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I’m a wreck. I’m supposed to start liquids today and I’m totally unprepared. I had my brothers wedding this past weekend so was so busy with that that I had no time for anything else. I guess I can start tomorrow but am just dreading it. I am now rethinking the whole surgery because I’m so scared. Just having an overall bad time.

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On 09/24/2018 at 06:52, JennieJuniper said:

I’m a wreck. I’m supposed to start liquids today and I’m totally unprepared. I had my brothers wedding this past weekend so was so busy with that that I had no time for anything else. I guess I can start tomorrow but am just dreading it. I am now rethinking the whole surgery because I’m so scared. Just having an overall bad time.
You will be fine! Get organized and prepared today and start tomorrow. Don’t give up!! I start mine next Monday. I’m terrified too!! But we can do this!!!

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Sleeve Scheduled for 4 October. Will be in hospital for ca. 5 days, at least 2 weeks off work. Doing this because of comorbities (BMI "only" 35). Pre-op diet is so boring. I miss crunchy foods! there are only so many carrots you can eat. Here in Switzerland my doctor/center I don't have to do liquids before the surgery, just basic no-carb, low fat, high Protein. some veggies allowed. Things are really different from the US regimens even after surgery I think.

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I would like to update everyone on my pre op liquid diet because I posted a couple days ago freaking out. First I am going to say if I can do this you can all do it!! I think we are all similar in som way to our issues with food but trust me I thought I was going to die. I cried and cried and cried the day before and the day I started. It hasn’t been easy but it is getting easier!!!! First day I think I was in shock! I went through the motions not realizing what the hell I was doing. Days two and three I struggling baddddddd. My body was clearly detoxing from all of the crap and I was feeling it. Day 4 I was super emotional and didn’t feel great but not as horrible as day 2 and 3 but was still upset because I didn’t think t was going to get better. Yesterday was day 5 and today day 6 and at this point it would be ridiculous for me to “cheat”. I can’t believe I’ve come this far. I can’t stay on a “diet” for two days but I can do full liquids for 6 days???? My doctor requires full liquids and nothing with chunks at all, not even Soup so he is pretty strict. I’ve lost 8 pound and my surgery is in one week. I also have a husband and three kids that i grocery shop for And cook for. It has been a challenge but is getting easier every day. You can all do it trust me!!!!!

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Oh bother, it won't let me edit the older post, with the list of surgery buddies. But I'm updating my list and will post it again in a few days! (For those of you who just got here, scroll up, and you can see if you have surgery buddies who share a date with you. Oct 1, 2, and 4 are especially popular days!)

My update: in an attempt to maybe make the liquid diet (starts Wednesday) easier on myself, I went ahead and cut out carbs, besides the ones I get from broccoli and cauliflower and the little bit of milk I put in my tea and coffee. If I can get into ketosis before I drastically cut my calories, maybe I won't be so hungry. I'm making sure to get enough salt (mmm, dill pickles, I will soon miss you) and to hydrate really well, to help ease the transition. I've also been taking walks (short ones--my arthritis is not better since I've had to be off my meds and supplements), which is supposed to help with "keto flu," too. Whether that will matter or not remains to be seen, but I feel good about doing something to try and help out future me.

We've got this, friends!

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23 hours ago, CrankyMagpie said:

I've started a list to help people find their surgery buddies. This is supposed to just be sleevers, but I bet some others snuck on. It's supposed to be all the October sleevers, but I'm 100% sure I missed some, and some don't have dates yet. Let me know if you aren't on the list and want to be on it, or if you're on it but want to be, and I'll edit this post! (Please please please don't quote the whole post; just type "@CrankyMagpie" to get my attention. I mean, also, I'm following this thread, so I'll see it even if you don't @ me.)

Oct 1:
@aapb79Gmail.com
@chicagogirl74
@chuckwalsh
@clara1900
@irishgal21
@JennieJuniper
@momofmjbm
@Red Alicia

Oct 2:
@cindy t
@Deanayeah
@Lizzieming
@nikoleroze
@Oct517

Oct 3:
@boringtessa
@crankymagpie
@mamadownsizing
@sekud02

Oct 4:
@AriesMary25
@btrfly
@kerbear1980
@rnchaveri1
@sleevemebaby7781

Oct 5:
@Suesloosinit

Oct 8:
@Crystalmartin82
@jhojho90

Oct 9:
@bigcurt
@mailchickie76

Oct 10:
@busyforever
@fandangle
@MeeAhhh
@oct102018

Oct 11:
@aussie Ange
@healthygirl05
@kathy060464
@willowfinely

Oct 12:
@afer0841
@zpratt

Oct 14:
@katiemarie22

Oct 15:
@allyb15
@annaisbananas
@MegsNiko (or maybe the 17th?)
@recreating_courtney

Oct 16:
@2shea
@beccaconaty87
@br3n
@Thisismytime

Oct 17:
@Chello219
@JustKeepSwimming
@OpsMatt

Oct 18:
@shazz73

Oct 22:
@clb164
@kdiddle31
@kimberlymi
@laceco

Oct 23:
@tahoegirl96118

Oct 24:
@Beachladee3
@GirlShrinking
@tuttlemomma

Oct 25:
@AndreaK.
@kiwiangel23

Oct 29:
@kjallen

Oct 31:
@relaxrelaterelease

Im Oct 30!

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I'm scheduled for October 1st

I'm right now at my pre admission appointment. I feel a little bit overwhelmed and anxious.

More blood work, yeap... 😏

Many blessings for everyone.

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On 9/9/2018 at 9:19 PM, br3n said:

Hi All! Newbie here with a surgery date of Oct 16th. I'm so excited, but also nervous...and anxious. I am also starting a little early with eliminating carbonation, caffeine, taking lots of Vitamins, etc. Hopefully being prepared will make the transition a little easier. On one hand, I feel like I should enjoy the next few weeks of "freedom" while I'm still able to, but on the other hand, I'm just ready to get it done and over with!

kdiddle, what type of work do you do? Just curious, because I told my surgeon I'm in accounting and he said I would likely only need a week off.

I'm in Human Resources and I work from home. My doctor told me to take 2 weeks off, because of my body and mind going into a transition.

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On 9/15/2018 at 4:23 AM, kjallen said:

I’m excited about this journey too! My surgery date is 10/29/18.

Im October 30th!! I cant wait

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Hey all! I went shopping yesterday and started liquids today. I’m starving!!! I’ve barely gotten one Protein Shake in today because work is so busy and I just feel awful. Everyone just says keep drinking but I’m not thirsty!! Help :(

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I am officially an October sleever no more. I was diagnosed with sleep apnea during my sleep study, so now I have to wear the CPAP for 30 days and receive a clearance for my pulmonary doctor before I am cleared. My follow up with him is the end of October; therefore, I will more than likely end up in November baring nothing happens with my EGD tomorrow. I am really low key disgusted, but it is what it is. I can't even take my class while i log my 30 days using the CPAP... I really wish I could, and at least it would be out of the way, but...I can't. It has been my pleasure being amongst you Octobers ;-) Best of luck to you all!

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2 hours ago, Psyched said:

I am officially an October sleever no more. I was diagnosed with sleep apnea during my sleep study, so now I have to wear the CPAP for 30 days and receive a clearance for my pulmonary doctor before I am cleared. My follow up with him is the end of October; therefore, I will more than likely end up in November baring nothing happens with my EGD tomorrow.

I'm so sorry for the delay. It must be frustrating. I'm holding a good thought for pulmonary clearance.

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Got my surgery date today...October 11th. Starting the Pre-op diet tomorrow and officially cutting ties with coffee tonight. Excited, but nervous at the same time.

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