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    It will b here in a matter of hours!! Woohoo!
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    Hi nancy,
    Just wanted to say good luck tomorrow. Let us know how your doing
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    Good luck 2 u with ur surgery and recovery
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    Yes and I got to say, it's hard and had a headache all day yesterday. Hopefully today goes better. I sent an email to Wanda to see if I could have tomato soup or cream of mush if I strand it and her answer was NO! Only clear liquids. Go for my final weighing tomorrow at 9am and yes I'm getting nervous now but looking forward to the other side
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    Thanks Nancy:-) I've had a few forbidden meals this week just knowing that I can't have several things for a while makes me think about food a lot more this week. The thanksgiving dinner is a great idea! I've been weighting every morning just so I don't get out of control. I'm more excited right now then nervous, we'll see how next week goes. Going this weekend to get lots of jello and Popsicles, I'm all stocked on protein shacks.

    By the way...the stuffing is my fav ... It will be hard to make it without tasting
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    Hi nancy,
    I'm now cleared for surgery:-) all that is left is to see dr carlin for the date. I see you are seeing him on the same day 9/27! My appt is at 9:45am when is yours? I was hoping to be sleeved in oct. but from what you said it maybe November - what a BUMMER!
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    I'm good at tracking what I eat using my fitness pay, but not that motivated doing the exercise. I purchased the fitbit flex online so I'm hoping that will help me once I get it.
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    Hi Nancy,
    It's great to have someone near by. Have not had to see an internal med.
    I just had my psych yesterday, and passed that. My exercise & nut appt is 7/31, see dr Carlin on 8/28, medical clearance is 9/11 and I'm hoping mid to late sept. do u remember how much weight Wendy said we needed to lose before surgery? I'm down 10lbs right now
  9. Hey how is your process going so far?
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    Hi NancyN! Just saw your name and I was like, Hey, I used to be a NancyN, Now I am a NancyG. lol
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    Hi Nancy. I have Blue Cross. As long as I showed a certain BMI and indicator illnesses (high blood pressure and pre-diabetes), they worked with me. Is HAP one that requires documented evidence of being in a physician supervised weight loss program? Are you working out of Detroit? If so, call Wanda, she is very knowledgeable and can help you understand the process. If Macomb, then call Sally (she is a gem). Overall the process moved a lot smoother than I thought it would. I was very anxious about timing and everything worked out for me. Both Genaw and Carlin are WONDERFUL. Feel free to message me any time. I am glad to give feedback or help. Take care!
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    Hi Nancy, I went back to work after 3 weeks. I could have gone back a little sooner, but needed the time to get the food schedule down. I also have a desk job and I'm doing fine. Every doctor requires different things for surgery. My doctor bordered on ridiculous. I had an entire page of tests I had to get-sleep studies (2-with cpap and without) and evaluation, cardiac consult and also an ekg and stress test, endoscopy, psych clearance, labs, and a host of other stuff. Another doctor that I first went to, but couldn't stick with because she was out of my network and not covered, required significantly less. You probably will not need any more than 3 weeks. I had actually saved enough leave time to cover both my pre-op appts and my 3 weeks off. It's definitely worth it. My co-workers said I'm melting before their eyes. Woohoo! I never had this type of success losing weight.
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2013-11-04

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3 months and half way there!

by NancyN on 02-05-2014 at 09:18 PM
I'm three months post-op and down 41 lbs since surgery, 55 lbs since my first consult last June. My goal is 54 more, though anything more than another 30 will be just fine with me. I have absolutely no problem with any food, which isn't necessarily a good thing. I've not been obsessing with tracking everyday, I do check into MyFitnessPal a couple times a week, just making sure an average day is close to what things should be. Some days are better than others with the fluids, but it's because I get

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4 weeks post-op

by NancyN on 12-02-2013 at 10:21 AM
I'm 4 weeks out today, down 20 lbs since surgery, 34 total. NO REGRETS. Other than the first week, I've had a really easy time of this. I've been back to work for 3 weeks, (mostly desk) was cleared to advance my diet as I see fit, no problem with anything. I haven't tried beef yet, but pork, poultry, and fish are all good. Still only 1-2 oz. The only thing I wish was different is the ease that carbs go down. They have always been my downfall so I know I have to avoid them.
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On the Sleeved Side!

by NancyN on 11-06-2013 at 01:01 PM
I had my surgery Monday, with the extra bonus of a hiatal hernia I was unaware of. Feeling a little sore, not bad though. Most of the gas pressure was up in my shoulders, but it's getting better. Not too much trouble with liquids, looking forward to a protein shake for dinner though, because I am not a fan of the protein added broth. Glad to be home, gonna go take a nice long shower and a nap.
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Advice to my future sleeved self

by NancyN on 10-22-2013 at 10:09 PM
I'm 13 days pre op, eagerly awaiting my surgery, not so eagerly counting down to next Monday and the start of all liquids for probably a month. I've been on this forum for over a year and have read about so many people's journeys that I just want to pass on some wisdom to my sleeved self who may not be thinking as clearly as I am now.

First, WOOHOO It finally got here! I know there were months that were just dragging, and you never thought it was actually gonna happen, but it did!

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Feeling like it's really gonna happen!

by NancyN on 07-29-2013 at 12:47 PM
I've had my pre-ops scheduled since June, today was psych eval, nut and exercise in a couple weeks, surgeon in September. According to "The Plan", after surgeon you have to get clearance from med dr. That will be scheduled after the surgeon meeting. I got a phone call a couple weeks ago to make an appt with an internal med Dr. It was also today. I've been really worried, because it wasn't part of "The Plan". I thought something in my medical history (major abdominal surgery 2

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