still I am doing South Beach and aiming to lose 10 by the 1st. Have made it off coffee with little problem but am beginning to get nervous. Thank you all for being here it really helps!!

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Like Yukon said, you are stuck with us no matter what =D

Thanks!! I much rather be stuck with you all, than this stupid tumor.

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Thanks!! I much rather be stuck with you all' date=' than this stupid tumor.[/quote']

This might have just saved your life,more then any WLS could do. Take care of this first. The sleeve could be done later.

You are in my thoughts and prayers sister.

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Carlab51, I am so sorry to hear about the results of your CT scan. Good luck with your PET scan and hopefully everything will turn out to be allright.

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