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Thanks! Thankfully it's not in our province yet, but I guess we'll wait and see how this affects everything.

Yeah, I am really lucky that I've been able to have a great relationship with my surgeon! He's been really great, really upfront with everything and so helpful in getting me connected with the hospital and the various quotations. I hope you at least get good care and a great surgeon who will work with you on your op.

Meanwhile, I've actually felt full - highly unusual on this dratted diet - so I'm feeling guilty that I may have cheated somewhere... (can't really think where...) Ugh! Oh to not feel hunger at all!!

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Long story short: I'm in PA. I had a Lap Band placed in November 2010...then had it removed in December 2020 because of complications. I'm now getting RNY on December 20th and started my 2-week liquid diet on December 6th. In one of my pre-op requirements (upper GI), a very small hiatal hernia was observed, so we're going to get rid of him. I call him Squishy. R.I.P, my Squishy.

I'm excited! Ugh, though.....I have so many clothes that are going to be enormous on me...but I also have lots of things in smaller sizes that I refused to get rid of over the years, so I guess I'll be okay.

Good luck, all! :)

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My RNY to RNY revision surgery will be December 21, assuming COVID doesn't throw a monkey wrench into the plans.

I've been on a high protein/low carb Liver Reduction Diet for 7 months. I started with a two week full liquid diet to see if I could do it. The joke is on me: this clinic doesn't prescribe it. I will have to do two days of Clear Liquids for two days prior to surgery,1 day post-surgery, then full liquids for7 days, followed by 2-3 weeks of soft food, then gradually introducing "real" food.

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On 11/27/2021 at 3:41 PM, Jo Muller said:

Thanks! Thankfully it's not in our province yet, but I guess we'll wait and see how this affects everything.

Yeah, I am really lucky that I've been able to have a great relationship with my surgeon! He's been really great, really upfront with everything and so helpful in getting me connected with the hospital and the various quotations. I hope you at least get good care and a great surgeon who will work with you on your op.

Meanwhile, I've actually felt full - highly unusual on this dratted diet - so I'm feeling guilty that I may have cheated somewhere... (can't really think where...) Ugh! Oh to not feel hunger at all!!

I haven't had hunger, either! We are lucky. At my appointment my nurse said that means I'm in ketosis.

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On 11/19/2021 at 5:18 PM, LadyH said:

Hello Bari-Friends!

I'm looking for some friends to get through December. I start the liquid diet Dec. 1 for surgery on the 15th. I also have to quarantine, so I'm terrified about adherence to the diet. I'd love to find some like-minded people (no matter when your surgery is) to "meet" with online to share tips, strategies, fun, and progress. My surgery has been delayed repeatedly, most recently because of Covid--twice. Ugh! Now, cold weather and quarantine mean almost nowhere to go and nothing to do. It's unnerving.

I'd love to hear from you--drop a line and let's find ways to manage this cold weather, quarantined, Covid, no-food extravaganza and make it fun and exciting!

Best to you,

LadyVan

surgery on the 13th. I woke up with a swollen jaw and sore, possibly my wisdom tooth acting up again. hope this doesnt interfere with my surgery Monday

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