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Question for the group. Did your NUT or doc tell you exactly how much Protein you should be getting in every day on an individual basis or did they give you a generic minimum amount you should meet?

I'm asking because, my NUT/WLS actually gave me a way to measure how much protein I should be taking to maximize my weight loss based on my height. There's a formula that calculates it, for every inch you are over 5 feet. For instance, I'm 5'9, so that would be 9 x 5 = 45 +100 = 145/2.2=65.90 x 1.5 =98.85 minimum grams of protein I should be eating daily.

I told him, it's pretty much impossible right now, I'm maxing out at 84, he said that was fine for now, but I should reach for the 98.85 to max out weight loss.

So, I was just wondering has anyone else's doc or Nut used this method to determine how much protein or did they just give you a minimum amount?

Btw, I'm on to soft foods on Saturday, yippie!!

Mine gave a generic "more than 60 g". Using your method, I'm glad I'm short! Lol. Mine would be 81. Mi Premier Protein has 30 so if I could finally get in 3 like I'm supposed to, that would be 90. Right now I'm just doing 2.

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Question for the group. Did your NUT or doc tell you exactly how much Protein you should be getting in every day on an individual basis or did they give you a generic minimum amount you should meet?

I'm asking because, my NUT/WLS actually gave me a way to measure how much protein I should be taking to maximize my weight loss based on my height. There's a formula that calculates it, for every inch you are over 5 feet. For instance, I'm 5'9, so that would be 9 x 5 = 45 +100 = 145/2.2=65.90 x 1.5 =98.85 minimum grams of protein I should be eating daily.

I told him, it's pretty much impossible right now, I'm maxing out at 84, he said that was fine for now, but I should reach for the 98.85 to max out weight loss.

So, I was just wondering has anyone else's doc or Nut used this method to determine how much protein or did they just give you a minimum amount?

Btw, I'm on to soft foods on Saturday, yippie!!

Hey Jerzy, awesome formula they gave, but as for me, my nut just gave a paper that they give to all wls patients. It states women, the goal should try to get 50_60 g postop and men 60_70g. Using ur formula they gave u, mine shud b 78.4g. So not too far off. But, the grams they gave said for aiding in wound healing. Thx for the info, I'm sure more won't hurt.:)

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Omg i'm scheduled to be sleeved a week from monday and woke up very sick with a chest cold this morning! Surgeon said a shot of decahedron and Rocefin should do the trick! I took a flu shoot a few weeks ago! My chest is tight and i have a low grade fever! I'm so concerned this will delay my surgery!

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Omg i'm scheduled to be sleeved a week from monday and woke up very sick with a chest cold this morning! Surgeon said a shot of decahedron and Rocefin should do the trick! I took a flu shoot a few weeks ago! My chest is tight and i have a low grade fever! I'm so concerned this will delay my surgery!

Oh no! Positive thoughts! Continue lots of fluids and hand washing. Change out your toothbrush often.

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Surgery was 12/16 and I believe I have the itchiest incisions in the world!! That is my chief complaint at this point so I suppose I am lucky. I am still on Clear Liquids and I don't move to fulls until Tuesday. I am looking forward to adding to my diet. When will this itching stop?? Ugghhhh!

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Surgery was 12/16 and I believe I have the itchiest incisions in the world!! That is my chief complaint at this point so I suppose I am lucky. I am still on clear liquids and I don't move to fulls until Tuesday. I am looking forward to adding to my diet. When will this itching stop?? Ugghhhh!

Elhudge- mine are super itchy too! Also one if the bandages caused a blister below my left incision- it popped on its own tonight so have been doctoring it as well!

I got in 56 0z of liquids today, only 25gr Protein though. Chest pain is nearly gone too!

I'm so looking forward to some Soups next week!

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Surgery was 12/16 and I believe I have the itchiest incisions in the world!! That is my chief complaint at this point so I suppose I am lucky. I am still on clear liquids and I don't move to fulls until Tuesday. I am looking forward to adding to my diet. When will this itching stop?? Ugghhhh!

I was crazy itchy like 5 days out. I wanted to take something and dig..lol I think it was a combination of healing and the glue they sealed my incisions with...but boy did it itch... If that is what Jock Itch feels like...I feel sorry for men...lol

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Today's the day! 11 surgery. So excited!

Good luck my surgery buddy!! I'm going in at 2:30pm! Yay December 20!! Finally here! I hope everything does smoothly!

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Today's the day! 11 surgery. So excited!

Good luck to you and Sns513 and all others having surgery today!!

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Which clear Protein Drinks are the post sleevers enjoying? I bought regular shakes and just saw I'll need clear liquids for a while. Silly me but glad I caught it now.

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Since my BMI was a 37, 200lbs my coordinator said I might be declined since the insurance nurse (bsbs of nj) called to ask if I was on medications for my high blood pressure.. My documents were sent last Tuesday and guess what? I was approved yesterday :) I was driving to work at 8am and I was so upset and tired since I had finals all week... I was like let me just call the insurance since I did call every day lol.. The same lady answered the phone, she was sooo lovely.. And she remembered me too ahaha it was funny. She goes honey you are APPROVED!! I had to pull over bc I thought I was going to pass out.. Ohh my car had a blue tooth so both hands on the steering wheel .... Anyways I started crying because this is my new year resolution and I've been working so hard to get everything the insurance requires while I worked full time and taking 5 classes. So now I got my approval, finished the semester yesterday and now I'm getting ready for my surgery since it's on December 30 :) I am sooo happy guys.. Like I still think it's not true like really me? Me? Ahhh :) couldn't sleep all hight..

So here comes the part that I need your help!!!!! If I have $1000 deductible that I have to pay and 20% co-insurance, what do you think I will have to pay before surgery? Please help. I wanna plan in advance.

Good luck to everyone :) you guys are the only ones who knows how we each feel since we all are going through it :)

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Ewww a blister...oh my! The incision to the right of my belly button hurts from coughing. I'm still sleeping in the recliner, laying flat is not comfortable at all. The good thing is I am actually sleeping!!

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Which clear Protein drinks are the post sleevers enjoying? I bought regular shakes and just saw I'll need clear liquids for a while. Silly me but glad I caught it now.

I am on clear liquids to until Monday!

I bought some protein liquid at pharmacy when I picked up my rx. I poured 2 oz of it in 2oz of Water. I also had ordered the Unjury chicken broth packets. I can only do half a packet at a time. Hubby and I went to GNC to pick up Isopure but they only sold it buy case at the one we stopped at. I didn't feel like going to the other gnc by that point.

Non protein drinking the heck out of water, propel grape, and herbal teas! I finally had sf Popsicle last night, and wondered why I waited so long!

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