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Hi all!

I have had my surgery scheduled since August, but waited until November 17th so I wouldn't have to take too much time off work. I'm a teacher and am having the sleeve done just before Thanksgiving break. I am starting my pre-op diet this week and have been starting to have dreams about surgery and after surgery. I know this is anxiety, but I'm afraid to fail. Luckily I have a good support group and a good therapist. Did any of y'all have weird dreams? Do you have any tips for the pre-op liquid diet? I'm having my surgery through Kim Bariatrics, and I think it's a pretty strict liquid diet. Thanks in advance for any info you can share!

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Congrats to making a great decision! I too used KBI and Dr Kim did my surgery. The liquid diet is strict but there's a reason why. Just don't cheat. Follow the information you were given in our Bariatric "Bible" and you will reach your goals. I ate lots of Jello and stuck with 4-5 shakes a day along with the popcisles and broth. I think blending your shakes up with ice helps much more than just a shaker cup. This is only 1 time in your life that you have to do this, so think of it that way. It will be worth it all in the end I promise. Just never give up ;) As far as dreams yes i have weird dreams all the time. Hang in there, take one day at a time. I wish you the best in your weight loss journey and I hope to see you in our private Facebook group!

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@@carlyanncan - my surgery date is November 18th at UT Southwestern in Dallas. I've been having weird dreams too!! The most common one (had it again last night) goes like this: I sell my current house, which I love, and move into a new house which I initially thought would be great. Then, I realize I don't like it after all, I get upset, and I regret that I let the old house go. I think it's about the surgery - afraid that after I get the surgery I will regret it or be miserable. I'm also working with a great counselor who is helping me work through all these emotions.

Good luck with your pre-op diet! I start mine on the 4th.

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Congrats to making a great decision! I too used KBI and Dr Kim did my surgery. The liquid diet is strict but there's a reason why. Just don't cheat. Follow the information you were given in our Bariatric "Bible" and you will reach your goals. I ate lots of Jello and stuck with 4-5 shakes a day along with the popcisles and broth. I think blending your shakes up with ice helps much more than just a shaker cup. This is only 1 time in your life that you have to do this, so think of it that way. It will be worth it all in the end I promise. Just never give up ;) As far as dreams yes i have weird dreams all the time. Hang in there, take one day at a time. I wish you the best in your weight loss journey and I hope to see you in our private Facebook group!

I go in Thursday to get the Bariatric Bible. I am definitely going to take advantage of the support tools KBI offers including the Facebook Group. Do I have to wait until after surgery to join?

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Once you have surgery and you friend who your supposed to friend, they will get you on the group.

Congrats to making a great decision! I too used KBI and Dr Kim did my surgery. The liquid diet is strict but there's a reason why. Just don't cheat. Follow the information you were given in our Bariatric "Bible" and you will reach your goals. I ate lots of Jello and stuck with 4-5 shakes a day along with the popcisles and broth. I think blending your shakes up with ice helps much more than just a shaker cup. This is only 1 time in your life that you have to do this, so think of it that way. It will be worth it all in the end I promise. Just never give up ;) As far as dreams yes i have weird dreams all the time. Hang in there, take one day at a time. I wish you the best in your weight loss journey and I hope to see you in our private Facebook group!

I go in Thursday to get the Bariatric Bible. I am definitely going to take advantage of the support tools KBI offers including the Facebook Group. Do I have to wait until after surgery to join?

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