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10 hours ago, celloville said:

Hello everyone! Just got schedule for gastric bypass surgery on 8/24. Very excited to be moving forward!

Welcome to the group! My surgery is the 18th and I'm so excited. What are you doing to prepare?

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On 6/27/2022 at 11:59 AM, I Am Enough! said:

OMG! What an emotional roller coaster! Maybe one way to look at it is that the universe is ensuring you have the perfect staff in their perfect health so you will have a flawless surgery! :)

I like that point of view! 😃

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On 06/27/2022 at 13:36, I Am Enough! said:






Yes! I have American Eskimos and they are my sweetest babies! I never knew how much love I could have for them :D


I feel the same way about my fur baby. Wow! American Eskimos! Beautiful babies! What all is your surgeon having you do to prepare for your surgery? I’m actually having a gastric bypass as a revision to my gastric sleeve. I’ve had terrible acid reflux after my sleeve so the bypass should help with the GERD. Plus, I’m hoping to lose 30 more lbs since I only lost 40 lbs after my sleeve. I really should have had the bypass to begin with! Even though my BMI is 30, I still have to do the two weeks of liver shrinking diet prior to my surgery.

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On 6/28/2022 at 8:27 AM, I Am Enough! said:

Welcome to the group! My surgery is the 18th and I'm so excited. What are you doing to prepare?

Thanks for the welcome! I'm really trying to incorporate more fruits and veggies and cut down on sweets. I figure the time for the pre-op diet will be here before I know it.

What things are you doing?

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I am preparing and testing out recipes for once the liquid and post-op diet come in. I'm a big advocate of eating clean and not consuming items that can interfere with gut bacteria. Since the healing is so important and that environment is being so compromised. I have been working real close with my nutritionist to get that property types of Vitamins and minerals, omegas, and liquid versions of Calcium and magnesium. SO just doing a lot of research,food tests and prep as well as everyday meditating on a successful surgery and recovery. Trying to attack it from all aspects :)

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On 06/08/2022 at 12:28, I Am Enough! said:



I finally got my date! August 18th! It took three months to jump through all the hoops, but finally I got the call with the date :D I changed from the sleeve to the bypass due to a few minor complications with acid. I feel strong about my decision and I'm super excited to move forward.


Congratulations!
I’m 3 weeks out from bypass and I feel like a new person! You will not regret doing this. It is the best thing I have ever done for me!
I’ve lost 30 lbs, and I feel amazing! I had NO pain post op. No gas, no pain, I never needed pain meds, and I am not hungry. I could not be happier!
You are almost there! Yay, you!!!
I also had 2 months of pre-op testing for insurance and 2 weeks while they review everything. My insurance picked up 97% of the bill which was $70,000. It was ALL worth it!

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10 minutes ago, Mariann812 said:

Congratulations!
I’m 3 weeks out from bypass and I feel like a new person! You will not regret doing this. It is the best thing I have ever done for me!
I’ve lost 30 lbs, and I feel amazing! I had NO pain post op. No gas, no pain, I never needed pain meds, and I am not hungry. I could not be happier!
You are almost there! Yay, you!!!
I also had 2 months of pre-op testing for insurance and 2 weeks while they review everything. My insurance picked up 97% of the bill which was $70,000. It was ALL worth it!

That's Fantastic! So happy for you :) Congratulations on such a successful surgery and recovery. That is truly inspiring and I cannot wait to write my own post-op! ❤️

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3 hours ago, Dogmom68 said:

I feel the same way about my fur baby. Wow! American Eskimos! Beautiful babies! What all is your surgeon having you do to prepare for your surgery? I’m actually having a gastric bypass as a revision to my gastric sleeve. I’ve had terrible acid reflux after my sleeve so the bypass should help with the GERD. Plus, I’m hoping to lose 30 more lbs since I only lost 40 lbs after my sleeve. I really should have had the bypass to begin with! Even though my BMI is 30, I still have to do the two weeks of liver shrinking diet prior to my surgery.

I was originally considering the sleeve, but my surgeon was concerned about the reflux so we opted for the bypass. I'm so sorry to hear you have to go in for a revision, but I sure hope it brings you some relief. I have a standard two week liquid pre-op diet, nothing special. But I'm modifying my Keto Chow Protein to use almond milk instead of heavy cream during that time. Last night I made fluff for the very first time using the SF Jello and greek yogurt - it was very good. So experimenting with recipes to see what I like/don't like cause I know I might too tired or need a family member to help :)

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11 minutes ago, I Am Enough! said:

That's Fantastic! So happy for you :) Congratulations on such a successful surgery and recovery. That is truly inspiring and I cannot wait to write my own post-op! ❤️

And you will!

I was so focused on the actual procedure, I forgot to think about the positive outcome! Don’t cheat yourself out of that experience!

can’t wait to read your post op story!

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28 minutes ago, RaisnHL said:

Just got my date! August 9th!!! I’m very anxious…

Welcome to the August group! Yes, anxious, excited, nervous, omg what do I do now??? And everything in between 😊

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On 07/01/2022 at 09:32, I Am Enough! said:






I was originally considering the sleeve, but my surgeon was concerned about the reflux so we opted for the bypass. I'm so sorry to hear you have to go in for a revision, but I sure hope it brings you some relief. I have a standard two week liquid pre-op diet, nothing special. But I'm modifying my Keto Chow Protein to use almond milk instead of heavy cream during that time. Last night I made fluff for the very first time using the SF Jello and greek yogurt - it was very good. So experimenting with recipes to see what I like/don't like cause I know I might too tired or need a family member to help :)


Yeah, I wasn’t happy with my results from the sleeve either so I’m glad I’m having the revision. I really had to get my head on straight about food before my surgery so it’s great that you’re preparing ahead of time. I was up and about immediately after my sleeve surgery so I’m hoping I will do the same after my bypass. I had to remember to take it easy because I felt fine afterwards. I only had a short period of pain and nausea while I was in the hospital and I got over it pretty quickly. I only spent one night in the hospital. I hope you do very well after your surgery! You definitely must keep us all posted!

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