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@pumpkiinry LOOKS like you will be at your first appointment while ill be having my surgery (its getting closer and I am a lil nervous and excited) I can only speak for myself I personally didn't ask that many questions ay my first appointment but I encourage you to ask as many questions that your wanting to know or curious about. Have you decided on which procedure you are going to have? I had questions on the other types of procedures after I had choose then the RNY which with my doctors advisement I switched to the sleeve …because it was the best for me I wish you all the luck !!! wish I could offer up more as far as questions I am certain there are other who will

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Are you seeing your primary or a surgeon? When I saw my primary she told me about some patients she's had over the years and how well they're doing and how it really benefitted them. We discussed some pertinent health issues that could be resolved and/or prevented with the surgery. With her it was pretty cut and dry.

With my surgeon we discussed all the options, he took into consideration what procedure I wanted and laid the ground work. We discussed my health history, weight history, what worked, what didn't, and then discussed the different options available. My surgeon definitely prefers the bypass and the sleeve over the lap band. Most will have you do an EGD to look at the inside of your stomach and see how things look, mine took a couple biopsies and revealed some nasty damage from GERD which I was totally unaware of. I also had to do a psych eval as that was required by the surgeon and the insurance and then some appointments with my primary and finally surgery! I really like my surgeon, he's awesome, he explains everything, doesn't talk over you, and listens to your concerns.

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I am going to my consultation tomorrow. I am having a horrible time giving up Diet Soda. Suggestions?

Practice makes perfect start slow and you will be off drinking sodas I did it and I don't miss it...

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On 9/16/2019 at 9:48 PM, LAMSLT said:

I am going to my consultation tomorrow. I am having a horrible time giving up Diet Soda. Suggestions?

I'm thinking that is going to be one of my biggest bugaboo's too. Giving up the soda. I decided to do it during my 4 months of nutrition consults, while I gear up for my surgical consult in January. Like this month (my starting month) I'm not limiting how much diet soda I drink. Next month, I'll limit to 2 per day. In December, 1 per day, so that by January I'm completely off. I still don't think it's going to be easy, but I'm happy with my plan. You may be post-op by now; how did you finally get off soda?

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