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35 minutes ago, Lilo1 said:

I’m june 25th too! Extremely nervous and sometimes second guessing doing it. I have a pre op June 11th. I asked what the pre surgery diet was...they said liquid diet the day before. Which makes me nervous reading everyone’s comments on here because it seems it’s different for you.

YAY! You, me and @sanfletch70 are surgery triplets all on June 25th! Congrats on the date. I'm nervous and excited too and sometimes my mind goes into the "what am I doing" state because I really don't have any family support and I'm keeping this private from my colleagues and I'm worried about all the celebrating we always do at my office. But, then I remember how long I've struggled with obesity (up and down and up and down) and I know I need to do this for myself and my kids. I've got to fight this once and for all. If you just have 1 liquid day before surgery then that is amazing! I'm finding that everyone's surgeons has their own preference and diets vary vastly. I think mine is doable but that's what I'm saying now. HAHA! I'm not in the thick of it quite yet.

We can DO this! Before you know it, we'll be on the other side!

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35 minutes ago, Lilo1 said:

I’m june 25th too! Extremely nervous and sometimes second guessing doing it. I have a pre op June 11th. I asked what the pre surgery diet was...they said liquid diet the day before. Which makes me nervous reading everyone’s comments on here because it seems it’s different for you.

YAY! You, me and @sanfletch70 are surgery triplets all on June 25th! Congrats on the date. I'm nervous and excited too and sometimes my mind goes into the "what am I doing" state because I really don't have any family support and I'm keeping this private from my colleagues and I'm worried about all the celebrating we always do at my office. But, then I remember how long I've struggled with obesity (up and down and up and down) and I know I need to do this for myself and my kids. I've got to fight this once and for all. If you just have 1 liquid day before surgery then that is amazing! I'm finding that everyone's surgeons has their own preference and diets vary vastly. I think mine is doable but that's what I'm saying now. HAHA! I'm not in the thick of it quite yet.

We can DO this! Before you know it, we'll be on the other side!

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35 minutes ago, Lilo1 said:

I’m june 25th too! Extremely nervous and sometimes second guessing doing it. I have a pre op June 11th. I asked what the pre surgery diet was...they said liquid diet the day before. Which makes me nervous reading everyone’s comments on here because it seems it’s different for you.

YAY! You, me and @sanfletch70 are surgery triplets all on June 25th! Congrats on the date. I'm nervous and excited too and sometimes my mind goes into the "what am I doing" state because I really don't have any family support and I'm keeping this private from my colleagues and I'm worried about all the celebrating we always do at my office. But, then I remember how long I've struggled with obesity (up and down and up and down) and I know I need to do this for myself and my kids. I've got to fight this once and for all. If you just have 1 liquid day before surgery then that is amazing! I'm finding that everyone's surgeons has their own preference and diets vary vastly. I think mine is doable but that's what I'm saying now. HAHA! I'm not in the thick of it quite yet.

We can DO this! Before you know it, we'll be on the other side!

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40 minutes ago, Lilo1 said:

I’m june 25th too! Extremely nervous and sometimes second guessing doing it. I have a pre op June 11th. I asked what the pre surgery diet was...they said liquid diet the day before. Which makes me nervous reading everyone’s comments on here because it seems it’s different for you.

YAY! You, me and @sanfletch70 are surgery triplets all on June 25th! Congrats on the date. I'm nervous and excited too and sometimes my mind goes into the "what am I doing" state because I really don't have any family support and I'm keeping this private from my colleagues and I'm worried about all the celebrating we always do at my office. But, then I remember how long I've struggled with obesity (up and down and up and down) and I know I need to do this for myself and my kids. I've got to fight this once and for all. If you just have 1 liquid day before surgery then that is amazing! I'm finding that everyone's surgeons has their own preference and diets vary vastly. I think mine is doable but that's what I'm saying now. HAHA! I'm not in the thick of it quite yet.

We can DO this! Before you know it, we'll be on the other side!

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OH geesh. Sorry that last reply posted a hundred times. Wouldn't save for me. Does anyone know how to delete duplicates?

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Nope, just say to yourself That was such a good reply that I posted it twice and move on from there!😛

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4 hours ago, jessicajourney said:

Pre-Op went great today! First, I paid for the surgery in full with the office ($$$!!!!! ouch - but a good ouch - this is the beginning of a big change and journey in my life). The Bariatric Coordinator reviewed all my Vitamins and I'm in good shape. I received my binder (WLS Bible) which I'm eager to read over in detail. We discussed the Pre-Op Diet again which starts 10 days before surgery. The Bariatric Coordinator answered all my zillions of questions. I had a little pocket size moleskine that I've been keeping questions and notes in. By the time the Surgeon came in, I really had no further questions as I felt like everything had been answered already. I received my Pain RX script and also was told my surgery would be at 12:30 P.M. on Monday, 6/25. However, they did say that the time could easily get moved up to earlier in the day. I received a goodie/sample bag of various Vitamins and shakes and juices to try out. The team is amazing and I learned that the facility that I'm having surgery in is so brand new that it actually is opening next week. They said the recovery rooms are like a hotel room with an amazing view and for patient visitors, the lounge is insane with an amazing coffee shop. YAY! I am a sucker for architecture, NEW, aesthetics and design. They told me the Nurse Anesthetist will call me in the near future to go over all surgery related stuff (timing, meds, what to expect, etc.). I left feeling pretty excited. I went to CVS after and filled my RX and purchased a few more items: liquid Tylenol, Pepcid Complete (which I need to take 2 a day for the first 6 weeks before I graduate to calcium citrate chewable). I'm going to jump online and buy some Gas X strips. Otherwise, I feel pretty prepared in terms of supplies.

Where are you getting the gas x strips online I cannot find them

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On 06/09/2018 at 02:05, Oceanlove said:





Where are you getting the gas x strips online I cannot find them


I’d like to know too! Tried to find them and ended up having to settle for the chewables

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That’s all I can find is chewable or the melt away

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On 06/09/2018 at 02:21, Oceanlove said:



That’s all I can find is chewable or the melt away


I know my surgeon told me that the hospital pharmacy carries everything I will need but I didn’t want to wait and possibly pay an arm and a leg

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Yeah plus you just don’t know if they will actually have the strips. I’m beginning to think they stopped making them.

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On 06/09/2018 at 02:30, Oceanlove said:



Yeah plus you just don’t know if they will actually have the strips. I’m beginning to think they stopped making them.


It kind of seems that way. I would’ve preferred strips but I just got the mint chewables. Better safe than sorry

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I couldn't find them anywhere either. I searched and searched but they seemed to be discontinued. I'll get the Gas X mint chewables as well.

Has anyone purchased any hair, Skin and Nails chewables (preferably sugar free)? My surgeon's office said the gel cap ones I currently take will be too difficult to dissolve going forward.

On another note, I came across this little fun celebrity inspiration last night. I love Before and After pics! https://www.eonline.com/shows/rich_kids_of_beverly_hills/photos/13868/before-and-after-celebs-who-have-admitted-to-weight-loss-surgery/753790

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On 06/09/2018 at 09:00, jessicajourney said:



I couldn't find them anywhere either. I searched and searched but they seemed to be discontinued. I'll get the Gas X mint chewables as well.




Has anyone purchased any hair, Skin and Nails chewables (preferably sugar free)? My surgeon's office said the gel cap ones I currently take will be too difficult to dissolve going forward.




On another note, I came across this little fun celebrity inspiration last night. I love Before and After pics! https://www.eonline.com/shows/rich_kids_of_beverly_hills/photos/13868/before-and-after-celebs-who-have-admitted-to-weight-loss-surgery/753790


I have to find new Biotin. My current biotin are small gel caps but I don’t know if I’ll be able to swallow them or not. And I have to check out that link

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Everybody used to say they,Got,their Gas X strips b off of Amazon, maybe even Amazing Amazon doesn't have them either. Since I don't have an Amazon acvount, truly we have never spoke, I had resigned myself to chewable or bust!😛

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