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Just had mine on the 1st. I’m so glad I found this message board!

i have been struggling to even sip Water and take a crushed pill. I thought something was wrong but found out a lot of people can barely drink .

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Have you tried pop cycles to keep you hydrated? I bought clear flavored Protein Water and will be making some out of it so my pop cycles have protein. You are still beginning so it will get better. Keep walking a lot your stomach area has been filled with gas to make it easier for surgery so you need to move that gas out. Walking helps you do this. Keep in touch.

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On 7/2/2019 at 10:46 PM, Christian1978 said:

I feel a lot of discomfort whenever I drink anything. It feels not full but bloated

19 hours ago, Sandra Nuelken said:

Have you tried pop cycles to keep you hydrated? I bought clear flavored Protein Water and will be making some out of it so my pop cycles have Protein. You are still beginning so it will get better. Keep walking a lot your stomach area has been filled with gas to make it easier for surgery so you need to move that gas out. Walking helps you do this. Keep in touch.

I got my first sleep last night in about three day woke up feeling good. I can now take good sized drinks of Water. I can also drink a twelve oz Proteins shake in about 15 minutes.

i have been walking I usually walk till I pass gas but even that has gotten better.

here I am July 4th 1 am sippin some spicy clear beef broth and it really tastes like a meal to me.

Things are lookin great!!!

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So happy you are feeling better. Getting over surgery is difficult but it is like childbirth and it is forgotten when you see progress. I remember 9 years ago I had a lap band put on June 29 and on July 4 I got to suck the juices off a grilled hot dog then I sipped my broth and cried. This year I'm eating that hot dog because I am having my sleeve surgery July 30. Keep us updated and I hope you have a speedy recovery.

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Tuesday July 9th for me. Tomorrow is my last day of solid eating....then I go on clear liquid sabbatical on Saturday.

I won't lie. I'm scared. I try not to think too much about it. Just...getting through it.

I can do it.

Edited by LadyHermit

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All surgery is very scary, you can do this and the results will be wonderful! We have your back!

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July 8th here. Feeling nervous but mostly excited to start this new chapter of my life. Could use all the support I can get!

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You have our support. I'm July 30. I have a few foods lined up to eat before the pre-surgery diet. My husband thinks I'm nuts as I want collards, hot dog, hamburger, and my favorite salad. Oh, shrimp and grits too. That's it. Nothing crazy. That should take all of next week. I'm having peach cobbler Saturday then next week I start my pre-surgery eating One healthy meal a day off of their sheet and Protein Drinks. Good luck to you, if you get worried we are here to support you.

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Thanks guys. Just...the idea that my stomach's gonna be cut on makes me squirm.

Painkillers. Netflix. All the sugarfree popsicles and Water I want. Protein Drinks. My cats.

First week is gonna be rough, no lie. Eating some Snacks tonight as a last hurrah before I go on liquid sabbatical. Gulp.

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Good luck and keep us updated. I start my restricted diet next weekend and have a pool party two days later. I will and can do it. I'm starting now thinking of food as not my friend. Good luck!!

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My surgery is already scheduled for July 31st. I received a letter from my insurance company, Anthem BCBS on Friday denying my request for my sleeve surgery. They claim I have not met all my requirements which I have. I've been under my surgeon's care since December. I have met all my surgeon's requirements. BCBS is saying I have not been on a supervised diet for 6 months. I plan to appeal their decision but this could not have happened at a worse time for me. I just found out I have 60 days to move!! Its been very stressful the last few days. I'm super bummed and feeling frustrated and overwhelmed by everything [emoji24]. I've worked so hard to come this far and to get all of this bad news at once. I'm praying everything works out as it should. I'm so depressed.

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Five days after actual surgery and I must say I’m shocked at how much better I feel from day after.

Posters who are scheduled this month my biggest piece of advice after surgery...

get yourself up either in your house, or in the hospital if they keep you overnight, and walk till you fart or burp. Gas Is the major thing giving you pain and discomfort.

Now that it’s all gone i feel much more clear minded. I am focusing on the queues my new stomach gives me and so on. Not much pain to it.

In fact I feel great! I have so much more of a different outlook on life knowing I can achieve a body now that is capable of a better QUALITY of life. While being able to self control. It’s amazing how DIFFERENT my appetite is already. I am looking at food in a completely different way. I really think my yo yo days are behind me. I have never felt like this.

GOOD LUCK GUYS!

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6 hours ago, Flo-grown said:

My surgery is already scheduled for July 31st. I received a letter from my insurance company, Anthem BCBS on Friday denying my request for my sleeve surgery. They claim I have not met all my requirements which I have. I've been under my surgeon's care since December. I have met all my surgeon's requirements. BCBS is saying I have not been on a supervised diet for 6 months. I plan to appeal their decision but this could not have happened at a worse time for me. I just found out I have 60 days to move!! Its been very stressful the last few days. I'm super bummed and feeling frustrated and overwhelmed by everything . I've worked so hard to come this far and to get all of this bad news at once. I'm praying everything works out as it should. I'm so depressed.

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I am so sorry to hear about your insurance issues. That just sucks. It took me a long time for approval as had to have one other condition other than the weight, and I had nothing. I hope things turn around for you.

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