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Hi my name is Michelle and I am 50 years old and live in North Carolina. I have my first all day appointment where I meet the surgeon, nutritionist, psych evaluation etc. I was told I have to do all my pre op work same day. I plan on being there all day. I do have to do the endoscopy but I think that is a separate day.

i was told to bring a healthy snack because there are breaks. No fast food or junk food. I am a big Water drinker so no problem there but I need some ideas for healthy Snacks. It’s an hour drive so something that doesn’t need refrigerating.

Has anyone wanted to have a “last meal” you know stuff that you can’t eat after surgery? Is it a bad idea?

Also I am listening to the audio book and was told to download app for this forum but I can’t get it to work on my iPhone. Anyone else have this issue?
i am excited to make some new friends here and read everyone’s stories of how things are going.

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Is this the first time meeting surgeon etc have you decided on which surgery you need and do you need what your requirement are like 6 month diet or anything?

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Yes, first time meeting surgeon. I would like the RNY or DS. But I guess the surgeon will tell me what’s best? I do not have to do the 6 month diet. After I completed all my tests and everything is OK they submit to insurance and schedule surgery.

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These things can take weeks usually you need cardio check. Psych appt. Endoscopy. All kinds of checks and appointments unless you're self pay?

Mine was quick still took 3 months

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Welcome! I lived in NC for several years - and my brother still lives there, so I still get down there once or twice a year!

for healthy Snacks that travel - individual bags of nuts, string cheese, beef Jerky, Protein Bars (there are others, of course, but those immediately come to mind)

clinics will usually tell you not to have a "food funeral", but a lot of people do. I didn't go hog wild (a term I still use even 30 years after leaving NC!), but we did go out to dinner a couple of times that last week so I could enjoy some of my favorite dishes that I knew I wouldn't be able to have again for awhile.

good luck with everything! You'll be so glad you did this!

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I would recommend Protein Bars, any type of nut (just not the kind coated in sugary stuff), and low sugar pudding.

I personally did not have a food funeral, but I also didn't have to do a liquid pre-op diet. I understand most people do go through the liquid diet pre-op so I am sure that is difficult to do.

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My suggestion would be if you do use Protein Bars, choose the ones that have more Protein than carbs. This is what my dr told me to do concerning most foods including protein bars and it has worked well. You may be able to take refrigerated items if you have a small cooler to take with you.

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22 hours ago, Losingit2018 said:

My suggestion would be if you do use Protein Bars, choose the ones that have more Protein than carbs.

This is important. Some Protein Shakes and Protein Bars have too much sugar in them.

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