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5 minutes ago, adkmalik said:

My pre-op is tomorrow, 12/24- Christmas Eve! Surgeon is Dr.Chu at Kaiser Fremont, CA. My surgery will be 1/7 & I’m so psyched! I have my Vitamins, muscle milk, broths & am ready! I’m afraid of the first 1-2 weeks because I hear they are a bit difficult. Fingers crossed!!!!

Yeah, I plan on hibernating and working through my new program in private and with my uber tiny support team those first couple of weeks. I'm getting my surplus together as well and I'm ready. Nervous, scared, tired of this obesity roller coaster that has plagued my life. My anxiety is a little high, but I'm just nervous about the new life. Best of luck to you

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This is my first post on the forum. My surgery day is 1/10/2020 at Stanford ValleyCare in Pleasanton, California. My surgeon is Dr. Estakhri and I will have a gastric sleeve. Pre-op visit will be on 01/02/2020.

I originally was at Stanford in Palo Alto but there office was so hard to communicate with and for 3 months we went round and round just trying to get a test submitted. I thought it wouldn’t be for another year and then my other doctor referred my to Dr. Estakhri and their office has been wonderful!

I’m trying to prepare and figure out what shakes and Protein I can have on hand. I can’t tolerate whey at all so that’s a challenge.

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I had my pre-op appt. & things are all a go!!! I think I was afraid that I had not lost enough weight or my congestion would be a problem, but my surgeon was super supportive & positive. I only have to do an 8 hour fast, but I'm thinking of a 3-day fast before. She said that the more my stomach is empty, the easier it will be and I'll feel better. I did a 2 day modified fast before my pre-op & it made me feel less nervous about fasting and gave me confidence that it was doable.

I feel so much better about the experience & am getting my stuff ready for afterward.

Pre-op 12/24

Surgery 1/7

Dr. Chu @ Kaiser Fremont, CA

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Welcome aboard Clasa of 2020, we are about to graduate from 2019 and into a new lifestyle of health, wealth and whatever we can imagine. I'm nervous, excited and ready.

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On 12/17/2019 at 9:06 AM, Duke483 said:

Time for an update.

As I mentioned prior, my pre-op is scheduled for 27 Dec and surgery for 20 Jan. I've been working on my prerequisites and knocked out a biggie this morning. I've done the psych eval, the supervised weight loss program, and insurance is in place. Had a bit of trouble with the stress test (I do not do treadmills well.) so had to do a cardiac catherization. Did that last week and no blockage so the cardiac physician is thumbs up for surgery. Also had to do a EGD which I did this AM. The EGD showed a hiatal hernia and some Barrets. I knew about those so that was no surprise. My surgeon performed the EGD and said he wanted to be sure I understood the risks of a sleeve v. bypass wrt GERD but that he saw nothing that would prevent doing either.

Yes, I realize the bypass is superior to the sleeve for GERD but I much prefer the sleeve. The GERD has been well controlled for the past three years.

I have three things left.

I have to do a chest x-ray. (I've already told the physician that it will show a spot. That spot has been there for years so that shouldn't be a concern.)

I've got to do the pre-op.

The surgeon told me I need to lose 25 pounds at our initial consult. I've lost 15 and it's still over a month till surgery.

Just finished the pre-op consultation for my gastric sleeve. Everything good to go for surgery on 20 Jan. Have to be at the hospital at 0530 (oh, joy). Expect to stay till next day. Pre-op diet is HPMR thrice daily beginning 12 Jan. Only Clear Liquids on 19 Jan.

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4 hours ago, Duke483 said:

Just finished the pre-op consultation for my gastric sleeve. Everything good to go for surgery on 20 Jan. Have to be at the hospital at 0530 (oh, joy). Expect to stay till next day. Pre-op diet is HPMR thrice daily beginning 12 Jan. Only Clear Liquids on 19 Jan.

What is HPMR? I'm so excited for you? Are you isolating yourself to stay focused or are you still able to stay socially active and on task?

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The first class of 2020, are you all getting your hospital bags prepared, are your homes post op ready, your support team/person in place, shopping done, cleaning done, comfy clothes, pillows, books to read, movies to watch, ride to and from the hospital secured, supplements purchased, Protein options, cases of Water, Decaf teas, broths and blah blah blah.....?????

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On 12/28/2019 at 00:10, Krimsonbutterflies said:



The first class of 2020, are you all getting your hospital bags prepared, are your homes post op ready, your support team/person in place, shopping done, cleaning done, comfy clothes, pillows, books to read, movies to watch, ride to and from the hospital secured, supplements purchased, Protein options, cases of Water, Decaf teas, broths and blah blah blah.....?????


I go in on the 14th and I have yet to prepare at all for this. I will probably go shopping soon. ☺️ I’m not sure about which Soups etc to get. I only am on a liquid/cream diet for 5-6days depends on first appointment date. Then I’m on soft food. There is no purée stage. So that’s nice. And I heard the 5-6 days is mainly just trying to stay hydrated.

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35 minutes ago, sarahSingh91 said:

I go in on the 14th and I have yet to prepare at all for this. I will probably go shopping soon. ☺️ I’m not sure about which Soups etc to get. I only am on a liquid/cream diet for 5-6days depends on first appointment date. Then I’m on soft food. There is no purée stage. So that’s nice. And I heard the 5-6 days is mainly just trying to stay hydrated.

Time is going to fly by very quickly. I like to be prepared and then some, its also a good distraction for my nerves. I think I'm going to purchase a good pillow as well. I drink plenty of Water and I hope my love of water doesn't go away. I plan on being a good patient and resting. I like lounging around, this is my opportunity to get my rest as I heal.

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10 hours ago, Krimsonbutterflies said:

What is HPMR? I'm so excited for you? Are you isolating yourself to stay focused or are you still able to stay socially active and on task?

High Protein Meal Replacement, a liquid meal prescribed for pre-op diets. Surgeon said specifically that it wasn't for post op, takes too long to digest. You can get it in the store here.

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Hello everyone! I’m new here and my surgery date is scheduled for Jan 6, I’m having the sleeve. I’m very nervous but excited! I worry about how much pain I will be in and how long I will be in pain. I’m having surgery at St.Charles hospital with Dr. Chipman (LongIsland NY)

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