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2 hours ago, Jeffrey131 said:

Just got the call from my surgeon yesterday that my insurance gave the go ahead. They will call me with my surgery date in the next day or two! Excited, scared, more excited...

How exciting! Please keep us updated so we can cheer you on 🤗

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15 hours ago, Hapamomma said:

I should have mentioned in my initial post that I had a sleeve in 2018. Had horrible GERD since and also never lost the most weight that my surgeon said I could possibly lose. Fast forward through COVID, loss of a family member, major job change l, etc etc - I actually gained almost ALL of the weight back. It very embarrassing. I would have never thought that I would gain it all back - ever. As the day goes, never say never. I have a new surgeon now and she is amazing and did not make me feel like a loser. Since I have GERD and never lost to my potential, and have the hiatal hernia, I am having a revision to gastric bypass on 8/11. My highest weight was 250 and my lowest weight after sleeve was 169. I’m 5’4”. To say that this second chance means everything to me is an understatement. I haven’t even told anyone (besides my husband) that I’m doing the revision because I’m so embarrassed.

Please don't be embarrassed!! Its life, and things happen!

My bestfriend was band to sleeve, and then GERD took over; she just bypassed a few months ago and hasn't had one single day of it again!

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Turns out I will have to wait until September to get mine done. Just a bit longer, I guess.

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39 minutes ago, Jeffrey131 said:

Turns out I will have to wait until September to get mine done. Just a bit longer, I guess.

It will be here before you know it, it's actually only next month now that it's officially August. We are all still here for you! 🙂

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Hi all, my surgery date 8/23 and my surgeon just told me no need to do pre- op diet just liquids day before and day after. I’m concerned.

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31 minutes ago, Nissi88 said:

Hi all, my surgery date 8/23 and my surgeon just told me no need to do pre- op diet just liquids day before and day after. I’m concerned.

If they aren't concerned, I wouldn't be concerned 🙂 did they explain why there was no need for a pre op diet?

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53 minutes ago, Nissi88 said:

Hi all, my surgery date 8/23 and my surgeon just told me no need to do pre- op diet just liquids day before and day after. I’m concerned.

Don't be concerned. Everyone's different. I am only liquids 2 days before surgery and in the hospital. When discharged I can move to cream Soups and Protein Shakes.

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On 7/7/2023 at 12:02 PM, kayhay0714 said:

Got my surgery date for August 15th! 10 day all liquid diet starts on the 5th and I am nervous about it, but mostly excited because it means surgery is right around the corner. Any other August people in here? How are you? What are you doing to prepare for the big day? Look forward to hearing everyone's story :)

I had my revision June 21st, original R N Y in 2005. Just remind yourself it is to make sure your liver is smaller to make the surgery less complicated for you! :) If you haven't tried them yet, bariatric pal has awesome Protein Shots available. I love the orange. It's like conentrated Tang! 100 calories, 15 grams of Protein. Other really good Protein Shakes that got me through it, Redcon1 Protein shakes are 0 grams of sugar 250 calories and 40 grams of protein. Also KaChava is a good powder shake with alot of protein and super foods in it. I still incorporate these in my diet post surgery and it definately helps. Hope your surgery goes well with no issues! :)

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18 minutes ago, Mike1971 said:

I had my revision June 21st, original R N Y in 2005. Just remind yourself it is to make sure your liver is smaller to make the surgery less complicated for you! :) If you haven't tried them yet, bariatric pal has awesome Protein shots available. I love the orange. It's like conentrated Tang! 100 calories, 15 grams of Protein. Other really good Protein Shakes that got me through it, Redcon1 Protein shakes are 0 grams of sugar 250 calories and 40 grams of protein. Also KaChava is a good powder shake with alot of protein and super foods in it. I still incorporate these in my diet post surgery and it definately helps. Hope your surgery goes well with no issues! :)

Thank you so much for that information! I've been looking for a good Protein Shake for a while so this is super helpful 🙂 I hope your revision went well!

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3 hours ago, junkO said:

I just got scheduled for Aug 24th.

How exciting! Coming up very soon 🙂

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Hi all,

Im Dave and I am scheduled for a gastric sleeve on Aug 17th in the Kansas City, MO area. I start the liquid diet next Thursday the 10th. My insurance made me go through the 3 months worth of appointments prior to scheduling, so I feel like I am pretty well informed and ready to go.

Best of luck to everyone in the waiting pool!

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