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Cleared for Surgery!

Happy birthday to me, folks! I’m 45 today and my present was that I got the call I’ve been working towards for 6 months, since January: my insurance company has cleared me for the bariatric gastric sleeve surgery I’ve been talking about.

In fact, I’m likely to get the surgery in about two weeks, before the end of the month, or soon after that. In preparation I need to start a strict “pre-op” diet consisting of protein shakes and nothing else except possibly celery. That means no coffee until a couple of weeks after surgery, and no carbonated beverages for pretty much the rest of time.

Wish me luck, friends! I’m super psyched.

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  1. Gloria Messer
    July 13, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Good Luck Cathy. – Gloria Messer Access for All

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  2. rebuildamerica
    July 13, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Good luck, Cathy! You are very brave …

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  3. July 13, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Keep positive and best wishes.

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  4. Gordon Henderson
    July 13, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Good luck, Cathy! I’m psyched for you.

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  5. July 13, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Good luck!

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  6. Irene Calvo
    July 13, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    So happy to hear! Just thinking during my very recent visit from Seattle to the city about your enthusiasm about citibike. Best wishes on the surgery and your new afterlife!

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  7. July 13, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    May your recovery be quick and your pain light!

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  8. Tom Adcox
    July 13, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    Good luck and all best wishes for success.

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  9. Dan K
    July 14, 2017 at 12:39 am

    Good luck with the surgery. I miss you on Slate Money, but it has forced me to read your blog posts more. Take care of yourself, then hurry back – we need you to continue to speak truth to power.

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  10. ED
    July 14, 2017 at 2:29 am

    Best of luck

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  11. July 14, 2017 at 7:16 am

    Good luck!

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  12. July 14, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Cathy. Your fans are rooting for you. I hope the results are what you hope for.

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  13. Josh
    July 14, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Good luck!

    Thanks for info about coffee. Are there any other beverages you’d like?

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  14. Robert Gordon
    July 14, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    My very best wishes to you…and to your entire family!

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  15. gerard
    July 14, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Good luck and hoping for the best!

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  16. July 14, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Good luck, and happy birthday!

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  17. psteckler
    July 14, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    By the Banach-Tarski theorem, if the smaller stomach doesn’t work out, you can reassemble the bits into a bigger one. 🙂 Best of luck!

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  18. July 14, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Good luck!

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  19. pavthess
    July 15, 2017 at 3:06 am

    Good luck and happy bday! May this surgery be the beginning of a healthier life in a thinner “outfit” 🙂

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  20. jacek
    July 17, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Cathy, best of luck with the surgery!

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  21. July 17, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    No carbonated beverages, eh? Must be do the procedure you’re having-I know many VBG+RNY folks have no problem at all with ’em….

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  22. Trevor Hicks
    July 18, 2017 at 11:09 am

    Cathy, that’s great news. I’m rooting for successful surgery and recovery.

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  23. July 19, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Good luck. Please let us know how your surgery goes. I have a friend who has also had surgery and lost weight. I need to loose weight also, but – do not qualify for the procedure. I’m trying to get exercise and eat less calories. I’m not doing well as it is much easier for me to gain weight.

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  24. Kristine
    July 22, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Good luck, Cathy.

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