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19 minutes ago, Tymilynn said:

Scheduled for the gastric sleeve March 28th and extremely nervous. 6 days into the pre-op diet, so far so good.

Likewise! Sleeve on the 28th, started my pre-op diet last Thursday. Opted to go fully liquid to help prep for post-surgery, and because I was already on quite a low-cal diet anyway. Good luck!!

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March 26th Band removal, wait two months then Sleeve.

The liver shrinking took a few days to get use to but have lost 12lbs, Mostly Water I'm guessing.

I like the whey 30g chocolate, the Premier plant based 25g is nasty but doable.

I find one meal, Protein ,one pork chop, one piece of chicken with some legumes, mozzarella cheese, sardines and romaine lettuce has helped. End of day is great for hunger since not real hungry during the day.

It is so incredible how carbs have ruined me. So addicted to them. Now I hope I will never go back to white rice, white potatoes, Pasta, or bad breads.

From 397 to 385 and I feel it,

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I did it, had my surgery first thing yesterday morning, and I'm home now. It wasn't that bad, really. There was a gas pocket between my shoulder blades that hurt a lot, but that started loosening up once I was awake enough to start walking.

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On 3/7/2024 at 1:20 PM, In it to win it 77 said:

My surgery is scheduled for March 21st. Having the sleeve done. Started the pre-op liquid diet today. Only to have 4-5 Protein Shakes with skim milk a day,crystal light,Gatorade zero,Powerade zero,herbal teas or Decaf, clear broths and sugar free Jello and popsicles. It's definitely a challenge. But in the end it's gonna be worth it.

Good luck tomorrow! You made it 🩷

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9 hours ago, Dyanalee said:

I did it, had my surgery first thing yesterday morning, and I'm home now. It wasn't that bad, really. There was a gas pocket between my shoulder blades that hurt a lot, but that started loosening up once I was awake enough to start walking.

Oh awesome glad all went well!

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47 minutes ago, Lostmom said:

Oh awesome glad all went well!

So great to hear!

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Had my surgery 3/18 & back home yesterday. Stayed 2 nights because couldn't hydrate myself enough day 1. And had 2 surgeries in one, the Dr fixed a large hiatal hernia while doing the GS. So today I'm focusing on continual sipping!!" Trying to go without pain meds as the crushed pills taste terrible🤣

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1 hour ago, Lostmom said:

Oh awesome glad all went well!

Thank you so much! Last night was rough, I woke up 2 am with an awful queasy stomach and pain, but my husband got up to get my pills an gatorade. Even laprascopic this is big surgery, but worth it.

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1 hour ago, Emeraude said:

Had my surgery 3/18 & back home yesterday. Stayed 2 nights because couldn't hydrate myself enough day 1. And had 2 surgeries in one, the Dr fixed a large hiatal hernia while doing the GS. So today I'm focusing on continual sipping!!" Trying to go without pain meds as the crushed pills taste terrible🤣

I'm so happy to hear you're doing well, and you are 100% accurate on the pill taste. That was *bad*. I also had the hiatal hernia repair.

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Hi everyone

I had a mini gastric bypass on 18 March. I think it is going well. I had a band put in in 2010 and that was a nightmare. Quietly hopeful.
I hope all your procedures and recoveries go as smoothly as possible.
ellie

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On 3/19/2024 at 11:29 AM, gracie25 said:


I started my liquid diet today, and my surgery is next Tuesday the 26th. I can already tell this is gonna be a hard week

Surgery day buddies, mine is Tuesday too! 🙂

My surgeon only requires a pre-op diet for a “few days” prior, no specific number, so I’m starting now. I’m just supposed to eat light and keep hydrated… I feel like I’m doing something wrong, I’ve had myself mentally prepared for the 2 week liquid diet since I started this journey almost a year ago. 😂

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1 hour ago, GrammyMooMoo said:

I had the sleeve on March 19, 2024.

Hope everything went smoothly for you. How are you feeling? I had the sleeve 3/18! I'm working on getting 2 Protein shakes& Water in to stay hydrated. Not a lot of calories so low energy at the moment.

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4 hours ago, GrammyMooMoo said:

I had the sleeve on March 19, 2024.

YOu and I had it the same date. :)

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