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On day nine of pre-op liquids, and I feel less hungry than I did the first week. I guess my body is adjusting. I'm feeling increasingly anxious and uncertain as the date approaches, and I'm sure I will until the moment they put me to sleep. I just keep reminding myself that I've been yo-you dieting for 30 years and this is my key to good health for the rest of my life.

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Recidivist, you ARE doing the right thing. Good health is invaluable. I'm 53 and struggling with issues that are compounded by all the extra weight I have. I have peace knowing that as I become lighter and healthier that my arthritic knees may not hurt as much and the pressure on my spine and the leg and foot pain I have will get better. I have my eye so dead set on the prize of feeling better in general that I can't let anxiety creep in. I wish you peace as you get closer to your special day. You are doing GREAT and will continue to. The surgery will be a blip on the radar and you will be into healthy mode and loving life, I just know it!

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15 hours ago, Recidivist said:

On day nine of pre-op liquids, and I feel less hungry than I did the first week. I guess my body is adjusting. I'm feeling increasingly anxious and uncertain as the date approaches, and I'm sure I will until the moment they put me to sleep. I just keep reminding myself that I've been yo-you dieting for 30 years and this is my key to good health for the rest of my life.

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Just heard from my surgeons office and my surgery is tentatively scheduled for March 19 as long as everything goes through with my insurance!!

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2 hours ago, losingtolivewithjen said:

Just heard from my surgeons office and my surgery is tentatively scheduled for March 19 as long as everything goes through with my insurance!!

That's just a little more than a week past my surgery (3/11). Good luck!

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9 hours ago, claricey said:

Recidivist, you ARE doing the right thing. Good health is invaluable. I'm 53 and struggling with issues that are compounded by all the extra weight I have. I have peace knowing that as I become lighter and healthier that my arthritic knees may not hurt as much and the pressure on my spine and the leg and foot pain I have will get better. I have my eye so dead set on the prize of feeling better in general that I can't let anxiety creep in. I wish you peace as you get closer to your special day. You are doing GREAT and will continue to. The surgery will be a blip on the radar and you will be into healthy mode and loving life, I just know it!

Thank you so much for your reassuring words, Claricey. I know you are right and that I'm doing the right thing, but as the surgery gets nearer I have moments of doubt. I saw my surgeon today for the last time before surgery on Monday. and I'm feeling much better. And I agree--I will look back on this years from now and wonder why I was so worried.

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Hey guys found these at costco 15 8 oz packs for $12.99 vs $19.99 for 10 packs on Amazon. I thought these would be a great alternative to big tetra packs of broth post op and less waste.

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On ‎2‎/‎15‎/‎2019 at 8:55 PM, Recidivist said:

March 4 (postponed from February 25). I may be the first of the March group!

I'm with ya'! I am March 4th too. Moved up from March 11th. Wishing you best of luck!!

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10 hours ago, juliekenj2 said:

March 4 here. !

Nerves are starting to set in for me. Wishing you all the best and a speedy recovery.

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I'm on day 12 of pre-op liquids and doing fairly well. Surgery on Monday, and I'm feeling both anxious and excited.

I had a dream last night that I was gorging on all kinds of forbidden food--cookies, ice cream, pizza, Pasta, etc.--and in my dream I knew that I shouldn't be eating them. I wonder how I should interpret that? I suppose cheating on my diet in my dreams is better than doing it in real life.

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I’m on day 11 of my liquid diet. I’m so excited for surgery Tuesday. I also dreamt I had food in my mouth and panicked and spit it out lol.

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As a way of having a food Funeral, saying good-bye to the junk food that died from your life. If they were good-for-you foods, they will be back in your life after a short holiday, you just won't be all over each other, you will have a grown-up relationship " Nice to see you again but I am eating 3 spoonfuls of you, even though you are tasty!" and your surgery will help you fulfill that promise.🍝🍸

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