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First off, Any healthy enchilada Medifast recipes out there? Looking forward for any answer. 2nd question I got is.. Hi all. FINALLY, after starting this process back in March and jumping through hoops to prove to my surgeon I'm "fit" for the.

Surgery.

, it's a "go" !!!! I've had a stress test with my cardiologist, a upper GI, CT scan, medication modification, you name it and I'm ready! My diabetes is totally uncontrollable, I'm on a huge amount of insulin each day, my fibromyalgia and arthritis are both so painful now that it's ridiculous these are things I.

Hope.

Will ease up following.

Surgery.

I'm 55, well, 56 in Jan '12, weigh 254 (have gained 1.5 lbs regularly for 6 months now as I increase the insulin), and am 5'6. The.

Surgery.

Is primarily to help with the diabetes hopefully it'll disappear, and if nothing else, decrease the amount I inject daily. If anyone else has had an issue with diabetes prior to their.

Surgery.

, I'd love to hear from you and hear how things worked out for you post-surgery..

You guys will probably get tired of me posting all my questions both pre and post.

Surgery.

!!.

Wish me luck, I'm on the.

Surgery.

Schedule fo 2 Dec, so Thanksgiving dinner is truly MY "Last Supper" !!!!! My liquid fast starts the next day!.

~ Tina..

asked May 09 at 14:37

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Jaden
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That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the answer. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I discover an useful answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could help you..

answered May 09 at 15:28

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Steven
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Hi Tina,.

My.

Surgery.

Is December 2nd as well. I have been on my.

Liquid diet.

Since Thursday. That's great that you will be able to eat Thanksgiving dinner!!!! I am a diabetic also. I am not insulin dependent, but am on two medications for it. I was told by my Dr. there is a great possibility I will no longer need the medication after the.

Surgery.

For some reason I may no longer even be a diabetic. I am anxious to find out..

Good Luck.

Bambi..

answered May 09 at 15:33

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Mckenzie
1553

Hey everyone I just had.

Surgery.

On Wednesday the 17 and though I am still in pain I have no regrets. I wish you all the best of luck on your journey with this..

answered May 09 at 15:47

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Omar
4509

My.

Surgery.

Is tomorrow the 22nd I was on the protein.

Liquid diet.

Medifast for 5 weeks. today I am on the clear.

Liquid diet.

Only! Goodluck with your wurgery..

answered May 09 at 17:00

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Kassidy
3641

Good luck on your journey. I'll look forward to.

Reading.

Your posts..

((((HUGS)))).

Laura..

answered May 09 at 17:37

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Braden
462

Hi! We started this journey at the same time...March of 2010. I am having my by-pass done Dec 9. I am a diabetic as well and have always been well controlled, although I took a ton of insulin...15 units of novalog at meals and 50 units of.

Lantus.

At night. In doing the 6 monthes of nutritional counselling I have lost 75 pounds and been able to step my insulin usage back to only 10 units of.

Lantus.

Even with the loss of weight I still have PLENTY to lose..but I have started. Like you I am interested in seeing what will happen after.

Surgery.

God bless us both!..

answered May 09 at 18:55

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Hayden
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Hi Tina,.

My.

Surgery.

Is tomorrow 11-22-10. I have been on the.

Liquid diet.

Plan since 10-25-10..

My time went fast and like you I.

Hope.

To elevate alot of arthritic pain, but I don't have diabetes. However, I so suffer from lupus so the weight on my joints is very bad..

Glad for you and can't wait to hear your postings..

Tina :) I won't forget your name..

answered May 09 at 19:23

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Stephanie
3487

Hi Tina,.

My.

Surgery.

Is on Jan 3, 2011. I also have diabetes and my first.

Surgery.

Was cancelled due to my diabetes being out of control. It is now back in control and I have been rebooked for.

Surgery.

Good luck with your.

Surgery.

..

Julie..

answered May 09 at 19:51

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Meredith
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HI. My.

Surgery.

Is Dec 6. I start my pre-op Medifast diet tomorrow. Like you, I am a diabetic , tho I do not require insulin. I take.

Metformin.

, and will be glad to see it go! I also have severe arthritis all over and although I have not seen a dr for it I believe I have fibromyalsia as well. I too, am 55 and will be 56 on Dec 27. I sure would like the B'day present of feeling good after.

Surgery.

! Keep me posted as to your journey. Mine started in August 2009. I really can't believe I am this close to.

Surgery.

Actually being a reality!..

answered May 09 at 21:18

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Bryson
2676

(Note: My keyboard is dying a slow death, so please excuse the omission of a letter here and there that I might miss!) Thank you, thank you for all of the replies I received! It appears we're quite a brave bunch here!.

Marryann76 best of luck to you on your.

Surgery.

On Tuesday! You'll be in my thoughts and prayers be sure to post again and let me know how it was for you. Which type of.

Surgery.

Are you having?.

Bambi We'll be holding hands through this adventure! We'll be able to compare notes as we go along since we share the same.

Surgery.

Date. I was on diabetes medication at first, but it started affecting my kidneys, so off I went and on to insulin. And since then, the amount I needs climbs weekly. My doctor also said there's a good chance won't need it after the.

Surgery.

I just worry about dropping too low after surgeryI woke up to a.

Reading.

Of 56 one morning and I was a mess!! I took a couple spoonfuls of sugar straight just to quit shaking! So, keep in touch and let's compare after.

Surgery.

, okay?.

Prdmommy002 4 days ago wow! What kind of.

Surgery.

Did you have? How painful is painful (I'm a wimp!) just need to prepare myself! Good luck to you on this journey!.

Kim22610No doubt you're fast asleep, anticipating your.

Surgery.

When you wake. I'll keep you in my thoughts tonight and say prayers for you in the morning for a safe and easy.

Surgery.

Be sure to drop a note once you feel up to it!.

Laura Thank you for your words of encouragement. Have you had.

Surgery.

? Or maybe planning to?.

Mrs Poppins I'd love to swap insulin amounts with you! I do 150 units of.

Lantus.

In the morning, plus 28+ the sliding scale of.

Novolog.

At each meal, and another 80.

Lantus.

At bedtime! And I still can't get my numbers under 124 !! So hopefully this.

Surgery.

Will turn all that around... time will tell! Don't ever think you take a ton of insulin I'm.

Swimming.

In it!! :-) Good luck on your Dec 9.

Surgery.

You'll be in my thoughts because I'm sure you'll get more nervous as the time gets closer I know I am!.

Tina Best of luck to you tomorrow!! I'll be thinking about you tonight, with prayers being sent your way through your journey tomorrow. I certainly.

Hope.

To hear from you once you're feeling up to it..

Julie That's interesting that your.

Surgery.

Was canx due to your diabetes being out of control. I'd love to hear more about why, since mine is too. I'm really glad to hear you've been rebooked. I know how disappointing it is when they keep putting it off I'm still afraid that when I go for my final labwork and preadmission on the 30th that they'll find a reason to canx it!! Best of luck to you and be sure to let me know how yours works out!.

Aandi Don't ask me why I put I'd be 56 in 2012, of course I meant 2011 !!.... I have a hard time with keeping the numbers in this decade straight for some reason and can never remember the year! Anyway, it appears we're 2 weeks apart in age, and our surgeries are 3 days apart... and we're practically neighbors as I live just east of Pensacola, FL. Okay, so 8-10 hours aren't quite neighbors! We'll have to keep in touch through our journeys and compare notes. What kind of.

Surgery.

Will you be having? You're probably as nervous as I am about the date getting closer!.

I really do thank you all for responses. I'm not confident enough with myself to attend actual.

Support groups.

, so I'm looking to find a few people online to be my support buddies. This seems to be a good forum to find that. If any of you would like to share more with me one on one, or learn more about me, I'd love to hear from you..

'Nite to all of you and be sure to wake up smiling tomorrow!.

~ Tina..

answered May 09 at 22:35

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Cara
2652

Hi all. FINALLY, after starting this process back in March and jumping through hoops to prove to my surgeon I'm "fit" for the.

Surgery.

, it's a "go" !!!! I've had a stress test with my cardiologist, a upper GI, CT scan, medication modification, you name it and I'm ready! My diabetes is totally uncontrollable, I'm on a huge amount of insulin each day, my fibromyalgia and arthritis are both so painful now that it's ridiculous these are things I.

Hope.

Will ease up following.

Surgery.

I'm 55, well, 56 in Jan '12, weigh 254 (have gained 1.5 lbs regularly for 6 months now as I increase the insulin), and am 5'6. The.

Surgery.

Is primarily to help with the diabetes hopefully it'll disappear, and if nothing else, decrease the amount I inject daily. If anyone else has had an issue with diabetes prior to their.

Surgery.

, I'd love to hear from you and hear how things worked out for you post-surgery..

You guys will probably get tired of me posting all my questions both pre and post.

Surgery.

!!.

Wish me luck, I'm on the.

Surgery.

Schedule fo 2 Dec, so Thanksgiving dinner is truly MY "Last Supper" !!!!! My liquid fast starts the next day!.

~ Tina..

answered May 09 at 23:51

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Zachary
2468

Hello. My.

Surgery.

Day is tuesday, Nov. 23rd. 2 days away..

I also have diabetes, high blood pressure and arthritis in my lower back and hips. I am 51 and now weigh 225. My start weight was 258. I am excited that I am having the.

Roux-en Y gastric bypass. The day of my.

Surgery.

I to stop taking my diabetic meds..

I so much want to get healthy again. I can't walk very fast because my hips start to hurt, so I plan on ridding my bicycle as soon as I can after my.

Surgery.

Good luck to you and everyone who is having their.

Surgery.

!..

answered May 10 at 01:23

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Bella
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I have mine DEC 13th and believe me I cant wait but this is the best place to start with question's .i have high blood pressure and lord knows arthritis but other than that fine.you will do good just follow what your doctor tells you to do...

answered May 10 at 01:37

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Kylee
1987

I also started my process back in March, and my primary motivation was diabetes. (non-insulin dependent). I had.

Surgery.

This past friday and was discharged yesterday. Not taking any diabetes meds. I don't think my diabetes is entirely healed yet, it takes some time for all the parts of your bod to get the message that things are different now! I also had a large hernia with my upper stomach pushing up into it, and the surgeon repaired that as well. I'm really surprised at how well I am doing so far. No nausea. No problems keeping anything down. Very little painI stopped the med this morning...

answered May 10 at 02:45

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Jacqueline
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Girl I am a wimp too but honestly yes it is very painful but the give you medicine but it's worth it too and that what I tell myself..

answered May 10 at 03:26

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Raymond
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