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On 5/15/2017 at 10:44 AM, shull1105 said:

Ok ya'll....my surgery is the 24th. I begin my liquid diet the 17th...I am having such a hard time getting off the coffee in the morning. The head aches are awful. Today I had fasting pre op bloodwork and thought ok...time to quit the coffee. Well...my head is pounding. I have limited myself to one cup a day in the morning...surely it shouldn't be this hard...or painful. Any suggestions?

Ask your surgeon and nutritionist. That was my big issue. My husband was amazed that with all the complications and life changes I would have to make, my biggest worry was coffee. I love coffee. My surgeon said I could have a cup a day with frothed milk. I am 2 weeks post op and can only get about a half a cup down, but I get the taste and I am happy with my daily coffee fix.

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4 minutes ago, Melena68 said:

Ask your surgeon and nutritionist. That was my big issue. My husband was amazed that with all the complications and life changes I would have to make, my biggest worry was coffee. I love coffee. My surgeon said I could have a cup a day with frothed milk. I am 2 weeks post op and can only get about a half a cup down, but I get the taste and I am happy with my daily coffee fix.

I still miss my coffee. 3 weeks PO. I didn't quit till after my surgery, and I went through about 3 days of headaches and then they were gone. I didn't miss it the second week (didn't really want to eat or drink anything, lol) but this week, I'm feeling it. And I have to admit, I was "bad" and am drinking a Syntrax Nectar Caramel Macchiato this morning. And I'm tempted to buy more in the future.

I know this is frowned upon, but I've done my own research on coffee, and believe organizations like the mayo Clinic. I tend to think my nutritionist and surgeon are overly cautious, so of course they'd say "no caffeine ever again." My CPN, who has had bariatric surgery is more realistic, and knows what it's like. The fact that every program is so different tells me that it's ok to research and make my own decision.

So...I know I'll drink coffee again. However, I'm taking it slow, and my plan is to be very careful, listen to my body and make sure I'm getting enough fluids (even though I don't believe it's a diuretic, that's old school mentality.) Any pain, and I stop (even if it means going through withdrawal again, lol)

That said, Melena is right! Talk to your nutritionist and surgeon first!

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6 hours ago, MBird said:

In the hospital today and will be discharged this afternoon. I had the surgery 7:05am Tuesday morning - lots of pain shortly after but now it's nearly gone, gas too!

Smooth sailing all the way.

Looking so forward to hearing how the rest of you May Sleevers do. I'll start blogging tomorrow, and share this journey in more detail with pics etc.

Blessings to you and, a happy happy future!

Great job

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I had my anesthesia pre-op consult yesterday and all is set for my Tuesday May 30 surgery. I'm more excited than nervous. But...as I start Day 10 of my 14-Day liver-shrink diet, I have to admit this Liquid Protein thing is getting reeeeely old. The good news is I'm not hungry. I'm not experiencing cravings for other foods. I even lost a few pounds in a week of drinking this vile stuff! So I'll keep my focus on the positive.

Any other May 30 sleevers out there? Anyone else in their last few days of pre-op? How are you doing?

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14 minutes ago, SusitaNM said:

I had my anesthesia pre-op consult yesterday and all is set for my Tuesday May 30 surgery. I'm more excited than nervous. But...as I start Day 10 of my 14-Day liver-shrink diet, I have to admit this Liquid Protein thing is getting reeeeely old. The good news is I'm not hungry. I'm not experiencing cravings for other foods. I even lost a few pounds in a week of drinking this vile stuff! So I'll keep my focus on the positive.

Any other May 30 sleevers out there? Anyone else in their last few days of pre-op? How are you doing?

What kind of Protein Drinks are you using? I really like Premier Protein. The strawberries & cream is my favorite! My tastes buds are really funny but this is the only Protein Drink that I can tolerate. 30g Protein, 160 calories, 5g carbs, 1g sugar.

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2 hours ago, SusitaNM said:

I had my anesthesia pre-op consult yesterday and all is set for my Tuesday May 30 surgery. I'm more excited than nervous. But...as I start Day 10 of my 14-Day liver-shrink diet, I have to admit this Liquid Protein thing is getting reeeeely old. The good news is I'm not hungry. I'm not experiencing cravings for other foods. I even lost a few pounds in a week of drinking this vile stuff! So I'll keep my focus on the positive.

Any other May 30 sleevers out there? Anyone else in their last few days of pre-op? How are you doing?

Congrats! May 30th is my surgery as well. Best of luck to you!

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17 hours ago, SusitaNM said:

I had my anesthesia pre-op consult yesterday and all is set for my Tuesday May 30 surgery. I'm more excited than nervous. But...as I start Day 10 of my 14-Day liver-shrink diet, I have to admit this Liquid Protein thing is getting reeeeely old. The good news is I'm not hungry. I'm not experiencing cravings for other foods. I even lost a few pounds in a week of drinking this vile stuff! So I'll keep my focus on the positive.

Any other May 30 sleevers out there? Anyone else in their last few days of pre-op? How are you doing?

I'm May 30 too! Feeling nervous. Spoke to anaesthetist today and also had my pre-admission appointment with the hospital. Over the pre-op diet too! Good luck on Tuesday :)

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23 hours ago, Simply_Divine said:

What kind of Protein Drinks are you using? I really like Premier Protein. The strawberries & cream is my favorite! My tastes buds are really funny but this is the only Protein Drink that I can tolerate. 30g Protein, 160 calories, 5g carbs, 1g sugar.

Agreed. Premier is the least awful. It's become my go-to.

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21 hours ago, SEAHAWKS FAN! said:

Congrats! May 30th is my surgery as well. Best of luck to you!

Good luck to you, too! We should touch base with each other in the post-op week. I know I will need the comaraderie. :)

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5 hours ago, tamelia said:

I'm May 30 too! Feeling nervous. Spoke to anaesthetist today and also had my pre-admission appointment with the hospital. Over the pre-op diet too! Good luck on Tuesday :)

Good luck to you, too! Let's keep up with eah other post-op, if possible. Here's to our successful surgeries!

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1 hour ago, SusitaNM said:

Good luck to you, too! We should touch base with each other in the post-op week. I know I will need the comaraderie. :)

Sounds good. Best of luck to you as well!

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1 hour ago, SusitaNM said:

Good luck to you, too! Let's keep up with eah other post-op, if possible. Here's to our successful surgeries!

That sounds good. Already overthinking the post-op plan. Best of luck to you also.

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Good morning May sleevers! I had my surgery on Wednesday the 24th and now am home resting. It's a struggle to get in the 60 oz of Clear Liquids but I'm trying. I have had very little pain from the incisions. Have had a few doses of liquid loratab just to knock off the achiness. Doing lots of naps, walking and following Dr. orders. Can't wait to watch the weight start coming off.

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Great to hear the surgery went well. Keep us posted!

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