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1 hour ago, MM1604 said:

Hi - scheduled for 12/22. One week through liquid diet with one more week to go. liquid diet is really wearing me down physically. Any tips for getting through this last week?

Also waiting for the nervousness to set in :)

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1 hour ago, MM1604 said:

Hi - scheduled for 12/22. One week through liquid diet with one more week to go. liquid diet is really wearing me down physically. Any tips for getting through this last week?

Also waiting for the nervousness to set in :)

We are surgery day buddies! I’m grateful one week is over and I just have one more to go!! Mine is not all liquid, but it is Protein Shakes and Protein basically.

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1 hour ago, MM1604 said:

Hi - scheduled for 12/22. One week through liquid diet with one more week to go. liquid diet is really wearing me down physically. Any tips for getting through this last week?

Also waiting for the nervousness to set in :)

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13 hours ago, MM1604 said:

Hi - scheduled for 12/22. One week through liquid diet with one more week to go. liquid diet is really wearing me down physically. Any tips for getting through this last week?

Also waiting for the nervousness to set in :)

I drank Gatorade Zero and on the mornings I need a lift, I drank 1/2 caf coffee. I know it's not ideal for the coffee, but it helped me stay focused. If your only variance from the diet is a cup of 1/2 caf per day, you'll be fine.

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Anyone else here a behavior analyst, BCBA?

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On 12/14/2020 at 7:06 PM, RTL1234 said:

I’m so sorry!!! I know that must be frustrating! It won’t be long hopefully and you will be back on the schedule. Take the time to mourn, but know to keep pushing on!

Thank you so much! Today would have been my surgery but I'm feeling ok. I did have my good cry on Monday but just have to keep pushing forward.

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On 12/14/2020 at 5:39 PM, David_L said:

I was concerned about that as well but the surgeons made a case for us as we were already in our pre-op diet and they labeled it as "necessary" or something to that effect. If you were already well into your pre-op diet, I'd be a bit more torqued. But... playing devils advocate... who really wants to be in ANY hospital at a time like this? Sorry to hear but it will be worth the wait and hopefully safer when you do go in.

Thanks, David_L! My surgery was supposed to be today so I was fully committed to my pre-op diet. However, I agree that it's a terrible time to be in any hospital.

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On 12/14/2020 at 4:58 PM, K Be Good! said:

That is so upsetting. Hang in there. It will happen. Stay focused.

Thank you!

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On 12/14/2020 at 5:56 PM, UGAPRRTHD said:

Hate to hear about your cancellation...My first op date was 3/28/2020 but due to covid I was pushed to 11/30. Keep the faith and keep working the pre diet. I wish I had done something like two decent, but correctly portioned meals and 2 Premier Protein drinks a day from March to November..May have not needed the surgery..LOL

As far as the "traffic jam", my surgical team recommends 1 dose of Miralax in 12-16 oz of Water, Vitamin Water per day to keep traffic moving

Thank you! I'm sticking to the majority of the pre-op diet. My first "cheat" item was grilled chicken and it was great! I was only allowed the Protein items purchased from the medical center and veggies.

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I’m almost at the end of my endurance. Surgery 12/3. I’m down over 15 pounds. I’m still on liquids per my surgeon. I’m getting my Water, my Vitamins, and half my Calcium. I just started having episodes of tachycardia and today left shoulder pain. Can a leak occur at three weeks out? I’m seeing my surgeon tomorrow but I really feel close to tears. I just want to eat some sort of dinner with the family.

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Im new to the boards and sleeved on December 18th. Hi all!

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On 12/22/2020 at 7:45 PM, K Be Good! said:

I’m almost at the end of my endurance. Surgery 12/3. I’m down over 15 pounds. I’m still on liquids per my surgeon. I’m getting my Water, my Vitamins, and half my Calcium. I just started having episodes of tachycardia and today left shoulder pain. Can a leak occur at three weeks out? I’m seeing my surgeon tomorrow but I really feel close to tears. I just want to eat some sort of dinner with the family.

My surgeon says that a leak usually occurs in the first 4 weeks. They also said I would know something was wrong, the pain is unbearable they said along with vomiting. Hugs!! I hope that’s not the problem!!!

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My surgery was on Christmas Eve. It was kind of incredible because I was the only OR patient and had all the nursing staff and surgeon to myself. Didn't have to wait for any of the follow up tests and I was outta there and back home in a flash.

I wish everyone the same luck and quickness. That first night is rough, and I'm only on my day 1 of post op. We got this!!

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I had my surgery December 23 everything went well. I started walking the same day. I’m not in any Pain.

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