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Hello-I am scheduled for surgery December 8 and I'm wondering what you all would recommend having on hand for when I get home. I don't want to overbuy shakes or Protein Powder as I know tastes change, but I don't necessarily want my husband to have to run to the store right away. So, what do you recommend?

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For me it was helpful to have everything I needed. I got all my prescriptions before my surgery and I had a ton of different Protein Shakes and powders ready to go.

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Do not overthink it - All you need is a place to chill and you will be eating liquids so i say just a little broth and Soups =

I do not overstock on Protein, Kinda gets a funky taste after a month or so

Just get ready to chill and watch Tv and relax, food will be the least of your concerns you are done with FOOD and getting healthy

As a male my view

1. Comfortable clothes

2. Net Flix, Prime Video, and other things to occupy your time - I used games like clash of clans and x box to pass the time. To old to be good but passed the time

3. Clean sterile environment - You just had surgery so really do a deep clean prior, Plus coming home to a clean fresh home makes you feel good

4. Water, and broth and maybe a few Protein Drinks -

5. Take this time to educate your self on how to make these shakes, what you will be going thru, and My #! thing to learn Vitamins and Minerals and supplements.

6. Mental Prep - Do not be an idiot like me and crash - See my long post - Be ready and be educated and prepared, Many here have crashed and burned including me during post OP - Be prepared and educated ..This site has all the support and answers.

7. Your love life ends for a short period so get that out of the way also, So no frustrated WLS patients


Enjoy the journey and have a good ride down the scale

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I had a good supply of Protein Water, sugar free Powerade, Gatorade, popsicles and Jello. Also Bone Broth, mashroom Soup, refried Beans, canned chicken and salmon.

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I had a binder and a tiny but firm pillow (6"x 6" or so) to press against the incision that hurts the most. It's helpful for when you cough or laugh.

A Water container (no straws!) to sip from.

Fluffy pillows to be the most comfortable.

A grabber. Bending will be hard the first week or so.

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