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33 minutes ago, Greendragonfly said:

Im on my 2nd day of my liver shrink. Its not easy but I am pushing through. I am having trouble with my primary care doctors office and getting my pre op clearances scheduled which is pissing me off and making me nervous. Its so frustrating that Im working so hard and they keep giving me the run around.

Good luck to everyone with upcoming surgery 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻

Well done! But that has to be so frustrating that your PCP isn't getting their part done.

Today is day 3 for me. I definitely feel the pounds coming off though I have a bit of a headache and fogginess. I know from past experience that a lot of that is caffeine withdrawal. I hear from others that it gets easier.

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2 hours ago, MKL said:

Hello! May 20th here! Nervous, excited, unsure of what is truely around the next turn as the page is turned. But mostly EXCITED to be taking control of MY body!

Welcome! Glad you're here to share this journey with all of us. I am also nervous, excited and unsure, AND I'm ready to take responsibility for my body and my eating.

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On 4/22/2021 at 6:03 PM, ErikkaJ said:

I’m 5/15 ... and super nervous

Hang in there. Have you started your pre-op diet yet?

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Thanks for the encouragement...Yes we can do this!
My surgeon will be Dr. Minkin in St. Louis. He’s such an upbeat person and I’ve had good experiences with him doing several colonoscopies over the years for me that I’m not worried about him doing this.
I’m mostly worried about disconnecting from my comfort foods, I definitely will need to find some activity to take its place.

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On 4/25/2021 at 12:58 PM, Greendragonfly said:

My surgery is scheduled for May 20th and Im slightly overwhelmed. Trying to sort out everything I need to remember. Good luck to everyone 🤞🏻

Looks Like we are SURGERY TWINS :) walking this path together :) One day at a time !

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42 minutes ago, MKL said:

Looks Like we are SURGERY TWINS :) walking this path together :) One day at a time !

Hiii Twin, its always better to walk with someone than alone. 😊 one day at a time.! Muala94 also has same date. Looks like we are triplets lol.

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On 04/28/2021 at 23:44, ChunkyCali said:






Surgery in a week on the 5th. My surgeons office said I should be getting my COVID test next Monday.


I should be heading home from the hospital on the 5th—I will send you positive thoughts from TN!! I know it will go well! 🥰

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14 hours ago, 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.

YAY, that's my day too!!!!!!!

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Hi all: first post. I have a surgery date on May 17th. I start my liver shrinking diet on May 3rd. Getting nervous, but also excited to start my life. I’m 5’7 my HW: 309, CW: 275, GW: 160 and I’m a 35 year old female!

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today is day one of the liver shrink for me... The constant thought I keep having is “I’ve done so well today, what is my food reward going to be?” no more food rewards for a while 😩

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On 04/29/2021 at 18:02, muala94 said:

today is day one of the liver shrink for me... The constant thought I keep having is “I’ve done so well today, what is my food reward going to be?” no more food rewards for a while 😩

I am day 11 of pre-op liquid diet, and I have the same thoughts! My husband is taking next week off to take care of me after my surgery on Monday. He called and said, “Today is my Friday, and then I get 12 days with you!” My first response was, “Yay—let’s go out to dinner and celebrate!” Then I was like... 0h, I forgot broth for dinner! 😔 I think it will take a awhile for us to stop thinking of food as a reward. Thank you for sharing!

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I’m going in for EGD tomorrow. Any thoughts or advice on that? 😬

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