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THE LAST TWO DAYS BEFORE SURGERY!!!!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Today is the last day on liquid protein diet before surgery. Sunday I go on clear liquids only. Then Monday's the big day, I can't believe it's finally here. Monday I have to be at the hospital at 5:00 am and it will take me about an hour to get there. Probably won't get much sleep.
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I have lost a little more weight but will wait until Sunday to post the final amount. Lost very little today. My total is about 32 lbs from my highest. I'm also gone off of my diabetic meds for surgery, I hope I don't have to go back on them again emoticon That would be great.
My blood sugar count has been low because of being on so few carbs. I don't think I'll drive Sunday and maybe even today. I don't want to get into an accident.!

  
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TAMERBAMER2001 4/6/2009 8:06AM

    Get well wishes for a speedy recovery!!

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GEMINIDREAM 3/29/2009 8:15PM

    Hugs and prayers for you, Sharon! I'm so excited for you and can't wait to see you Tuesday. Your new lunch bags are almost done and they are turning out so cute, can't wait to give them to you. A whole new world of relearning about eating and developing a different relationship with food is right in front of you. Time to get the journey there underway!

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AMYCRAFT05 3/29/2009 12:42PM

    You can do this! I'll be praying for you emoticon

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DORA1111 3/29/2009 11:40AM

    Wow! You are doing really well! We\ll keep in our thoughts tomorrow. God bless you!
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KSMILEY69 3/28/2009 8:57AM

    Sharon,

I am so excited for you. You will breeze through the last 2 days. You will do just fine. This is the last I can tell you from when my surgery was before yours.....Now since the postponement I am after yours...The clear liquids isn't so bad. I actually made it until like 6 pm. Then because of the postponement they said I could have a small meal. Just keep sipping all day long and you will be fine.

I know you are a very strong person. You will fly through these last 2 days. Good Luck and God Bless ! ! !

Kat

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One Week To Surgery--Down 31lbs.---7 Days to go!

Monday, March 23, 2009

I've been on the liquid protein diet for one week now and have lost 4 1/2 lbs. for a total of 31lbs. emoticon

It's been easier on the liquid diet than I thought it would be. After a week on it I am getting a little tired of drink the same thing pretty much. But I am getting loser to my surgery date so that makes it seem easier some how. Sat. I took one of my granddaughter's to a tea. There was a lot of wonderful small sandwiches and mini desserts to eat. But I stuck with my Slim-Fast Low Carb. chocolate drink and tea, then had them box up mine and sent it all home with my granddaughter. We still had a great time!!!

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SKAYMAR 3/23/2009 10:14PM

  Great Job Sharon! I only lost 11 pounds before my surgery. I had my surgery on 12/30/2008. I have lost 60 pounds so far and am feeling wonderful. My name is Sharon too! emoticon emoticon

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UNTERTEUFEL 3/23/2009 2:33PM

    What is the surgery?

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AMYCRAFT05 3/23/2009 2:29PM

    YOU CAN DO IT! My prayers will be with you----amy emoticon

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KSMILEY69 3/23/2009 11:48AM

    Sharon,

You are doing AWESOME ! ! ! Great job. Stay strong you can do this. I have faith in you.

1 WEEK TO GO ! ! !

Have you tried Great Value drink mix? It is the Wal-Mart version of Crystal Light, but a lot cheaper. They have so many flavors it is hard to pick my favorite one.

Take Care and God Bless ! ! !

Kat

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Started My Liquid Pre Surgery Diet March 16, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I'm on my second day of the liquid protein part of my meal plan for surgery. It's been easier that I thought it would be. I have been drinking 5 Slim-Fast low carb. diet drinks aday along with my other liquids. I'm surprised on how slow I can drink them in getting ready for after surgery emoticon That's a big step for me. I'll be weigh in tomorrow at Weight Watchers to see how much I have lost since my highest weight and the last time I weighed in. I'm off of all caffeine now and should see a difference in my sleeping patners now.

  
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KSMILEY69 3/18/2009 7:10AM

    Sharon,

You are on your way to a better life. You can do these liquids. And you won't even miss the caffeine. Before you know it you will be like why was I worried in the first place about giving it up. You are one up on me, I haven't started practicing yet with sipping. So I am sure I will have some issues when I have to do it. I am a gulper.

I hope your sleeping patterns get better. You need your rest.

Take care and GREAT JOB !

Kat

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KGWINDER 3/18/2009 1:36AM

    Great job following the liquid diet! Best wishes on your surgery.

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2 Week Pre Op Appointment March 12, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Big day finally can. I spent 3 1/2 hours at the Dr.'s office learning the things I need to know about my surgery. They gave me a notebook with all the information in it. They went over everything and then I have the notebook to use as a review. So much to learn and prepare for emoticon I will be starting my pre op liquid protein drink two weeks before surgery, March 16, 2009.

Stopped on the way home from the Dr.'s and had my last meal of a Wendy's double cheese burger and the stopped at Dairy Queen for some ice cream. Will be going off of all caffeine monday. I have already cut way down on it. I might still have a pop or two before the 16th, but I hardly drink it compared to before I decided to have WLS.

  
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KOGLESBY 3/13/2009 8:16AM

    Be determined to discover a new way of living. Don't be discouraged or distracted by what anyone else says about your journey or by what others may eat or drink. This is your personal commitment to your health and wellness. You take care of you, just remember it is a life commitment that is made moment by moment for the rest of your life.

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KSMILEY69 3/13/2009 7:12AM

    Sharon,

You will be fine, you can do this. I am on my 3rd day of liquids. It is not as bad as one would think. You actually get pretty full by the shakes, soups, puddings, etc that I am allowed to have. I can even have 1 protein bar every other day.

Try Crystal Light or the Wal-Mart generic brand of Great Value (cheaper than Crystal Light) and tastes just as good. They have many flavors, my favorites are Strawberry, Grape and Apple. They even have many flavors of tea. Go ahead and give up the pop, you won't really miss it as much as you think you will.

I did the last supper thing too, but we had Chinese. I was going to do the ice cream thing also but chose not too. Just because I think I was feeling guilty enough about the Chinese.

Seriously Sharon, you can do this one sip at a time.

Good Luck,

Kat



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JIBBIE49 3/12/2009 11:35PM

    I hope your surgery goes well. 50% of people who have WLS gain all the weight back again after 2 years, so I do hope you will continue to be a SPARKER and make new habits for yourself.
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Finally decide to go ahead

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

February 25, 2009
Made the final step to go ahead with the weight loss surgery. Bill and I met with Dr. Rawlins to make the final dission. They will be calling in the next few days to set the date. Will most likely be sometime in April emoticon

February 26, 2009
Got my surgery date already today. It will be March 30 th at 5:00 a.m. Will be going to see the nutritionist and nurse practitioner and the Dr. again March 12th for the final information before surgery. I'm sure the time well go by to fast and sometimes to slow.

March 4, 2009
Weighed in at Weight Watchers and have lost 3.4 lbs. I've lost 25 lbs. according to my family Dr.'s scale. I had lost 5 lbs. before going to see him. So from my hight I'm down 30 lbs. emoticon I hope to get more off before surgery.

  


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