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52 minutes ago, DwGirl said:

Congratulation on your surgery date, can I ask how long your entire process took before you got a surgery date

Thank you! The whole process took just about 6 months. I had 4 dietitian appointments, 1 endoscopy, 1 medical eval, 1 psych eval. After that I waited 3 week to get the approval from my insurance. I have Aetna for insurance as well.

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49 minutes ago, wallflower95 said:

Surgery is today !!!!

Good luck and be well!

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I just started my pre-op diet which is 1,000 calories per day. I decided my only meal will be dinner, grilled chicken Caesar salad for 2 weeks. My surgery is the 20th I am so scared.

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Hi Velise, good luck with your chicken caesar salad - sounds delicious. I started my pre-op diet today. I've been told 8-900 calories so I'm doing Lighterlife. My surgery 19th. Which surgery are you having?

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@lychee I’m having the RNY what about yourself? I decided that because I already suffer with heartburn.

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@velise, I'm also having RNY for same reason, heartburn. I'm so relieved to have made my decision after thinking about it for 10 years! But I'm also rather anxious. I don't know anyone who has had the operation so this forum is really helpful.

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Hi Everyone,

I am scheduled for bypass on 8/31. I have issues with reflux so my surgeon feels that sleeve would make that worse. I am excited but a bit scared. What is best way to get rid of gas after surgery?

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Hi Everyone,

I'm having my surgery on 8/19. I am on a two week liquid diet and today is the first day. It's been tough.

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9 hours ago, xFatBoy007 said:

Thank you! The whole process took just about 6 months. I had 4 dietitian appointments, 1 endoscopy, 1 medical eval, 1 psych eval. After that I waited 3 week to get the approval from my insurance. I have Aetna for insurance as well.

Wow my insurance required very little, and only one dietitian appointment, all my surgeon wanted was my cardiologist to sign off, because I have pregnancy induced heart failure. My insurance is pretty cool with surgeries, I have Humana. My surgery is on 08/13 and only took about two months. Would of been sooner but I had a blighted Ovium so I popped on the pregnancy test for my endoscopy, and had to get a sonogram to prove I was not pregnant. No one ever listens to me lol.

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On 8/4/2020 at 5:03 PM, quinno said:

I live in Florida and I have to get a covid test on Friday for my bypass on Tuesday. Funny how everything is different everywhere...good luck!

I know right. I am having my surgery in Sebastian, FL but I am in PSL my zip code we have had less then 5 cases and Sebastian has like less then 200 cases. We are really lucky over here. Other zip codes around me are a lot worse.

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Folks, sorry that I have not been responding to posts. I'm having surgery in the morning, but not bariatric. I plan to recover and have my sleeve surgery in Nov. I hate that it had to be moved but I'll get through this. I wish you all the best.

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I’m going in on Friday for the RNY. Had a few close calls but did not cheat on the prep. Water helped a lot. I would drink water then lay down and hope to fall asleep before I got hungry again. My labs came back slightly elevated for Bun - 23 and alanine - 71. Doctor said it’s from the fatty liver and excess Protein. I increased my water by 32 oz to help flush the kidneys. All that’s left to do is pack an overnight bag.

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