3 days til Orbera gastric balloon placement and I’m getting soooo nervous! I picked up all meds except 1 it’s emend.... and crazy expensive!!!! Almost $700 for 3 pills... I’m still hoping my insurance will pick it up so I’m waiting for pharmacy to call me. I started my prep today - soft diet and no meat, tomorrow is liquids only then clear liquids til Thursday. Nothing red or purple so the Dr dosent see the color sing and think there is inflammation in the stomach.
I also stocked the house up on things for the prep and post placement. It Was basically like shopping for someone with a stomach flu- broths, gatorade zero, sugar free puddings and jello, hint water, protein shakes and protein waters. I also found bariatric vitamins that dissolve under ur tongue opposed to swallowing A pill- I didn’t know how much stomach will react to taking pills but I definitely want to make sure I get all my vitamins in. I hear other people say they lost their hair having this balloon and u will if u do not get enough vitamins and nutrient. I also opted to get bariatric products- like the broth and soups (low calorie, no sugar and high protein). I’ll keep u posted how tomorrow goes! Thank you for being a part of my journey