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I just watched a YouTube video of this process. You are a brave soul and you did it! I’m so glad no issues were found. One step closer. [emoji6]

Yeah, those videos are LIES!! Lol! I watched them to prepare myself and everyone seemed calm and relaxed. No way, I coughed, gagged and belched all over the dr. :). Biggest belch ever - sounded like Barney on the Simpsons.


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Congrats to all the March sleevers! I’m on March 12th and freaking out a bit. Mostly about waking up with a breathing tube or catheter still in for some reason. I’m on week 2 of a two week full liquid diet. Week 1 was brutal and I cheated with some Diet Coke. This week was a lot better and I haven’t craved Diet Coke (the last thing I want is more artificial sweeter). I did eat an entire box of sugar free pudding last night after getting some bad news. Still a binge, so not great, but at 240 calories not the end of the world.


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On 2/4/2018 at 2:03 PM, cableworth said:

Congratulations to you all, you guys have done all the hard work and now it’s just a waiting game for that day. I’m looking forward and stoked for all of you. My date is March 7.

Hey! Your big day is tomorrow! Good luck!

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Had my surgery Monday. Have only been able to get in Water and 2 Protein Shakes a day and that literally look me all day. Today is the first day I had an appetite so I made this and it is absolutely delicious even if I can only eat a spoon full!! IMG_1096.JPG


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I’m having a bit of a time judging how much I can eat. I typically try for 1/4 -1/2 of a cup. Even then it really just depends on what I’m eating.

I haven’t had any issues with the types of food thank goodness. I’ve tried Soups, ricotta bake, meatballs (chicken), mashed cauliflower, yogurts.

Today I had my first experience overeating by mistake. I tried some mushed avocado with tzatziki sauce. It was delicious and I didn’t even eat half of the avocado but I got the bloated can’t burp and wanna vomit feeling for about an hour! 🤢 it was awful.

This really is a learning experience. Trying to get in calories and Protein from actual food when you can barely eat.

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Try going by weight rather than by cup size - I've found measuring out 2-3 oz is a lot better indicator than volume.

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