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I would love to be your buddy. I am scheduled for bypass Feb 21st. I am 5' 6" and at 312 now. Have an appointment this Friday to see nutritionist. According to their notebook I will be on Protein Shakes for 4 weeks pre-op. I already have approval from my insurance but my surgeon is really booked out hence the Feb 21 date.

I’m also feb 21st! 5’7 & 328 lbs

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I've got my insurance approval and a surgery date of Feb. 15, as long as everything goes according to plan at my final appointment on Jan. 30 with my lab work and all that.

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I’m having gastric bypass surgery.



I'm doing the sleeve. How are you feeling? I'm excited but very anxious.

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I’m scheduled for gastric bypass February 13th Good luck everyone.

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Hey everyone! I’m new here! But having RNY on February 6, in Sacramento California! Good luck everyone and Congratulations!!


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Good luck to everyone.

What sort (if any) pre-op diets do you all have to do?

It's funny now that I'm trying to be diligent about the starch free that it seems to be everywhere and is more tempting!


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I am having bypass February 5th. Insurance cleared it already and I just have to do a low carb diet for 2 weeks and day before all liquid. Getting so excited and can’t stop thinking about it!!


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I've got my insurance approval and a surgery date of Feb. 15, as long as everything goes according to plan at my final appointment on Jan. 30 with my lab work and all that.

I’m also scheduled for a bypass on Feb. 15th :)


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I'm scheduled for 2/1...yikes a week from tommorrow.

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I'm scheduled for 2/1...yikes a week from tommorrow.


Oh boy!! Getting close!


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@RunningLibrarian what's a starch-free diet? Just like a no-carb thing - no wheat, rice, potatoes, etc.?

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8 minutes ago, Little Green said:

@RunningLibrarian what's a starch-free diet? Just like a no-carb thing - no wheat, rice, potatoes, etc.?

Yeah.. only carbs from veggies and fruit.. No bread, (or breaded stuff), corn, potatoes, rice, peas.... that sort of thing. It's to shrink the liver so its easier for the doctor to lift to get at the stomach for the surgery.

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I'm February 8th! This liver shrinking diet is no joke, I've got a Headache that will not go away from no caffeine and I could chew off my fingers I'm so hangry!!! I'm only on day 2! geez!!!

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I'm February 8th! This liver shrinking diet is no joke, I've got a Headache that will not go away from no caffeine and I could chew off my fingers I'm so hangry!!! I'm only on day 2! geez!!!

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Oh man, caffeine withdrawal is the pits! I gradually stepped down, then quit the caffeine when I first started with the program... I didn't want to go thru that and surgery stuff at the same time.


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