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    Bariatric Surgery Exchange
    Louise_WebMD_Staff posted:
    This is an exchange for all things Bariatric! Weather you are a Bandster, Sleevester or a Bypass-er you can come here for love, support...
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    hnliii responded:
    I am looking for support and knowledge and sharing my experiences and learning from others positive and negative occurences.I would hopre to learn from others mistakes and not repeat them and to also learn their tricks and techniques to copy them.We need lots of protein and fluids so I mix a tsp of protein powder with each quart of non sugared beverage and sweeten it with Liquid Stevia. Avoid sugars, they will give you the runs.Dont drink 30 minutes before eating and take 20 minutes to eat. Then don't drink for 30 minutes after eating. Get a cheap wrist watchwith an alarm in that beep every 5 minutes if you dont turn it off.Thats how I take my meds so as to not get full when I take them. 30 minutes later resume that important fluid intake. I eat and drink "by the clock". more tips as I learn them.
    Deva721 responded:
    Good evening, I'm looking for groups where Bariatric surgery patients pre and post. I am having surgery soon and I am looking for feedback from those who are getting ready to make that move and those who have done so already, and what your feelings, how you feel now...just everything...I'm excited and scared, and I have to do something but I'm trying to be smart about it. I hope I hear something back from somebody soon.

    hnliii replied to Deva721's response:
    this sounds like a good idea and your mind seems to be in a good place. Any surgery can and may be scary and excited, especially one with such life changing potential.I knew what to expect pot operative and spent 4 weeks practcing those skills so it would not be such a shock after surgery. As a bonus I dropped 4 pounds.Talk to your surgeons staff to see if they can give you a heads up and you can learn pro-op what eating changes to do post-op.
    Protein is a big thing post-op and I ise a protein supplement from Walmart. I feel more alert with proper protein intake.
    Keep being smart and ask questions of your Docs' staff.
    ajrmom replied to hnliii's response:
    I am also going to have surgery in only 10 days! Just when I think I know all there is to know another question comes into my mind! I got divorced 4 years ago and my kids are going to school out of state. My Dad will be with me and so will my best friend but I feel like I am going through this alone! My daughter is afraid I will get skinnier that her, my Dad is doesn't apy attention and my best friend is sure I am going to die! I am going to another support group meeting Monday night I hope that helps! I would like someone holding my hand encouraging me all the way. i can say that best support that I have had is at the Doctors office and his staff. They have been there for every question and turn in the road! So good luck to you and keep your chin up!

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