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9 minutes ago, colormehappy said:

My surgery is tomorrow morning at 730am. I have to be there at 5 to check in, about 45 min from my house. I also have to be up at 3 for the Hibiclens shower and to drink a Gatorade. Between that and nerves I’m not sure I’ll be sleeping tonight!

Goodluck! I haven't gotten a gatorade instruction - I've been told absolutely nothing after midnight - but I have to do the shower at night and again early morning - it's so weird how everyone has a different protocol - makes me anxious! Fun, fun times! I'm already a bit of an insomniac - but it's been worse lately, for sure.

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2 hours ago, MaybeMeow said:

So exciting as these dates approach. @Boardfatgirl ... whose name will not be accurate soon enough we can be one day apart bypass twins!

@colormehappy and @havethree... I have the same worries. I dreampt last a friend who recently passed from pancreatic cancer came to me and said not to do the surgery. I woke in a pile of sweat. It's the voluntary part, I think. When you have a family who needs you and a life to live and you choose to risk it... obviously in the hopes to better yourself. It's scary. But I'm trying to think less. Just ... think. Less. I've made the decision. My surgeon has done nearly 4000 WLS. I'm just trusting its the right thing.

Oh my gosh, that dream would freak me out. But I totally understand. I have 4 and 5 year old boys, and I haven’t had surgery since I had kids. I keep going back and forth between feeling selfish for taking the risk of surgery, and feeling selfish for staying heavy and unable to be active with them. Ah, parenthood...

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2 minutes ago, havethree said:

Goodluck! I haven't gotten a gatorade instruction - I've been told absolutely nothing after midnight - but I have to do the shower at night and again early morning - it's so weird how everyone has a different protocol - makes me anxious! Fun, fun times! I'm already a bit of an insomniac - but it's been worse lately, for sure.

My surgeon has people drink 12 ounces of full sugar Gatorade 4 hours before surgery. He said it greatly decreases the nausea in recovery. 🤷🏼‍♀️

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2 minutes ago, colormehappy said:

My surgeon has people drink 12 ounces of full sugar Gatorade 4 hours before surgery. He said it greatly decreases the nausea in recovery. 🤷🏼‍♀️

That sounds amazing! I would very much like my surgeon to allow that! Maybe I'll send him a MyChart message and ask once I get my official surgery time tomorrow.

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Hey y’all! I’m booked for my surgery on June 18. Sending the best vibes to all of you going in tomorrow! Can’t wait to hear how it went.
I’m 35, 5’4” tall and started my preop diet last week at 300lbs. My doctor required me to do 3 weeks of shakes and 250cals of low glycemic veggies per day.It’s been challenging to find ways to prepare veggies that don’t have any fat or salt...love for some suggestions!

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5 hours ago, MaybeMeow said:

I dreampt last a friend who recently passed from pancreatic cancer came to me and said not to do the surgery. I woke in a pile of sweat. ...

I had a coworker who told me she was on the track to do WLS and she had a dream where someone who had passed said the same thing and she didn't go through with the surgery!! Maybe it's a common dream to have?

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Oh, and I'm scheduled for 6/17. (RNY - was gonna do sleeve but I decided on the RNY after talking a lot with my nutritionist and doing research)

Was supposed to be May 4th, but was postponed due to COVID-19. I was feeling pretty hopeless that entire month and a half when it was cancelled (cancelled late march..), so I gained some weight. Luckily, my surgeon said no more weight gain and we can still do the surgery. My insurance doesn't have any requirements but the 6 month weigh ins. I'm 16 days away and I"m pushing myself with eating more veggies, more Protein and drinking more Water. It's stuff I've done before, because I lost ~80lbs on Keto a year and some change ago, but gained it all back. I figured this time, I can do all those changes I made w/keto, and the new tool of the surgery and I should be set. 🤞

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44 minutes ago, chunkarella said:

Oh, and I'm scheduled for 6/17. (RNY - was gonna do sleeve but I decided on the RNY after talking a lot with my nutritionist and doing research)

Was supposed to be May 4th, but was postponed due to COVID-19. I was feeling pretty hopeless that entire month and a half when it was cancelled (cancelled late march..), so I gained some weight. Luckily, my surgeon said no more weight gain and we can still do the surgery. My insurance doesn't have any requirements but the 6 month weigh ins. I'm 16 days away and I"m pushing myself with eating more veggies, more Protein and drinking more Water. It's stuff I've done before, because I lost ~80lbs on Keto a year and some change ago, but gained it all back. I figured this time, I can do all those changes I made w/keto, and the new tool of the surgery and I should be set. 🤞

It’s getting so close! Also I love your username. 😂

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2 minutes ago, colormehappy said:

It’s getting so close! Also I love your username. 😂

thank you -- it's what I call my dog. Takes one to know one.🤷‍♂️

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4 hours ago, CindyGH said:

Surgery tomorrow at 9 am !

Sending you alllllll the good stuff! Please check in when you feel up to it. We'll be thinking about you! Smooth sailing! No Gas! Walk walk walk!!

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2 hours ago, Paradisegirl said:

Hey y’all! I’m booked for my surgery on June 18. Sending the best vibes to all of you going in tomorrow! Can’t wait to hear how it went.
I’m 35, 5’4” tall and started my preop diet last week at 300lbs. My doctor required me to do 3 weeks of shakes and 250cals of low glycemic veggies per day.It’s been challenging to find ways to prepare veggies that don’t have any fat or salt...love for some suggestions!

Do they allow for sprays? I love the butter substitute spray and some salt free Mrs Dash (several flavors) on Broccoli and sometimes asparagus. But I could eat the well steamed broccoli everyday. Thats quite a diet. Hang in there! I bet you'll lose a lot before surgery!!

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@colormehappy Best of luck! Check in when you can. We'll be sending you ALLLLLLLL the good stuff!

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Mine is scheduled for June 22; I’m ready.

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