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I was sleeved the 6th too and was down 17 pounds today at my post op and advanced to soft foods. Yeah!!! Had 3 oz of scallops with 1/4 c mashed potato. Was so nice to eat a real meal.

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Also drain was removed before I left the hospital on the 8th

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I am also having a had time with the pre op diet and this is only day 4 of a 10 day diet. My surgery is also on 29th. I am in Oklahoma City. Have Dr Le for surgeon. Any other Okies on January 29?

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I was sleeved the 6th too and was down 17 pounds today at my post op and advanced to soft foods. Yeah!!! Had 3 oz of scallops with 1/4 c mashed potato. Was so nice to eat a real meal.

I bet that meal was wonderful. I was sleeved on the 6 as well but u can't have soft foods until two weeks from today. I just start my puréed food next Tuesday. I can't wait to eat real food.

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My surgery is this coming Monday, January 27th! So excited! I went through a lot of insurance hurdles with Cigna...but they approved me in 24 hours once submitted! I just did all my pre-req's over the past three months like clockwork. It was good to have the time to educate myself more and find local support groups in Dallas - and meet other sleevers in person. Wealth of knowledge and support! Wish me luck!

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Help! Struggling with 2 week preop liquid diet. My surgery is 1/29 and I am struggling bad on this liquid diet. I know this is mind over matter but at this point my mind is just a little weak. Is there anyone who has gone through this struggle? Can someone please give me some tips on how to beat this? I do want to be successful with my sleeve. But if I am struggling now, does this predetermine my strength after my sleeve?

I had my days of struggle too. But keep your eyes on the prize! A liquid diet shrinks your liver and makes for a safer operation. I distracted myself by starting a SmashBook weight loss journal! Lots of cool ideas about a smash book journal for weight loss on you tube.

I ordered it a kit from Amazon and have had fun going to Hobby Lobby for stickers, etc.

Pinterest has some great things about bariatric surgery you can save to a private board and print out. I found a lot of inspiration there too! Hope this helps! It helped me.

I also ordered a food diet journal...to track liquids and my Proteins, my measurements, etc. logging every day helped me see the progress I was making daily.

XOXO

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My surgery is this coming Monday, January 27th! So excited! I went through a lot of insurance hurdles with Cigna...but they approved me in 24 hours once submitted! I just did all my pre-req's over the past three months like clockwork. It was good to have the time to educate myself more and find local support groups in Dallas - and meet other sleevers in person. Wealth of knowledge and support! Wish me luck!

Getting sleeved the same day as you. :)

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I was sleeved on Monday, surgery went well. Arrived at hospital at 8am was on surgery by 11:30, was in room by 2:30pm.woke up with a NG tube down my nose (my MD does as a protocol to prevent vomiting) also had a drain.Was NPO until 24 hours. On Tuesday morning was given leak test with horrible tasting bleu dye. (abt 5 oz) it took my 2 hours to drink, but no leaks. Then they gave me a 20oz water bottle with crystal lite. That took me 6 hours to drink. MD d/c me around 6pm and I was able to sleep only own bed last night. So far no nausea or vomiting...incisions & tummy muscles very sore. (Hard to get in/out of bed). But all in all things are going well. My new schedule includes walking and sipping.

So happy you are past the surgery phase, my surgery is next Thursday 1/30 hope is goes well as yours. Also I am praying for no nausea.

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So happy you are past the surgery phase, my surgery is next Thursday 1/30 hope is goes well as yours. Also I am praying for no nausea.

Sending up prayers for your successful surgery also...they key in my opinion is to go slowly with your sips and to start walking the minute your doctor lets u out of bed. Best wishes

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Be encouraged the time you put into the preop diet and plans will help you adjust with your post op diet. I dont look at what i can not have I look at my list of what i can have and each day i switch it up to make my taste buds happy and surprised. I am amazed everytime how good chicken broth and beef broth taste with just a few Mrs dash seasoning alternatives.

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Help! Struggling with 2 week preop liquid diet. My surgery is 1/29 and I am struggling bad on this liquid diet. I know this is mind over matter but at this point my mind is just a little weak. Is there anyone who has gone through this struggle? Can someone please give me some tips on how to beat this? I do want to be successful with my sleeve. But if I am struggling now, does this predetermine my strength after my sleeve?

I struggled so hard. And I did end up adding an apple before bedtime. I put my meal in the middle of the day so that I had time to enjoy it and I could tell myself that the food was sustaining me. When I waited until dinner to eat I binged really, really bad the second night. So I took a step back, forgave myself instead of shaming myself, and talked with my NUT. We created an action plan on how to deal with my hunger. I got this surgery because I felt like I was starving all the time, no matter what I ate. That feeling multiplied when I actually cut my food intake for the liver shrinking diet. I just did a lot of liquids and self talk. The days flew by and I'm already post op and at home.

Everyone is different, and I wish you nothing but the best of luck in your journey!

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