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Top of the Evening Everyone,

I received a call from the Pre-Surgery Team, today.

I have to meet with the anesthesiologist do go over the anesthesia, etc.

She asked a serious of questions and they were relatively simple...Yes, No.... etc.

She asked when do I start the "clear diet" and I told her, "Shhhhhh don't remind me!!"🤣🤣

Well anyways, the answer was only for one day and that's the day before surgery, June 3.

But as of Monday, I will be in the liquid diet phase...... Mentally, I know I got this........... But I am going to have a great time on Sunday at the cookout......😋

Ladies and Gentlemen, it's getting close!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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On 5/21/2019 at 1:26 PM, Purpledva said:

Frustr8, I like your spunk........I hope things are coming around for you. It seems as though they are. I am slowly trying to get my mental state in order. Next week, there will be no hamburgers, chicken or anything just my Protein Shakes and water😲. My mom asks me everyday, "Are sure about this?..... Have you made your mind up?!!" And I am like, "Yup!!! I've had a good run and now it's time to do this!!" I know next week by day 2 of the liquid diet I will probably be ready to slice my Riley (my pug) open and eat him (just joking).😨 But for this week, I will be enjoying those "last tastes" of the future forbidden fruits..😉

DON'T EAT THE PUG !!!! hahahaha

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On 5/21/2019 at 10:43 PM, MLB357 said:

I just want you females to know that "us "males are on here too. I was seating thinking a lot of you have given birth before and yet you're still concern about this. As a male I can't compare the concern of this surgery to giving birth. I would guess the closest I can compare is being a US Army vet., who was worried (but not scared) while sitting outside a small village in the pitch dark night in a sandy country and telling the young troops I was blessed with being in command of " We Got This". Going through this journey ( my surgery date is 5 June) and reading all these stories and words of encouragement from those here... I feel strong ...like " I got this ... Thanks

From the only other male in the group, Welcome! You got this...we all got this!! Thank you for your service.

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Weight on 5/14 was 320. I started on pureed low carb foods, Protein Shakes, broth, and Water on 5/15 to give myself an extra two weeks on the preop diet. Weighed today....already down to 315.... 5 lbs in a week!! Already moving in the right direction.

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I’m in countdown mode to my final monthly surgeon visit and then to start the two week pre-op liquid diet. Surgery scheduled for June 17th with a pre-op visit to surgeon and hospital on the 11th. I’m, so far, still excited, but some anxiety is creeping around in the brain. Prayers please, fellow Junies. This is the harder part, for me, not the diet. My mind will race and I get anxious.

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Hey JamesL73, I was at my best weight and physical fitness just after finishing basic and ait. Ft. Jackson, SC was brutally hot. The pounds could have melted from the heat alone. Thank you for YOUR service, James. Thanks to my decision to join up, I met my husband of nearly 39 years (July 1st).

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13 hours ago, Purpledva said:

Top of the Evening Everyone,

I received a call from the Pre-Surgery Team, today.

I have to meet with the anesthesiologist do go over the anesthesia, etc.

She asked a serious of questions and they were relatively simple...Yes, No.... etc.

She asked when do I start the "clear diet" and I told her, "Shhhhhh don't remind me!!"🤣🤣

Well anyways, the answer was only for one day and that's the day before surgery, June 3.

But as of Monday, I will be in the liquid diet phase...... Mentally, I know I got this........... But I am going to have a great time on Sunday at the cookout......😋

Ladies and Gentlemen, it's getting close!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm supposed to do all liquids for 3 days starting next friday. I'm allowed Protein Shakes in addition to Clear Liquids, sugar free popsicles and sugar free Jello during my liquid phase. May start a little early on Wednesday or Thursday. I've lost 2 pounds since Monday on 2 shakes, 1 Protein Bar and 1 light meal a day. Having a plain non fat yogurt this morning though. My husband got the kids donuts which is tempting.

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On ‎5‎/‎6‎/‎2019 at 2:39 PM, BulletWithButterflyWings said:

How is everyone doing? When are yall starting your liquid diet?

I am very lucky -- I only have to do a one day liquid diet, so that will be on Sunday, June 2nd :)

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I just had to start a 1500 calorie diet. Surgery is June 3rd. It's just depressing cause I'm like geez 1500...how many calories WAS I eating [emoji15]

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I know right?

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When I went for my pre surg labs they informed me . Why ? I had my blood donor, said A rh-. my lab.s from my local hospital always states that on Page #1 of their print-outs I am given. So my insurance,had to pay for another typing, did they honestly think it could have changed during the 50 mile ride down?,Sometimes some people are strange about the strangest things.
Seriously! Shaking my head.

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So is anyone else freaking out? Each day that gets closer and closer I get more and more terrified. I know this is what I want but my mind is trying to psych me out.

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So is anyone else freaking out? Each day that gets closer and closer I get more and more terrified. I know this is what I want but my mind is trying to psych me out.
Yep!! June 3rd ends life as I know it. Which is not a bad thing, I do realize that. But it's still freaking me out nonetheless. I am most worried about the pain after the surgery and how quickly I'm going to feel like going back to work. Hopefully I will be going back to work the next week, but from reading everyone else's posts it's a wait-and-see, thing. my anxiety levels are extremely high at night when I'm laying there trying to go to sleep and my mind is racing. So you are not alone...

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Today is my fifth day on this liquid diet and my God I wish I could have something different than Protein Shakes and cream of wheat. I have 8 more days and then I do the clear liquid diet the day before surgery. I have to stay strong and keep pushing. I know it’s going to be a good three months before I have something tasteful but it will be well worth it.

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