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Morning everyone. I love reading these blogs and it's lovely to meet you all :D I have a question, which may be too "deep", but I'll ask anyway! My main concern is that after surgery my head won't have caught up to my smaller stomach and I'll still want to eat like I used to. Some people report cravings disappearing, but it's not guaranteed. I have an appointment with a counsellor today in the hope that the surgery combined with some therapy may help me on my way. It's got to be worth a try! Does anyone share this concern? I guess these blogs are a form of therapy too :D

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I'm a band revision to bypass on August 6th. I too am scared I will fail at this too BUT am determined to make a life change!!!

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Sleeve revision for July 25th in Pennsylvania

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July 3 in NY. If I don’t chicken out, that is!


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Another July 10th right here 😊

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July 17 for me in Michigan, VSG. Begin pre-op diet July 7. Cooking and freezing broth and organizing kitchen. Cannot eat processed foods or artificial sweeteners so it's been a grand adventure creating a workable food plan and working with stevia. Feeling excited, anxious!

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On 6/15/2018 at 5:34 AM, JamJarGem said:

Morning everyone. I love reading these blogs and it's lovely to meet you all :D I have a question, which may be too "deep", but I'll ask anyway! My main concern is that after surgery my head won't have caught up to my smaller stomach and I'll still want to eat like I used to. Some people report cravings disappearing, but it's not guaranteed. I have an appointment with a counsellor today in the hope that the surgery combined with some therapy may help me on my way. It's got to be worth a try! Does anyone share this concern? I guess these blogs are a form of therapy too :D

I, too, am full of many "what ifs" - fear of the unknown gets the best of us. I just take a deep breath and tell myself it will all work out fine. Just tip toe thru the tulip days one at a time, and some days tip toe hour by hour. I want to enjoy the ride and not be fearful of it. I consider myself a pioneer on a journey of exploration. Issues will come up, and I will deal with them one by one. This forum is great, knowing I am not alone and have many others sharing the same trip. It's been a really supportive group so far!

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July 10th here too. Go in Monday for preop diet rules and hospital pre admit.

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July 16th for me too. I was having last suppers twice a day for two weeks. Now I'm on my pre-op diet (I started 2 weeks early) and am finding it to be easier than I thought, Still...roll on July 16th.

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July 3rd here in Massachusetts. On day 7 of pre op diet. On 3 Protein Shakes on day, sf popsicles, Jello, broth, decaffeinated coffee or tea and of course Water. Allowed 1 serving fruit, vegetable and starch a day (from their list). I also Celebrate my 50th birthday v on July 30th, I'm nervous and excited, but ready to go.

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