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On 5/12/2019 at 12:09 AM, JamesL73 said:

Hello all, I may be wrong but after reading all of the comments, I believe I am the first Male in here. My name is James. I am 45, happily single with two kids grown and on their own, one with two girls of his own. Yep, I'm a grandpa. :( I will be going to dr illan at BariatricPal MX, in Tijuana Mexico, on June 15. This will actually be my second surgery, I am doing a revision from VSG to the Mini Gastric Bypass. If any of you are interested I just FINALLY wrote my story in my profile if you're wondering why the revision. So most, if any, questions can be answered there. If anyone has any other questions, feel free to ask. Good luck to all on your upcoming surgeries and in your current battles with insurance. I refuse to deal with all the insurance bureaucracy so I am paying cash for the second time. i know most aren't able to do that, in fact I'm really not this time either, it is going on a credit card and I will deal with it later. haha My health is way more important than my credit score. Anyway, see you all around.

Welcome to the group, James! I think you may be the first guy here, but you'll still be in good company with us 😊 I'm proud of you for taking this step, and continuing on your journey rather than just throwing in the towel. It sounds like you have a good game plan in place, and hopefully this time around will help provide you with the right tool to succeed for good. And being around these parts means you've got a built in support network to help you through, too.

Wishing you all sorts of good luck! *cheers*

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13 hours ago, Purpledva said:

Well I am still feeling a bit nervous. I am questioning whether or not I have made the right decision. I keep telling myself that I come this far and there is no need to turn back now. Anyways, I have been approved so it is like having a blank check.... I just have to get through the clearance hurdle and hopefully my nerves will calm down. Tomorrow, I will attend my pre-op education class, so I will come back let everyone know what went on. So until tomorrow, have a great rest of your weekend.

The JuneBunch😄

I find myself questioning still too... in my pre-op classes, they actually told me that's super common, so I felt a bit better about that. You've worked hard and made great strides to be where you're at now - you've got this! As a member of the June Bunch, I have faith in you 😄

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We're going over the diet in a few days, but I believe it's the same -- two weeks, mostly Clear Liquids. I think I can have Protein Shakes, but otherwise it's just broth and crystal light. LOL

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Same here. This is Day 1 of my 3-week pre-op diet. I can only have liquids and the shakes. After reading lots of posts on this app, I decided on the Phone Protein shakes.

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Same here. This is Day 1 of my 3-week pre-op diet. I can only have liquids and the shakes. After reading lots of posts on this app, I decided on the Phone Protein Shakes.

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Ugh, I hate auto correct sometimes. Correction: *Premier Protein shakes.

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46 minutes ago, Sunnilicious said:

Ugh, I hate auto correct sometimes. Correction: *Premier Protein shakes.< br />
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Premier Protein shakes are delicious!! I'm having lots of those when I'm on my pre-op diet. Post-op it's only whey Protein isolates for me, but thankfully Phormula-1 is actually stunningly good.

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42 minutes ago, krisleeve19 said:

Hey all! 37 female. Date of June 25th

Welcome to our June group, krisleeve! *waves* Good to have you! Hopefully your journey is going well!

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Hi Everyone!

I'm new here but not new to WLS. I had a VSG in 2010 and while it worked well for a few years, the next few years were rough and I re-gained. I'm seeing the same surgeon for a DS; she's scheduled it for June 14 (that's when she can get the robot!), even though I don't have official insurance approval yet. So I'm nervous. And excited.

I'm a long-happily-married woman of a certain age, with a grown daughter, a perfect Golden Retriever named Stella, and 2 cats, mostly decorative. I live north of Boston and will be having my surgery with Dr. Sheila Partridge at MassGeneral/Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is terrific.

Looking forward to following this thread, especially as people start having their surgeries!

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Hello everyone! I could have sworn I wrote a post already in this forum but I can not find it anywhere!! I’m a June sibling as well and will be having the RNY!

I am 5’9 291lbs and a mother to 2. I am engaged to the love of my life, our wedding is in October!

I’ve had 2 csection... anyone heard how recovery is with RNY post cesarean ?

I need advise on preop diets, and how the heck to decide how to buy a dress!! 🤨

Can’t wait to get to know y’all!

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Hi everyone!
Kind of down today. I have a tentative surgery date of 6/4/19. Just need PCP clearance. Today was the 4th visit in a month. He keeps ordering the same blood work. Today he smiled and said "better this is good news". Then ordered another blood test. Results will be in Wednesday. (They are watching high white blood cells and have done 3 studies, no cancer cells but abnormal cells present. I have a son with lukemia CML.). Surgeon insurance gal worried we are cutting authorization close. She penciled me in on both 6/4 and 6/11. When I worry I tend to eat and my weight has been stuck at 215 for about a month. So BMI 39-40. So now not sure how long for preop diet. So weight check on Wednesday. Sorry for rant, just so close and still soooo far away.

New_Me 2019

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I wish I had magic! Lacking that I'm sending support your way. That waiting really is the hardest part. Sounds like your doc was pleased with today's numbers, though. Hang in there -- you're almost there, but yes it looks a long way off.

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I wish I had magic! Lacking that I'm sending support your way. That waiting really is the hardest part. Sounds like your doc was pleased with today's numbers, though. Hang in there -- you're almost there, but yes it looks a long way off.
Thank you. I am trying so hard to remain positve. He keeps telling me he is just checking but this is scary and I just want to move on. I feel good, his nurse keeps calling me to see how I am feeling today. FINE. I am not sick... just fat and need a bit of help with that. Drinking my Water, walking, and watching what I eat.[emoji1]

New_Me 2019

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Hi! My name is Tiffany. I am a 50 year old mom of 3 adult kids. I had the lap band from 2005-2012. Never lost weight. Followed the program to the letter. My doc used to guilt me and tell me I was his only “failure”. He didn’t even offer me the choice of revision when I had the band removed. Unfortunately I’ve been misinformed for the past 7 years. People told me I couldn’t have another bariatric surgery after failing one. My PCP moved and I mentioned it to my new doc and she told me I could indeed have another bariatric surgery. I’m an oncology RN that has been disabled since 2012. All of my visits are done, I’m waiting for the surgeons office to call with a date, but he thinks the end of June. Not, by the way the same surgeon!!

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NewMe,

Welcome to the JuneBunch. You don't have to apologize for your rants. That is what this forum/we are here for.

I am blowing pixie dust your way and you will be just fine.

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