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Monday is Go Time.

Friday, August 12, 2016

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I go for my surgery on Monday. I am SO ready for this!
I've been on a blended liquid/restricted calorie diet since July 25 to help with shrinking the liver and stomach, though it's been really hard to stick to. I've managed about 95% of the time, with an occasional slip.

I should be getting a call sometime between 9a and 5p today (Friday), telling me what time my procedure is being done on Monday and what time to be at the hospital.

I met a great women at my pre-op class and we became FB friends after I joined a bariatric support group on FB. As it turned out our surgery dates were the same so we'll no doubt be bumping into each other in the halls while we're doing our walking.

My dear husband had coincidentally already asked for two weeks off, starting with August 15, so the surgery date worked out perfectly. I have a bunch of stuff made ahead for him to eat so I don't have to cook for at least a week. He can supplement with his own cooking in between. I also have a bunch of my surgery-friendly food made up so all we have to do is measure, heat, and eat. Woot.

This is in the Top Three Best Decisions I Ever Made.

Stay Shiny!

If you are interested, the following link is an excerpt (not made by my surgeon), that shows the basics of what is being done during a Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy.

I'm going to point out also that this IS a video of a surgery, so if you watch it, you are going to see a little bit of blood (not much at all) and surgical procedures taking place.

I found this one on youtube by searching "lap sleeve gastrectomy surgery"

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    I'm so thrilled for you!!!

    Those YouTube videos, in my mind, are a must for anyone thinking about it and wanting to be informed. I found them fascinating.
    1815 days ago
    Congratulations on arriving at your surgery date! It does finally arrive. Keep us posted on your post-op progress.
    1816 days ago
    Best of luck to you with your surgery. I had a Roux-n-Y bypass in Feb. of 2012 and lost 160 lbs. in a year. One of the best decisions I made in my life. I think if you stick with the program your dr. gives you you'll be very pleased with your results. Sounds like you're well prepared. Congratulations!
    1817 days ago
    congratulations on getting the surgery so quickly.
    1817 days ago
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