joannalu_1970 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 6 months ago
Protein Myth? Interesting post from a Bariatric S - I'm a big fan of a pretty famous bariatric surgeon by the name of Garth Davis out of Texas.  I follow him on FB and really value his opinions.  I read one book he published and ...

joannalu_1970 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 9 months ago
So THIS is where the sugar monster hides!!! - Today's lesson learned:  Plan your meals and eat tiny meals every three hours!!  Drink water!! I had a doctor's appointment today for which I had to fast.  So I didn't get t...

joannalu_1970 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 9 months ago
Little Restriction with Purees? - I can't tell you all how excited I was to finally reach the puree stage.  Today is my first day.  I watch what I eat, count my proteins, size my portions, etc.  I stop eating wh...

joannalu_1970 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 10 months ago
Fear about surgery? Here's my experience (as I re -   My fear was paralyzing, to say the least.  I cried at every doctor's appointment and every time I brought this surgery up to my family.  Last week, already dressed in my h...

joannalu_1970 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 10 months ago
Home and Sleeved! - So, I'm officially sleeved.  My surgery was on Tuesday at noon.  It ran late and waiting there not knowing why was the absolute worst part of the experience.  If they didn't alr...

joannalu_1970 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 10 months ago
One week to VSG - serious cold feet - I've been on the pre-op Optifast diet since Friday, and I'm hoping my recent mood changes are due to that.  But I have to say, I'm not happy.  I'm not excited and have the urge ...

joannalu_1970 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 10 months ago
Today is the heaviest I will ever be. Ever. Pre-o - So, it's getting closer and closer.  I've had a number of food funerals this past week, and my pre-op diet starts tomorrow.  I'm not really afraid of failing, but I'm worried ab...

joannalu_1970 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 11 months ago
Easy Recovery Stories - For those of us who are still pre-op and nervous, I found a great thread on a different forum that might be helpful.  It really put my mind at east and made me realize that for ...

joannalu_1970 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 11 months ago
Normal to be THIS scared? - I had my final appointment this morning and was given the final instructions as well as my two-week Optifast diet.  Surgery is on January 21st. I keep getting asked if I'm e...

joannalu_1970 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 11 months ago
Date Set! January 21st. - Just as I was getting discouraged and was finding reasons to cancel this whole thing, I heard from the doctor and my date is set for January 21st!  I'm excited and scared.  Not ...

joannalu_1970 posted a discussion topic 7 years ago
Pre-op Panic - Hello all, This is my first time posting, I'm generally one of the lurkers.  :)  But today I was told that my pre-op checklist has been completed, and all I need to do now i...
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