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4 minutes ago, Flab-U-Less Forever said:

Another Jan 18th here! I wished it could be before the end of the year but the more I think about the timing the more I like the date. I can still enjoy holiday cooking and start my 2 week pre op diet just as I would have started a diet in any other year LOL. My birthday is a few days before surgery so I told my family we would Celebrate with a nice meal and small cake BEFORE I have to start the pre op diet. The surgery will be the perfect birthday present to myself!

I did the exact same thing. Had my bday dinner early And thought of the surgery as a gift. You will be very happy with your gift to yourself and feel great on your bday because you have started the journey. Congratulation.

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January 14th here! Good luck everyone. I have to do a two week low cal/carb diet and all liquids 1 day prior to surgery.

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9 hours ago, chowell12 said:

January 14th here! Good luck everyone. I have to do a two week low cal/carb diet and all liquids 1 day prior to surgery.

Lucky you only 1 day liquid diet.. I WISH I have to do 2 weeks of liquid deliciousness 🤬😡🤬😂

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I find it interesting that the pre op diet is not the same from surgeon to surgeon. Some are all liquid for 2 weeks, some are Protein and veggies with max portion sizes, and some are one day liquid. My surgeon has given me the choice between shakes and low carb high protein low calorie meals (aka chicken/fish and veggies). I am worried about the liver shrinkage so my current plan is to do as many shakes as possible. I say that now but come Jan 4-17 all bets are off (surgery is the 18th).

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57 minutes ago, mrsjo said:

1/11 for RNY. Rescheduled from December because I got covid 😞

Sorry to hear of you got Covid and hope you are doing well! This is a fear I have so although I am fully vaccinated and am getting my booster today, I am planning on wearing a mask while I am out and about. I live in a rural area where social distancing is the norm anyways.

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On 12/02/2021 at 10:11, Flab-U-Less Forever said:






Sorry to hear of you got Covid and hope you are doing well! This is a fear I have so although I am fully vaccinated and am getting my booster today, I am planning on wearing a mask while I am out and about. I live in a rural area where social distancing is the norm anyways.


I live in a very rural area too in Virginia. I too had both vaccinations just hadn’t got the booster yet. I’m hoping the time between covid and surgery is enough to be fully well first.

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Jan 3 is my surgery hope will not be push back due to covid variants

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28 minutes ago, yuzul said:

Jan 3 is my surgery hope will not be push back due to covid variants

I had the same thought. Crossed fingers

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I am so ready to get started. I have family coming into town for Christmas. So I am going to enjoy myself and enjoy the family time. I am actually going to start my full liquid diet January 1,22. I figure why wait 4 days. I’m just going to do it. I am trying out different shakes, yogurts, and puddings now. I am very texture oriented. So this will be interesting.

For those who work… how much time are you planning on taking off for recovery?

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5 hours ago, Tysheena84 said:

I am so ready to get started. I have family coming into town for Christmas. So I am going to enjoy myself and enjoy the family time. I am actually going to start my full liquid diet January 1,22. I figure why wait 4 days. I’m just going to do it. I am trying out different shakes, yogurts, and puddings now. I am very texture oriented. So this will be interesting.

For those who work… how much time are you planning on taking off for recovery?

I am a texture person myself so I understand. I am taking off the whole 4 weeks. I feel like if you are able to, give your self that time to adjust and prepare. You have the rest of your life to work. This is not only a big adjustment physically for most of us it is also going to be a mental adjustment. I have already completed my FMLA paperwork and short term disability for my 4 weeks off. I am going to try and make the best of it my job will be there. If they would give me more time off I would take it 😂

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6 hours ago, Tysheena84 said:

I am so ready to get started. I have family coming into town for Christmas. So I am going to enjoy myself and enjoy the family time. I am actually going to start my full liquid diet January 1,22. I figure why wait 4 days. I’m just going to do it. I am trying out different shakes, yogurts, and puddings now. I am very texture oriented. So this will be interesting.

For those who work… how much time are you planning on taking off for recovery?

I'm planning to come back to work 1 week post-op (office job) but it'll depend on my recovery.

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        Hello! I m 3 weeks post op and I just went through the worst constipation of my life
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