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This is my first time responding here. please let me know if i do or say something wrong!

I'm scheduled for July 30th. Nervous. A little worried about how I'm going to feel about giving up so many favorite foods and beverages. I must say, I am totally addicted to food! On a positive note, I'm looking forward to having more energy, being able to get off of meds. It will be nice to be able to buy clothes that are prettier! Plus sized clothes are horrible! I am a size 20 - 22. I hope to lose at least 100 pounds. I would be very happy to be a size 10 or 12 but a 16 would be great, too!

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Hi! I'm 7/30 as well :) welcome!

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Is anyone in the Arlington, TX area. Any Dr Castro patients?

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I'm having my revision surgery (from Realize band to sleeve) on 30 July! How's everyone doing?

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Thank you. I'm having trouble finding the chewable vitamins. Still a little unclear about what I can add to the Bariatric Advantage. I'm supposed to be on the shake diet for several days before the surgery. A recipe sheet they gave me said you could add fruit but it didn't say how much or what kind. Anyone have experience with this?

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Thank you. I'm having trouble finding the chewable vitamins. Still a little unclear about what I can add to the Bariatric Advantage. I'm supposed to be on the shake diet for several days before the surgery. A recipe sheet they gave me said you could add fruit but it didn't say how much or what kind. Anyone have experience with this?

Centrum comes in a chewable, try CVS, Walmart, Kmart, target, rite-aid, drugstore.com, Amazon.com, Walgreens, these stores carry it also try your local market.

Not sure about the shakes sorry, contact your nutritionist for accurate information.

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I am the 29th ..... I guess no is getting sleeved with me. <img src='http://www.bariatricpal.com/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sad.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' />

*no one is getting surgery the same date I am...

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*no one is getting surgery the same date I am...

More folks will turn up. But the info here is invaluable.

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Tomorrow is my big day. Not nervous or scared, just so ready. Have to be at the hospital at 5:30 am with surgery at 7:15 am. All packed and ready to go!

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Tomorrow is my big day. Not nervous or scared' date=' just so ready. Have to be at the hospital at 5:30 am with surgery at 7:15 am. All packed and ready to go!

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I'm just about ready. Doing the last minute of cleaning around my place. Then checking to make sure I have all I need in my bag.

All the best to you! I have to get up early to do the special wash and wipes they require. Then I'm off and ready to go as well.

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I'm just about ready. Doing the last minute of cleaning around my place. Then checking to make sure I have all I need in my bag.

Good luck! Keep me posted! I'm a week behind you :D

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Is anyone in the Arlington, TX area. Any Dr Castro patients?

Welcome Bonmilligan,

I am from Mansfield.

I am also a food addict. It is how I have celebrated, consoled, showed affection, alleviated boredom. . . For the past 48 years. I had a few food funerals before starting my pre-op liquids. I have surgery on the 23rd.

I love the GNC total lean 25 Protein powders. I mix them with coffee, orange juice, or milk depending on which flavor I use.

I did get to sample the Bariatric Advantage Vitamins. The vanilla weren't to bad. I had already bought the Centrum chewables. My kids even like them.

I am currently in size 24 (again) and originally hoped to be a 10 or 12, but noe, I want to go as far as God can help me go.

I will add you to my prayer list.

Best wishes

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I'm just about ready. Doing the last minute of cleaning around my place. Then checking to make sure I have all I need in my bag.

All the best to you! I have to get up early to do the special wash and wipes they require. Then I'm off and ready to go as well.

Wishing you both a quick and easy recovery!!

2 days behind you! Soooo ready to do this!

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New problem this afternoon. Last day of two week pre-op diet. Didn't really have any problems the whole time. I am lucky though. Not all liquids, just lean Protein, veggies, no grains, Pasta, or starches, three 5 oz. Isopure a day. Only now I would give up a limb for Lays Classic Potato chips. Not just a few, the entire family size bag. I can't think about anything else. I had a six month prep to do for insurance. It's been longer than that since I've had any chips. Why is that all I want now? Luckily we don't have any!!!

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