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8 hours ago, K Be Good! said:

My doctor is doing inpatient ish. He said I’ll stay overnight at least.

That’s how a lot of places are, I’ve found. I lnow you said your town doesn’t do Uber, but my surgeon says you can’t be driven home by one anyway. I guess they want to make sure whoever is taking you home is paying attention to you. Who knows!

Won’t be too long now!

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42 minutes ago, RTL1234 said:

That’s how a lot of places are, I’ve found. I lnow you said your town doesn’t do Uber, but my surgeon says you can’t be driven home by one anyway. I guess they want to make sure whoever is taking you home is paying attention to you. Who knows!

Won’t be too long now!

The situation in Australia may be different, but the surgeon or the hospital staff couldn't careless how I got home (or how I got back to the hotel in my instance), that's not to say I consider it bad, but once I was released I was able to walk out of the ward on my steam and wait downstairs for my uber. I went back to my hotel, and the very next day was on a flight home, I was delivered to the airport in the same uber.

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That’s good to know!

I had my final mental health clearance today. Everything is done except for signing consent papers and getting my official December date!

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I started weaning myself into the liquid diet this week... I got a horrible headache and just had to eat some food. Doesn’t make sense. I’ve quit caffeine over a month ago and I was hydrating well. Trying again tomorrow. I officially start the liquid diet on 11/15....surgery 12/3. Headache or no headache this is happening.

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How is it possible to be dehydrated on a liquid diet? Now my body is retaining Fluid and I’m gaining weight. Is there a waiting period? And OMG this headache!

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3 hours ago, K Be Good! said:

How is it possible to be dehydrated on a liquid diet? Now my body is retaining Fluid and I’m gaining weight. Is there a waiting period? And OMG this headache!

Oh no! Can you try something with electrolytes if you haven't already?

You can do this!

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On 11/13/2020 at 10:00, Jestplay said:






Oh no! Can you try something with electrolytes if you haven't already?




You can do this!


I didn’t think of that. I’ll try that tomorrow.

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Got my official preop paperwork today. I have a lot of homework. I’m going to have to take a day off to get this all done. New ECG, CXR, labs, weigh in, preop at hospital. Then another weigh in 2-3 days before surgery. All while on a liquid diet. He only asked me to lose 5-10 pounds. I already feel like I’m going to lose 20 on this diet.....feeling a little dramatic tonight.

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I’m new. Package went to insurance yesterday, so anticipate surgery late December or possibly January. I’m looking for supportive folks. Age 65, female, CW 272. Gastric sleeve.

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On 11/08/2020 at 21:25, Layersofbeauty said:



My liquid diet starts on Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Im considering starting it a week early, then take a few bites on Thanksgiving only.


Me too! I eased into it last week. Today was my official first day. I’ve only eaten 600 calories and gotten 13,000 steps. My stomach is growling as we speak but over all I’m ok. I had to leave the house at Breakfast time and I left the table early at dinner time.

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On 11/13/2020 at 10:00, Jestplay said:






Oh no! Can you try something with electrolytes if you haven't already?




You can do this!


Well today was day one. I had a Gatorade zero in the evening and no headache today! Yay!

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