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Yesterday I set the date with my doctor for July 1st 2011. I'm feeling really anxious!! Though I'm very excited for what the outcome will be!

What should I expect after surgery? What about the pain? And the first days of the liquid diet??

Anyone on the pill had to stop them?

Wow, I realize that after seeing the surgeon, now I have more questions!

Looking forward for your answers and support! :)

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Hi, did you book for the plication? With which Dr? I too am anxious and I haven't even booked my surgery date yet. I have lots of questions to ask as well, maybe we should compare notes to see if we've forgotten anything. I am keeping a running list of questions and just need to get up the nerve to call and ask to speak with Dr. Ortiz.

Hang in there,

Feather

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Hi Feather!!

Actually I live outside the US, so my surgeon is not Dr.Ortiz.

I'm super excited! I can't wait :)

Some of my questions are posted above, what do you have in mind?

O. :)

I am not sure where you are from but I just had surgery less than 2 weeks ago in Mexico with Dr Ortiz and I am from Canada. It went very well. I had hte gastric Plication mainly because I didn't want to deal with fills for the band. If you have any questions I would be happy to share what I know.

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Oh hi there!!

And how do you feel now? Are you good? I'm having the Plication on July 1st. I don't know what to expect after the surgery. How's the pain?

I know I'm going to have a pre-op diet, do you know something about that?

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Oka, I am on the pre-surgery diet now and so far in 8 days I have lost 13 lbs. I have to lose 14.5 before surgery and it is scheduled in 11 days. My daughter has to lose 13 but unfortunatly she isn't doing as well as I am. She has lost 7 in the same time frame but I think her cycle has messed her up some. Once hormones are out of the picture she should drop a few lbs from that alone.

The diet seems to work best in my opinion when you have the one meal a day about 1-2 oclock. Then we have the salad about 4 and the protien shakes about 10 AM and 6 PM. I can honestly say that I have not been that hungry, I still desire to eat but I wonder if that will ever leave me.

So hoping the surgery will take some of the desire for food away.

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Hi Fellow plicators and soon to be fellow plicators......I had my surgery done on Jan 27/11; my weight on Jan 10th was 211, an on day of surgery is was 198.01. No pain from surgery, some mighty uncomfortable bits of gas. I think I was letting air go either up or down for about 2.5-3 weeks, walking as much and as soon as you can after surgery helps release the gas. I didn't find the post surgery diet that hard; I think I was about 3 weeks out before I even felt hungry. And then same amounts of yogurt, protein shakes, cream soups filled me up quickly. I did and still measure my portions because my eyes have been known to be bigger than my stomach especially now with my much smaller tummy. I have had to re-learn how to take much smaller bits, chew my food slowly and not rush my meals. For me if I happen to not be paying attention to my food, I will end up eating to big of a bite, not chew it properly, or eat too fast.......any or all of those will make me feel quite uncomfortable and lead to gas. My weight loss journey has been more than losing weight..............it's been about learning to pick better food choices, like protein first, or what the difference between real hungry and a time of emotional head hungry. I've had to learn exactly what that saying means...the one that goes like this............WLS is only the beginning and is a tool not the solution. The real solution is learning to do things differently. K:)

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Thank you for sharing what you know!

How much do you weight now?? do you feel tired sometimes or lose your hair??

And how's the diet going so far? Can you eat solids! What kinds?

Keep on the good work! And thanks for the sharing :*

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Last week I was at 171..yes I have had some hair loss, apparently that can happen between 3-6 months. My doc says that it's from losing a lot of weight in a short period of time and that it will grow back in. In the meantime I'm taking 5mg of Biotin, Vitamin A 10,000 plus upping my dosage of Vitamin D3 to 2000 units per her instruction. I have been using Men's (5%) rogaine, but that does take about a year to show results, and some people don't have any results with Rogaine. I buy it in Bellingham Washington as it's not available in Canada at 5%. I'm told the 2.5% strength available OTC here is pretty must a waste of time. I've had to learn how to make better food choices, to eat my protein first before I go onto another food group, limit carbs like pasta, etc as a rare treat. Measuring my portions is the only way I can know how much I'm really eating...........my eyes have always been bigger than my tummy, even more so now with my new tiny tummy. What I notice most is it takes very little to satisfy my hungry, portions control wasn't part of my life pre surgery. Now I can mostly eat anything I want providing I take small bites and chew really well. One thing I will stress for you........the golden rule of no liquids within 30 minutes of a solid food is something I am totally true to. Two times I wasn't watching the time close enough and the gas pains convinced me that it's not worth it. My first solid food at 22 days was poached salmon..never tasted soooo good. Now I eat a lot of fish and seafood that comes from the ocean........high in protein, with lots of those good Omega's..............Jenno O pouts out a really great white meat turkey patty..................5oz/32grms of protein and only 170 cals and it tastes delish. I usually will cook extra for the next day so I will have protein available on those days I go..hummm...what to eat, then I'm prepared not fridge hunting leaving no room for eating unwise choices. I have no problems with salads, and so far haven't found a veggie that's doesn't agree with me. I will point out that everyone is different. You might find certain foods don't agree with you. How we each respond is totally individualistic.............so what works for me might not work for you...............mostly we give each other support and suggestion, for each person it's trial and error, except for that golden rule I mentioned. If you have questions, be sure to ask, we all had many questions, and fears. K:)

How much do you weight now?? do you feel tired sometimes or lose your hair??

And how's the diet going so far? Can you eat solids! What kinds?

Keep on the good work! And thanks for the sharing :*

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Wow, it seems that you're doing an excellent job! Now I feel even more motivated! For me I think is going to be really hard, I'm not a veggie fan so I will need to learn how to eat them!! Also a coke fan, but this I'm trying to avoid it, and drinking fresh juices!

My date is in july 1st, and I'm feeling really nervous, I don't know what to expect after the surgery with the pain and the scars. Are you going to the gym or exercising? Do you know if you have to stop any medications or in my case birth control pills!?

I'm so thankful! You've been really helpful!

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FYI...........carbonated drinks are absolutely a no no. Those carbonated bubbles will end up stretching your new tummy. I was a confirmed Pepsi addict, and I say that cause I drank it every day, several times a day. Knowing what it would do to me is enough of an incentive not to waste the money I spent to have the surgery. The initial sugar withdrawal wasn't all that great, but now I don't even crave it, although my head occasionally thinks ...oh this is a time I would drink a Pepsi...but my smarter sides kicks in and I haven't crossed that line. I've read some doctor's ok these carbonated drinks 6 or 12 months after your surgery......but I'd be afraid to start cause I don't think I could control it..and why waste my precious calories on and end up craving carbs as a result to intro it back into my diet. Cheers, K:)

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Sorry missed answering your other queries...........I wasn't a big veggie fan, now I have an effort to find more interesting ways to cook them like using the BBQ. No real pain from the surgery, some gas discomfort......walking as much as possible after surgery helps along with Gas_X strips and the meds the clinic will give you. Not laying down for 30 minutes after drinking or later eating, helps too. I walk, that is my main exercise cause I have yet to be hit with the gym bug, that will likely change once I'm back from summer vacation in late August. I didn't stop any meds except my ASA 81mg/day....................do be sure to talk all this over with the doctor's..............they will know best, not being a doctor I can't say for sure, but can't see any reason why a tiny birth control pill would hurt, but be sure to get this answered either before you head off for your surgery. Ask for a phone consult on just this topic, write out your questions so you won't forget. and being nervous is so normal..it will pass. K:)

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I personally don't think carbonated beverages should ever be used. There is nothing redeeming about them. My hubby had gastric Bypass and kept off his weight UNTIL he started drinking them again. He now wishes that he never started back because he is having too much trouble stopping them this time. He only drinks diet and our doc says those are even worse for you than the sugary ones. Guess it is rough with diabetes (he stopped being diabetic for 4 years after surgery but it came back in the past year).

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@ktb2904 for that reason I'm starting to stop all kinds of soda, I've heard the same, that after 6-12months you can drink them again, but I will be scared to start that addiction after all the hard work!! Yes, I will write down all the questions, including the one of the birth control pill, though I don't mind stopping it for 1 or 2 months.

@ellenmarie, I'm sorry to hear that of your husband! I think that after making this kind of investment we should take care mooooore of our bodies and life style. Is sad to gain weight after all the sacrifices.

Either of you after the surgery have eaten something that you used to like? Like pizza, or a piece of cake?

Thank you for sharing and all the support!! I really appreciate!

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