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About Goldwing_Jay

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  • Birthday 12/13/1977

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  • Location
    Chicago suburbs
  • Interests
    The Chicago Cubs and Blackhawks! Motorcycling, technology, digital photography, my black Labradors, and a wide range of music
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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Peter Rantis
  • Hospital
    Alexian Brothers
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  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve
  1. I'm 1.5 weeks post-op and feeling pretty good. I've always slept with a fan on high partially facing me and I keep the house thermostat at 70. I wake up, not drenched, by my shirt is slightly damp in some areas. This didn't happen often before, but now it's every day. Is this a side effect of rapid weight loss? I don't wake up feeling dehydrated.
  2. I didn't have one. It was never brought up.
  3. I'm less than 48 hours out from surgery. I'm just about out of my pre-op protein powders. Once I leave the hospital, do they send me home with more powder or will I have to get more from my doctor?
  4. I received a call that my insurance approved the VSG surgery. I waiting to find out my out of pocket cost. But otherwise, I'm set for 2/27!
  5. Scheduled for 2/20. Trying to push it back to 2/22. Thanks!
  6. No, the surgery is in 3 weeks. I start my liquid diet in 2 weeks. I'm going to take the whole week, plus the weekend. Essentially, 7 days off, but I could take more. I have no choice to wait on the motorcycle riding...I live in freakin' Chicago. I usually take my first ride around the beginning of April. Thanks for the replies...keep 'em coming.
  7. I've gone though all the steps in preparation for surgery. I am waiting on final approval from my insurance company. Honestly, with everything I've had to do, I'm at the point where if my insurance declines me, I'd be ok with it. I just don't know if it is worth it. I'm going through separation/divorce right now and I'm beyond stressed with that. This is just another thing I mentally don't want to deal with. I'm pretty sure if I can put my mind to it, I can lose the weight. I lost about 20-25 without trying too hard, but I do want something permanent. And, I'm gonna be single soon, so being thinner always helps . Honestly, that is my main motivation. Here are my questions/hesitations: - The post-op diet within the first 3 weeks is kind of scaring me. It sounds like everyone struggles with water and protein. How bad is it really? - How long should I take off of work? I know I should ask my doctor this, but I'm wondering what every one else did. I have an office job; non-physical. - I ride a motorcycle for long periods of time. Anything surgery related that would hinder this? - Any other tips or words of encouragement would help. I know I probably sound a little nuts...just a lot on my mind.