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Hello everyone! I finally got a date - September 6, 2018! I will be having multiple surgeries along with my vertical sleeve gastrectomy. I will elaborate on the other things I will have done in a separate thread - I want to keep this for the sleeve part only. I've been in the conversation since March 2018 and am on my second surgeon, whom I've been seeing since June 29, 2018. I've lost (as of Aug. 2, 2018) 28 pounds so far. I am officially on the four-week pre-op diet. The surgeon is concerned with my liver size. I had to have a CT scan yesterday to specifically look at the liver and the blood flow through it. He thinks I have what is called Portal Hypertension. The CT scan should give him the answers he is looking for. He did say that if it turns out that I have portal hypertension, he may not be able to perform the surgery due to higher risks of bleeding. Fingers crossed!

The surgeon also found during the upper endoscopy that I have an hiatal hernia. He said he would repair this also when performing the VSG.

My pre-op diet consists of greater than 64oz of Water a day, a Protein Shake and veggies/fruit for Breakfast & lunch, a snack (cottage cheese, greek yogurt, etc.) and veggies/fruit, and 3oz of lean meat and veggies for dinner. I'm limited to strictly 800 calories or less per day while getting greater than 90g Protein. I've been doing this diet for a bit now and I am averaging 795 calories, 95g protein, and greater than 90oz of water each day. So good, so far. Right now, I'm eating 1/4 cup of ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup of mini peppers, and 1/2 cup of sugar snap peas. I added some Cholula green pepper sauce and some Cholula chili garlic sauce to the ricotta cheese - I'm not used to the flavor and texture yet, so this is helping me eat it. (I have to do the same with cottage cheese, that or add some salsa)

Good luck to everyone!

Edited by macadamia

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Congrats and I pray all goes in your favor for the surgery. :)

I'm September 7th and I have the Endoscopy on August 14th and other testing such as a mini physical on August 17th. praying all goes well with those because honestly I'm ready to get this Loser situation going and to feel better and healthier in my skin.

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1 hour ago, SummerEssence said:

Congrats and I pray all goes in your favor for the surgery. :)

I'm September 7th and I have the Endoscopy on August 14th and other testing such as a mini physical on August 17th. praying all goes well with those because honestly I'm ready to get this Loser situation going and to feel better and healthier in my skin.

good luck with everything you need to do during your pre-op phase. I just completed my appointments and now only have the pre-op diet to worry about. I have no more appointments (unless something happens with my CT scan and my liver...) until my surgery!

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20 minutes ago, macadamia said:

good luck with everything you need to do during your pre-op phase. I just completed my appointments and now only have the pre-op diet to worry about. I have no more appointments (unless something happens with my CT scan and my liver...) until my surgery!

Thanks so much and I know everything will go well, just ready to be ready and get this started meaning getting past the first few weeks of the surgery. Excited though! Because I'm self pay really was able to avoid a lot of stuff rather then using my insurance which required the 6 months for pre-op, ewww I said no thank you I'll pay however I wouldn't have qualified under my insurance because no Co-morbidities nor illness really except for GERD from time to time and that's only if, I eat certain things so I attempt to avoid those food all together haven't been on the Nexium the (Purple Pill) in almost 8-10 years now. So that was going to be a no go I need two I believe they said, but I've paid it in full and ready to get this party started. LOL Have a nice night

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20 minutes ago, macadamia said:

good luck with everything you need to do during your pre-op phase. I just completed my appointments and now only have the pre-op diet to worry about. I have no more appointments (unless something happens with my CT scan and my liver...) until my surgery!

Thanks so much and I know everything will go well, just ready to be ready and get this started meaning getting past the first few weeks of the surgery. Excited though! Because I'm self pay really was able to avoid a lot of stuff rather then using my insurance which required the 6 months for pre-op, ewww I said no thank you I'll pay however I wouldn't have qualified under my insurance because no Co-morbidities nor illness really except for GERD from time to time and that's only if, I eat certain things so I attempt to avoid those food all together haven't been on the Nexium the (Purple Pill) in almost 8-10 years now. So that was going to be a no go I need two I believe they said, but I've paid it in full and ready to get this party started. LOL Have a nice night

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Oh Question? How were you able to get your Body Weight Countdown and the Surgery Date Countdown on the page I can't seem to get both.

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13 minutes ago, SummerEssence said:

Oh Question? How were you able to get your Body Weight Countdown and the Surgery Date Countdown on the page I can't seem to get both.

I've only been able to do anything with the tickers using the website, not the app. If you click on the "+Create" drop-down menu on the upper right side of the page, then click on "tickers," you are taken to the page where you can create them. Once you have one created that you want to display, click on "add to signature." (I think that is what the last step says...) Then, they show up in the signature. I just added the BMI one just to show how to do it...

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8 hours ago, macadamia said:

I've only been able to do anything with the tickers using the website, not the app. If you click on the "+Create" drop-down menu on the upper right side of the page, then click on "tickers," you are taken to the page where you can create them. Once you have one created that you want to display, click on "add to signature." (I think that is what the last step says...) Then, they show up in the signature. I just added the BMI one just to show how to do it...

Thanks, looks like I got it now. Your Awesome!

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4 hours ago, SummerEssence said:

Thanks, looks like I got it now. Your Awesome!

Sweet!

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On 8/4/2018 at 6:10 PM, Jingle123423 said:

I'm with ya! I am scheduled for September 5th!

Sweet! Good luck with your pre-op diet phase and let's do this! I am 30 days out as of today!

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On 8/4/2018 at 7:05 PM, Christabelle said:

Hello! Mine is also scheduled for September 5th. I start my pre-op diet on the 22nd.

Awesome! Good luck with your pre-op phase! We can do this!

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My last appointment doc told me I’d probably get the surgery end of September I’ve completed almost every requirement go see him in few weeks hopefully get my date 😀

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10 hours ago, Ashcho03 said:

My last appointment doc told me I’d probably get the surgery end of September I’ve completed almost every requirement go see him in few weeks hopefully get my date 😀

Keep us updated! Good luck!

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