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March 13th...can’t believe it’s almost here.

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I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Charity and I live in a small town in Illinois just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, MO. My insurance gave me the go ahead, so I'm happy to announce my RNY is scheduled in St. Louis for April 10th ! Being diabetic, my blood sugar has been higher than I'd like of late (all those "last meals") so I am starting the 1400 calorie diet my surgeon wanted me to do prior to surgery, and focusing on cutting out carbs. I've used Keto before to drop weight, so I'll go back to doing what I should have been doing in the first place.

HW 396

CW 315

RNY 4/10/2018

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I'm kinda a similar size,one difference I've drug this tired body for 72 years. Now I've,had my " come to Jesus" moment last fall when my PCP gave me a diet drug and instead of losing weight I gained 30lbs. That was a high of 355, i enrolled in a bariatric program, did all the prerequirements they or my insurances asked for. Waited and waited to be given a surgery date. Imagine my shock when I was informed a committee had met and none of the surgeons in the practice wished to perform my surgery. So I will be transferring to one,of the othe other 2 programs in Center of Excellence accreditated hospitals in Columbus Ohio. I attend a seminar at #1 on March 9th, if I feel it doesn't fulfill my plans I will attend one at#2 the,morning of March 10th. This is backwards of the way things occur, I'm beginning,to think I'm more special than I thought. I am planning a RnY as I have both sleep apnea and GERD, I have lowered my weight to 323 from last fall but haven't been able to lose more. I am 5ft8in, have had arthritis since i was 25 and have had 2 knee replacements. I really want and feel I need this surgery or I'd just give up at this point. Are you anywhere near Kakaskia? I remember from history that was Illinois first capital. Anyway I am very glad to know you and I hope we will become friends. If you have any questions please ask, I've done a lot of research on WLS and lived a good long time. I think by now I can talk on most any subject.

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Kakatlady612 - I hope you find a surgeon to perform your surgery. I chose to have an RNY because I had the Lap Band back in 2002, but had to have an emergency surgery to remove it in 2010 because it was eating into my stomach. That history, along with the fact that I do have GERD also, meant that RNY was the only surgery that was recommended for me. I also have congestive heart failure, diabetes, fibromyalgia, high cholesterol & triglycerides, and struggle with anxiety and depression, so you can imagine the size of my pill box. I am looking forward to dropping weight and hopefully becoming more healthy and reduce the amount of medicines I have to take.

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I could be your bariatric god-granny I also have fibromyalgia, Migraines, lymphedema in both legs, struggling with mild depression-- a good portion is eating myself up emotionally about not getting surgery, so anxiety &, used to have panic attacks. Otherwise I'm more than healthy,enough for surgery-- PCP says I'm a 40-45 year old trapped in a 72 year old shell. Low BP, low cholesterol, good heart, passable lungs and although I am an adult child of 2 diabetics ,no diabetes. He admits my cholesterol is lower than his and he's maybe mid40s.I have 2 plastic shoeboxes of pills, but right now I'm taking antibiotic for sinusitis, Wellbutrin, Ditropan , Zyrtec and a over50 Multivitamin. That's all currently.The Wellbutrin is to keep my anxious depression down prior to surgery, not a real high dosage. I'm not suicidal, more like I don't care to live. Does that make sense?, but do myself in? Nope I feel some days like I'd even screw that up. Low self esteem can come calling.for me. I try to reach out to others on Bariatric Pal and It helps me from crawling back into my safe turtle shell of isolation. Yeah ever this old cowgirl gets the blues.

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Starting to feel real😊 Had my Dr. Pre-op meeting for surgery on March 13th. Going to start gathering all my supplies for post op diet.

Feeling confident and excited...and a bit nervous😉

Best wishes to fellow March surgery pals!

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Got my surgery date! March 19! 😁

Starting my semi liquid diet Monday 5th for 2 week’s and then Clear Liquids only the day before surgery on the 18th.

I am so ready for this! 💃🏻

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55 minutes ago, About Time said:

Got my surgery date! March 19! 😁

Starting my semi liquid diet Monday 5th for 2 week’s and then Clear Liquids only the day before surgery on the 18th.

I am so ready for this! 💃🏻

I am the day after you! cant believe it is almost here!

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I’m March 16th. Just had my last bite of sushi for a minute. Liver shrink diet starts in the morning🤦🏾‍♀️


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March 19th...revision from lapband to RNY. Originally denied by insurance when I was given a surgery date February 12th. Fought an appeal and won!

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On 3/1/2018 at 5:44 PM, About Time said:

Got my surgery date! March 19! 😁

Starting my semi liquid diet Monday 5th for 2 week’s and then Clear Liquids only the day before surgery on the 18th.

I am so ready for this! 💃🏻

We are on the same timeline...liver shrinking diet starts 3/5 and surgery on the 19th! Good luck!

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