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Bariatric Surgery Post-Op: Day 123

Today is Bariatric Surgery Post-Op: Day 123. I know, I know, I missed a few days in between. The reality is, life got back to normal really fast. I spent two days in the hospital, which was definitely warranted, but I was on the mend so fast after that. After three days I could take several gulps of water, or other liquid without any problem. In fact, it was so

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Bariatric Surgery Post-Op: Day 1

Today is Bariatric Surgery Post-Op Day 1. The first day with my new, smaller stomach. I had the gastric sleeve yesterday and so far I can drink about an ounce of water in 15 minutes. Yesterday it was worse. Drinking caused the gag reflex pretty severely. My abdomen is pretty sore and getting up yesterday was difficult. In fact I needed to have someone help me up each time I

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Surgery Day!

Today is the day! It’s surgery day! The day I cut out 2/3rds of my stomach and start a new life. I’m excited for my new life to begin and also a tiny bit nervous about cutting out a good chunk of one of my organs just so I can lose weight. I’ve lost 12 pounds on the bariatric surgery liquid pre op diet and of course that gets me

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Bariatric Surgery Pre Op Liquid Diet days 2-14

I could have kept writing the same shit about how much the bariatric surgery pre-op diet sucks, but I was too busy getting all my freelance work done for the month so I would be able to relax after surgery. The bariatric surgery pre op liquid diet days 2-14 are the same as day 1. The only difference is by day 3 the headache has gone away as well as

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Day 1 of Pre – Op Liquid Diet – Kill Me Now

Today is Day 1 of the pre-op liquid diet. I won’t lie, it sucks. It’s actually my 2nd Day 1 because originally my surgery was scheduled for a week sooner but the nurses at the hospital planned to strike during that time so it was pushed back by a week. Initially, like in the first two hours of my first day 1, I thought to myself, “I got this, this

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Bariatric Surgery Journey Continues

I just finished my ultra sound appointment down at the hospital. It was pretty uneventful. There are signs all over the room saying the technician is unable to give results and yet I still asked. She didn’t answer. I also had my initial sleep study appointment to find out if I need a sleep study. Apparently they give one to everyone considering bariatric surgery so I get one. I was

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Bariatric Surgery Personal Story: Second Appointment with my Nutritionist

I had my second appointment with my nutritionist today. I am proud to announce that I am exactly the same weight I was last month. And that took some work. I got on the scale about a week before my appointment and realized I’d gained two pounds. I didn’t have to lose weight for approval for surgery, but I am not allowed to gain any weight. I had a week

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Bariatric Surgery Personal Story: First Appointment with my Nutritionist

The is part of my bariatric surgery personal story, the first appointment with my nutritionist. The appointment went great, I really like her, which is extremely important. My insurance requires 6 appointments with a dietician or nutritionist. They have given me credit for one appointment I had with my endocrinologist last year, so I only have to meet with her 5 times. I also have to meet with a psychologist and

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I’m Having Bariatric Surgery

Today I met with the doctor who will perform a sleeve gastrectomy for me. I have decided to have bariatric surgery since I am unable to lose weight on my own and keep it off for any amount of time. I am just beginning a two year bariatric weight loss program and while a lot of it is overwhelming (because of insurance companies) I know it will be a decision

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I Want Bariatric Surgery

I want bariatric surgery, I think. I’ve just about given up trying to lose weight on my own. My BMI is not high enough to qualify for bariatric surgery but because I have high cholesterol I still qualify for the procedure. I met with my doctor last week and he’s not completely against it.   I know a few people who have had bariatric surgery, the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure which

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