Starting Liquid Diet Tomorrow

LeiLei43
on 3/7/18 9:30 am, edited 3/7/18 9:35 am

Sorry I have been MIA for a couple weeks... Been busy getting all my ducks in row. I start my liquid diet tomorrow as I am not able to have Opti (Aspartame Allergy). My surgery date is Mar. 29th, 2018 with Dr. Lindsay. I'm so excited and nervous all at the same time.

Referral ~ early November 2017, Orientation ~ January 10th, 2018, Social Worker ~ February 13th, 2018, Dietitian ~ February 13, 2018, Registered Nurse ~ February 14th, 2018, OTN with Dr. Lindsay ~ February 22nd, 2018, Pre-Op and Gastroscopy ~ February 26th, 2018, Liquid Diet ~ March 8th, 2018, Surgery ~ March 29th, 2018 not completed due to complications, Surgery ~ May 30th, 2018!

surfgirl
on 3/7/18 10:42 am

Sounds exciting!! :)

I'm guessing it probably feels more "real" now? (I'm pre-op, so I don't know from first-hand experience.)

LeiLei43
on 3/7/18 1:12 pm, edited 3/7/18 5:13 am

Yes it?s crazy real... my Airbnb is booked and all plans have been made. Now to start my liquid diet... and than on to my new life.

Referral ~ early November 2017, Orientation ~ January 10th, 2018, Social Worker ~ February 13th, 2018, Dietitian ~ February 13, 2018, Registered Nurse ~ February 14th, 2018, OTN with Dr. Lindsay ~ February 22nd, 2018, Pre-Op and Gastroscopy ~ February 26th, 2018, Liquid Diet ~ March 8th, 2018, Surgery ~ March 29th, 2018 not completed due to complications, Surgery ~ May 30th, 2018!

surfgirl
on 3/29/18 9:00 am

Today's the day! Sending you tonnes of good wishes! :)

LeiLei43
on 4/18/18 6:46 am

Sorry I haven't been around... Sort of been mopping a bit. I went in for my surgery and they ran into some complications. I have too much scar tissue from a previous surgery and they couldn't complete the RNY. They removed the scar tissue and closed me back up. I now have to go through the liquid diet yet again and will be having RNY May 30th after my body heals from this go around. How have you been?

Referral ~ early November 2017, Orientation ~ January 10th, 2018, Social Worker ~ February 13th, 2018, Dietitian ~ February 13, 2018, Registered Nurse ~ February 14th, 2018, OTN with Dr. Lindsay ~ February 22nd, 2018, Pre-Op and Gastroscopy ~ February 26th, 2018, Liquid Diet ~ March 8th, 2018, Surgery ~ March 29th, 2018 not completed due to complications, Surgery ~ May 30th, 2018!

Squishy_in_the_middl
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on 3/7/18 11:41 am

Wonderful news! and a happy dance for you

Orientation- May 2017, Pre nutrition class- Aug 2017, Blood work- Aug 2017. RPN meeting- Sept 2017. Dietician and Psychiatrist Dec 2017. Internist- Dec 2017. Meet the Surgeon Feb 20th 2018. VSG surgery march 17, 2018 with Dr. Gmora

LeiLei43
on 3/7/18 1:11 pm

Thank You!

Referral ~ early November 2017, Orientation ~ January 10th, 2018, Social Worker ~ February 13th, 2018, Dietitian ~ February 13, 2018, Registered Nurse ~ February 14th, 2018, OTN with Dr. Lindsay ~ February 22nd, 2018, Pre-Op and Gastroscopy ~ February 26th, 2018, Liquid Diet ~ March 8th, 2018, Surgery ~ March 29th, 2018 not completed due to complications, Surgery ~ May 30th, 2018!

Liveyourlife
on 3/7/18 4:20 pm

You'll be done surgery before you know it. Can't believe how fast the few weeks leading to surgery went. Good luck!

Orientation July, Surgeon consult Sept, Internist Nov, RD/RSW/RN Dec.

RNY March 2, 2018 HRRH Pam (49 / 5'5 ½)

HW: 237, PreOpti: 226, Opti: -10, M1: -20, M2: -12, M3: -13, M4 -10, M5 -9, M6 -7, M7 -2

KarenKim
on 3/7/18 6:21 pm - Courtice, Canada
RNY on 03/19/18

I've been doing the liquid thing for over a week now and honestly it hasn't been hard at all. I know some people struggle so am not saying it'll be easy for you but wanted you to know that sometimes it is easy. I hope this is the case for you. I put my required water in the freezer for 30-45 minutes before I eat to make it really cold. And any vanilla flavour gets mixed with decaf coffee.

Good luck you're almost there!!

5'4" - HW: 264 SW: 241.5

TWH: Referral - Feb. '17, Orientation - June '17, Transfer to Guelph - January 25, '18 - Surgeon - February 26, '18 - Surgery- March 19, '18 with Dr. Bhojani

LeiLei43
on 3/8/18 2:46 pm

Thanks... Today has been interesting... I've been gagging and my shakes but noticed once I added more water it wasn't so bad... hopefully It will get easier as I get used to them.

Referral ~ early November 2017, Orientation ~ January 10th, 2018, Social Worker ~ February 13th, 2018, Dietitian ~ February 13, 2018, Registered Nurse ~ February 14th, 2018, OTN with Dr. Lindsay ~ February 22nd, 2018, Pre-Op and Gastroscopy ~ February 26th, 2018, Liquid Diet ~ March 8th, 2018, Surgery ~ March 29th, 2018 not completed due to complications, Surgery ~ May 30th, 2018!

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