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My bypass is scheduled for August 3rd. I'm nervous and have a LOT of changes to make before then. I need to quit vaping, and on the 20th, I need to start my diet changes. It's taking a lot for me to not keep thinking I should eat XYZ because I won't get to have it again. On the flip side, I think my brain is already getting engaged because I'm finding myself turning down sugar and not finishing everything on my plate.

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1 hour ago, AliceFD said:

Hi, everyone! I am scheduled for my RNY August 16.

Welcome to the group! We've got some great folks here 😊 Mine is Aug 18th

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Hello! Finally got my date today, I will be having the gastric bypass on August 1st!! I am both excited and nervous. Trying to make a list of things I need before then. I start the two week pre op liquid diet Monday the 18th!

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1 hour ago, AliceFD said:

Good for you! I've ordered my bariatric Vitamins, pre-surgery drinks, Protein Powder and drinks. I'm getting nervous, too. I'll probably be second-guessing myself up to the last minute!

I have found that the actual preparation is helping me to relax, like I've got more control of the situation. It's helping to reduce the anxiety considerably :D

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On 7/12/2022 at 10:07 PM, Bricam20 said:

Hello! Finally got my date today, I will be having the gastric bypass on August 1st!! I am both excited and nervous. Trying to make a list of things I need before then. I start the two week pre op liquid diet Monday the 18th!

Congrats! That's so exciting for you :D What kinds of things are you doing to prepare for the big day?

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On 7/11/2022 at 1:10 PM, Artista said:

My bypass is scheduled for August 3rd. I'm nervous and have a LOT of changes to make before then. I need to quit vaping, and on the 20th, I need to start my diet changes. It's taking a lot for me to not keep thinking I should eat XYZ because I won't get to have it again. On the flip side, I think my brain is already getting engaged because I'm finding myself turning down sugar and not finishing everything on my plate.

That's fantastic that your brain is already making those switches for you. I know personally, I need time to make adjustments from old habits. I have been using the "Fabulous" App to help me make those changes gradually. My prep diet is seriously helping me focus and take the brain work out of it. I don't even want to think about what I'm going to do/eat after surgery - I just want it all planned out with various choices of what I can have already made. I vape about three puffs of cannabis at night to help me sleep. My surgeon didn't want me on NSAIDS any longer and he was totally and completely supportive of the cannabis. It really helps without any sleepy hangover in the morning.

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Hello Everyone! My surgery date is August 9th. I had my first consult in November 2021 and my insurance needed 6 months of visits and those didn't start until the end of January! I am so ready! I'll be doing one week of Optifast. I am a teacher so I'm working so hard getting everything in my labs prepared because I'll be taking off two weeks and coming back to work right at the end of the two weeks. That is what makes me the most nervous...going back to work too soon.

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7 hours ago, I Am Enough! said:

That's fantastic that your brain is already making those switches for you. I know personally, I need time to make adjustments from old habits. I have been using the "Fabulous" App to help me make those changes gradually. My prep diet is seriously helping me focus and take the brain work out of it. I don't even want to think about what I'm going to do/eat after surgery - I just want it all planned out with various choices of what I can have already made. I vape about three puffs of cannabis at night to help me sleep. My surgeon didn't want me on NSAIDS any longer and he was totally and completely supportive of the cannabis. It really helps without any sleepy hangover in the morning.

The vaping thing is proving harder than I thought. I made it from 10am to 4pm today, and two hours of that was a nap. This is going to be tough. I'm going to leave it in the living room tonight when I go to bed. My meal plan for the 20th-25th is going to need some adapting - it's very meaty and I don't eat meat (just fish, eggs, dairy and veg). They said that was fine, but it's requiring a little more legwork from me. I'm thinking of making a little website for pescatarian bariatric patients, because there is NOT a lot out there. Especially because I have some food allergies, and it is a bear trying to find smoothies that don't have banana or avocado in them! I need to get it all planned out ahead or I'm going to struggle. I don't use cannabis at this time, but I'm glad your doc found something that worked for you!

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On 7/12/2022 at 11:07 PM, Bricam20 said:

Hello! Finally got my date today, I will be having the gastric bypass on August 1st!! I am both excited and nervous. Trying to make a list of things I need before then. I start the two week pre op liquid diet Monday the 18th!

Two days before me! My liquid is only three days - two liquid, one clear liquid (day before surgery). They have me on semi-solids for five days before that and a low-cal/carb diet from the 20-25th. I almost wish it was just liquid - it would make me have to think less. I wish I could fast forward to my date so I wouldn't have to do these next two weeks! But, it will all be worthwhile. Are you in the states? Are you staying in the states or going abroad for surgery? Mine is in Tijuana.

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On 6/24/2022 at 7:42 PM, Jen-ny said:

I’ve had quite a journey already and I haven’t had surgery yet! I was suppose to have surgery in November. Then covid shut surgeries down at my hospital. I didn’t get another date until June 8th. That was rescheduled for June 22nd. So, the night before my surgery on June 21st the hospital called me at 10:16 at night to say that my surgery was canceled due to my surgeon getting covid! So, my new date is August 10th. Phew! My very first doctor appointment was June 3rd of LAST year! Haha! I’m having gastric bypass with hiatal hernia repair.

Hopefully this date sticks. The waiting must be horrible!

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On 7/1/2022 at 8:16 AM, 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!

Thank you for your encouraging words. It sounds like you’re recovery is textbook fantastic!

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On 7/12/2022 at 11:07 PM, Bricam20 said:

Hello! Finally got my date today, I will be having the gastric bypass on August 1st!! I am both excited and nervous. Trying to make a list of things I need before then. I start the two week pre op liquid diet Monday the 18th!

I’m August 1st as well! I start my liver shrinking diet on the 22nd. I only have to do three days of liquids thank goodness. It is soooo exciting!!!

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My RNY surgery is scheduled for August 1. I start my 2 week liquid diet tomorrow (July 18).

I have all my supplies for the next 2 weeks and the first week or so after surgery. Getting that sorted and clearing out a shelf in the kitchen for all that stuff made me feel more prepared and slightly more in control. I’m excited and a little nervous. I’ve been working through the pre-surgery required appointments since last Sept.

My surgery is about 2 hours away from home. So my family (spouse and 2 kids - both younger than 8 ) are going up the night before. We have a hotel for them to stay in for a couple of days before I get discharged from the hospital. They have been super supportive which I am grateful for.

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4 hours ago, JoshCanDoIt said:

My RNY surgery is scheduled for August 1. I start my 2 week liquid diet tomorrow (July 18).

I have all my supplies for the next 2 weeks and the first week or so after surgery. Getting that sorted and clearing out a shelf in the kitchen for all that stuff made me feel more prepared and slightly more in control. I’m excited and a little nervous. I’ve been working through the pre-surgery required appointments since last Sept.

My surgery is about 2 hours away from home. So my family (spouse and 2 kids - both younger than 8 ) are going up the night before. We have a hotel for them to stay in for a couple of days before I get discharged from the hospital. They have been super supportive which I am grateful for.

Congratulations on your upcoming surgery! It sounds like you’re prepared and have a wonderful support system. I had a gastric sleeve done 18 months ago but am now getting ready to have a revision (gastric bypass) on August 8th due to severe GERD. I wish I would have just had the bypass instead! Going through the two weeks of liquid diet can be tough but just keep your eyes on the prize! Swanson sipping Bone Broth is great to have on hand before and after surgery since it has a lot of Protein. Remember to sip, sip, sip your Water constantly after your surgery and get your bariatric Vitamins ready (I take Barimelts.) I’ve rewatched a LOT of YouTube videos in preparation for my surgery; they’re very helpful and motivating. I know you’re going to do well! Be sure to keep us all updated! Best wishes!😁

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