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Greek yogurt (best is Total Farge 0% which you can get in Tescos) There are lots of Greek ones but watch the carbs!
Cottage cheese, eggs, Milk (highish in carbs though, until in mantenance)
Ground beef, turkey, chicken and fish, salmon, halibut shrimps, sardines, light tuna in Water ... Pork is high in Protein too. ( I had fillet of pork with a tiny bit of apple sauce, sprouts, cauliflower and a couple of asparagus for dinner tonight # yum)
The Protein  powder can be added to coffee (decaf!) and Soups but don't add it when the drink/soup is hot or it will curdle. I also love my Protein latte which I have every morning at work.
Check out www.myprotein.com - and www.discountsuppliments.com
I order a lot through myprotein.com.
Great tip thanks for posting


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Good luck with surgery I'm London area anyone want keep in contact and message feel free to send a pm with contact details , love reading the replies keep up the good work everyone congrats on your successes x

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OMG! I'm glad I looked into this particular subject. I'm preop and love to read all the posts as you never know when you run into that 1 nugget of info you didn't know you really wanted or needed. I also like hearing about the who the programs work in different countries.

I'm self pay and will be going to Mexico to have my surgery on October 1st. Not all insurances here in the US pay for wls. There are may different policies signed by different employers. My policy insurance does not pay for wls. Even though they have a wls program and he has referred me I would still be self pay. It would cost me almost 30k out of pocket to use their program.

After getting sleeved, I cannot disclose to my doctor that I have had the procedure. I will have to find innovative ways to see my doctor and to get what I need without mentioning wls. If I do, they will charge me full price for everything that happens during that visit. Then they will begin questioning every visit I have to make sure it is not remotely related to wls. Ahhhhhh, the US Health Care System at work!

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14 hours ago, ypease said:

After getting sleeved, I cannot disclose to my doctor that I have had the procedure. I will have to find innovative ways to see my doctor and to get what I need without mentioning wls. If I do, they will charge me full price for everything that happens during that visit. Then they will begin questioning every visit I have to make sure it is not remotely related to wls. Ahhhhhh, the US Health Care System at work!

Gosh! All that subterfuge sounds really worrying. Do you mean to say that if you choose to pay for surgery not covered by your insurance, then your insurers will not cover you for any subsequent treatment related to the surgery? Ouch!

Our National Health Service often gets criticised because of the waiting lists, but once you get treatment, it's quite often excellent. I paid privately for my surgery, but my doctor knows about it and I got all the subsequent related drugs and treatment free through the NHS. We pay for it through taxes of course and it can take more than a week to get an appointment with a GP, but I still think it's great. Everyone gets access, no matter how rich or poor.

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1 hour ago, Karen58 said:

Hi everyone another uk sleeve here. It is nice to hear from people closer to home lol

Hi Karen nice to hear from you 😃 there are a couple of us on here lol I'm pre op sleeve been told around October time yikes how far out are you all going good for you since ? Xx

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That’s exactly what I’m saying. I think our privately paid health care insurance should not exclude a privately paid for surgery such as wls. However, I guess if your policy excludes wls, then anything to do with wls would be excluded as well. Silly, I know. My original doctor was the 1 who wanted to refer me for wls. I have a work around planned between my insurance and my doctor.

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7 hours ago, Sausageandbeans said:

Hi Karen nice to hear from you 😃 there are a couple of us on here lol I'm pre op sleeve been told around October time yikes how far out are you all going good for you since ? Xx

I’m having my sleeve done October 1! I’m excited to hear from another October person.

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Hi ypease

I am 3 months post op. Have been suffering with acid reflux a lot and seem to be losing a little hair which the kind people on here assure me it will be okay and stop.

Hope all goes well with op

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Hi to all my fellow UK wls buddies
I am nearly 5 weeks post op, and struggling to find a good Protein Shake that I like. My husband ordered me some Protein powders but I dont like the taste. Could anyone recommend a Protein Powder which has no flavour that I can add to Soups etc
How is everyone doing? I'm from london, is there anyone else around, that want to keep in contact to support each other? xxx

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On 8/5/2019 at 11:00 AM, Nay143 said:

Hi to all my fellow UK wls buddies
I am nearly 5 weeks post op, and struggling to find a good Protein Shake that I like. My husband ordered me some Protein powders but I dont like the taste. Could anyone recommend a Protein Powder which has no flavour that I can add to Soups etc
How is everyone doing? I'm from london, is there anyone else around, that want to keep in contact to support each other? xxx

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Hi Nay, im from london too im having my surgery in turkey in 2 weeks. Id love to be in touch. Ive started a whatsapp group for uk sleevers that so far has two people in it including me. Would you like me to send you the link?

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Hello,

I’ve just joined this forum as I’m looking for information and advice from real people. I am scheduled for a gastric sleeve on 10th October and despite it costing a Mortgage, feedback and support from the surgical team is light to say the least. I live in Oxford, UK

I have been on the pre-Op 800-1000 cal diet for just over a week and have lost 7 kilos (15 pounds), I am following it religiously as am scared to have the op put off. I am going for a pre-assessment appointment in a couple of days, what happens please?

thankyou

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They just want you to shrink your liver a bit to make the op safer. I would have thought that losing a stone would have put you well on the way to achieving that. You've still got 8 days to go as well! I also think they want to see a bit of commitment from you towards a changed lifestyle (at least, that's what my surgeon said). I don't think you should worry about it.

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Thank you Looly,

what will happen at the pre assessment meeting? Is it blood tests?

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I only went to the hospital twice before my op. The first one was when I discussed the idea with the surgeon and made my decision. The second one was when I went to see a nurse a week before the op: she weighed me and took some bloods. I was in and out in 10 minutes! It sounds quite abrupt, but I did have good support afterwards: I can speak to a bariatric nurse whenever I want to.

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