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I just got approved by insurance today so excited and nervous. I had lost 120 lbs on my own but due to progressing buckling in my knee from the weight and the pain I decided it was time to get my surgery. Any tips on prep planning would be great.

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Man, talk about a knock down, my boss just made the comment to me that if I kept eating like I’m eating now(pre-op diet) I wouldn’t be fat and wouldn’t have to waste my money on a surgery. That hurt

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I've been reading this forum since I started the process back in August but finally decided to join because my surgery date is almost here! I am scheduled for Feb 23 and start a 2-week all liquid diet on Feb 9. I am really excited but am starting to have the "what if" thoughts several of you have also mentioned having. Ultimately, I'll be fine because I know that this is the best option for me and my future and hope that all of you who are running those scenarios in your head know that too. Wish you all the best of luck and am happy to be part of this journey with you all!

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I just got scheduled for February 23rd. Starting the liver shrinking diet in a few days. Covid delayed my progress so it feels surreal to be here. Not gonna lie, I'm nervous. Excited for the end results, but nervous for the surgery and first few weeks after.

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Feb. 26th revision VSG to RNY.

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19 hours ago, mwd said:

Man, talk about a knock down, my boss just made the comment to me that if I kept eating like I’m eating now(pre-op diet) I wouldn’t be fat and wouldn’t have to waste my money on a surgery. That hurt

Completely unacceptable!! I am sorry your boss is so ignorant. What a complete jerk! Obviously this person has some serious issues and they are reflecting those insecurities onto you. Do not let this person get the best of you! Stand Strong and remember that you have made the right choice for you and no one else.

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Good luck to @sasha2021 - surgery date is today and @time2bfit is tomorrow!!!

Wishing well all those who have had surgery already this week: @Pkump, @redhead210, @raebo1979 and @Dubai_MGB

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22 minutes ago, TreeTrunks said:

Completely unacceptable!! I am sorry your boss is so ignorant. What a complete jerk! Obviously this person has some serious issues and they are reflecting those insecurities onto you. Do not let this person get the best of you! Stand Strong and remember that you have made the right choice for you and no one else.

Thanks Tree.

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I had my surgery Feb 2 and I am at home already. They wanted me to stay for 2 days but I was doing so well they sent me home. I m not taking my pain pills because I don’t need them. My stomach is pretty sore but I feel pretty good considering. I have already consumed 1 Protein Drink, one cup of herbal tea and 28 ounces of Water. Good luck to everyone who is coming up.

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On 2/3/2021 at 2:26 PM, mwd said:

Man, talk about a knock down, my boss just made the comment to me that if I kept eating like I’m eating now(pre-op diet) I wouldn’t be fat and wouldn’t have to waste my money on a surgery. That hurt

I'm sorry that someone would be so insensitive and say such a thing to you! Sadly I know what this is like. Two of my fellow managers at work kept trying to convince me not to have the surgery. They kept telling me that they could help hold me accountable with my eating. They were like look how much you've lost already, if you keep eating that way you won't need surgery. One of them kept trying to tell me all of the horrible things that their mom went through after she had the surgery. I kept my mouth shut but I wanted to say "that's because she didn't follow the rules!"

HUGS to you MWD!

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My surgery was initially scheduled for December 2020, but was postponed due to Covid. Today out of the blue I got a call that I could have my surgery on Feb. 18, 2021. This feels like a roller coaster. I’m nervous. A lot more nervous than I was in December when I originally thought it would be happening.

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My surgery was Feb 3. As far as I knew, everything went fine. My incisions hurt a bit but looked fine. Yesterday on the 4th the surgical PA came to tell me that when doc had me opened there was a lot of scar tissue and my intestines and colon are malrotated. Basically they lay in there flipped around. It's a congenital thing that happened in utero. Therefore mission was aborted. I'm not a candidate for VSG bc of my GERD and Barrett's esophagus. It feels odd going through the healing process of surgery (there are 6 incisions) and nothing was done. I'm annoyed that the surgeon that removed my gallbladder 20 years ago didn't deem it necessary to state.

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