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I got my surgery date today... November 29th... Gastric Bypass... Now to start planning, getting together everything I need and trying to not stress myself out until then....

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So exciting!! Congrats brandycsiz!!

I was scheduled for December but we had to change things due to a shoulder surgery. So I'll be having the duodenal switch done on November 1st! I started the pre-surgery diet today since the surgeon wanted me to do 3 weeks if possible...

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Congratulations and good luck ladies

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On 10/11/2023 at 12:46 PM, ChunkCat said:

So exciting!! Congrats brandycsiz!!

I was scheduled for December but we had to change things due to a shoulder surgery. So I'll be having the duodenal switch done on November 1st! I started the pre-surgery diet today since the surgeon wanted me to do 3 weeks if possible...

Best of Luck!!

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New guy here. Got my date set for November 20 for a Gastric Sleeve procedure. Kind of nervous, but more excited than anything. How's everyone else feeling for theirs?

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I was hoping for November but it looks like my date won't be until December 27. Wishing all the November peeps good luck!

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I'm feeling good! A little nervous but that's to be expected. I've finished one week of my pre-op diet, two weeks to go!! I will say though, if you are prone at all to leg cramps and have to do a pre-op diet, make sure you have an electrolyte mix on hand. I got wicked charlie horse cramps in both legs about 48 hours into my diet. Thankfully I had anticipated this and had an electrolyte powder that's low carb on hand and as long as I drink some every night the potassium and magnesium in it have held the cramps at bay!

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Hi all. Surgery dates are backed up so I was expecting next year at some point and got offered 11/13 for a sleeve a few weeks ago. I had to do 6-months of meetings with PAs and nutritionists for my insurance so it has been some time in coming. I started a month-long pre-op diet on Monday and have been OK but a little shaky. I'm on Ozempic which has occasionally made me vomit in the morning when moving to a new dose but now I've done it every morning since starting this diet. Hoping that gets under control soon.

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Ozempic is so mean sometimes... Be sure you are getting electrolytes in, sometimes when they get off kilter it creates nausea and vomiting. And these pre-op diets can be pretty brutal to our electrolyte levels. Congrats on your surgery date!!

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The last few days have been vomiting free so yay. The Constipation however is real. I messaged my nutritionist and she just said to drink more Water.

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8 minutes ago, BoilerBob said:

The last few days have been vomiting free so yay. The Constipation however is real. I messaged my nutritionist and she just said to drink more Water.

My doctor said Miralax and Milk of Magnesia are your friends pre-surgery and post surgery. The way they advised to take it is to take milk of magnesia to deal with things if they are already blocked up, then miralax daily to keep things moving. A lot of our post surgery members here have a capful of miralax every morning or evening, it is safe for longer term use since it is stimulant free. (Milk of magnesia is a stimulant.)

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I'm guessing post surgery once you are out of the stages you could try a Fiber supplement too. My GI doctor is a huge fan of them... LOL

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I’m so excited for you ladies! I am having the duodenal switch done on November 1st.

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56 minutes ago, Girltown46 said:

I’m so excited for you ladies! I am having the duodenal switch done on November 1st.

OMG, me too!! DS on November 1st! We are true surgery twins!!

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