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31 minutes ago, vicaria said:

Hi everyone!! I’m inspired by you all, good luck thru your journeys, it feels great to be a part of a bariatric familia 😬💪🏼💪🏼

Hello vicaria. Good luck to you as well.

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On 4/28/2021 at 2:58 PM, BypassedSophie said:

My bypass surgery is scheduled for this Monday (May 3rd). I am on Day 10 of my pre-op liquid diet. The first 3 days are the hardest—I had body aches, hunger, weakness, and fatigue. Now, I don’t really notice being hungry, and I have more energy than I did last week. I have lost 15 lbs! I bought the bariatric Soups from my surgeon’s office, and I find mixing them with flavorless Protein Powder and broth make them better—I also added a little black pepper and garlic seasoning. My best advice is to keep busy and keep drinking Water and sugar-free Gatorade to help! My motivation for getting through these two weeks is constantly reading about what happens when you don’t follow the diet. I don’t want my surgery cancelled or my health at risk, so I drink the Soup, the Protein Shakes, and the sugar-free liquids and count the days until Monday! I am both nervous and excited. Anyone having a bypass? Most of the people I know had the sleeve, but I have severe GERD so my surgeon recommended bypass!

How did everything go?

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I have 6 days until surgery, the pre-op liquid diet hasn't been that bad as long as I stay busy. We all know what boredom can lead to. On the bright side I don't have to do dishes as often, my grocery bill has gone down and I've saving a ton of money not eating out. The hardest part was quitting Diet Dr. Pepper cold turkey after 3 decades, a few headaches but that's over. (I don't drink coffee). I also went boating without beer, had no idea it was possible. This week I've been focusing on getting a few tasks done I know i won't be able to do for weeks due to the lifting limits. I'm surprised by the varying pre-op diets that are out there, from pure liquid to some soft foods and veggies, I guess my Dr. likes us on the hard road. All you stories and comments are motivating, best of luck everyone. JMK

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9 minutes ago, Tricia71769 said:

I’m having my surgery on May 17th and started my pre-op diet this past Monday.

Congrats

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I had my EKG and my surgical clearance today from my pcp. I also started my pre op diet today. My surgeon doesn’t require liquids, just low cal low carb 1000-1100 calories a day. I’m a floor nurse and some days I’m absolutely running so they told me I could eat a little more on those days. I only have to do liquids 24 hours before. 2 weeks from today I will already be out of surgery! 🤗. It’s a little odd because the unit I will be on is the one I worked on for 6 years. At least I get to pick my nurses since I know them all 😂

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Hope your surgery went well :824_white_flower: My surgery is scheduled for May 14. I'm excited and nervous at the same time...

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I did it! Surgery this morning. All went well. Not much pain right now but I do have iv meds. Done a couple of loops of the ward but need to do more. The pain I am feeling is definitely gas pain rather than my abdomen.

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Just now, ChunkyCali said:

I did it! Surgery this morning. All went well. Not much pain right now but I do have iv meds. Done a couple of loops of the ward but need to do more. The pain I am feeling is definitely gas pain rather than my abdomen.

Congratulations! Thats awesome. 😊

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My surgery is in Mondaaaay! Are we ready?! How are we feeling?!

this preop diet has not been too bad, I am staying strong! Using the Baritastic app!

let me know! I want more friends, find me in INSTA— @getfitcyn

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3 minutes ago, ChunkyCali said:

I did it! Surgery this morning. All went well. Not much pain right now but I do have iv meds. Done a couple of loops of the ward but need to do more. The pain I am feeling is definitely gas pain rather than my abdomen.

Congratulations!! Thanks for updating us. It's encouraging to know you feel well so soon after.

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Posted (edited)

Yay! Congrats!!

Edited by SummerTimeGirl

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1 hour ago, ChunkyCali said:

I did it! Surgery this morning. All went well. Not much pain right now but I do have iv meds. Done a couple of loops of the ward but need to do more. The pain I am feeling is definitely gas pain rather than my abdomen.

Yay I’m so happy for you! I’m still dealing with the abdominal gas 2 days out, but it’s definitely gotten better with the walking. I hope you continue to have a smooth recovery 🤗

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