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Surgery is at 7:30 cst. Please send me prayers my way.

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Well I've been up almost all night scared as shit. I have a headache and have been dreaming about amazing food. I don't even know how to cook lol. This headache better leave my body with all the negative thoughts. Surgery is at 2:30 pm. Send your positive energy this way and to all of todays sleevers. I can't thank everyone enough, if it wasn't for all of your support I don't know how I would have made it this far. ***hugs***

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Well I've been up almost all night scared as ****. I have a headache and have been dreaming about amazing food. I don't even know how to cook lol. This headache better leave my body with all the negative thoughts. Surgery is at 2:30 pm. Send your positive energy this way and to all of todays sleevers. I can't thank everyone enough, if it wasn't for all of your support I don't know how I would have made it this far. ***hugs***

Im praying for ya.

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I'm going to the hospital today for pre-admission testing. I can't wait to be on the other side sitting on the loser's bench!

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liquid pre-op diet started today!! Protein Shake for Breakfast, sugar cree Jello for snack, a bottle of Water and gum so far... Should hear back from insurance this week for approval. Waiting to see the surgeon for my final appointment before surgery. I feel like today is really the beginning of this weight loss journey and I'm super excited!! :-)

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Hope all of today's sleevers are doing well! Either you're on the other side, or in the wings waiting to be...

It's my one week anniversary...this time last week I was being pushed to my room..lol..wow the week went fast with no bumps or troubles..and I truly wish the same for all of you.

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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!

I feel as though when your on the Clear Liquids Pre-op diet it's getting your body ready for the 1-2 weeks of clear liquids that your about to do in your Post -op. So for a lot of folks who didn't have to do the pre-op diet is kind of weird to me. I would think that your surgeon would want you to experience what your body will be going through after surgery.

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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.

So I bought a container of the Nectar from my surgeons office gives, I got the caribbean cooler flavor. OMG that stuff was a Hot MESS! It was so nasty to me. and the smell, I gagged everytime I put it up to my mouth.

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Hi All: I just joined tonight. My surgery is December 16th. I am 57, 5' 8.5" - down to 222 lbs from 230. I have been heavy for almost 20 years and wanted to make sure that I did not continue down the path I had been going. You know, high blood pressure, cholesterol and started to worry that diabetes would be next. I am within two weeks of surgery and it is just starting to hit me! I am drinking the shakes now. Did anyone develop headaches the first week of prep? I don't drink caffeine on a regular basis, so I don't think it is that. The nutritionist at my doctor's office said I might be allergic to whey. Just wonder what anyone experienced at this point? Looking at your list of surgery dates on page 101 - it looks like there are a lot of people having surgery on the same day as me. Is anyone else as nervous as I am right now?

Hi Cabstewart,

I'm also a 12/16 sleever! This is is the third day of my Preop and I had a hard time the first day. I felt a little dizzy and I did have something besides liquid. I too am very nervous. I was reading a post about two sisters that had surgery and one sister didn't make it a year, that is what I am truly afraid of. I've never been "under the knife" so my nerves are going haywire! I'm not having surgery to look good, I'm having it because of my co- morbidities and trying to have a better more energy filled life with my two young children. Every time we play I'm tired easily and out of breath and I feel like I'm cheating them of these moments with me because I'm overweight. I don't want to be that mom to them, and I Amos ready to live a healthier lifestyle. Looking good is just the plus of the surgery. But trust me I'm nervous, very nervous. I may need a Xanax before surgery, lol!

SoPeachy28:

Thanks for your reply. We will have to keep each other in our prayers.

I am doing much better with the headaches lessened. I think I am allergic to something in the the Ketogenx shake mix I was drinking. I tried a couple of others such as Oh Yeah with better results. Tomorrow starts the all liquid phase for me. We're only a week away!

I had a hysterectomy in 2005 - with about an 6 incision - I guess I am thinking that if I can live through that I can live though this.

It seems like different people are on different diets before surgery - any idea why they are all so different?

Thanks again for the encouragement!

I haven't tried the Ketogenx Protein, I use Unjury and it's really good. I haven't had any issues with it. GNC's Total Lean is also good. I keep telling myself that We will all do perfectly fine and not be the statistic. Good luck on your liquid diet, it's a hard phase to go through. Just stick with it, keep busy and you will do just fine! 12/16 is right around the corner!!!!

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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.

So I bought a container of the Nectar from my surgeons office gives, I got the caribbean cooler flavor. OMG that stuff was a Hot MESS! It was so nasty to me. and the smell, I gagged everytime I put it up to my mouth.

Yes I agree the caribbean cooler was nasty and sweet. But I really like their tart flavors and I can always make them with more or less Water as need. I really have a hard time with the thick sweet drinks. I have found the hot chocolate is really good.

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Well time is now winding down and i only have a week and a few days left... How is everyone feeling about there upcoming surgery...

How are all the December 18th sleevers feeling right now? is it real yet or not really?

Well, I have to week to go and I'm still super nervous. I haven't packed my bag yet, I don't have an outfit for the day. I'm a last minute person, I work so much better under pressure LOL!!! But my Kids and my dog are taken care of!! I just have so many thoughts going througt my head, saying many prayers day and night for all my fellow sleevers and myself. Those who have been sleeved and who are waiting!

That was a great Question though. It seems like it's not real but I'm really ready!

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Unfortunately I will not be a December sleever. I won't get my date till Friday the 27th and she said my preop will be the the first week of January and surgery the second week. You guys are awesome. I guess I'm off to January 2014 page.

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Unfortunately I will not be a December sleever. I won't get my date till Friday the 27th and she said my preop will be the the first week of January and surgery the second week. You guys are awesome. I guess I'm off to January 2014 page.

Awwwh!! But at least its still happening, God is good. But still keep in touch bc we still luv ya;) I'm Dec 30th, so we will still b close, gl.

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