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I had my first Dr. visit last week, and I am in the beginning phase of the process. I came across your forum and it has some great info and advise. I am having my bypass surgery to help with my Barratts esophagus and GERD and repairing my hiatal hernia. I was told that this is the best route after talking with two doctors. Losing weight and possibly getting rid of my sleep apnea is a wonderful benefit also. looking at the end of August, first week in Sept for my surgery. I have no true worries, I just have to follow directions and learn what my limits may be. Keep the good and bad info coming. I know each one of us is different, and have different struggles before, during and after the procedure.

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Congratulations on starting the process! I started the process in January by attending the informational seminar; saw the surgeon, attended nutrition class, and had Psych eval in February; had an EGD March 1st; preop diet x 2weeks and preop visit in May; surgery (duodenal switch) done June 1st! Recovery is going well and I’m feeling great about my decision. I’ve learned a LOT from these forums and I can honestly say reading the posts (both good & bad) helped me tremendously and I wish the same for you!

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Thank you. I am actually looking forward to this and if I can lose 100 lbs, heck I will be at my prime weight. I am sure it is a challenge to keep up with the new ideas towards foods and what you can and cannot eat, but I am ready for the challenge.

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Best wishes to you! It is definitely a challenge but a worthwhile challenge. You will see on the forum that surgeons have different opinions/approaches to their patients care (especially preop diets and postop diet progression)…just stick to your surgeons plan and you will do great! Don’t be afraid to reach out to your surgeon or his office with questions or concerns…they work for you and they want you to succeed as well.

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