My surgery is in 12 hours or so!

on 12/4/17 7:40 am
VSG on 12/05/17

Any advice?

Wish me luck :)

SW: 256lbs, GW: 165lbs, height: 5ft6

pre-op: -21lbs M1: -30lbs M2: -18lbs M3: -16lbs

Gwen M.
on 12/4/17 7:54 am
VSG on 03/13/14

Don't eat or drink after whatever time they told you.

Take deep breaths.

Gather your few things so that you don't feel rushed.

Make sure you have a driver lined up.

Remember to pack a copy of your living will/advance directive for the hospital to put in their files.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

TrendWeight | Food Blog (sort of functional) | Journal (down for maintenance)

Cecily C.
on 12/4/17 8:16 am - CA
VSG on 02/22/17

You'll do great!

Ht: 6' HWEver: 338 StartW: 282.8 SurgeryW: 268.9 GW: 170 CW: 166.2

Pre-Op:-17 M1:-17.8 M2:-12.2 M3:-9 M4:-12 M5:-11 M6:-8.4 M7:-10.2 M8:-11.4 M9:-6.8 M10:-7 Goal reached 11/9/17! (37 weeks, 1 day) First plastics (LBL, medial thigh lift, fat transfer to rear) 5/08/18

on 12/4/17 8:46 am

What Gwen said! And don't forget your lip balm! Hoping all goes well for you!

Shannon S.
on 12/4/17 9:43 am
VSG on 11/07/17

No real advice, but just want to say good luck!!! You'll be on the losers bench soon!

on 12/4/17 10:49 am - Jacksonville, FL
VSG on 09/29/17

What Gwen said and we'll be here when you get back! You'll do fine! Remember, walk and drink!


VSG with Dr. Wanchick - Sept 29 2017

Age 52 Height 5'2" HW 585 (2012) Initial Consult Weight 522 SW 460 (9/29/2017) CW 350 (4/5/2018) Next Goal 325 Starting BMI 95.5 Current BMI 64.0

Pre-Op: 62 M1: 36 M2: 20 M3: 15 M4: 19 M5: 10 M6: 10 M7: ?

Kathy S.
on 12/4/17 1:10 pm - InTheBurbs, XX
RNY on 08/29/04 with

HW:330 - GW:150 - MW:118-125

RW:190 - CW:130

on 12/4/17 4:15 pm - strongsville, OH
VSG on 12/11/17

Good luck to you. Keep us posted. I go in December 11, and I too am nervous but also excited to get healthy and stop using meds and the cpap machine.

on 12/4/17 5:05 pm

Your going to do great.

Think positive, and accept any help that is offered, and ask for help if you need it.

Best wishes for a quick, easy recovery process.

Vertical sleeve, Sept 15

Donna L.
on 12/4/17 8:38 pm - Chicago, IL
Revision on 02/19/18

Good luck, Reina! I hope your procedure goes well. :)

I follow a ketogenic diet post-op. I also have a diagnosis of binge eating disorder. Feel free to ask me about either!

It is not that we have so little time but that we lose so much...the life we receive is not short but we make it so; we are not ill provided but use what we have wastefully. -- Seneca, On the Shortness of Life