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Back in December of 2019, my wife (Girl friend at the time) decided to have sleeve surgery. I did the typical "You know this can kill you right?" and various other vocal concerns. But, knowing she is intelligent and having trust in her, I told her she has my 100% support. I got to see her go thru 6 month program, see all her paperwork and homework, and also learn while she learned. She had her surgery on Sept 20th of 2020. Since then I have been able to learnt he eat better myself since I did not want to eat terrible in front of her.

As weeks went on after her surgery and I see her pain going away, and her smile getting bigger, I started thinking. Maybe I was all wrong about it. So At end of December I filled out the online forum for the program and waited. 2 weeks later, I get "the call" saying I have been accepted into the program. The whole time thinking I might go thru with it.

Over the next 6 months or so I get upper endoscopies, ECG, blood work, have group sessions with head docs and nutritionists. During all these I keep getting more and more excited about the possibilities.

August 6th I complete the program and wait for the call with a surgery date. Aug 13th my phone rang and the screen said "Stomach Cutters" (what I named the contact). She said September 16th, you are scheduled for the Sleeve surgery. By this time, my "maybe" of getting it was, "I want this now". I was super excited. I was all set for this!

September 2nd I started my 2 week liquid diet. That night, I had a work function cook out... I made it thru. Stayed strong. Sept 4th, I have a friends campout pot luck ... stayed strong, made it! by the time The morning of surgery hit, I had lost 25 pounds on liquid diet and was ready.

Surgery at 7:30am, Recovery room by 9am, room by 11am. Then I slept most of the day and night on and off. Met with my surgeon early next morning he said my liver shrunk so much during liquid diet I had one less incision. Great news. I was bored so walked around the unit a bunch to keep moving. Then got told I was discharged at 1pm.

Rest of Friday, Saturday and Sunday was all about rest, sip sip sip, and recover. My wife, is nothing less than an angel. Support at home is amazing. My daughter who lives with us was amazing as well.

Come Monday (4 days postop), I was back to work full time and ended up working 50 hours my first week. (Desk job at home that week for recovery). By day 7 out I was on pureed foods and by day 11 I was on soft foods.

I get 40-60g Protein a day, 48oz Water a day and I am feeling great!

Regrets? Yeah, not doing this 15 years ago!

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Congrats! Sounds like you're doing great! I'm just two weeks out myself. I just started soft food today and I was meeting my goals - 70 g Protein and 80 oz of Water - until I started soft food. Now I can't get as much in.

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Yeah. My problem is, I do not feel hungry so I don't think about eating. Like the opposite from before when I thought about eating all the time! I will be adding another Protein Shake to my food list I believe.

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3 minutes ago, UnSpent said:

Yeah. My problem is, I do not feel hungry so I don't think about eating. Like the opposite from before when I thought about eating all the time! I will be adding another Protein Shake to my food list I believe.

Lucky! I still think about food constantly!

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Congratulations to you (and your wife) for taking this big step in making this change. It sounds like things are going really well for you. You did awesome on your pre-op. I can't wait to hear more about your progress. I'm so happy for you.

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Yes, I’m so happy for you too, all of you!

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On 9/29/2021 at 6:06 AM, lizonaplane said:

Lucky! I still think about food constantly!

Me too I think about food, drink and the time way more than i ever did before and i hate it.

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On 9/28/2021 at 3:53 PM, lizonaplane said:

Congrats! Sounds like you're doing great! I'm just two weeks out myself. I just started soft food today and I was meeting my goals - 70 g Protein and 80 oz of Water - until I started soft food. Now I can't get as much in.

To meet my Protein goal at 7 months out I still have a Protein Shake for Breakfast daily. I have the caffe latte flavor so it’s like a coffee drink that’s premade. Makes it so much easier.

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2 minutes ago, ShoppGirl said:

To meet my Protein goal at 7 months out I still have a Protein Shake for Breakfast daily. I have the caffe latte flavor so it’s like a coffee drink that’s premade. Makes it so much easier.

Yeah, I still have half a Protein Shake with about 10 oz of iced Decaf coffee to start my day plus another Protein shake in the afternoon. Otherwise I'm not even half way there!

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