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Sleeve on the 10th of July!! I’m ready..
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Having my bypass in the morning! Here’s to a new me! 😊
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1 hour ago, NYJenn said:

Having my bypass in the morning! Here’s to a new me! 😊

Best of luck to you!! Sending good vibes your way! Keep us posted if you’re up for it tomorrow :)

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Hi Everyone,
I am having bypass July 30th. I had VSG done in November 2013 and due to severe GERD I am having the bypass done. Just got my surgery day yesterday. I'm somewhat worried about the weight loss. I am 5'9 and currently weigh 147 lbs. I am a size 6 and really don't have any weight to lose. I hope I don't begin to look like a walking corpse :-)

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RNY scheduled for 7/30/18!

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Doesn't matter if you were in the begging or toward the end, Baby, you're July all the way! Glad to share this month with you!

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Surgery is tomorrow [emoji50]


I'm sitting at home, showered with that pre surgery soap, planning what time I have to get up in the morning to shower and use the rest of the soap tomorrow morning and make it to the hospital by 7am. Surgery is tomorrow, it's so surreal I have worked so hard for so long to get this surgery and now I sit here about to take that plunge and it just doesn't feel real.

I made it through the dreaded liver shrinking diet, Clear Liquids only today, and I made it through with no cheating even on July 4th. I feel so empowered and ready! But it still doesn't seem real.

This is so strange...

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Started my pre-op today, not that bad but im so hungry and want to eat food!!! I can do this tho waited a whole year or so! Now im 14 days away!!
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On 6/14/2018 at 10:50 PM, NurseSmiley80 said:

Chicago, IL .... I am July 27th, and I’m so excited RNY

My doctor my doesn’t require liquid diet. I don’t know if that’s cool or not. Just have to do the cleaning of the colon the night before

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On 7/4/2018 at 11:25 AM, Faith73 said:

Had my RnY yesterday and got to eat a liquid diet. I feel great and strong. So far so good!

Congratulations

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I started my pre-op diet Monday which is low carb & high protein... I just do liquid the day before the surgery. It’s scheduled for 7:30am n be at Hospital by 5:30am

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1 minute ago, NurseSmiley80 said:

I started my pre-op diet Monday which is low carb & high protein... I just do liquid the day before the surgery. It’s scheduled for 7:30am n be at Hospital by 5:30am

I started pre-surgery on Monday also Mine is 7/23. I’m in Minnesota. How about you?

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I’m in Chicago also I can’t gain anymore weight. I started this process in March n maintained my weight until Monday 4 months later.

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Nice job!! I have 11days left on this liquid diet. I won’t lie- this is tough! food commercials are evil!! (:

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