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Hey everyone

I only have 2 days until surgery and have been following my pre op diet and have only lost 2 of the 10 pounds I was required to lose! Not sure why so little....I'm so worried that I'm going to get there and they are going to refuse to do the surgery! :lb12:

Has anyone else run into this problem? any ideas that helped you get that last minute weight off?

Erin

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You can get in touch with Dr Miranda if you're worried but the doctors are just as concerned that you DID the pre-op diet as directed as they are with the weight loss. You can lose fat but gain water weight which will keep the scale from moving and there are a host of hormonal factors which can come into play to. If you're quitting smoking at the same time that can also have an effect on your metabolism. Just keep at it.

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yes thankfully I did not gain any weight! LOL! I did quit smoking and if anything that is a move in the healthy direction too so maybe that will be enough for the doc since I did not lose the weight.

Does anyone have any experience as far as how the doctor handle you not losing the weight? Their reactions?

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I had that same problem, Got stuck at only 8lbs when I was told to loose 15. I called her and she gave me some tips and it worked the day of the surgery I was down 14lbs. Good luck with everything and call her.

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Thanks everyone! I'm going to give her a call now. I'll let you know what she says.

Yes, that is the best... I know when I quit smoking, I made sure my diet did not change, yet I gained 50lbs... never did get it back off. My friend also quit, she gained 20 but it eventually came off her. I guess what I am trying to say is that hormonal and nicotine changes to you body will also wreak havoc on your weight. be sure to tell Dr Miranda exactly what you have been doing...

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My patient coordinator told me that she was not so much concerned about my weight loss on the scale, but reducing my liver. As long as you are following the prescribed diet and your liver is being reduced, even it's not showing up on the scale, you should be fine!

Good luck hon, and let us know how everything goes!

Cathy

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Thanks soccermom! That's a relief! Not looking forward to the scolding but will deal with it as long as they still do the surgery. I have stuck to my diet so hopefully the liver fat will be reduced! :D I fly out tomorrow morning for OCC and will have my pre op test done then because my flight lands before noon sooooo..... Wish me luck everyone!!! B) Next time you hear from me I'll be riding the band wagon!!! lol!

Erin

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Thanks soccermom! That's a relief! Not looking forward to the scolding but will deal with it as long as they still do the surgery. I have stuck to my diet so hopefully the liver fat will be reduced! :D I fly out tomorrow morning for OCC and will have my pre op test done then because my flight lands before noon sooooo..... Wish me luck everyone!!! B) Next time you hear from me I'll be riding the band wagon!!! lol!

Erin

If they are having a low number of patients,ask & you may can get it done tomorrow.

Gives you an extra day.I would recommend if you do,to use it in San Diego.

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Erin just wanted to say good luck honey! And ask LOTS of questions so you can come back and fill me in on things k... :P

Don't worry Trina I will! I know how much I love reading those and I know your not far behind me!!! YAY!!! I'm so EXCITED!!! :D

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Erin, I can't wait to meet you tomorrow. My plane lands at 10:15am so we will probably be on the same van to OCC.

WOW. HMMM....Since I don't have buddies being banded at the same time, I wonder if they would consider doing mine tomorrow? If they are willing, I am. It would give me an extra day to recoup before my appointment on Friday for the marriage license.

This will be a busy and exciting next few days.

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Erin, I can't wait to meet you tomorrow. My plane lands at 10:15am so we will probably be on the same van to OCC.

WOW. HMMM....Since I don't have buddies being banded at the same time, I wonder if they would consider doing mine tomorrow? If they are willing, I am. It would give me an extra day to recoup before my appointment on Friday for the marriage license.

This will be a busy and exciting next few days.

Hi Elaine!

My plane lands at like 9:35am so we'll be in shortly before you. If we're not on the bus together I am sure I'll run into you at the hotel or the center. See you there!

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