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I started taking all Vitamins but not the bariatric ones yet, I am trying to find out if BCBS will be covering them before I go out and order them.

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12 hours ago, Tim W. said:

Today is 1 week post op for me.

How are you feeling? Is it like you expected it to be?

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17 minutes ago, mafer1980 said:

Hi mine is may 26

are you excited? nervous? both? the closer it gets it feels like maybe it wont be authorized by BCBS and it will not happen. Very surreal.

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13 minutes ago, mafer1980 said:

Question is everyone taking they’re Vitamins to prep

I just took the normal one a day. I had to stop all Vitamins and minerals 1 week before surgery. Make sure to get your Protein Drinks in.

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I decided to try mostly liquid diet for this week to see how it feels and if i can do it.

My doc gave me a 1200 - 1400 cal diet low carb high Protein to follow, I started feeling like I was eating too much bulk.

Hope I can do this !~!

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So I attended the pre op zoom and wrote down a bunch of suggestions and they had mentioned all the Vitamins to take including Biotin and I misplaced that paper 😖 my liquid diet starts on the 12th so now I’m getting nervous because I really haven’t been taking my vitamins as I should

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6 minutes ago, okinc10 said:

How are you feeling? Is it like you expected it to be?

I'm feeling very good. I never had gas which was surprising. My pain was managed very well. 1 week is plenty of time off (office) work. Being on full liquids really opened my food opportunity. I think I am an exception to the rule with how well I am doing.

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That is positive to hear!!

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2 minutes ago, okinc10 said:

I decided to try mostly liquid diet for this week to see how it feels and if i can do it.

My doc gave me a 1200 - 1400 cal diet low carb high Protein to follow, I started feeling like I was eating too much bulk.

Hope I can do this !~!

If you want it bad enough. I never thought I could do it but I focused on the light at the end of the tunnel,which got bigger every day. Good luck 👍

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16 minutes ago, okinc10 said:

I started taking all Vitamins but not the bariatric ones yet, I am trying to find out if BCBS will be covering them before I go out and order them.

I have BCBS and I buy my own Vitamins they're not covered because it's OTC.

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1 hour ago, mafer1980 said:

Question is everyone taking they’re Vitamins to prep

I started the Bariatric Advantage calcium chews last week and I tried to start the Ultra solo with Iron but it made me throw up. I ordered the chewable version which showed up yesterday and after reading on some reddit threads for Gastric Bypass I split it in half (it's a large tablet) I had half with my mid day shake and half with my 3rd shake of the day. My surgery is on the 12th, so just 2 days away :)

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1 hour ago, Tim W. said:

If you want it bad enough. I never thought I could do it but I focused on the light at the end of the tunnel,which got bigger every day. Good luck 👍

I've been on my pre-op liquid diet for almost a week now and while it's not the easiest thing in the world I'm using this exact mindset. Glad to hear your surgery went well!

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6 minutes ago, Rebarr said:

I started the Bariatric Advantage calcium chews last week and I tried to start the Ultra solo with Iron but it made me throw up. I ordered the chewable version which showed up yesterday and after reading on some reddit threads for Gastric Bypass I split it in half (it's a large tablet) I had half with my mid day shake and half with my 3rd shake of the day. My surgery is on the 12th, so just 2 days away :)

Why are you taking bariatric Vitamins? If you haven't had your surgery?

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13 minutes ago, Tim W. said:

Why are you taking bariatric Vitamins? If you haven't had your surgery?

My surgeon's office recommends to start the week before surgery because will not be able to take them the 1st week or 2 after surgery while our stomach's are healing.

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