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On 9/5/2021 at 3:13 PM, rwhite85 said:

Mine is the 13th as well!

I'm the 13th as well.

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26 minutes ago, AngieL11282 said:

I had surgery this morning!!! Pain was pretty bad right after but has subsided quite a bit throughout the day!! ❤️

Congratulations! Hope for a smooth recovery. I go in tomorrow at 10:30 for my bypass. Nerves have taken over!

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9 hours ago, Arual85 said:

Congratulations! Hope for a smooth recovery. I go in tomorrow at 10:30 for my bypass. Nerves have taken over!

Thank you and congrats to you too!! You've got this!!! ❤️

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11 hours ago, AngieL11282 said:

I had surgery this morning!!! Pain was pretty bad right after but has subsided quite a bit throughout the day!! ❤️

Had. One on the 31st of August. I was off pain meds at day 3 and walking an hour a day now. Swelling a little stillBut all fluids gone and weight coming off now.

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45 minutes ago, Tony B - NJ said:

Had. One on the 31st of August. I was off pain meds at day 3 and walking an hour a day now. Swelling a little stillBut all fluids gone and weight coming off now.

That is great!! I'm hoping to have the same results. Right now (not even 24 hours later) I just have a pretty sore abdomen and I'm exhausted. Will get to go home today though!

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I got a date today for Monday the 13th! I’m shocked as elective surgeries have been cancelled at the hospitals. Apparently they can do one a day now. I go tomorrow for pre-op and Covid test. Ahhhh!!!! This is nuts

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I am set for 9/20 pending insurance approval. Also there are a lot of covid patients in our hospital, so I am hoping it doesn't get cancelled. I just ordered all of my Vitamins, and I am going shopping this weekend for my pre-op shakes. I am also making Bone Broth to sip. I am only scheduled for a 5 day pre-op diet. I am nervous things will fall apart last minute after everything they put you through to get you to this point.

Here is hoping.

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On 08/26/2021 at 07:53, Myran said:



My surgery is on the 7th. Getting sooo excited. Started my liver shrinking VLCD diet on Monday, doing okay but feeling hungry. Hoping I'll shed a few pounds before surgery.


Mine was the 7th also! How are you feeling?

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Had my surgery the 1st after starting this entire process in January! Still have mixed feelings about the process overall. This 2 week post op diet is literally killing me. Even though I’m drinking Protein, I feel so foggy headed and tired. I just want to be able to have food again too. I was also on the 2 week pre-op diet, but they ended up moving my surgery date up by a week, so I only had 6 days to lose the eight before. I stuck strictly to a liquid diet for that, so now I’m technically 3 weeks going on a liquid diet. Last night was the first time I’ve actually felt a hunger pang. Today it’s hitting me too and I’m not sure if it’s psychological because I miss food so much or what.

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38 minutes ago, SkullKandy said:

Had my surgery the 1st after starting this entire process in January! Still have mixed feelings about the process overall. This 2 week post op diet is literally killing me. Even though I’m drinking Protein, I feel so foggy headed and tired. I just want to be able to have food again too. I was also on the 2 week pre-op diet, but they ended up moving my surgery date up by a week, so I only had 6 days to lose the eight before. I stuck strictly to a liquid diet for that, so now I’m technically 3 weeks going on a liquid diet. Last night was the first time I’ve actually felt a hunger pang. Today it’s hitting me too and I’m not sure if it’s psychological because I miss food so much or what.

I had my surgery on the 7th and I am right there with you!! I have been HUNGRY ever since day 2! It’s a different kind of hungry than I am used to but it is hunger nonetheless! I have had some thinned out oatmeal and that helped some… I am going to try an egg either tonight or tomorrow.

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My gastric sleeve surgery was September 1. Would like to contact others near this date

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