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I'm in the process of hoop jumping for my insurance. As long as I perform all of my tricks successfully, I should be approved for surgery by the end of the year. My question is this. If I have surgery in December/January, what will my life be like in March. My fiancé and I are planning on getting married in March in Vegas. I understand that I won't be able to drink alcohol and food things will be different, such as smaller meals and avoiding high fat/sugar stuff, but what will it be more like post-op three months?

Thanks in advance,


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You should be feeling pretty normal (but a lot lighter!) by 3 months. I could eat just about anything then without problems, just a lot smaller quantities. Depending on your doctor's diet plan, you should be on a regular diet by then. Take your Vitamins as recommended, get in your fluids & Protein & you should have plenty of energy. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

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I am 3 1/2 months out, and I feel absolutely wonderful!! I would think you would be fine, since you will be on a normal diet by then. I would recommend that you take Protein Bars, and avoid the buffets at all costs. It will save you all money. Have your new husband order a meal, and you can eat a small portion of it! Soups are also a good go to for me when dining out. Good luck, and congrats!

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I'm just about 3 months out. I feel great, look great, but my eating has changed. I avoid buffets because there is no sense in it. We eat out occasionally. I am able to digest salad so that's a huge help. I like Soups, fish, shrimp, veggies. I pretty much eat what I want, just smaller portions,

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