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No pureed stage? Lovely. It IS odd how there are so many vastly different pre and post instructions. Makes me want to pick from the lot what sounds the best to me. Certainly Peanut Butter after 2 weeks sounds good. I will take your advice and save the broth for afterwards so it feels like a treat.

Just got off the phone with pre-registration. I wish I could get my stomach under control.

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2 hours ago, Dave In Houston said:

I like the WonderSlim brand of shakes from Diet Direct.com. They have many flavors. My wife likes the chocolate cream flavor. I like the dark cocoa cream, which I usually prepare as a hot Protein cocoa.

The same place also sells bariatric Vitamins, by the way.

Dave

I'll check them out! Thanks!!

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Today was a list making day. .. Things I need to accomplish to prep my family. I'm assuming I won't be helpful to them for about 2 weeks. Also a list of things for the hospital. One for Meds and comfort items for the first few weeks at home and finally a grocery list. I'll go shopping tomorrow for my 3 day liver diet (starting the 6th) and first week of "food".

My list:

Bone Broth (chicken and beef)
Several different kinds of Protein shakes
sugar free Jello (plan to mix in some Protein Powder and premake into 1 oz shots)
Sugar free gatoraide
Sugar free Popsicles.
Unjury powders

I've also got plain fat free greek yogurt, P2 powder, eggs, and liquid stevia on the list to jumpstart week two.

I'm also planning some socially distant coffee dates in the next week with a few close friends who I'm not telling about my surgery but who might notice I'm off the radar for a while.

Would love to know what you guys are doing to prepare?

ONWARD!


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On 5/28/2020 at 6:04 PM, Superman84 said:

It was the best decision ever and like I hardly crave food anymore literally some days I don't even think about food so you won't miss it as much as you think...

This sounds soooo encouraging. I'm sitting here, 17 days away from surgery, and feel like I'm mourning a life-long friend. 😥

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I rarely check in but I wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS!

I also kept this to myself. There are too many negative uninformed opinions you have no reason to listen to. Embrace this and allow yourself to feel whatever you feel including mourning foods you are giving up. As long as food funerals do not turn into binge eating to say goodbye, it's all okay.

I'm a long term veteran with the usual struggles for maintenance. Nothing special here. What I wish I knew twelve years ago is quite a list but these are near the top.

*First, everyone does not lose weight quickly or even steadily. Hormones and metabolism may fight your surgery BUT you will still have long term success.
*Second, your mind will screw with you in many ways depending on why you are obese and how you see yourself and your body. Anything from body dismorphia, to binge eating disorder, to obsessive compulsive behaviors may emerge.

Get your head straight and understand YOUR obesity. Surround yourself with support just as you are doing online and with in person support. Be open to including therapy if you repeatedly fall off your plan. Shut down negative people. Not the supporters who try and keep you on your plan. I'm taking about the fat people haters and the anti surgery crowd.

Your feelings are as expected a few days pre-op. I made a desperate post about intense hunger at the start of my pre-op diet. Smaller meals, Protein Shakes, plenty of hydration and only half a day of no food. LOL!

Enjoy the build up to your big day. Take a few before pics and get your home and kitchen set up for recovery. Stick to your plan and remember this is for life. When you've maintain for a decade you'll think back to now with gratitude for having wls.

Wishing you the best health and a long and happy life!

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@Lilly66

I must agree that WALKING, as much as you can and as soon as you can aids recovery! Within a couple hours of waking up in my room I was doing laps around the bariatric center.
(In my pre-op room I greeted my surgeon then awoke in my room post-op. In between remains a blank.)

When seated I "wrote" the alphabet with my feet every half hour as instructed. Then I walked some more.

Twice I hit the narcotics button in fear of pain that never came. I had showered and dressed on my own when the surgeon came to see me. State law made me wait five hours to be released the day after my RNY (vs 3-5 nights expected). I walked every hour until I was released.

Walking not only gets that gas moving. It prevents blood clots in ways medications can't match. This is true for almost any surgical procedure.

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Miss MEOW, this is my 3rd and last post.
I do not mean to hijack your thread. I'm just long winded and this really takes me back. All this enthusiasm warms my heart and brings back memories. Pre or post, you ALL inspire me to maintain.

I don't think I've input my stats but RNY is the best thing I've ever done for myself. After bouncing between 235lbs & 285lbs for years my regular weight is below 140lbs. It's still a struggle. My weight still fluctuates. However, I've never bought a larger size since getting below 140lbs. I'm 5'4" and 58 years old with chronic health issues unrelated to weight. However, I'm in the best health I could hope for given my auto immune disorders. WLS gets a lot of the credit.

Keep sharing and inspiring each other. Support is proven to increase success rates. Congratulations to everyone!

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3 hours ago, chunkarella said:

This sounds soooo encouraging. I'm sitting here, 17 days away from surgery, and feel like I'm mourning a life-long friend. 😥

You've put it into words beautifully, @chunkarella. This is how I feel. To me it's not the food that is the problem. It's that it made me fat. My husband and I have been together for over 25 years. we eat similarly. He is trim and healthy. I'm obese. My body feels like the enemy. Not the food. But I believe this is the right step because I can't change genetics.

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2 hours ago, MSWDiet said:

Miss MEOW, this is my 3rd and last post.
I do not mean to hijack your thread. I'm just long winded and this really takes me back. All this enthusiasm warms my heart and brings back memories. Pre or post, you ALL inspire me to maintain.

I don't think I've input my stats but RNY is the best thing I've ever done for myself. After bouncing between 235lbs & 285lbs for years my regular weight is below 140lbs. It's still a struggle. My weight still fluctuates. However, I've never bought a larger size since getting below 140lbs. I'm 5'4" and 58 years old with chronic health issues unrelated to weight. However, I'm in the best health I could hope for given my auto immune disorders. WLS gets a lot of the credit.

Keep sharing and inspiring each other. Support is proven to increase success rates. Congratulations to everyone!

((THANK YOU)). For all of it. I'm taking notes with statements that will help me thru the early hurdles and I greatly appreciate your taking the time to share so openly. ONWARD!!

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Posted (edited)

@MaybeMeow this! So much this. My surgery got moved up a week and is supposed to be 6/19. I am so nervous. I started this process in January. I was gung-ho on getting healthy, started orange theory and thought I’d lose a bunch of weight before the surgery so that I’d have an easier time. Then my back issues started coming back... and then lockdown from covid and anxiety hit the roof. Instead of losing weight, I’ve gained 15lbs waiting for the surgery. I thought I had 4 more weeks to get back on track but it looks like I’m starting the liquid diet on Friday. I’m 5’2”, 230 lbs now. I thought I’d have more time. food funerals have been frequent and I’ve been eating more - a ton more even for me. I’ve also kept this process to myself with just my spouse in the know.

And I can’t believe I just wrote that.

Edited by 613cnn

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Hi Meow! Cool name! I’m so excited for you! My surgery is tomorrow!! So excited and scared lol!!

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Any preppers today?

I didn't do much except pay for surgery (oh boy) and resist carbs... until after dinner when I had dessert. But for me that's a victory. Trying to reduce bit by bit. 8 more days til surgery. How's everyone feeling?

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1 hour ago, 613cnn said:

@MaybeMeow this! So much this. My surgery got moved up a week and is supposed to be 6/19. I am so nervous. I started this process in January. I was gung-ho on getting healthy, started orange theory and thought I’d lose a bunch of weight before the surgery so that I’d have an easier time. Then my back issues started coming back... and then lockdown from covid and anxiety hit the roof. Instead of losing weight, I’ve gained 15lbs waiting for the surgery. I thought I had 4 more weeks to get back on track but it looks like I’m starting the liquid diet on Friday. I’m 5’2”, 230 lbs now. I thought I’d have more time. food funerals have been frequent and I’ve been eating more - a ton more even for me. I’ve also kept this process to myself with just my spouse in the know.

And I can’t believe I just wrote that.

We are twins. I've gained 10 pounds these last two weeks. I will lead the way with surgery on the 9th and share as much with you as possible.

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Posted (edited)

55 minutes ago, Takoda said:

Hi Meow! Cool name! I’m so excited for you! My surgery is tomorrow!! So excited and scared lol!!

Takoda! AHHHHHHH! We re sending you all the good stuff. Please let us know when you feel up to it how you're doing and if you are sitting in pre-op waiting, pop in! What time are you scheduled? I'll try and check in. Hoping for a gas-free, quick and easy procedure for you! Let us know!!!!! ((9goodstuff)))

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