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I have a procedure date and just found out my insurance has partically approved it, which is great. I want to have to have this procedure done, but I'm so nervous about it. I think it's more of the unknown for the years ahead more than the actual procedure in itself. So happy to have found a forum for this. There's not much out there and like some people, I'm not putting it out there for people to start asking questions. It's kinda lonely not being able to really speak to people about this My husband is supportive (thank goodness) but unless you're going through this, you don't really understand.

@DMC2002 I totally agree it's somewhat lonely because I'm not talking about it with anyone but my husband and my mom& mother-in-law. Thank goodness they're all supportive too. They certainly don't want to talk about it all day like I do...lol. When is your date? Mine is Sept 28@2pm. I'm so excited but nervous because the post-procedure diet is all liquid/pureed for 30 days. I'm sure there will be some tough days but I know I can get through it and I'm DONE with being overweight. My BMI is between 30/31. I'm looking to loose 35/40 pounds. When I fund out about this procedure I literally didn't stop my search until I have a consultation. It's an incredible option with almost zero side effects other than weight loss. I am so ready!!!


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I shared with most of my family and just 3 other good friends. My reason is , I was able to loose in the past 30-40 lbs but regained, and I see peoples reaction "She is taking the easy way out" . When you are in the verge of diabetes, Bp and/or cholesterol, you do what is possible to be healthy, and that is my goal. I rather avoid this extra negative comments.


How far out are you from your procedure? Have you consumed alcohol yet? Have you noticed any change to the way your body metabolizes it? Feel
Drunk much more quickly? Any odd unusual or unexpected side effects? Gas? LoL [emoji23] thanks!!


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Hi Everyone,

Im in Australia and having my esg in 2 weeks. Would love to keep in touch and support you all on this journey. I'm both excited and a little terrified. Mostly excited though. Good luck to you all ❤️

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On 8/10/2017 at 1:58 PM, KikiSue🙋🏼 said:

EW, where do you buy that from?? I'm going to try the Premier Protein ones from Sam's Club and see how they taste. I have a friend that swears by those. Any other helpful foods or tips? I did buy some 3-compartment meal trays to pre-package my weighed meals OneRx I'm on regular foods. That way on Sunday's I can weigh everything out and count my calories.


Kiki
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty
Procedure day: 9/8/17

I use Sams Premier Protein and it is pretty palatable. The price is good to for 30g Protein.

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Hi Everyone,
Im in Australia and having my esg in 2 weeks. Would love to keep in touch and support you all on this journey. I'm both excited and a little terrified. Mostly excited though. Good luck to you all [emoji173]️

@Melesg. Very exciting! Would love to keep in touch! Mine is scheduled for sept 28th I'm 43 years old, I have 3 kids and am between 30/31 BMI. What are your stats?


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Hi Belle3endosleeve,

Thanks so much for your reply. I am almost 42, also have 3 kids and bmi is currently 36. I am about the start the 2 week pre procedure diet which is 2 shakes and a meal with 200g Protein and non starchy veg. My dr has a very strict post procedure diet of 4 weeks liquid only, so I imagine it's going to be a tough month! And the worst is no drinking even Water for the first 2 days. We are booked into a clinic for IV fluids only.

what is your pre and post procedure diet like?

Mel x

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Hi Belle3endosleeve,
Thanks so much for your reply. I am almost 42, also have 3 kids and bmi is currently 36. I am about the start the 2 week pre procedure diet which is 2 shakes and a meal with 200g Protein and non starchy veg. My dr has a very strict post procedure diet of 4 weeks liquid only, so I imagine it's going to be a tough month! And the worst is no drinking even Water for the first 2 days. We are booked into a clinic for IV fluids only.
what is your pre and post procedure diet like?
Mel x

@melesg. Ahhh I just got so excited reading this...it's all so intense but is going to be THE turning point in our lives...where we got healthy for our kids, ours selves and our husbands!!! I have no pre-procedure diet but post is intense: day 1 nothing, day 2 clear liquid only, day 3-30 puréed liquid diet only. So I'm thinking Soups, Protein Shakes etc. I'm somewhat lactose intolerant so God help me ...as so many liquids have dairy. WeGOT this girl! So exciting...I weigh 192 & am 5'6. How about you?


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I'm 5'9 and 108 kg - hopefully not for long though. Have you told many people about the procedure yet? How much time are you taking off to recover? Is it nuts that I feel like life is about to begin all over again?? I'm so excited that we are doing this together!

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I'm only telling my husband (of course) and my mom & mother-in-law. But I'm prepping my community of friends that I'm going to go hard to loose this weight in October-so that everyone with think back and know I said I was going to loose. I have lost upwards of 25lbs several times before and -shoot me- gained it back after 10 month/year. This time I'm
Keeping it off!!! It's not going to be easy because obviously food is a comfort and there is no longer going to be the ability to mindlessly eat. Emotions will arise and we will need to find a healthy outlet to settle them. We recently learned Transendental Meditation ™ so I'm planning to use that and running & yoga to deal with what ever comes up that used to be handled with food!!


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@Belle3endosleeve Ah, now that is smart. And it's true, we will be going hard at losing weight. It's not untrue to say we are eating much less and moving much more. It is interesting the idea that surgery is the "easy option". Seems far from easy to me. I have an amazing husband who tells me that it's a really brave choice, to give up something that you love (too much food) forever. And that gives me great perspective. It's true, we will need new coping strategies when food is no longer the reward or consolation prize.

Does your program require ongoing appointments with a psychologist and nutritionist?

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[mention=324249]Belle3endosleeve[/mention] Ah, now that is smart. And it's true, we will be going hard at losing weight. It's not untrue to say we are eating much less and moving much more. It is interesting the idea that surgery is the "easy option". Seems far from easy to me. I have an amazing husband who tells me that it's a really brave choice, to give up something that you love (too much food) forever. And that gives me great perspective. It's true, we will need new coping strategies when food is no longer the reward or consolation prize.
Does your program require ongoing appointments with a psychologist and nutritionist?


My husband is so supportive too., we are lucky[emoji256]! He loves me as I am would never say I needed to loose weight. I want to feel healthy and be an example to our children. Of course my husband is in amazing shape and eats whatever he wants[emoji35]. Men!! My program does require follow up appointment and working together with a nutritionist as well. Feels like a pretty comprehensive plan to support me after the procedure is completed [emoji736] !! How about yours?


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@Belle3endosleeve My follow up sounds similar. Need to meet with the psychologist and nutritionist regularly. Which I am greatful for. It's a whole body re-education that will hopefully change my habits forever. Program success appears to correlate with ongoing follow up, the more frequent you see your team the higher the chance of success!

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Belle3endosleeve & Melesg ~
What kind of food plan will your doctors have you on? My procedure is next Friday (9/8), and I'm having it done at U of Chicago, which is about 2 hours away from my house. So I'm planning on scheduling appts with my endocrinologist & nutritionist here for follow-up.


Kiki
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty
Procedure day: 9/8/17

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@kikisue Nil by mouth for 2 days, clear fluids for 3 days, full fluids for 3 weeks then a week of puréed diet then soft foods. My understanding longer term is high Protein, lower carb. Let us know how you are after your procedure - I will be 4 days behind you. Good luck.


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Hello.

I had this procedure last Friday 8/25. I am 34 years old, BMI of 42. The procedure was self pay ($16,000) with possibility of insurance covering a portion, but I will not know if I get reimbursed for anything until after the hospital submits the claim.

The first day was hard, mostly nausea (so, so much nausea), and being tired. I slept most of the first 2 days. After 2 days there wasn't much pain, nausea went away after the third or fourth day. The biggest challenge is getting enough fluids - I'm not doing so great with that, as even the though of swallowing anything is unappealing. I'm not hungry, the smell and sight of most food is off putting.

Today (day 5) is the most I've eaten (1 package of baby food peas).

I haven't told anyone about the procedure (except my SO and my parents) - for years my mother has pushed weight loss surgery and I've resisted, my friends know this and I feel like they'd be disappointed that I caved (or took the "way way" out). My fiancé is very supportive, but there's not much he can do at the moment, other than drive me around when I didn't feel up to it.

I'm sure it's to do with the lack of hydration, lack of viatamins, fatigue and stress - but the last two days have been very low emotionally, I feel sad and just want to sleep. I have been going to work everyday for a bit, then finishing the day "working from home." As ever tried drinking different things (broth, green tea, pudding) I've had diarrhea after almost everything.

I was on Clear Liquids for day 1, full liquids day 2-3 and puréed diet for weeks 1-4 before reintroducing foods. Soups and smoothies are okay, as long as there are no bits of veggies or fruits (they have to be completely puréed).

I haven't weighed myself so I don't know that I've lost anything, but I feel that my shirts feel a bit looser, so I'm guessing I've lost some Water weight.

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