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:Danni >>>AIDS/LifeCycle 10 & 11 Finisher: 545miles on the bike in 7 days <<<
congratulations on your upcoming surgery!
i can't really comment on how long you plan to be off of work as i had my rny as an open procedure - i was off for 6 weeks. and i didn't have to do a liquid diet, so i'm not much help with that either! i can tell you that i've been drinking the EAS advanedge protein shakes for nearly 5 years now, and i love, love, love the cafe caramel flavor. i actually continue to drink them cause i like them! i've not seen the cafe caramel flavor in stores, but it can be ordered online - i get them from an amazon vendor.
about telling your coworkers about the surgery - you'll have to decide what is the best way to handle that issue for you. i can tell you how i handled it, but that may not be what will work for you. i work in a large company - over 1000 people in just the location at which i work. i weighed 463 the day i had surgery. i thought it was silly to think that people weren't going to notice a drastic, rapid weight loss on a person of my size. i told the people i work closely with beforehand, and anyone else who approached me and brings it up - i tell them the truth about the surgery. i've gotten only a couple of negative responses over the years - nearly all people are happy for me and delighted with my success - at least to my face! and i really don't care what they may be saying behind my back -- i'm sure those are the same people who had plenty to say about me when i weighed 463 lbs!
good luck to you, and all the best!
Friends are the family we choose for ourselves.
HW 491, BMI 70.4 *** SW 444, BMI 63.7 *** CW 364, BMI 52.5