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52 minutes ago, Jessi2023 said:

I just got back from my pre-op class and feel much better. I have to say my clinic seems to be doing a very good job of making sure you are well educated and giving you all the support you need. They will test your Vitamin levels every 6 months for life and want to keep following you for 5 years. Having them tested is key to me, because its important to know if what you are doing is working. I'm chronically low on Vit D, and I've had doctors test me, see I'm low and tell me to take supplements with no follow-up. Guess what? The level of supplementation wasn't cutting it, I needed a higher dose. So I'm really glad they are proactive about that.

4 days to go!

I am chronically low on D also!! I think it's due to my past 10 years as a vegan but went to Vegetarian about 3 years ago- BUT I still don't drink milk and I hate the sun LOL. Thankfully my Dr is proactive, and she put me on a weekly dose 2 weeks ago. Praying it's helping!

I have the list of Vitamins and I am sooooo confused, even though I am a Lapband patient (which basically tells you I NEVERRRR took my vitamins all these years) - my friend who is sleeve to bypass made herself a daily color chart, to help learn, I think I will do the same.

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7 hours ago, adodson912@gmail.com said:

So I am on my pre-op diet day 4 and have lost nothing. WTH

I'm on day four, too. Starting to feel very tired Unsure of any weight loss. This is tough!

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I've lost over 85 lbs since Jan 3 2023.

Still have 60 more to go.

My doctor and dietitian had me on the pre surgery diet for 2 weeks not long after my first appointment with them. I'm shocked I'm still married lol

Hangry?? Oh heck ya that's a REAL thing!!!

Since being on that, I've been on a pretty strict food intake. At first even that was a massive challenge for me. Then the longer I was doing it, it got easier.

But the thought of having to be back on the pre surgery ( liver shrinking ) diet? Scares the heck out of me. I struggled with what I should have.. Or not have. My heart goes out to my husband because of everything he has to deal with.

August 3 Rd I go in for my PreOp. I'm hoping to get loads of information and support.

My surgeon has had my on Vitamins and Vitamin D since my first appointment.

Hang in there everyone.... You've all come so far... I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and I sure hope you all can as well!! 🤗

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Wow... Another for August!!! Busy month.

I don't start mine till Monday and I'm stressing already.

Im just trying to keep myself very busy!!

Hang in there... After a couple of days it does get better...

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Hi Auggers, my surgery is Aug 23rd, I start my pre-op on 8/7. God Bless to all of you!☺️

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16 hours ago, MeNotYou said:

Hi Vicky

How are you making out on your liquids?

So far so good. Today is day 3 and I'm struggling a little. Tmi but mother nature decided to visit yesterday too making me more irritable. I'm extremely tired. So I'm trying to stay busy and make sure I get my fluids in.

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17 hours ago, MeNotYou said:

What have you been have for your liquid diet?

My doctor allows 3 shakes a day. We can either have 3 as Meal Replacement or use 2 as meal replacement and 1 considered a snack. We are allowed 1cp coffee or un sweet tea but I don't like either. All the sugarless Jello and low fat cottage cheese We want. He also allows what he calls 1 Lean and green meal a day. 3 oz Protein (chicken, turkey, unbreaded fish) and 3 cups greens (green Beans, spinach, broccoli, cucumbers) a day instead dof 1 shake. The day before surgery is nothing but Clear Liquids though. Not even Protein Shakes.

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Oh wow!!!!

Im SO jealous of what you get to have Vicky!!

I wish my surgeon would allow all that!! 😩

I can have the blended 0 fat cottage cheese..

broth, Decaf coffee or decaf tea. Unsweetened apple sauce, ocean spray diet juice, skim milk, almond milk, Greek or skyr yogurt. Meal replacement shakes(premiere shakes) And a few other liquids.

But no matter what I have.. It has to be a liquid. No more then 800 calories per day. 60 to 80 g of Protein a day.

So.. Tomorrow I will start... For 13 days... Then 1 day of only clear liquids... Then August 14th is my surgery day.

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