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Congratulations!! I hope your procedure goes well and you enjoy a good walk the day of surgery. First thing I wanted when I was able to get out of bed was my tooth brush! It felt amazing to wash my face, brush my hair and brush my teeth. It’s the little things! Walk as much as you can, it really helps the gas pain and prevents blood clots.

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Day 3 part 2! Those drinks you guys were pretty tasty, the V8 was more of a thick smoothie consistency the flavor I bought was berry açaí they also have a tropical mango pineapple one. I chose the berry flavor because it has less carbs per can. The Gatorade Protein drinks were great! I recommend them cold or else that protein taste is stronger. Just took a walk to the end of the street and back and I’m wiped out! And you know I totally forgot it was Easter?! We kept it very low key this year and the fam chose to eat their meal while I was taking a nap which I thought was kind of them. I hope everyone else has a great Easter and day as we progress! Lots of love ❤️

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1 hour ago, mlortega said:

Day 3 part 2! Those drinks you guys were pretty tasty, the V8 was more of a thick smoothie consistency the flavor I bought was berry açaí they also have a tropical mango pineapple one. I chose the berry flavor because it has less carbs per can. The Gatorade Protein Drinks were great! I recommend them cold or else that Protein taste is stronger. Just took a walk to the end of the street and back and I’m wiped out! And you know I totally forgot it was Easter?! We kept it very low key this year and the fam chose to eat their meal while I was taking a nap which I thought was kind of them. I hope everyone else has a great Easter and day as we progress! Lots of love ❤️

Yikes! Read the labels. The Gatorade has more sugar than Protein. I had a RNY so I have to watch sugar and carbs to avoid dumping. But I am inspired to mix a scoop of unflavored Isopure protein powder with some regular V-8 for a different flavor profile. The. Veggie juice is 45 calories and 2 GM of sugar.

Thanks for the inspiration!

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Oh wow! I looked up Gatorade Protein drinks and it gave me the recovery shake! The Gatorade Zero is one of my ‘go to’ for a flavored water! I get the variety packs from Amazon, 50 pkts for around $13-14. Then I add with Water and ice in my hydro flask or a small picture in the fridge. Thanks for the pic I will look for them.

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On 4/16/2022 at 8:09 PM, mlortega said:

Nausea is a lot better today! If you are getting the sleeve nausea is a very real thing we gotta face, don’t hesitate in the hospital if you can’t keep the oral meds down ask for an IV anti nausea that helped me quite a bit. Once you get home if you still can’t keep anything down if you have any local infusion spots or even ask your doctor even something as simple as a normal saline drip will help you! Just keep trying to take baby sips those super thick and sweet Protein Drinks may not be the best thing to introduce to your stomach first I found out pretty quick! I wish you good luck!! And so happy you decided to make this choice! ❤️

So glad to hear your nausea has subsided! I’m mentally preparing for it. I even bought ginger essential oil to smell. I’ve used it before to help with nausea. Thank you for letting me know about IV meds. I will definitely ask for them if needed! I am on day 6 of my liquid diet. Getting closer! Take care and hope you are back to normal now- no nausea!

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Hellooooo!!! Day 4 if your insurance covers it please my friends go get yourself an infusion! Ask your docs and surgeon about them they are just wonderful and really put you on a pathway to success and no dehydration for you! They will pack it full of all the Vitamins you need to be successful!! I had a sip of a Premier Protein and I kept it down perfect so it’s on now! And here are my favorite flavors and things you can do with them. My favorite brand at the moment is Premier Protein I was drinking these guys even before surgery because they are tasty and filling, the chocolate Peanut Butter cup flavor is sooooo so good I mixed that with my cold brew coffee and I was obsessed the Caramel flavor with coffee tastes like a caramel macchiato! When you are all able to have coffee of course the peanut butter cup flavor alone is also very nice tasting Now I have also discovered something else I loooove chai tea and chai tea lattes but these can be super high in carbs and sugar so this is my special potion hehe. The celestial seasonings brand has a spiced tea called Bengal Spice I brew that in 6oz of Water and top it off with a vanilla premier protein and boom! Chai tea and it’s so tasty and high in protein! Now that I can keep the thicker protein drinks down I’m going to start playing with them! I hope you all have a nice day and are keeping those fluids under control sending love and hydration your way y’all! ❤️

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33 minutes ago, mlortega said:

Hellooooo!!! Day 4 if your insurance covers it please my friends go get yourself an infusion! Ask your docs and surgeon about them they are just wonderful and really put you on a pathway to success and no dehydration for you! They will pack it full of all the Vitamins you need to be successful!! I had a sip of a Premier Protein and I kept it down perfect so it’s on now! And here are my favorite flavors and things you can do with them. My favorite brand at the moment is Premier Protein I was drinking these guys even before surgery because they are tasty and filling, the chocolate Peanut Butter cup flavor is sooooo so good I mixed that with my cold brew coffee and I was obsessed the Caramel flavor with coffee tastes like a caramel macchiato! When you are all able to have coffee of course the Peanut Butter cup flavor alone is also very nice tasting Now I have also discovered something else I loooove chai tea and chai tea lattes but these can be super high in carbs and sugar so this is my special potion hehe. The celestial seasonings brand has a spiced tea called Bengal Spice I brew that in 6oz of Water and top it off with a vanilla Premier Protein and boom! Chai tea and it’s so tasty and high in protein! Now that I can keep the thicker Protein Drinks down I’m going to start playing with them! I hope you all have a nice day and are keeping those fluids under control sending love and hydration your way y’all! ❤️

The Vitamin infusion down in Australia is a lot of money as well unless your insurance covers that it cost between $300 to $600 but I will look into it and I don't know about the premier Protein Shake you mentions if we have it in Australia I will be looking into that maybe I might be able to order that online every little bit helps thanks so much for sharing and all the best to you Miortega 🙏🙏🙏😊

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Update, my insurance pulled my approval the day before I was scheduled for surgery (April 12th) I just found out after what feels like a horribly long process that my Doctor has gotten approval from the head of claims. Hallelujah! Now, I have to wait for another surgery date. Fingers crossed it's soon.

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11 minutes ago, sugarbee24 said:

Update, my insurance pulled my approval the day before I was scheduled for surgery (April 12th) I just found out after what feels like a horribly long process that my Doctor has gotten approval from the head of claims. Hallelujah! Now, I have to wait for another surgery date. Fingers crossed it's soon.

Congratulations!

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On 4/16/2022 at 10:09 PM, mlortega said:

Nausea is a lot better today! If you are getting the sleeve nausea is a very real thing we gotta face, don’t hesitate in the hospital if you can’t keep the oral meds down ask for an IV anti nausea that helped me quite a bit. Once you get home if you still can’t keep anything down if you have any local infusion spots or even ask your doctor even something as simple as a normal saline drip will help you! Just keep trying to take baby sips those super thick and sweet Protein Drinks may not be the best thing to introduce to your stomach first I found out pretty quick! I wish you good luck!! And so happy you decided to make this choice! ❤️

No lie I plan on sticking an IV in myself after my surgery and hanging some Normal Saline. 💉

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1 minute ago, mlortega said:

Bad bish energy I’m here for it! 💅🏼❤️

Haha I have everything at home already to do it so why not?

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My surgery is scheduled for April 20th. I'm super nervous and second guessing myself. I'm was able to lose 30 lbs (as of today) in the last 4 1/2 months. I'm at 212 lbs and have always struggled with getting into onederland. Am I overthinking...

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8 minutes ago, Rdy4Change said:

My surgery is scheduled for April 20th. I'm super nervous and second guessing myself. I'm was able to lose 30 lbs (as of today) in the last 4 1/2 months. I'm at 212 lbs and have always struggled with getting into onederland. Am I overthinking...

That's incredible!!! Are you thinking you may not need to do it now? If I were you I would ask myself "can I keep going and maintain this without the surgery date pending?" Obly you know what is right for you

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