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12 minutes ago, Lanie Hardy said:

FireEMT710, hey surgery buddy! Welcome! How are you prepping? How’s your experience thus far?

Right now, nothing really. I've bought some shakes and Protein Bars. sugar free Jello and pudding. I don't start my preop diet until monday, and this weekend the kids and i are running away for the weekend, and I plan on relaxing and not worrrying about it! My doctor has you do Protein Shakes for week one, and one small meal, staying under 800 calories and like 70g of Protein. then week 2 right before surgery is all liquid.

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Hi Everyone! I am scheduled November 12th for gastric sleeve surgery. I am on mostly liquids and low carb foods if I choose. Does anyone else follow a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle? The doctors and dietitians keep having me think that it's going to be nearly impossible to do.

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5 minutes ago, kimikarma said:

Hi Everyone! I am scheduled November 12th for gastric sleeve surgery. I am on mostly liquids and low carb foods if I choose. Does anyone else follow a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle? The doctors and dietitians keep having me think that it's going to be nearly impossible to do.

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I mostly eat that way. The problem after surgery is so little food. It makes it hard to get the Protein grams in a few tablespoons of food. I’ve always preferred to eat at least vegetarian. I’m not sure how to handle this. I’ve bought plant protein non flavored powder supplement, hoping this will work. I think vegetarian would be easy with eggs and dairy to increase protein. I don’t do well with dairy... but there are so many dairy alternatives now. What I’ve found is they have higher carbs/sugar or fat to “fix” the flavor. Bottom line, I totally support any healthy eating that works for you. Let us know how to support you! You got this!!

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My surgery is scheduled for November 25th....having SO MUCH anxiety about the possibility of it being canceled because of the covid madness. Can’t even think about normal surgery stuff because I’m so stressed about it possibly getting canceled 😭 I’m a week into my Optifast....one more week to go!

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I had my gastric bypass on November 3. Best of luck to all of you who are coming up on your dates!

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On 11/16/2020 at 19:52, SAS11 said:

I had my gastric bypass on November 3. Best of luck to all of you who are coming up on your dates!

How was it? Mine is in 2 days. How long did you stay at hospital? How was the pain after surgery?

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16 hours ago, Princess_Buttercup said:

My surgery is scheduled for November 25th....having SO MUCH anxiety about the possibility of it being canceled because of the covid madness. Can’t even think about normal surgery stuff because I’m so stressed about it possibly getting canceled 😭 I’m a week into my Optifast....one more week to go!

Hey, surgery twin! I feel your pain. I just had my preop with my surgeon and we've only got one week of this diet left. It's a scary thing, but you're not alone. And the day before Thanksgiving, no less.

November surgery pals, we've got this 😊

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On 11/17/2020 at 05:52, SAS11 said:

I had my gastric bypass on November 3. Best of luck to all of you who are coming up on your dates!

How are you keeping up? I had mine on the 9th November. Im currently on mixed liquids(smoothies, shakes and blended soups)

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Hello all,

I had RNY on 11/11. Went well. I was surprised at how little pain I had (and I’m a baby). I stopped pain meds the next day. Still on Clear Liquids and I cannot eat another bite of Jello again. EVER.

Heads up - they are canceling WLS surgeries in the Minneapolis area starting this week. I just made it. Hoping you all can get your surgeries done before they stop!

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I can’t drink another Protein shake!!!!!😢I thot it would be easy- had my surgery Nov. 4 and I am struggling with what to do about it. Hope you all are doing well if you have had your surgeries and those who haven’t I hope there will be no more delays for you and you all stay Covid and Flu free!!!♥️♥️

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20 hours ago, Grammie2 said:

I can’t drink another Protein shake!!!!!😢I thot it would be easy- had my surgery Nov. 4 and I am struggling with what to do about it. Hope you all are doing well if you have had your surgeries and those who haven’t I hope there will be no more delays for you and you all stay Covid and Flu free!!!♥️♥️

Look how far you’ve come!! Over 2 weeks! Amazing!!!! Hang in there 🙌🏼 Do you have other options on your plan? Can we help you brainstorm? Wishing strength and courage. You got this!!

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Hey everyone I’m currently recovering in the hospital from bypass this morning. Not nearly as bad as I was expecting. Actually the hernia repair & surgical gas hurt more then anything else. No vomiting, tolerating Water & Protein Shakes and walking unassisted. For anyone nervous about the process, I’m here to say I’m on the other side and it’s already worth it. Good luck to everyone!!

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