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1 minute ago, pk88 said:

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!

Good luck with your surgery and your journey.

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My gastric sleeve surgery was scheduled for May 14 and my doctor's office called today to tell me that the insurance declined the procedure. We are back to square one now... They are sending an appeal tomorrow. Hoping it will get approved sometime soon... Good luck to all May surgeries! :824_white_flower:

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1 hour ago, WorldCruiser said:

My gastric sleeve surgery was scheduled for May 14 and my doctor's office called today to tell me that the insurance declined the procedure. We are back to square one now... They are sending an appeal tomorrow. Hoping it will get approved sometime soon... Good luck to all May surgeries! :824_white_flower:

I’m so sorry to hear this. Hopefully the appeal will go through.

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21 hours ago, ShoppGirl said:

I’m so sorry to hear this. Hopefully the appeal will go through.

Thank you! Fingers (and toes 😉) crossed! They told me I meet all requirements, but sometimes the insurance companies like to play games.

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8 minutes ago, MrsJones629 said:

My surgery is May 19th!! On my liquid diet now..😩

Hang in there. It gets easier.

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1 minute ago, ShoppGirl said:

Hang in there. It gets easier.

Thank you!! I’m down 16 lbs since Wednesday so it’s motivating me at least! 🙂

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On 05/11/2021 at 18:37, MrsJones629 said:






Thank you!! I’m down 16 lbs since Wednesday so it’s motivating me at least! 🙂


Wow! That’s amazing!

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My surgery was 5/5; I am one week out so far; there is more pain than expected, but at least I am not hungry. It is pretty easy to follow the prescribed diet so far.

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To me being on the preop diet was exciting. It meant that things were about to change. I personally feel that attitude is part of the process and taking a positive view of the whole thing is good for the journey. I don’t understand when people complain about it or don’t want to do it, I mean what do they think it’s going to be like 🤷🏻‍♀️

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I am one day post op. Starting to feel better tonight. Last night was rough.

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I had my surgery on May 4. After 4 days the nausea subsided make sure you take the zofran and if the offer additional nausea meds while your stay in the hospital get them. They also gave a a patch that goes behind your ear that is good for 3 days for nausea.As for pain they did give me norcos but I don't like taking them. Fyi they do contribute to nausea so i just took extra strength tylenol for about 3 days after surgery. I do on occasion have incision pain but an ice pack works fine. As for preop diet they didn't put me on a full liquid diet. It was more of a high Protein low carb diet and it worked I did lose 10lbs in 1 week. If i can ill post diet as attachment. Well good luck to everyone and hope all have a speedy recovery.

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I’m heading to the hospital soon, scheduled for 10:30 this morning. Definitely nervous and hoping everything goes well. See you all on the other side!

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