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Met with the surgeon again today to redo the consent form. All is good! liquid diet starts May 3, class and pre-op labs May 9, surgery May 17.

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Hi Little Green, great you're back on the scene!😜😜😜😜

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Welcome back girlie! I've missed you!

Congrats on your surgery date and on starting liquids soon!!

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Thanks @Frustr8! ;)

22 hours ago, FluffyChix said:

Welcome back girlie! I've missed you!

Congrats on your surgery date and on starting liquids soon!!

Hallooooo little miss Fluff! I've missed you too. I know I promised not to leave, but you know how it goes. Anyway, at least I'm back, right?!

The surgeon's office called today and asked me to do a 3-week liquid diet, starting tomorrow instead of May 3. My surgeon appears to be concerned about my belly size and made several comments about it at yesterday's appointment, so I'm guessing that's why. I'm fairly proportionate, I thought, in terms of weight distribution - though I'm definitely apple-shaped, so I see her point. I feel a little off about it, though, like maybe she's not confident about my safety for some reason. I've seen men 100 lbs heavier than me with much larger bellies than me get through surgery safely so I'm just hoping she's being super cautious.

I can't actually start my liquids tomorrow; my choir has our semester performance and if we do not attend we cannot receive a passing grade in the course. I really don't want to faint after standing on stage under hot lights for three hours, and nor do I want to fail my class right before I get my degree, so I'll have to start Friday. I'll report back :)

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Awww who cares that you went away. School and life happen! :D But glad you're back now and are getting on the road to surgery.

I'm sure the doc is just being cautious! But it still sucks to hear that and then to have to add that to the worry list! I've no doubts you will get it done and be dedicated once you start. I doubt seriously that 1 day will make much of a difference? And by the time surgery rolls around, you will be good to fly girl!!!

And please! No fainting anywhere. :) Welcome back!

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Day 3 of liquid diet and I'm doing fine this time around. I've stopped obsessing about it and I find myself not hungry at all and not fixating on food. If I get hungry I just drink a shake or eat a bar, and if I'm not hungry I don't worry about it. Whether I do 3 servings a day or 4 a day or 5 a day doesn't really matter to me at this point, even just having 3 gives me 60+ grams of Protein which is more than sufficient.

The premade vegan shakes aren't quite as tasty as Premier Protein but they're easy enough to get down. Still loving my vegan Protein Bars, they are so delicious!

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I have some svelte brand organic shakes from Walmart, have you tried them and if so,how do you rank them? Also have some Premier Protein on my shelf, started laying them on when I get to start, want to get closer and get into the final run for the Gold.

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On 4/29/2018 at 4:50 PM, Frustr8 said:

I have some svelte brand organic shakes from Walmart, have you tried them and if so,how do you rank them? Also have some Premier Protein on my shelf, started laying them on when I get to start, want to get closer and get into the final run for the Gold.

Thank you, you actually reminded me that I had some of these in the pantry! I put them in the fridge and tried them yesterday - they are instantly my favorite, they taste so much better than the other ones. I think it's because they're getting their Protein from soy milk, which is quite neutral-flavored, instead of pea protein or other form. (It's not that the others taste awful, they just taste really sweet and artificial.) However, I hope my surgeon doesn't read this lol because they don't quite qualify for the pre-op requirements, only 11g of protein instead of 15. But my other shakes have 20+ grams and the bars have 18-20 grams so it should still balance out over the day. So far my favorite Svelte flavor is Cappuccino.

Today's day 6, I'm still feeling all right hunger- and mood-wise but I'm starting to feel run down and the dark black/purple eye circles are back. I've been in bed most of today, dozing.

I've lost 8 pounds so far, and I hope to lose another 2 lb by tomorrow to hit an even 10 pounds for the week. My goal is to hit 25 pounds lost on my liquid diet - going to add in a daily walk and hopefully get to a better sleep schedule as well, to help things get moving.

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Yeah I thought so too and they had them on sale at Wally for $5, couldn't turn them down.😝

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You're doing so good girl!!! Keep it up. Drink LOTS of Water, sometimes it helps the brown rings!

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Your body is reminding you that it's under stress and it thinks you're not getting enough rest. Peeved Ms Surgeon doesn't like your belly, probably you don't either, That's why you're having surgery, isn't it? Almost a Bill Engvall moment " There's Your Sign" Old joke from my youth, yeah we told jokes back then too.
Doctor: I don't care much for the look of your husband.
Wife: Well I don't either, but he is very good to me and,our children! Smile and don't sweat the small stuff. And if you live as long as me you will find life is chock-full of small stuff.🌷😝🌷

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6 hours ago, Frustr8 said:

Your body is reminding you that it's under stress and it thinks you're not getting enough rest. Peeved Ms Surgeon doesn't like your belly, probably you don't either, That's why you're having surgery, isn't it?

I appreciate the humor - but you knew what I meant. She just made me nervous by going on about it.

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I feel like utter dogshit. I'm very weak and I've almost fainted twice today. I don't really know what's going on, as it seems my body should be fairly well-adjusted at this point. I rested at home most of the day today with the exception of a walk, which was cut short by the first instance of almost fainting. The second instance was as I was getting out of the shower just now. My HR shot up both times, which I didn't think much of during the walk but certainly showering shouldn't give me a 140+ bpm heart rate!

My urine output is normal and light in color so I don't think I'm dehydrated. I'm getting about 750-850 calories per day with around 50-70 grams each of Protein and carbs and around 30 grams of fat.

I'm feeling better now that I've been lying down for awhile, but I still wish I knew what was going on. I'm hoping today was just an off day because honestly I've got stuff to do and I can't lay around in bed for the next two weeks.

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Hope you are getting well-organized for the upcoming surgery. Boy it has been a time since you started by this time you'll be able finish it all.

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