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Sookie, can you let the group know the name of the Protein shot? It would be nice to do a test run on them before spending money on something that won't agree with stomach.

Thanks

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I wonder why some doctors use drains with WLS and others do not. I will ask my surgeon on Thursday when I go for my first post-op appointment. Truly curious about that one.

My surgeon uses them on a case by case basis. He warned me I might wake up with one, but I didn't. He said some people build up more Fluid than others and it helps prevent infection in those people. Maybe some surgeons techniques cause more fluid build up? Or maybe some are more cautious.

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I wonder why some doctors use drains with WLS and others do not. I will ask my surgeon on Thursday when I go for my first post-op appointment. Truly curious about that one.

My surgeon uses them on a case by case basis. He warned me I might wake up with one, but I didn't. He said some people build up more Fluid than others and it helps prevent infection in those people. Maybe some surgeons techniques cause more fluid build up? Or maybe some are more cautious.

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Sookie, can you let the group know the name of the Protein shot? It would be nice to do a test run on them before spending money on something that won't agree with stomach.<br><br><br> Thanks

Sure - Provide Solid Gold. And I did get a tiny taste at the pre-seminar. I thought then it might be trouble!!

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Dec 17 is my date with De Nicholson in Dallas!!

Hi Shelly,

We both have same Surgery date but your in Texas and I am in Ohio. Best of Luck to you in all aspects of this WLS, Recovery and Lifestyle change.

Laura

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6 days post op and all I want is solid food!!!!!!!!!! How how some of you all gotten through this on you liquid pre op diet. I didn't have to do it.

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I will be December 17th Dr. Carcamo here in San Antonio. So excited I am 27 and have lost about 20 pounds so far on nutritionist diet plan. But I am terrified about loose skin. But I am ready to be healthy again. I just changed jobs. I am a hairdresser and am now at a fast paced salon. I have only told the owners and the manager and decided to ask off from Dec 17th to Jan 6th just so I am back to 100% and can keep up once I am back.

Hi serenah, Congrat to you, I will have same surgery date as you Yeah!!! We can Celebrate our surgeversary together!

I pray for a A+ Surgery, Recovery and Lifestyle change for you. Kind Regards

Laura

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Haven't read all the other posts yet but wanted to add mine.

I received my date Friday- dec 19th.

I'm 5'4" was 321 before required weight loss. Friday morning I was 296.6 before starting liquids. I am on Clear Liquids till surgery.

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6 days post op and all I want is solid food!!!!!!!!!! How how some of you all gotten through this on you liquid pre op diet. I didn't have to do it.

I wonder if being on the preop prepares a person fir postop? Originally, I wasn't supposed to be on one and I thought it would be super hard. I thought it be easy postop because of recovery. Preop has been much easier than I could have imagined. I DO want food but I'm such a rule follower, I know it's not an option so I'm just trying to roll along. Surgery is Friday and then just one week of liquids after!

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I wonder if being on the preop prepares a person fir postop? Originally, I wasn't supposed to be on one and I thought it would be super hard. I thought it be easy postop because of recovery. Preop has been much easier than I could have imagined. I DO want food but I'm such a rule follower, I know it's not an option so I'm just trying to roll along. Surgery is Friday and then just one week of liquids after!

I think you are right. My surgeon wanted me to lose 30 more pounds before doing the surgery so he sent me to the hospital where they put you on liquids only. I've been on liquids for about a month and a half. Sure I've cheated but not horrible. Just a bite here or there but I think being on the liquid diet before will help tremendously. Thank god after Wednesday I'll only have 2 weeks of liquid left and then pureed food yay!

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I think you are right. My surgeon wanted me to lose 30 more pounds before doing the surgery so he sent me to the hospital where they put you on liquids only. I've been on liquids for about a month and a half. Sure I've cheated but not horrible. Just a bite here or there but I think being on the liquid diet before will help tremendously. Thank god after Wednesday I'll only have 2 weeks of liquid left and then pureed food yay!

Omgsh, u R MY HERO!! I'm presleeve and go my liq Dec 16 n 2 wks! I don't blame u for "cheating" here n there, that's a long time to just drink BUT I think u R strong and simply my hero bc I can think about how long uve had to endure, whenevr its my turn.Ty for posting this nd gl n God Bless the rest of ur time on it and afterwards! U will Do amazn and are doing amazn. I can only imagine how difficult it is for everyone no matter the length of time bc we all struggle w our weight but I felt it necessary to give u an extra kudos for doing almost two months liquid, just wow! Gl all, continued success:))

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Omgsh, u R MY HERO!! I'm presleeve and go my liq Dec 16 cd 2 wks! I don't blame for "cheating" here n there, that's a long time to just drink BUT I think u R strong and simply my hero bc I can think about how long uve had to endure. Ty for posting this nd gl n God Bless the rest of ur time on it and afterwards! U will Do amazn and are doing amazn. I can only imagine how difficult it is for everyone no matter the length of time bc we all struggle w our weight but I felt it necessary to give u an extra kudos for doing almost two months liquid, just wow! Gl all, continued success:))

Thank you! Its been hard but I've done my best. I'm sure you will do great on your 2 weeks just keep reminding yourself that it's only for a few weeks and then real food comes back into play. Good luck on your surgery!

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Wishing tomorrow's sleevers a wonderfully smooth recovery! We look forward to hearing from you when you're able!

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I saw on previous entries that both pre-op and post-op patients are having trouble finding a Protein Drink they like or can tolerate. I found nectar by Syntrax on line that I like very much. They have 23 grams of Protein and 25 calories in 8 ozs, and they are a thin drink ( like Skim milk) that are tart and very tasty. They also make a few flavors that are sweet. I really like their lemond-aid, Twisted cherry, very grape, and apple flavors. I still have a few flavors to try yet. What's nice is that they have a group of sample packs you can order for about twenty dollars. I think 10 different flavors come in the sample pack so you can try, then you can order your favorite in a bulk. I also found Chike on line. It's more of a Meal Replacement with high protein 28 grams per 8 ozs. Chike comes in 5 flavors, and banana and chocolate are my favorites so far. They have sample packs also. So look them up and see what you think. I just ordered more of both so I would have them after my surgery on 12-18-13. Hope the info helps.

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