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***October 2018 Sleeve Surgery***

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I’m looking for October 2018 sleevers to share stories and best practices.

This has been a long journey and I’m so excited to finally get towards the end. I started in the Bariatric program, September 2017. I completed all pre-surgery requirements and was scheduled for surgery 1/26/18. I was going through this journey with my mother in law. She had sleeve surgery 12/14/17 and passed away one week later on 12/21/17. This was a huge setback for me  and at this point my husband was no longer supportive of the surgery. This resulted in my surgery being cancelled.

It has taken time for my family to put the pieces back together. I have had so many ups and downs over the past few months and became discouraged and depressed. My husband is no onboard and has been a big support to me lately. I reentered the bariatric program on 7/26/17. I am tentatively scheduled for surgery on 10/29/18. I have an appointment with a Pulmonologist Monday to be cleared for surgery. I am very happy and am looking forward to a successful journey.

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I think I'll be an October Sleever also! I've got 3 phone visits with my nurse left, a second psychologist appointment and my surgeon appointment. I should be done late August. I've been preapproved, so it's really about setting a date at that time. I'm having some struggles thinking about going into the holiday season. Not because of the food restrictions, but more the activities. I also wait ALL year long to cook that blessed turkey dinner. It's just the cooking the dinner. But, I could put that dinner off until xmas and let my daughters/daughters-in-laws do Thanksgiving this year. I can also play it by ear and see what happens.

But, as stated, I believe I'll be an October Sleever. Getting psyched, scared, terrified and I say all that with a big grin on my face. I'm doing this to help control my diabetes.

good luck on your adventure!

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Hi @Queen Grandma, I am very glad to meet and greet you. And @ kjallen, I remember you from last winter. So happy to see you v back with us. I was one of the people hoping for a February- March surgery, didn't happen. But I do have a definite bonofide date, a better surgeon, an excellent program to be associated with, and at 7AM September 5th At Ohio State University HOSPITAL-WEXNER Medical Center in Columbus Ohio with my surgeon Dr Bradley J Needleman MD I will finally have my RnY bypass surgery. And this little puppy is Happy Happy Happy, that's 5 weeks from today. MNNM ( makes no never mind) when I get up , I'm being a tad lay-abed, I will start my official prediet. I could wait until August 8th with no harm but I'm 72, this may be the "only invitation I get to the prom" . I could have opted for 2, or 3 but upon their recommendation I am going for the longest, they said:
Smaller less swollen liver, almost every obese person has NASH, so a thin,healthy,liver makes a happier surgeon
Surgery its self will go smoother
Surgery will go quicker
Surgery will be less painful and easier to heal from.
Good practice for post-surgery when I will only,be able to eat small amounts at a time.
Am I going to enjoy my prediet? Probably not, this is stucturalized starvation, a Dietary Purgatory. And like the Real Purgatory,it is going to take a LOT OF PRAYER to be set free.
But am I still going to do it? Oh Yeah, living sad, obese and in pain is No Life At All.
And my surgery could be said to be " Elective" well I elect,to live longer, healthier, and fitter. And I believe this to be the tool that will help ME most.
So. I do venture forth, trusting in Tomorrow more than I do today. Just watch, I will become even more WONDERFUL than I am now!

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Thank you Frustr8. Your surgery date is soon, that has to be exciting. Wishing you the best on your journey.

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