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Does anyone have a good pre op to do list? I'm starting to worry I'm going to forget something critical. I'm going 11/7. Started my two week pre op diet today.

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My date is July 7 but I'm out of town July 2-6, flying back the night before surgery so I'm working on this list. Have to have everything ready for the hospital and immediately postop before I leave on the 2nd.

Here's what I have so far:

- make sure I have at least one of all of the allowed post op liquid options stocked and reachable (broth, tea, Protein Powder all come down from the high shelves. Popsicles in the freezer and ready made drinks in the fridge)

-fill my prescriptions before I leave town

- clean bed sheets to come home to (always the last thing I do before traveling anyway)

- place heating pad by the bed in case I need it

- braid my clean hair the night before surgery (so I don't have to worry about it!)

- make sure I have antibacterial soap on hand (hibiclens)

- fill all the ice cube trays

- clear my schedule for the days immediately following surgery

- stock up on some library books and fresh reads for when I'm around the house (looking forward to this!)

- set out some comfy, easy to wear breezy clothes for around the house

- clean the house (in case I'm too tired after)

- pack for the hospital (phone charger, gas x strips, eyeglass case, face cream, headphones)

That's all I have so far. I'm recovering alone so this list may look strange to anyone who has help!

Should you have Liquid Tylenol on hand maybe- so you don't have to go out and get any? (Because I am hoping you won't need the heavy-duty prescription drugs for post-op pain!)

Great idea. I'll add to my list. Thank you! I'm thinking some kind of gentle laxative as well. Based on reading the forums!

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7/21 here!!

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Does anyone have a good pre op to do list? I'm starting to worry I'm going to forget something critical. I'm going 11/7. Started my two week pre op diet today.

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My date is July 7 but I'm out of town July 2-6, flying back the night before surgery so I'm working on this list. Have to have everything ready for the hospital and immediately postop before I leave on the 2nd.

Here's what I have so far:

- make sure I have at least one of all of the allowed post op liquid options stocked and reachable (broth, tea, Protein powder all come down from the high shelves. Popsicles in the freezer and ready made drinks in the fridge)

-fill my prescriptions before I leave town

- clean bed sheets to come home to (always the last thing I do before traveling anyway)

- place heating pad by the bed in case I need it

- braid my clean hair the night before surgery (so I don't have to worry about it!)

- make sure I have antibacterial soap on hand (hibiclens)

- fill all the ice cube trays

- clear my schedule for the days immediately following surgery

- stock up on some library books and fresh reads for when I'm around the house (looking forward to this!)

- set out some comfy, easy to wear breezy clothes for around the house

- clean the house (in case I'm too tired after)

- pack for the hospital (phone charger, gas x strips, eyeglass case, face cream, headphones)

That's all I have so far. I'm recovering alone so this list may look strange to anyone who has help!

Should you have Liquid Tylenol on hand maybe- so you don't have to go out and get any? (Because I am hoping you won't need the heavy-duty prescription drugs for post-op pain!)

Great idea. I'll add to my list. Thank you! I'm thinking some kind of gentle laxative as well. Based on reading the forums!

Yup, me too. I'm actually going to do stir-in Fiber (psyllium) while I do my 2 week liquid-only pre-op diet and then have liquid (Miralax) on hand for post surgery. I'm skipping the gas-x, because that works on gas within your digestive system and the post-op gas is in your abdominal space (to inflate it and lift your skin/muscle away from your organs). There's really no way for the gas-x and the "gas" to interact; they are in 2 completely different regions. HOWEVER... I bought my favorite lip-balm and some Biotene dry mouth spray for the hospital, as I'll be 24 hours with nothing by mouth, not even sips of Water .

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I know I joined this conversation earlier, but I finally got my approval! I am scheduled for July 21st!

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July 21, 2016 for me

I just got my date, I'm July 21st too!

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That's awesome!

I have cancelled my surgery. Since I have a lower BMI, my Holistic doctor has persuaded me to try the HCG Protocol first as an alternative to surgery.

I will starting Phase 1 in one and a half weeks.

Good luck!!

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July 21, 2016 for me

I just got my date, I'm July 21st too!

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That's awesome!

I have cancelled my surgery. Since I have a lower BMI, my Holistic doctor has persuaded me to try the HCG Protocol first as an alternative to surgery.

I will starting Phase 1 in one and a half weeks.

Good luck!!

@@HOPEFULL7 - I did HCG a few times a few years ago. I did lose weight very quickly. I think just as fast as someone who had bariatric surgery. I lost about 20+ pounds per month. I tried to eat healthy after stopping it, but I think the weight came back faster than with any other diet. I gained weight as fast as I lost it. :-( Then the next year I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I've always wondered if the HCG played a role in that. (When you google, you will find some links.) I don't want to shoot your plan down. We always need support in weight loss. I'm here now, just approved for surgery after the 6 month supervised diet, etc and my sleeve date was confirmed today as 7/27. Yay! I feel like this tool will help me make this a permanent weight loss this time around.

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I posted this on another July sleeve thread, but this one seems to be much more active, so I hope you don't mind me posting it here as well.

Hi everyone. I'd like to join the club. :-) I just got my surgery date of July 27th! One month to go! I wondered if there were any other July sleevers who might want to be a sleeve buddy. I thought having some things in common might make our connection better.

So here is a little info about me:

I'm 42. I've yo yo dieted all my life. I believe I had some non specified eating disorders in the past.

My BMI is 40. I like being active and keep getting tastes of it with the yo yo dieting, only to eventually end up back in this prison of a body again. I'm happily married with 3 sons. I have been doing a lot of healing work since my breast cancer in 2013 and have improved so many areas of my life, but this weight tethering me down is something I need to fix. I'm ready! I live in NY and am having surgery in Sayre, PA on July 27. I'm scared of the negativity and judgment I'll receive from some people, so have only told my husband and best friend about the surgery so far. I would love to keep it private forever, but just don't know if that's possible. I'd love to chat with someone else who also struggles with that part of it.

I'm really excited for this new chapter of my life!!

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@@higher Does your surgeon know you are flying in the night before? You may want to tell them in case they want you to take blood thinners pre-op. Hopefully your flight is on time!

Hi @@KristenLe - you brought up this great point in a previous post of mine. I did tell the nurse at my preoperative testing and she said it would be fine but recommended I double check with my surgeon. I'll ask him about it when I see him Wednesday. Appreciate the reminders! And boy I hope my flight is on time too.

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July 5th here too!! Do any others have a pre-op liquid diet? If so, mine is 14 days I'm on day 6.

Hang in there! I've done the liquid pre-op diet for 14 days. It's not fun, but it's manageable. Remember that you can probably have sugar free Jello and sugar free popsicles, and healthy choice/low fat cream Soups in addition to the Protein Shakes. You can do it!!

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