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4 minutes ago, vikingbeast said:

14th September here. There's no pre-op diet for me other than one day of Clear Liquids on the 13th and NPO the 14th, but I've been weaning myself off caffeine, sugar, and alcohol and reducing the intake so that I don't go from, say, 2,700 calories a day to 300 overnight. Hungry but not as hungry as I thought I would be. Covid test is tomorrow (seems odd given that it's still 2.5 weeks until surgery), labs and scans Monday, pre-op meeting is 2nd September.

Are you getting it done in Mexico? It seems like those Doctors are more lenient on the preop diet. I have been off alcohol for a month now. I bet i lost 10 pounds just with that. On the preop diet which is low carb, low sugar and about 1000 calories a day. Not nearly as hard as I thought it would be. good luck to you.

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I found out today that I approved and my surgery date is Sept 15. It’s so surreal. I wanted it for years.But didn’t pursue it and when I finally did my insurance at the time didn’t cover any type of weight loss. It’s been 18 years of waiting. When I was 23 I had Kaiser but thought the 6 mos of classes was too long 🤦‍♀️🙄. I look at cute outfits that I never even glanced at before and think “wow I will be able to wear that” I’m in shock. I’m nervous about the actual surgery as well. Ahhh my emotions are all over the place.

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10 hours ago, Tony B - NJ said:

Are you getting it done in Mexico? It seems like those Doctors are more lenient on the preop diet. I have been off alcohol for a month now. I bet i lost 10 pounds just with that. On the preop diet which is low carb, low sugar and about 1000 calories a day. Not nearly as hard as I thought it would be. good luck to you.

No, in California. I'm doing my own pre-op diet to step down rather than, uh, tumble down the calorie ladder. I wasn't thinking it was too hard until today when it seemed like all of my strength ran down the drain. I can easily carry a three string bale of hay in each hand over a hundred yards, and was having trouble moving one with two hands. Completely uncharacteristic. (It's also more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, so there's that too.)

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On 8/26/2021 at 9:07 AM, Tony B - NJ said:

Are you getting it done in Mexico? It seems like those Doctors are more lenient on the preop diet. I have been off alcohol for a month now. I bet i lost 10 pounds just with that. On the preop diet which is low carb, low sugar and about 1000 calories a day. Not nearly as hard as I thought it would be. good luck to you.

I'm having my surgery at HopsitalBC in Tijuana, MX. and they require a 6 week low carb/reduced calorie diet, followed by 2 week liquids only prior to surgery. They also have a more strict post-op diet than what I've seen with most US programs. I think its highly dependent on the surgery center/surgeon, regardless if its domestic or international.

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On 8/25/2021 at 8:12 PM, Itstamy said:

Sept 14 nervous about starting pre diet

I just started this morning. Enjoying my first shake. I get to have real food too, but low fat, super low carb, lots of veggies, and high Protein. I had so many food funerals this weekend I am actually relieved!

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On 08/30/2021 at 14:03, lizonaplane said:






I just started this morning. Enjoying my first shake. I get to have real food too, but low fat, super low carb, lots of veggies, and high Protein. I had so many food funerals this weekend I am actually relieved!


Mine is now on 15th and start my pre op diet on Wed. A few too many food funerals this end too! Good luck and see you on the otherside!

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I’m having mine September 13. And any twins surgery date

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On 8/30/2021 at 6:40 AM, Squidgy101 said:

Mine is now on 15th and start my pre op diet on Wed. A few too many food funerals this end too! Good luck and see you on the otherside!

Mine is also the 15th

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On 09/05/2021 at 18:19, I Love LA said:






Mine is also the 15th


Yeah! Let’s stay in touch. How’s your pre op diet going? Mine has had a few bumps.

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2 hours ago, Mary said:

I’m having mine September 13. And any twins surgery date

Mine is the 13th as well!

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Had mine 5 days ago. I actually gained weight after surgery with the fluids they pump in and the weight retention. It is starting to come off now. I have very little pain, more of a nuisance than a pain really. All my incisions look great and are healing. My biggest issue right now is constipation and gas. I walk an hour a day without any issue.

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September 7th here :)

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On 09/06/2021 at 02:34, Beegirl2780 said:



I just had my gastric sleeve September 1st 🤗. I’m pretty uncomfortable but excited to start my new life


Congrats and Goodluck! Hopefully you’ll start feeling better as the days go on

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On 8/25/2021 at 6:18 PM, Vicks1990 said:

Im the 2nd, 1 week tomorrow and im so excited 💪🏻❤️

We’re twinning surgery!!!!

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