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    Brandon Regional
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  1. Sending positive thoughts your way!
  2. So, I have spent the last 10 days or so going through the incredibly stressful process of getting all my pre-op testing done, submitting to insurance, etc. Well, I got the most amazing phone call Friday afternoon. My insurance company has officially APPROVED my surgery!!!!! :P :P I have been praying for, planning, and preparing for this for over a year - I'm still in disbelief that this is actually happening and is right around the corner. Now I just wait for June 15th. Can't wait to hve a seat on the loser's bench!
  3. Dahlia, You will do so awesome tomorrow. I will be thinking about you and praying for a safe surgery and quick recovery. I will be joining you on the losers bench in 14 days! :D
  4. julias1119


    takingmylifeback2015 - good luck tomorrow I will be thinking about you! craigles and ChangesWillHappen - You guys are almost there! So exciting! So, last week was spent on pre-op testing, as well as my final pre-op visit with my surgeon. And on Friday, I got the call that my insurance approved me for surgery!! Now I'm just trying to keep myself busy with cleaning my house, getting things in order, and following my liquid diet. 14 days left!!!!!
  5. Hi all, I have a bunch of career-type clothing (dresses, tops, pants, etc) that I am looking to sell for cheap $5.00 or less per item, plus shipping, but before I go through cataloging/photographing, I wanted to see if there is any interest. Please pm me. Thanks!
  6. Congrats! Can't wait to join you on the loser's bench!
  7. I've been drinking a TON of water and other fluids, which has helped significantly with hunger.
  8. Thank you guys so much for the encouragement. I know I will be fine. I'm just sad b/c our nut runs the post-op support group and I really like her. But, I'm sure the replacement will be just as good.
  9. I'm June 15th. Nervous and excited all at the same time. Hope you are still doing well.
  10. That is awesome! One thing I have found has really helped me is to set an alarm on my phone when it is time for me to drink a shake, because I literally will forget then have nothing for 6+ hours and suddenly be ravenous! I'm on day 4 and it is not nearly as bad as I thought it would be.
  11. To South Carolina. Apparently she will still be available via Skype, email, etc. but I'm totally freaking out! I can't believe this is happening 26 days before my surgery!!!! I'm anxious enough as it is!
  12. I have a Hamilton Beach personal blender and I love it! It's cheap (under $20) I use it at least twice a day to make protein shakes, and I have yet to see any signs of the blades dulling. I love it especially because it comes with 2 of the blender/travel cups and is so convenient- just whizz up your shake and go - you drink it right from the container. I also really like it because the base unit is very small, so you could easily pack it in a suitcase if you needed to take it with you on travel. Actually, I just bought a second one that I can leave at my office and make my shakes at work.
  13. Totally agree. I think a lot of it has to do with what you do for a living. I am planning to go back to work as soon as I can after surgery, (my hope is to go into work for 2-3 hours 2 days after surgery, if I am feeling up to it) but I have a very part-time, very flexible desk job. If I had a job, however, that required me to be on my feet for 8+ hours and do any kind of manual labor, I would probably want to take at least 4 weeks off.
  14. julias1119


    Changes, That is so exciting! You are a month out! Hope your pre-op journey is going well .
  15. I'm still pre-op, but I know my plan from my surgeon/nutritionist is pretty strict for the first 3 weeks after surgery - I will be on full liquids only for the first 21 days after surgery.