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I am so excited to be at this point. Some times it feel like it took forever to get here, other times I feel like it flew! I am on day 4 of my liquid diet, and I am finally starting to feel more like myself. Day 1 and 2 I was so weak, tired, sore, headache... but most of that has subsided thankfully. Down 8.8 pounds so far since Monday! Anyone else schedule for bypass on the 20th? Looking to surround myself with a support system. Thank for reading, and good luck to you all!

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Hello!

I am also scheduled for 9/20. I am still awaiting approval though, which is super frustrating, but I am hoping this all works out. I am not getting bypass, but sleeve. Yes, it's been a long process, but I feel blessed for the opportunity and excited for the changes to come!

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Hi!

I'm almost in the 9/20 club. My surgery date is 9/22. I'm also on day 4 of my pre-op diet, which is Protein Shakes and certain vegetables. I'm getting used to the shakes (the stevia aftertaste is still horrid though), and am hugely grateful for the vegetables allowed as I love cooking so this still lets me get creative in the kitchen. First day of the diet was a wobbly one, but it hasn't been too bad.

MandyLou, I hope get approval soon.

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6 hours ago, Smanky said:

Hi!

I'm almost in the 9/20 club. My surgery date is 9/22. I'm also on day 4 of my pre-op diet, which is Protein Shakes and certain vegetables. I'm getting used to the shakes (the stevia aftertaste is still horrid though), and am hugely grateful for the vegetables allowed as I love cooking so this still lets me get creative in the kitchen. First day of the diet was a wobbly one, but it hasn't been too bad.

MandyLou, I hope get approval soon.

I have to do your pre op diet too. What recipes have you come up with ? I was thinking I might try Thai salads, Thai Soups. zucchini, aubergines and green Beans in a good homemade Tomato sauce. A curry.

Any hints would be welcome because I am more worried about this part than the surgery

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7 minutes ago, summerseeker said:

I have to do your pre op diet too. What recipes have you come up with ? I was thinking I might try Thai salads, Thai Soups. zucchini, aubergines and green Beans in a good homemade Tomato sauce. A curry.

Any hints would be welcome because I am more worried about this part than the surgery

It's honestly a doddle turning lots of vege dishes into decent pre-op eats. Soups are definitely our friend, and we have a hero veg in cauliflower on the list. I'm going to make cauliflower fried rice tomorrow (cauli rice, brocollini, mushrooms, scallions, light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, a drop of sesame oil and maybe a little Sriracha for heat).

A delicious veg stew can be made out of onion, garlic, squash, spinach (stems and leaves), celery, sweet paprika, smokey paprika, ground coriander, cumin, ground chili, saffron (good pinch is essential), a good stock, crushed tomatoes. It's hearty and fills you up without feeling punitive.

Thai salads is a great idea! Same with curry (tomato based). With all herbs and spices allowed, it's actually pretty easy. And only two weeks.

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WOW! I'm so jealous of you guys who can eat things other than Protein Shakes. My instructions were 5 shakes a day- 3 Premier Protein and 2 premier Protein with oats and a minimum of 64 ounces of no caffeinated/carbonated/sugar free liquid. I am on day 5 now, and as of this morning I'm down 10.8 pounds. Feeling pretty good now compared to the beginning of the week.

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Oh wow, It's interesting how different the pre-op diets are. You definitely get the hardcore points, alau82! But results - look at you go! 👏 Has it gotten easier?

I don't have scales in the house so can't weigh myself at day 5, but I can feel a noticeable difference so something's shifted.

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Yes, after day 3 it has been easier. I mean i still dream about food, but at least I'm not miserable lol. One week down and I am down 15.2 pounds! :564_fireworks:

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3 more day EEEEKKKKK so so so excited!

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On 9/9/2021 at 4:08 PM, alau82 said:

I am so excited to be at this point. Some times it feel like it took forever to get here, other times I feel like it flew! I am on day 4 of my liquid diet, and I am finally starting to feel more like myself. Day 1 and 2 I was so weak, tired, sore, headache... but most of that has subsided thankfully. Down 8.8 pounds so far since Monday! Anyone else schedule for bypass on the 20th? Looking to surround myself with a support system. Thank for reading, and good luck to you all!

I'm doing all the jumping through hoops for the insurance company before I can get a sleeve to RNY revision. Looks like tomorrow is the big day for you!!! Congratulations!

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