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Bariatric Surgeries

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Well, it was a great class. I learned so much! I learned that they are having more and more issues with the Lap Bands. I also learned that the actual By-pass has more side effects than I'm willing to put up with. The Gastric Sleeve though seems to be the one for me. It is in the middle and has a 3 oz pouch not a 1 oz pouch in the end. Also the diet afterwards in the end is just regular food, just less of it, and you can still take your normal meds. It also doesn't have the extra issues that the other two have. As far as weight loss it is faster than the Lap band but slower than the By-pass. So I guess I'm kind of a middle of the road person.

The only problem now is the pesky little 6 months being followed by a Dr on a diet. So it looks like it will be 6 Months out. Sigh. 6 more months of pain. I'll still be working on losing it on my own but without being able to work out much we'll see if I can keep this going.

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FINALLYHEALTHY2 6/2/2013 10:12PM

    6 months will fly by! I had to wait about 5 months and it was here before I knew it! Glad I did it - it will be 2 weeks on Tuesday! emoticon

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To excited!

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Well tomorrow is The Day! I get to take my first class towards getting a Lap Band. I'm extremely excited and hope to be able to sleep tonight. I can't wait to get it. Then I can lose the weight faster and easier than on my own. Then I know I will be able to take all of the weight off that I want to and keep it off!

At first I was totally freaked out and resistant to it. My Neurosurgeon just sprang it on me and didn't even prepare or suggest it slowly so I was even holding my breath. My service dog Milo started grring at me to get me to start breathing again and it stopped my Dr from talking about it. Instead he started talking about Milo and how much he liked him. That gave me a breather and allowed me to quickly realize that it was actually in alignment with my goals which was to lose all the excess weight and at least I would have help and support from my doctor. It also would help me with my portion sizes and just all around help me. So I agreed to it. I was still kinda freaked out but I realized I was just digging my heels in because it was sprung on me.

Now after a lot of research and education on my part I'm actually excited and can't wait to get it! Everyone always wants you to be losing weight before you have the surgery so your body is in that mode. So I am.

Well I better start trying to get to sleep so I can wake up on time. I have to be there at 8:00 am tomorrow.

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Finally broke through!

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

I'm so excited! I finally broke through my 212 bottom that I had. I would lose down to 212 and then go back up to 219, then back down again. Not fun! I finally broke through that today!

I'm down to 210. I even weighed myself at about noon. I usually weigh in earlier than that! I stepped onto the scale 3 times in a row. It came up the same each time.

Now to keep it off. I'll be working very hard on that to make sure I don't go up again! I need to get to 170 so I can get my back surgery!

This friday I also have the first class for my lap-band as well. I'm very excited and can't wait. I'm hoping to lose the weight very fast so I can get my back fixed and really be able to start working out.

Well that's all for now.

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LYN-EDWY 3/5/2013 2:29PM

Good for you.
Keep up the good work.
You're worth it!!!


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Exciting day!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Today I finally got the call I was waiting for! I am now signed up for my class on March 8th! It's for my lap band. It feels so good to finally see progress starting in that realm.

I wasn't happy about it when my Dr recommended it. Actually I was extremely shocked and fearful. I had thought about it years ago but then decided to go it alone on my own. I've done well so far. I need to get to 170 pounds quickly though now. I'm down to about 213 so it's 43 more pounds to go. Not to bad but substantial enough that I really want help now.

I've had time to think about it and decide that it's just another tool for me to use. I'm OK and actually excited about it now. So when I got that call I was happier than anything.

Now if they would just hurry up I would be very happy.

Well that's all for today.

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Kept it off!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Wow! I guess I am pretty special. I went from 265 down to 220. I have to admit that I've been stuck there for a couple of years. But, I'VE KEPT IT OFF! I've even had back surgery and not been able to work or exercise! I've still kept it off!

I need to have another back surgery. This one is super major. So major that my Neurosurgeon is demanding that I lose 50 pounds and get down to 170 before he will do the next surgery. That being said since I can't work out he has referred me for a lap band. I was completely astonished and scared of it. Now that I've had time to think about it, research it and realize it's not the end of the world I can't wait for it. I know it is a commitment and I will still have to work at it. I'm OK with it now.

I have to say it has been an interesting ride losing weight. I'm back into losing the weight so one thing at a time.

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