GerryF2003 posted a discussion topic 1 week, 1 day ago

My surgery is one week from today, and I am terrified. I’m having a really difficult time sticking to the pre-op diet (it’s not a liquid diet, it’s more like a low fat, low carb Atkins diet). When I say that I’m cheating I don’t mean that Iâ€


GerryF2003 posted a discussion topic 1 month ago

Hi All,

I haven’t posted in awhile, but wanted to share the news that I‘ve gotten a surgery date of Dec. 11. I’m nervous to have it so close to the holidays because no cookies, stocking candy, or solid food over Christmas is go


GerryF2003 posted a discussion topic 8 months, 2 weeks ago

I I'm trying to decide if I should have RNY or VSG surgery and I was just wondering what made you decide one over the other? Any advice?


GerryF2003 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 4 months ago

This is supposed to be Day 8 of my liquid pre-op diet, but yesterday they switched me back to solids because I've had too much diarrhea. Apparently I can't tolerate the artificial sweeteners. They haven't postponed my surgery date yet, but I don't see


GerryF2003 wrote on sandrakstan96's support wall 1 year, 4 months ago
You're almost there- good luck!!

GerryF2003 wrote on Mominmich3's support wall 1 year, 4 months ago
Good luck - I'm right behind you! We can do this!!

Kathy S. wrote 1 year, 4 months ago
Hi GerryF2003, Congratulations on your upcoming surgery!? Here are some links to information you may find helpful: http://www.obesityhelp.com/articles/photographing-your-weigh t-loss-surgery-journey/ http://www.obesityhelp.com/articles/weight-loss-surgery-hosp tial-stay-what-to-pack/ http://www.obesityhelp.com/articles/four-on-the-floor-self-c are-after-weight-loss-surgery/ We can't wait to hear from you post-op!

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GerryF2003 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 4 months ago

I'm on day 3 of pre-op and I 'm supposed to have 4 protein shakes a day. The problem is that they are sooo nasty that as soon as I choke some down it tries to come right back up. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm on the Proti Max, chocolate flavore


GerryF2003 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 4 months ago

Has anyone had stomach upset on the pre-op diet? I'm only on day 2 but last night I had actual stomach pain and this morning some diarrhea. The Dr. or nutritionist hadn't mentioned this so I'm wondering if it's normal. 


GerryF2003 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 4 months ago

Well today is day 1 of my pre-op diet and I'm doing surprisingly well sticking to it. I posted recently about how worried I was about this phase, but I luckily haven't had any cravings. YET. What I have had though is hunger. Maybe because I've been a f


GerryF2003 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 4 months ago

I'm about to start the pre-op diet on Thursday, and I'm so scared!! I'm so worried that I won't be able to stick to a (mostly) liquid diet pre-op. Did anyone else go through this? How did you handle it?


GerryF2003 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 5 months ago

I was just wondering for those of you that have been sleeved, have you had issues with loose skin? I have a friend who got the RNY and lost a lot of weight very quickly, but was unfortunately left with lots and lots of loose skin. I was wondering if it


GerryF2003 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 5 months ago

Hi All,

 I've been lurking for a while, but this is my first post.  I've been considering bariatric surgery for the past 10 years, but finally felt ready to do it and settled on getting the sleeve. (It helped that my insurance finally covered t

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