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2 minutes ago, TamTY said:

Same!! I have a 1-week low carb diet stating Monday, and the I start my 2 week liquid preop diet the following Monday. What about you?

I was told to do 2 weeks on Optifast, but I know how hard that is if I go straight into it, so I’m trying to kind of do a lead up and am (mostly) watching what I eat now…husband’s birthday today though so I’m kind of doing that ‘last supper’ thing…and eating too much!

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On 3/14/2022 at 5:35 AM, MissNicole said:

Very well said! Beautiful!

❤️💕 there are so many amazing people on this site. It’s very heartening.

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On 2/18/2022 at 4:40 AM, Crinkles said:

Hi NeedtoLoseWeight

Yay! Same date as me!

I don't have a liquid diet prior to surgery mine is 2weeks of 1000 calories a day.

I'm apprehensive about the post op 4 week liquid diet though!. Has your surgeon team given you an idea of what you can have liquid wise that will still fill you up?

xx

Hiya…from what I understand ‘filling up’ is going to be pretty easy as one’s sleeve is about the size of my index finger. My surgeon is using a 32 french bougie…it’s pretty dam small. I’m advised that 2 teaspoons will max me out to start with 😳

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1 hour ago, AngelaLynnFL said:

Hi everyone! 👋 my name is Angela and my surgery (sleeve) is scheduled for 4/14. I have been planning for months and doing all the steps for Insurance and now that it's all approved.....finally....I'm so scared!!!! Anyone wanna be a buddy?

Hey Angela! I’m April 26th. The wait is brutal. I’ll be your buddy! What part of FL are you in? I’m on the gulf coast.

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@AngelalynnFL I will be your buddy! I'm having sleeve done on April 12th

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I received a call today and my gastric bypass surgery is April 6th. It felt like it was taking forever and now that I have a date I am really nervous. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I have pre-surgery appointment on March 22nd and assume I will get all the information that day.
Same day for me! I'm having the sleeve done. I got my blood work, EKG and chest X-rays done last week. My Vitamin D is low and Iron so I have a prescription for the Vitamin D and prenatal vitamin for the iron. My PCP has signed off and now I just have to wait. To be honest, the nerve wracking part for me was making sure all those steps were completed and now that they are, I feel less anxious. Just take one day at a time!

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On 3/15/2022 at 11:16 PM, AngelaLynnFL said:

Hi everyone! 👋 my name is Angela and my surgery (sleeve) is scheduled for 4/14. I have been planning for months and doing all the steps for Insurance and now that it's all approved.....finally....I'm so scared!!!! Anyone wanna be a buddy?

Hi Angela! Congratulations! I am having the same surgery done 4/18. I'll be your buddy 🙂

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On 3/15/2022 at 11:49 PM, Kia kaha said:

❤️💕 there are so many amazing people on this site. It’s very heartening.

Yes it is! I love it! Makes me so happy 🙂

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On 3/7/2022 at 9:32 PM, Kimmy Kaye said:

1000 calories for 8 days and last three are liquid diet for me. My surgery is April 6 too but in Michigan.

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I'm in Michigan as well. Where are you located?

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On 2/13/2022 at 12:25 PM, Crinkles said:

My sleeve is booked in for 12th April!..

Currently feeling really excited a tad nervous!

Hey Shelley, I am also scheduled for sleeve surgery on April 12th. I just got my surgery date today, so it is just starting to sink in.

Is it wrong that the first thing I did when I got home was count how many days before I start the liquid diet? ? I have 16 days of regular meals to enjoy before the hardest part begins. Ugh.

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On 3/15/2022 at 11:00 PM, Kia kaha said:

My surgeon is using a 32 french bougie…it’s pretty dam small. I’m advised that 2 teaspoons will max me out to start with 😳

Hey, me too. My surgeon just explained to me today that he creates a 32 French bougie, which is nice and small. We are so lucky! I can lose up to 75% of my excess weight. Some surgeons make the pouch too big, so weight loss is much slower.

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On 3/8/2022 at 3:55 AM, sugarbee24 said:

My surgery is scheduled for April 12th. I am so nervous. Good luck everyone!

I am also having surgery on APRIL 12th (sleeve procedure). We have similar body types. I am 5’4” with a starting weight of 223. I lost 12 pounds since my first visit on January 25th, so my surgeon approved only 10 days of the liquid diet (instead of the typical two weeks). Things are moving so fast for me and I’m so thankful.

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I am also having surgery on APRIL 12th (sleeve procedure). We have similar body types. I am 5’4” with a starting weight of 223. I lost 12 pounds since my first visit on January 25th, so my surgeon approved only 10 days of the liquid diet (instead of the typical two weeks). Things are moving so fast for me and I’m so thankful.
Yay! Do you want to be surgery buddies? Since we are similar in our goals, I think it would be helpful and it would be nice to have someone who starts at the same time.

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