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December 2018 Sleevers!



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Hi Folks,

I am scheduled for 12/5/2018 surgery date. My surgery and program are through Kaiser in Northern California, at the Richmond Medical Center.

In the midst of all of this, I am applying to PhD programs and searching for jobs. I'm thrilled for the next part of this journey.

SW: 308 / CW: 282.6 / GW: ???

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On 11/12/2018 at 5:17 PM, azpagrrl said:

Docs office called me back and said there is no pre-op diet to follow per-se. She said they only require for higher BMI’s. 🤔 I guess that is good for me? I may just do the liquid thing for the weekend before. It seems odd that there isn’t some ‘flush’ needed before they remove 85% of your stomach?

Funny how every practice has such different protocols. I am a lower BMI patient (35 BMI) and I have to do a full 2 week liquid diet, which kind of sucks. I am not sure how I am going to do this and have the energy to work (and deal with all the crap in the office that we have around Christmas time). On the plus side, being a December sleever means I'll be one of the few people I know that will be losing weight this Christmas season. That'll be a first for me!!

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Welcome, Hokie! I am in the midst of my MPH program and an extremely robust work schedule. I picked December because classes will be out! I feel ya!

Steve - I also have to do 8 days of liquid prior to my sleeving. I start liquids on 12/3 and get sleeved on the 12th. For fun, last year, I did the liquid diet, just to see. It really wasn't that bad, except I REALLY wanted to CHEW something!

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