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4 hours ago, LadyH said:

Scratch that--found it! Thanks:)

Yay! Sorry it wouldn’t let me directly link it here for some reason!

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Hi everyone! This is my first post - my bypass surgery is scheduled for Friday, December 2nd in Pittsburgh, and I start Clear Liquids Sunday night. I haven’t told many people about my surgery because I don’t want their uninformed opinions. I was terrified for a long time, but I’m starting to get a little excited. Good luck to everyone ❤️

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Hello everyone. I am new here. December 14th I am going to have GSV in Mexico at ALO Bariatrics with Dr. Ramirez. I start my pre-op diet on Monday and my clear liquid the week after. They have been wonderful. I am so excited.

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My vsg was nov 17. I can definitely tell you December app. that while it has gone well, there has been a few bumps in the road. Good luck on your new life and enjoy. Just follow all your instructions. No lifting! Lol. We need to let our bellies get to where they want to stay. The food challenge is no worry. Even for the holiday. I'm enjoying the fact that my stomach doesn't need much. Take care. Google is your best friend. And ask if you have questions.

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On 10/13/2021 at 10:42 AM, armartin98 said:

I just had my Psych Evaluation, what a joke. The email said to prepare a quiet area for 1 hour. The teleconference was not more than 5 minutes. The therapist said they need the other 55 minutes to write up your report. All she did was ask me questions. I guess it's just a formality.

I had my surgery 11/01. It’s interesting how your psych evaluation lasted only about 5 minutes. I don’t how they can determine anything with that. However, I’m sure you’re ready to handle your surgery as they wouldn’t have passed you through. When I had my telehealth psych evaluation at lasted the whole entire hour. Plus they asked me if I have an outside therapist that works with me due to history of mental health. I told them I do. The psychiatrist also asked me if my therapist can work with me about what triggers me to eat the bad foods. I told her yes and that my therapist has been working with me since I started the program. So I was lucky to have my outside therapist that works with me on my mental health issues and helps me figure out what triggers I need to deal with so I don’t end up back to eating the bad foods. I will be having a second psych evaluation after my 3 month follow up with my doctor. Best wishes with your upcoming surgery.

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1 hour ago, Lifestyle Changer said:

I had my surgery 11/01. It’s interesting how your psych evaluation lasted only about 5 minutes. I don’t how they can determine anything with that. However, I’m sure you’re ready to handle your surgery as they wouldn’t have passed you through. When I had my telehealth psych evaluation at lasted the whole entire hour. Plus they asked me if I have an outside therapist that works with me due to history of mental health. I told them I do. The psychiatrist also asked me if my therapist can work with me about what triggers me to eat the bad foods. I told her yes and that my therapist has been working with me since I started the program. So I was lucky to have my outside therapist that works with me on my mental health issues and helps me figure out what triggers I need to deal with so I don’t end up back to eating the bad foods. I will be having a second psych evaluation after my 3 month follow up with my doctor. Best wishes with your upcoming surgery.

Wow! Good for you. Thanks for sharing. I have no idea how the psych eval. works. I did tell my surgeon about the 5 min. meeting. Yes, I was shocked when I answered her 30 questions and then she said she was done and the other 50 minutes goes with her writing her evaluation. Thanks for the wishes as well and good luck with your new bod.

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21 minutes ago, Kat261 said:

Hi there. Scheduled for VSG in Toronto Dec. 7. Start Optifast tomorrow. Really nervous stuff is getting teal!

Good luck to you.

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11/26/2021 04:19 PM, Northfilly17 said:






My surgery is December 17th in Mexico at OCC( Obesity Control Center ). I have been reading a lot on here and I'm noticing a lot of variances as to when people start their liquid diets. I was instructed liquid diet for 2 days prior to surgery but some of you are on the liquid for up to a month..... SHeesh!! Anyone know why?


I see that too. I was put in it 5 weeks before surgery (I’m 12/22) it is so hard I did eat thanksgiving a little bit honestly didn’t really taste that good to me. I’m doing ok with the liquid but my husband keeps trying to feed me - he took me to Olive Garden Friday I got the Soup and salad only at the broth. It was so good but I got full fast and haven’t even had surgery yet. I think it’s just my stomach is used to liquids now idk. I’ll go on Clear Liquids a week before surgery.  My book given to me by the Drs office says it is to shrink the liver, reduce the chance of bleeding or blood clots and show the commitment to the program. I’m supposed to loose 20 pounds before then too and at the rate I am loosing shouldn’t be a problem.

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My surgery date is Dec 3rd. It's soooo close. liquid diet for 2 weeks. Not loving it. I'm having the sleeve + single switch + hiatal hernia repair. EEEEEK.

I should be an old hand at surgery these days.

A loooooong time ago - I lost 380lbs w/diet and exercise. I was staying steady at 140-150lbs. So I had a Tummy Tuck & arm flap removal (Brachioplasty). Then I started yo-yo'ing and then I lost my Mom to covid last December. I've gained soooo much since then.

My Mom was in the hospital - just days before we lost her - submitting my info to Blossom Bariatrics in Vegas for gastric sleeve. She wanted me to do this because she knew I was happier and healthier when I was thin. So here I am. Because she was right.

I've also had my gallbladder removed, my right hip was replaced 4 years ago. My left hip was replaced 2 years ago.

So I shouldn't be worried about this. But, eeeeeek. I'm not a fan of needles, etc.

I just hope I can be discharged from the hospital in one day. Also, I'm in Raleigh, NC.

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