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Hey all! Had my first consult 5/16 and my psych and dietician appointments today. Took a few weeks because I just got married on 5/29 and came back from our honeymoon So now I have an EGD throat test next Monday and I'm starting too feel all my anxiety over the Surgery/lifestyle changes coming up. I know it's what I want and need in my life. Just looking to hear some words from the wise community. Also curious what did you do to prepare yourself in the weeks leading up?? Like I am required to do a 2 week liquid diet to shrink my liver for easier surgery. But I'm also buying some recommended books about eating habits.

Thanks

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Getting your emotional eating issues understood is important! Every program is different in what they require for a pre-op diet. I don't have one except day before. Congrats on your marriage!!!

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Welcome!

After wedding (best wishes!) and honeymoon planning, WLS planning will be "a piece of cake" (no. don't eat the cake :) ).

I think now is the time to be an "information sponge". Read, watch, talk WLS. As much as you can. No one can have too much information.

Your bariatric team should be giving you some ideas of what you should have on hand for pre-op prep and post op liquid diets.

Like:

A Protein powder that you like and it likes you. Shop around for samples. Many companies will supply free samples. GNC has single serving paks of Quest Protein Powder (the brand I like) in all of the flavors they offer for a minimal fee.

Protein clear drinks that will help you get your require protein and fluids in per day.

sugar free ice pops----a life saver the first week post op.

Home made broth--frozen beforehand.

A determined mind set--which sounds like you already have.

Keep posting any questions here. No matter how simple or silly it may sound, we have all been where you are now and know how "it is". No matter what the question, there will probably someone on BP that has experience with whatever you have on your mind and can help you or at least talk about the issue through with you.

How exciting? A new marriage and now a new WLS journey! 2016 will be your "year to remember".

Prayers going up ... :)

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Congrats on your recent marriage & upcoming WLS. I'm 3 years out this month. As I recall, I made sure I had plenty of broth prepared and frozen in small portions. I test-cooked & test-tasted several things beforehand to figure out things I liked for the puree stage, which was the hardest one for me. Stay plugged in to the community for support & recipe inspiration. Best of luck to you!

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