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7 minutes ago, DecemberRain18 said:

Feb 2 VSG in Texas.

My program doesn't require a liquid diet so I start my liver shrinking low carb diet the 19th. I'm working on cutting out caffeine before surgery and just getting my supplies ordered and ready so I don't have to worry about it post-op

Don’t stock up on too much that someone else won’t eat. Our tastes often change post surgery, especially for sweet things such as Protein Shakes. I ended up haven’t a couple cases of shakes that I couldn’t stand post surgery.

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3 minutes ago, ShoppGirl said:

Don’t stock up on too much that someone else won’t eat. Our tastes often change post surgery, especially for sweet things such as Protein Shakes. I ended up haven’t a couple cases of shakes that I couldn’t stand post surgery.

Oh I'm not going nuts, just like 30 days of the Multivitamins (chewable), the Calcium tabs, stuff like that, that I know will absolutely slip my mind if I don't get them now. I haven't ordered any Protein yet, I know I want to get a few of those protein shots for right after surgery then I'll probably just try stuff and see what I like from whatever I can find locally. I do appreciate you looking out tho!!

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19 minutes ago, DecemberRain18 said:

Oh I'm not going nuts, just like 30 days of the Multivitamins (chewable), the Calcium tabs, stuff like that, that I know will absolutely slip my mind if I don't get them now. I haven't ordered any Protein yet, I know I want to get a few of those Protein shots for right after surgery then I'll probably just try stuff and see what I like from whatever I can find locally. I do appreciate you looking out tho!!

Premiere protein has a variety pack for sale on Amazon. Not sure if they sell it in stores. I’ve not seen it at my Walmart or target. I don’t know if they ever added the caffe latte to the variety pack but it’s really good if you like coffee drinks (it has caffeine in it).

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22 minutes ago, ShoppGirl said:

Premiere Protein has a variety pack for sale on Amazon. Not sure if they sell it in stores. I’ve not seen it at my Walmart or target. I don’t know if they ever added the caffe latte to the variety pack but it’s really good if you like coffee drinks (it has caffeine in it).

I'll definitely have to try that variety pack for my low carb diet before surgery! Get a feel for what I like more. I shop at Sam's club and they have cases of the premier shakes but I don't want to commit to anything in bulk until I know what works after surgery.

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I’m scheduled for 2/22 my doctor rescheduled me due to the rise in COVID cases. So excited but so nervous!! I’m only 21 and everyone’s been telling me i shouldn’t do it smh

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On 1/11/2022 at 5:03 AM, freckledmegan said:

I also bought a highly-rated bariatric cookbook by Sarah Kent ($10 on Amazon). It helped me feel more optimistic about food post-recovery. I'm going to try some of the recipes before surgery to know what I like now and not when I'm hangry.

Great idea! I am definitely not a cook, but I understand that has to change ASAP. I found one for sleeve patients by the same author and will start on it today.

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I just got the call today that I’ve finished everything!!! My pre-op with my surgeon is next Wednesday and my pre-op with my pcp is the 28th!!! They said my surgery should be scheduled within 30 days of my pre-op w/ my surgeon. Fingers crossed for a February surgery date!!!!

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On 1/11/2022 at 5:03 AM, freckledmegan said:

One question for everyone...you going to use a post-surgery Abdominal binder? Getting very mixed messages about those.

I'm having my surgery done through my insurance provider, and they're sending me home with a binder. I'll give it a shot and see if it's helpful.

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I'm getting the bypass on Feb. 21st. I'm also concerned that it could end up being pushed back. I've been preparing for months, which also means I've stopped taking a medicine for my psoriatic arthritis and it's getting very difficult. I've lost 20 lbs. though.

I'm mostly off of caffeine and carbonation (I've had it on occasion, but very rarely- it's just not part of my daily life any more). I don't cook, so I still struggle with what I'm eating. I just have a few go to foods and eat a lot less. i need a better meal plan. I'm well stocked with Protein drinks/powders/waters that have helped me though.

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On 01/15/2022 at 03:00, Hot Mess Bypass said:



I'm getting the bypass on Feb. 21st. I'm also concerned that it could end up being pushed back. I've been preparing for months, which also means I've stopped taking a medicine for my psoriatic arthritis and it's getting very difficult. I've lost 20 lbs. though.



I'm mostly off of caffeine and carbonation (I've had it on occasion, but very rarely- it's just not part of my daily life any more). I don't cook, so I still struggle with what I'm eating. I just have a few go to foods and eat a lot less. i need a better meal plan. I'm well stocked with Protein drinks/powders/waters that have helped me though.


I have Ankylosing Spondylitis, we take a lot of the same meds as PA peeps. I’m curious as to what they’ve had you stop taking. My meds have all been okayed.

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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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        within 2 hrs I did 2 suppositories and 2 enemas, it did nothing! I always had the urge to go but it wouldn't come out, with the enemas the urge was greater but still nothing! the following morning I did another enema and nothing. I ended up going to the ER and got IV hydration but they recommended to manually scoop some out which I did but girl it was not enough for relief. My MD recommended: stop protein shakes and go back to liquids only like during week 1 and oral exlax pills, 1 dose and if no bowel movement within 4 hrs then another dose. I needed the 2nd dose by the next day I finally started to get relief.

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