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hey everyone. The name is Chip. I hope you are all well
After years and two different states I finally received my gastric bypass on June first. I am having issues of buyers remorse I have read are very normal at this time so I’m looking forward to it going away. Not feeling hungry ever the last week and a half has been a new experience. My mind however just wants a big subway sandwich lol

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I just received my surgery date for 6/22. I am really excited, it's been a long 6 months. Before surgery I have to have a balloon dilation of my esophagus on 6/17 due to my hiatal hernia with Schatzki's ring. The Schatzki's ring is a narrowing of the lower esophagus. Currently, I am asymptomatic but it can cause difficulty swallowing as well as other unpleasant symptoms. 10 years ago, I had lap band surgery and as you all well can imagine it didn't end well and I had the lap band removed 5 years ago. Now, I am ready for this new chapter. I have been just reading all of the posts for the past 3-4 months and have found a lot of interesting information and comfort within the community. Looking forward to the best possible outcome moving forward! :)

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Who else is riding the struggle bus with this preop diet?!?!? I mean I really don't feel like the diet is hard but I feel bad. I mean I am exhausted...completely drained. Is this how I am going to feel after surgery? Please tell me I am not the only one feeling run down I am on day five, nine more two go! It is so bad I don't even want to play with my kid and that makes me feel so guilty.

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7 hours ago, Sch902 said:

Who else is riding the struggle bus with this preop diet?!?!? I mean I really don't feel like the diet is hard but I feel bad. I mean I am exhausted...completely drained. Is this how I am going to feel after surgery? Please tell me I am not the only one feeling run down I am on day five, nine more two go! It is so bad I don't even want to play with my kid and that makes me feel so guilty.

After surgery you won’t be feeling hungry. And as long as you get your Protein and fluids you will feel good. For now just think about how much your life will change for the better and all those new clothes you will get to buy. :)

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2 hours ago, Chip L said:

After surgery you won’t be feeling hungry. And as long as you get your Protein and fluids you will feel good. For now just think about how much your life will change for the better and all those new clothes you will get to buy. :)

It's good to know I won't feel like this post op. I just gotta keep my eye on the prize!

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10 hours ago, Sch902 said:

It's good to know I won't feel like this post op. I just gotta keep my eye on the prize!

I just wanted to throw out everyone is different and not everyone loses their hunger. My surgery was on the 8th and while the first couple days I didn't have any hunger I definitely do still have some hunger now. It's not nearly as strong as it use to be, and it is much -much- more manageable, but it is still there. For some people it does disappear completely, but I wasn't one of them. I can keep it at bay by making sure I'm eating and drinking on schedule, and with much smaller quantities of food. So it does get easier at least, and will continue to do so. The pre-op diet is one of the hardest bits to overcome from what I've read!

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On 6/11/2021 at 7:22 PM, Sch902 said:

Who else is riding the struggle bus with this preop diet?!?!? I mean I really don't feel like the diet is hard but I feel bad. I mean I am exhausted...completely drained. Is this how I am going to feel after surgery? Please tell me I am not the only one feeling run down I am on day five, nine more two go! It is so bad I don't even want to play with my kid and that makes me feel so guilty.

Are you getting all your fluids in? With it being summer and warm maybe dehydration? I'm sorry you're having problems with exhaustion. Not sure of what your diet consists of but I am have four shakes and a very small dinner and minimum 64 ounces of Water a day. I have no exhaustion, no hunger and walking and being active.

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I'm on my 7th day of my 14 day pre-op diet and have lost exactly nothing. I've had no trouble adhering to it, have been getting in my 30 minutes of exercise in daily, but my scale hasn't budged. No movement in muscle or Water or body fat, either. Is this even possible? Lol

My surgery is a week from tomorrow and I'm really second-guessing myself. I feel like I'm going to be spending thousands of dollars on this DS surgery to lose 10lbs. If I'm lucky.

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2 hours ago, christyran1228 said:

I'm on my 7th day of my 14 day pre-op diet and have lost exactly nothing. I've had no trouble adhering to it, have been getting in my 30 minutes of exercise in daily, but my scale hasn't budged. No movement in muscle or Water or body fat, either. Is this even possible? Lol

My surgery is a week from tomorrow and I'm really second-guessing myself. I feel like I'm going to be spending thousands of dollars on this DS surgery to lose 10lbs. If I'm lucky.

I’m so sorry your having problems with your preop weight loss. It can be frustrating when taking this huge step forward in your health journey.

i don’t know what surgery you’re going to have but with bypass not only does it restrict but your body doesn’t absorb all of the calories you take in. So that also helps. I don’t know much about the sleeve cause I knew I wanted the bypass from day one.

also please don’t be worried about the future. With your surgery if you follow the guidelines set by your surgeon and nutritionist then you are going to see results more than 10lbs. Keep a positive attitude and the faith. Also give yourself a hug and pat on the back for coming this far and taking charge for a healthier life. :)

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3 hours ago, christyran1228 said:

I'm on my 7th day of my 14 day pre-op diet and have lost exactly nothing. I've had no trouble adhering to it, have been getting in my 30 minutes of exercise in daily, but my scale hasn't budged. No movement in muscle or Water or body fat, either. Is this even possible? Lol

My surgery is a week from tomorrow and I'm really second-guessing myself. I feel like I'm going to be spending thousands of dollars on this DS surgery to lose 10lbs. If I'm lucky.

Do you have a dietitian or anyone you can check in with as that’s a little odd. I’ve done this diet twice and both time have lost weight. My surgery is tomorrow and I’m currently down 9kg from 2 weeks of LRD. I would reach out to the team who is in charge of your surgery and see what advice they have.

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I was going to reach out to her tomorrow and see what she says. I weigh, measure & log everything I eat & drink, so to say I'm frustrated is an understatement. My biggest worry is that he'll open me up, see a big, fat liver, and close me right back up ... and I still have to pay. Lol

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9 minutes ago, christyran1228 said:

I was going to reach out to her tomorrow and see what she says. I weigh, measure & log everything I eat & drink, so to say I'm frustrated is an understatement. My biggest worry is that he'll open me up, see a big, fat liver, and close me right back up ... and I still have to pay. Lol

Oh man I can imagine your concern! I would definitely reach out and see what they suggest! If you’re following it correctly I can’t see why your liver won’t shrink though so try not to worry too much ☺️

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How's everyone doing?
I'm scheduled for June 21st, so it's getting close now... Popping by the clinic tomorrow to meet the doctors, nutritionist etc.

I guess the majority of the members on this forum is from the US, and I read somewhere that the average costs in the US is 23 k, is that true?? Do you always have to finance it yourself?

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5 minutes ago, Somber said:

How's everyone doing?
I'm scheduled for June 21st, so it's getting close now... Popping by the clinic tomorrow to meet the doctors, nutritionist etc.

I guess the majority of the members on this forum is from the US, and I read somewhere that the average costs in the US is 23 k, is that true?? Do you always have to finance it yourself?

I'm on traditional Medicare, and they pay almost everything. It's very easy to get approval, too.

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3 hours ago, christyran1228 said:

I'm on my 7th day of my 14 day pre-op diet and have lost exactly nothing. I've had no trouble adhering to it, have been getting in my 30 minutes of exercise in daily, but my scale hasn't budged. No movement in muscle or Water or body fat, either. Is this even possible? Lol

My surgery is a week from tomorrow and I'm really second-guessing myself. I feel like I'm going to be spending thousands of dollars on this DS surgery to lose 10lbs. If I'm lucky.

Honestly, give the scale a rest!
I can (pretty much) guarantee that your body is doing its best. As long as you're following the diet that your physician has recommended, I'm sure you'll be fine. Cut yourself some slack and think of it, what do you expect to happen in 7(!) days?

I don't mean to sound harsh, and I know it's easier said than done, but be kind to yourself and your body!

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