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Duodenal switch scheduled for July 6th!!!

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You going the whole enchilada route, good luck. I hope the pre op diet isn’t too bad. Keep smiling.

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I finally received the call today that my surgery was approved and will be on July 16 for Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. I’m a ball of emotions! I started this journey back in September 2019 to complete the long list of insurance requirements with different doctor’s & specialists, and attended WLM each month. Then Covid hit right as I had completed everything on my checklist. I have been in limbo land waiting to see what would shake out.

Honestly, even though it’s overdue I was still surprised that they’re getting me in as soon as they are. I just hope nothing goes sideways from here to there with my date, because that would just be my luck at this point lol! I’m excited to get more active on here with a great group of knowledgeable people! Good luck to all you fellow July surgery patients! See you all on the losers bench!

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2 minutes ago, LizzieMmmkay said:

I finally received the call today that my surgery was approved and will be on July 16 for Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass.

Hi, surgery twin! I'm scheduled for RNY July 16, too!

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I am lucky that my kids moved out, savings lots. I have just started the process and I don’t start the pre op diet till July 1st and am saving for the added costs of getting the foods listed on my dieticians diet plan. I am just, like you, trying to figure out the diet when I finally make it to solid food again. Keep smiling, you will find a way. I have just started exploring this site and find it very informative so far. So hopefully I will find good alternatives for more expensive items.

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I heard about premiere Protein from other forums. I tasted the peach clear ,tropical punch clear and oates. All are good with 20 grams of protein. the clear needs to be very cold not to get the artifical sugar taste. will let you know more.

Folks with the teeth issues hang in there.....

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I am having the sleeve done on July 1st . I am 2 days in on my liquid diet which is the worst thing ever. I have noticed all pre op diets are different , most are allowed to have Jello , Soups, popsicles. I’m not allowed to have any of that! Just Water, shakes and broth. Well needless to say I’m starving and very very weak. Just want to sleep and do nothing , I get exhausted going to the bathroom . I’m very lightheaded and extremely irritable constantly. I have 4 more days to go yet and I’m questioning my ability to be able to go that long. If I could have Soup or something that would help a little I think, but I have asked and the answer is still no. But I am very excited that it’s almost here I started this journey back in October 2019, things got put on hold with corona but it’s finally here ! Any words of wisdom or advice is gladly accepted and appreciated!

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Wow that is restricted but you got this! By day 4 you will have energy push thru it. Day 2/3 is the worst :( Don’t let it win! Walk.swim, sing, laugh, paint, dance :) when I get hungry I picture what it will be like and how happy I will be. Keep busy and the days will fly.

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That seems unfair but I am Happy for you that you did it!! I drink Premier Protein and it’s not bad. You can buy it pretty much anywhere. Lots of flavors too! Sending you positive thoughts for Thursday. I have preop testing on the first and surgery on the 8th. Hoping all goes well :)

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On 5/28/2020 at 9:51 PM, Babydoll7387 said:

Scheduled for RNY on July 8th. Start my liquid diet on June 24th, which I'm dreading 😬 My birthday is July 3rd, so I'm slightly bummed about not being able to do my usual dinner and cake, but that's part of the journey. Makes me wonder where I'll be at for my birthday next year. I'm so nervous, but so excited at the same time!

My surgery is july 7, I start the liquid diet on July 4, I'm not good with this fasting thing.....

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On 6/24/2020 at 8:09 AM, Judy1107 said:

Had my final doctor visit yesterday and actually scheduled my surgery for July 6th!! I go to the hospital to preregister on the 2nd. Full liquids start this Sunday! I'm very excited!! Any surgery buddies??

My surgery is july 7

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Good luck, embrace the challenge. I don’t get my bypass till the 15th. Keep smiling.

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9 hours ago, Boyer94 said:

I am having the sleeve done on July 1st . I am 2 days in on my liquid diet which is the worst thing ever. I have noticed all pre op diets are different , most are allowed to have Jello , Soups, popsicles. I’m not allowed to have any of that! Just Water, shakes and broth. Well needless to say I’m starving and very very weak. Just want to sleep and do nothing , I get exhausted going to the bathroom . I’m very lightheaded and extremely irritable constantly. I have 4 more days to go yet and I’m questioning my ability to be able to go that long. If I could have Soup or something that would help a little I think, but I have asked and the answer is still no. But I am very excited that it’s almost here I started this journey back in October 2019, things got put on hold with corona but it’s finally here ! Any words of wisdom or advice is gladly accepted and appreciated!

That sounds rough. There seems to be a lot of variation in pre-op diet requirements. Some are only three days, and others are up to two weeks. Mine is two weeks, but the first week, I'm allowed to have one actual meal per day (like a Lean Cuisine/Healthy Choice/Smart Ones/etc. under 350 calories with no rice or Pasta -- actually very hard to find ones that meet these criteria!). The second week is liquid only (water, Protein Shakes, broth), but I'm allowed to have 2 servings of Jello and/or popsicles per day.

Have you tried Bone Broth? I found some single-serving cans at the grocery store (haven't tried them yet, though). If you have a popsicle mold, you could try making your own popsicles with flavored water (I assume you're allowed to put no-calorie flavoring like Mio in your water). Unless that's not allowed, either (I can't imagine why this wouldn't be allowed, but I'm not a doctor!).

Hang in there -- you can do it!

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10 hours ago, Boyer94 said:

I am having the sleeve done on July 1st . I am 2 days in on my liquid diet which is the worst thing ever. I have noticed all pre op diets are different , most are allowed to have Jello , Soups, popsicles. I’m not allowed to have any of that! Just Water, shakes and broth. Well needless to say I’m starving and very very weak. Just want to sleep and do nothing , I get exhausted going to the bathroom . I’m very lightheaded and extremely irritable constantly. I have 4 more days to go yet and I’m questioning my ability to be able to go that long. If I could have Soup or something that would help a little I think, but I have asked and the answer is still no. But I am very excited that it’s almost here I started this journey back in October 2019, things got put on hold with corona but it’s finally here ! Any words of wisdom or advice is gladly accepted and appreciated!

Mine is also strict. My surgeon requires a high Protein Meal Replacement shake with protein ISOLATE as the protein. I am having the Bariatric Advantage brand as this was the only one I found that met his criteria. I literally hate it as I finish week one of two of my pre-op diet. It was all I could do to get it down yesterday without gagging. I am allowed broths and flavored waters, but no Jello or popsicles. I am also required to eat 2-4 cups of veggies per day (And only the ones on the short acceptable list), but they cannot be prepared with any oil or even cooking spray, and of course no sauces or any seasonings that contain fat or sugar. It is surprisingly hard to come up with palatable ways to prepare the veggies like this, and they are a bit hard on the digestion without anything else in the belly. That is my sob story. I guess I should be happy about my veggie bellyaches though, since at least I do get to put something in my belly. 🙄

I feel your misery, but we can do this! This is our time to get our lives back from the obesity beast.

Keep on keeping on!!

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I'm scheduled July 13th for a gastric sleeve. My pre-op diet starts Monday and its 2 weeks full liquids. I'm allowed broth and sugar free jello/pops/drinks with Protein Shakes. I experimented with shakes a few weeks ago and settled on the Premier Protein ones.

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