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About Dela73

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  • Birthday May 11

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    Dr. Scott
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  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. Hi, I'm just starting week 2 of my pre-op liquid diet and I'm not dead either. Mine is for a month but it's a modified liquid. I can eat one meal a day which includes very specific foods and amounts but there are free foods which include celery, cucumbers, pickles, sugar free jello and sugar free popsicles so it's not too bad. I think the anticipation was worse than the diet.
  2. Thank you Stephtay, I'll definitely take your advice!
  3. Awesome! Thanks for sharing, this was a great reminder for me to take a picture of my pre-op body.
  4. That stinks! Years ago my company did the same thing. They re-classified me as part time, took away my insurance, all sick time AND all vacation pay but I still worked for 40+ hours a week. It was either that or get laid off so I took the deal. Now though, I thought under Obamacare, that companies are required to offer insurance to any employee who works over 30 hours in any given week during the year? You may want to look into that.
  5. You look great! Such a big difference in a short amount of time!
  6. Dela73

    Vacation time!

    Have fun! I'm headed there in June.
  7. I hope you feel better soon, and congrats on finally getting past surgery! Please keep us updated on how you're doing.
  8. I'm glad you asked this because I was thinking the same thing. My surgery is in a month and I start my pre-op diet tomorrow. I am the only one who cooks in my house so I was concerned about being able to taste it as well but my husband announced yesterday that he needed to learn to cook so it would be easier on me in the coming months. We also decided that each of our boys, ages 12 & 13, would have a day to cook. That will help me and teach them valuable life skills.
  9. Hi Liv, I just wanted to say good luck in your journey! I hope it works out for you this time around.
  10. Hi Joshua! Your surgery is scheduled the day before mine, so good luck to us! Obviously I didn't have both surgeries at the same time but I did have my gallbladder out a few years ago and I went to work at my desk job the very next day. I had very minimal pain.
  11. One word of advice about the Optifast soups, mix them with warm water, not hot. Protein doesn't like hot water so it won't mix well. I like the tomato better but the chicken was ok after I added a little salt. I start my Optifast in a month so I've been trying the products to figure out what I like. Optifast also has three protein bars that are allowed on my diet & they're not too bad either. I like chocolate the best (you can pop it in the microwave for a few seconds-yum), & the fruit & yogurt one is like a granola bar which is good. Good luck, I hope you find something you like!
  12. Wendy is right, the approval time is different for everyone. My insurance is the slowest one my Bariatric center works with, generally taking 2-3 weeks for approval, yet I was approved in 4 days. Make sure you do everything they require of you and don't miss any appointments. For instance, if they require a 6 month physician monitored diet, make sure you go get weighed & have it logged every month. If your insurance appoints you a case manager nurse, make sure you keep in touch with them every step of the way, even if you just leave a voice mail for them every other month or so because they will list your case as inactive and it will take longer to get approval. Good luck and keep us posted!
  13. Ten years ago I went on a diet and lost a significant amount of weight and I was wearing a medium. That year I bought some great clothes and I saved them all. I can't wait to wear them again. Thirty nine days until surgery!
  14. Just checking in to see how your surgery went.