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On 4/18/2021 at 6:20 PM, ChunkyCali said:

Looking for other May 2021 folks to share the journey with! I'm scheduled for May 5th and start my liquid diet in just a few days. Anyone else on/around the same time? What kind of pre-op diet do you have? I admit I'm super nervous about how I'm going to manage the next couple of weeks and keep up my energy at work.

Had mine 5/5. Getting tired of liquids already. Miss yogurt. Yikes! Trying to get creative and hang in there. On the other hand my surgery went great. We can do this!

On 4/18/2021 at 6:20 PM, ChunkyCali said:

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Hi, My surgery date is May 24th. I am not on a pre-op diet or liquid diet. So just biding my time until the 24th, Good luck everyone!

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My surgery is on the 24th also! I start pre op on the 10th. Nervous already!

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I am on my pre op liquid diet and surgery on the 17th!

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Same!!! After about a week my brain fog has cleared and I'm feeling MUCH better on the liquid diet. I was worried it was going to be horrible the whole 2 weeks.

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Completed day 11 of my pre op diet today. It has been far from easy but I am trying to learn to steer my thoughts away from the food Im craving by getting busy. My focus has to be on the end game. Having this outlet with people that actually understand what Im going through has helped me tremendously.

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On 4/28/2021 at 10:09 PM, mandya84 said:

I was supposed to have surgery in June and got a call today about a cancellation so now it’s May 19th!! I attended the final class today and have my pre op doctors appointment on the 13th. I also found out that I get to start my liquid 3 week diet tomorrow-surprise. I thought I’d have more time to prepare but excited to just get it going! I’m having gastric bypass due to severe GERD as well.

Congrats surgery twin😄 mines is also May 19, im also having Bypass because of severe GERD, Good luck!

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On 5/7/2021 at 3:02 PM, pk88 said:

I'm 5 days before surgery and have been on the pre-op for 10 days now. I know I'm getting plenty of Protein, I drink a ton of Water, and I feel tired all the time, with a low-grade headache. It wasn't like this initially; in fact I was kind of buzzed at first. Now I just don't seem to have any energy. I started taking the bariatric Iron and multi I bought for after surgery, thinking it may be a lack of micro-nutrients, but sheesh I'd sure love to feel well rested, especially going into a month or more of super low calorie, liquid intake after surgery. Anyone else feeling like this?

Me, been feeling super tired, hungry and having headaches😩 my diet is only clear liquids and Protein Shakes. I cheated today had to have some food (chicken soup) the dizziness was killing me

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On 5/4/2021 at 6:05 AM, Wontongirl said:

Surgery is May 14th. Pre op diet starts May 10!

My surgery is on May 14th too! 😊 Started one week pre-op diet on May 7th. So far no issues. Good luck to you!

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On 5/2/2021 at 5:13 PM, casey said:

I'm scheduled for May 18th and start my pre op diet Tuesday.

Don't know how I missed that we're same-day as well.

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I'm 48 hours out from surgery today, with tomorrow a travel day. As everyone has noted, I'm excited and a wee bit nervous, though not much. I'm just ready. I've done some serious work this past few weeks, both with the pre-op diet and with getting my mind ready. I've been journaling and reading The Emotional First Aid Kit: A Practical Guide to Life After Bariatric Surgery which was recommended by a friend. It's pretty common sense, and covers a lot, mental, emotional and physical. I'm also listening to the guided visualizations and affirmations Kaiser Permanente has on their website for people undergoing surgery. https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/health-wellness/podcasts/conditions-diseases/surgery

I'm grateful for all your stories and messages as they remind me I am not alone on this journey and while we all have individual experiences, we're fortunate that these procedures are much safer and more effective than they've ever been.

To to those just starting on the pre-op diet, it is SO worth it to follow the plan. Keep busy, and if you are hungry, drink an extra Protein Shake or some broth. You don't need to starve yourself. Drink as much Water as you possible can so you go into surgery well hydrated.

Cheers to your health!

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