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Hey guys hope everyone is going well I'm officially 11 sleeps away from surgery :)

surgeon filled me in on some final things and I asked a few questions.

he said coffee is fine like 2-3 black coffees a day are fine which is good because I don't drink hot coffee but ill put a teaspoon in a shake and it gives me a boost in the mornings before a long day :D

I'm just getting bored waiting counting the days; marking off the calendar!

Had a little hunger craving today for the first time in weeks so had some fruit & chicken breast meat was very tasty!

I'm lucky my preop diet is just continue with low calories and low carbs and 3 shakes a day which I've been doing for weeks now anyways!

I'm just ready to get into the hospital and get the operation over and be relaxing in my private room it will actually be nice to be waited on by the staff for a few days :P surgeon said he will not make me leave until I'm healthy enough to be on my own as I live alone.

I'm just hoping for an easy stress free recovery :)

I love seeing inspirational posts from those who have had the RNY BYPASS already :D

thanks again

Mike

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Thanks for the update, Mike. I had heard about the no caffeine rule, but your surgeon said it was okay. That is great if you are a caffeine addict, like me. I don't drink coffee or tea, but I do have my diet soda to give me a boost of caffeine in the mornings to get me going. I'm wondering how I'm going to change that up without having the caffeine. Maybe it won't be so bad after all. I guess it will depend on what my surgeon says and what my body will tolerate. I've heard or read, I can't remember which at this point, that you need to try different things once surgery is over because your palate will have changed and different things will taste better or worse.

So happy for you that you are so close to your surgery! Way to go! I know you've got what it takes to make it through the entire process to reach your goals. Just take it one step at a time and try not to rush your body.

HAHA! Look at me sounding like I know anything. I do have faith in you though, Mike, so hang in there.

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1 hour ago, Machalo said:

Thanks for the update, Mike. I had heard about the no caffeine rule, but your surgeon said it was okay. That is great if you are a caffeine addict, like me. I don't drink coffee or tea, but I do have my diet soda to give me a boost of caffeine in the mornings to get me going. I'm wondering how I'm going to change that up without having the caffeine. Maybe it won't be so bad after all. I guess it will depend on what my surgeon says and what my body will tolerate. I've heard or read, I can't remember which at this point, that you need to try different things once surgery is over because your palate will have changed and different things will taste better or worse.

So happy for you that you are so close to your surgery! Way to go! I know you've got what it takes to make it through the entire process to reach your goals. Just take it one step at a time and try not to rush your body.

HAHA! Look at me sounding like I know anything. I do have faith in you though, Mike, so hang in there.

Thanks for the kind words :)

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4 hours ago, Machalo said:

Thanks for the update, Mike. I had heard about the no caffeine rule, but your surgeon said it was okay. That is great if you are a caffeine addict, like me. I don't drink coffee or tea, but I do have my diet soda to give me a boost of caffeine in the mornings to get me going. I'm wondering how I'm going to change that up without having the caffeine. Maybe it won't be so bad after all. I guess it will depend on what my surgeon says and what my body will tolerate. I've heard or read, I can't remember which at this point, that you need to try different things once surgery is over because your palate will have changed and different things will taste better or worse.

So happy for you that you are so close to your surgery! Way to go! I know you've got what it takes to make it through the entire process to reach your goals. Just take it one step at a time and try not to rush your body.

HAHA! Look at me sounding like I know anything. I do have faith in you though, Mike, so hang in there.

You know, I had a real addiction to Diet Coke, but I found myself able to wean myself off using Powerade Zero and Crystal Light in Water. As for caffeine, I have a caffinated coffee every 4-5 days. I haven't had any headaches or any problems. So it's doable! Lemon lime Gatorade Zero is pretty good too I just prefer the Powerade Zero grape.

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That's great that you can still have some caffeine! I watch a lot of WLS youtube videos and have seen several people say they mix coffee with their shakes.

I'm not a coffee drinker, but am a soda drinker. I'm proud to say I'm on Day 4 of NO SODA!! I'm living on crystal light and Powerade zero right now! LOL!!

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11 minutes ago, ChubRub said:

That's great that you can still have some caffeine! I watch a lot of WLS youtube videos and have seen several people say they mix coffee with their shakes.

I'm not a coffee drinker, but am a soda drinker. I'm proud to say I'm on Day 4 of NO SODA!! I'm living on crystal light and Powerade zero right now! LOL!!

So proud of you, @ChubRub !! Way to go! High five!

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