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Sounds like we're both on the fast track to get ready for the big day. :)

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3 hours ago, alltherightreasons said:

I'm May 30 as well. Haven't received any pre-op diet information yet. I started this process only a month ago, so I'm struggling a bit with how fast it's going. A little worried that I'm rushing this whole thing.

Sounds like we're both on the fast track to get ready for this. I'd love to keep in touch. I have my pre-op scheduled May 15, with liquid diet starting the next day.

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Surgery is Wednesday... I am kind of in shock that it's a few days away. This has been something I have thought long and hard on and done all my research. I know it's best for me and am even more motivated since this preop diet! My highest weight was 303, I lost about 10 lbs on my own... now I'm down to 279.2 as of this morning with my preop diet. I can't remember the last time I was under 280. I am a little nervous but it's going to be amazing. Plus my support group friends all exchanged numbers with me and are going to check on me and support me since they know what I'll be going through. For that I am thankful! 3 days and counting!!!

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I go for my surgery in the morning! Still feeling mostly excited about the long-term and not too worried about the short term. I went to a baby shower today with cupcakes, fancy popcorn, crackers and all kinds of other things and I wasn't even tempted--guess that means I'm already starting to make better decisions and am determined to do this. At least I hope that's what it means!

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22 minutes ago, Lizzle said:

I go for my surgery in the morning! Still feeling mostly excited about the long-term and not too worried about the short term. I went to a baby shower today with cupcakes, fancy popcorn, crackers and all kinds of other things and I wasn't even tempted--guess that means I'm already starting to make better decisions and am determined to do this. At least I hope that's what it means!

Congratulations & best of luck to you! My surgery date is May 9th & I'm so ready!

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Yeah. I want to say it's normal. I mean, if you think about it, we're heading in willingly in for a surgical procedure that's pretty much going to make us miserable for a bit of time. I think we must be crazy! (or masochists.)
I reminded myself in my journal though, I have to accept the fact that it's probably going to be painful, and miserable, and that was ok. The end goal was something very worth it all, and any fears of failure, and complications are such a small chance. I can't let my fear win. That's what I'm trying to focus on.

How are you feeling today? My nerves kicked into high gear over the weekend. Glad we had plans to keep me busy. I'm ready, but definitely went through the nervousness.


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1 hour ago, stepaknee said:


How are you feeling today? My nerves kicked into high gear over the weekend. Glad we had plans to keep me busy. I'm ready, but definitely went through the nervousness.

Going nuts for sure, lol. I'd say anxiety is at a 7, and I know myself enough to know it'll jump to 9 once I get the call letting me know what time to check in. None of my friends around to talk to and other than tomorrow is my surgery, it's a completely normal day, lol.

Instead of cleaning, I might break out my paints and do some art to distract myself.

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Going nuts for sure, lol. I'd say anxiety is at a 7, and I know myself enough to know it'll jump to 9 once I get the call letting me know what time to check in. None of my friends around to talk to and other than tomorrow is my surgery, it's a completely normal day, lol.
Instead of cleaning, I might break out my paints and do some art to distract myself.

I'm working today, so yes, completely normal day for me too. I'm chill right now, I really had to work on myself yesterday afternoon and I'm in a better place now. I agree with painting, it's very relaxing and I bet you will create a masterpiece for sure!


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18 minutes ago, StormJumper said:

May 17th is my day, I just started pre op diet today. My doc recommended 2 Protein Shakes and 1 meal of 4oz of Protein and vegetables. I can't wait.

That is the same preop diet I have. May 15th is my day. I am getting excited and nervous.

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Just now, Apple1 said:

That is the same preop diet I have. May 15th is my day. I am getting excited and nervous.

Me either, I think it's going to be hard, but knowing if I don't do this they could postpone surgery after I've been waiting so long really helps motivate me.

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Hello. I'm new to this forum stuff. I started my journey to approval in October, 2016 and finally got approved and my surgery is scheduled for May 31, 2017. Excited but so nervous. Glad to meet fellow May sleevers!

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My date is May 24th. Doing the high Protein no carb for two weeks (started today) then liquid beginning the 17th. So ready to move forward. My process began in November as well.

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