If you are pre-op getting ready for weight loss surgery, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed. There is a lot to do to get ready for your new life and you might not know where to start. I remember feeling really stressed that I did not know what to get beforehand to help me on my journey. I knew I needed to prepare for the liquid stage, but I was completely out of the loop with other tools and resources that would help me. Since I got a redo with my conversion to gastric bypass, I was able to relive the early days after my bariatric surgery and be more prepared. The things that I had wish I had on my journey when I first had gastric sleeve 8 years ago, I was able to put into place once I had my second surgery. We all know the typical things to get right away: vitamins, gas medicine, liquid/puree options, protein bars and so on. However, what about the other stuff? What are the essential items that would make life even easier after surgery that you might not be thinking of?
There are so many items out there that might help you, but these are the essential ones that I truly believe you cannot ignore. Make sure that you have these items if you are just now starting your journey. You do not need to overwhelm yourself and feel like you need to spend hundreds of dollars on products. Focus on a few items like these and just keep adding things as you get further out. Everyone has different things they need to be successful, so it is ok if your list is a little different. Just make sure you set yourself up for success and get prepared prior to surgery and that way you can focus on the right things.