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Six months after surgery

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

I saw my surgeon's office today for my 6-month postop check. Here's how I'm doing so far:

Upper GI x-ray shows band is in place and anatomy all functioning normally.
Fluid level in band is adjusted appropriately now - I'm at my sweet spot!
Weight lost so far: 82 pounds (43 more to get to goal weight of 150)
Body mass index: Dropped from 48 to 34.5 (10 more points to go to get to "normal")
Body fat %: Dropped from 54.6% to 42.9% (9 points to go to get to "normal")
Waist: Lost 13 inches
Hips: Lost 11 inches
Arm: Lost 2 inches

I wear size 16 in most things now (and those are getting loose) - started at size 24/26.
I can sit in a booth and a theater seat with room to spare.
There is slack in my seatbelt.
I can bend over to pick things up, put on my socks, tie my shoes, etc.
I can cross my legs like a lady.
I have energy and enjoy exercise - I power walk, run, do aerobics and strength training - in fact, I can outlast my husband at the gym!

THANK YOU LORD FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE LAP BAND SURGERY AND FOR EMPOWERING ME TO TAKE MY LIFE BACK!!!

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CARAMBA09 4/10/2010 12:43PM

    WONDERFUL grace!!
I only have 35 lbs to go. I LOVE my lapband. It has been a gift from heaven above.
Took away:
10% bodyfat
High blood pressure
snoring
I am wearing a size 10 pair of "7 for all mankind" skinny jeans. Never thought THAT would happen!
I can cross my legs comfortably

Such a blessing!!

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MRSDETERMINED 1/18/2010 11:14AM

    What an accomplishment. You are doing great. Keep it up!

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JODIKAYAK 1/9/2010 9:34PM

    That is the way to measure your success - I know from past experience it is too easy to get caught up in pounds on a scale. There are so many other ways to weight our progress.

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CTENBRINK 1/5/2010 2:59PM

    Nice job! emoticon

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FELICE73 12/28/2009 5:31PM

    Don't know what else I can add but I also feel blessed for the opportunity I know that so many do not have. And it was so inexpensive for me (my share of the surgery was $150 and my dr copays are $20). So congrats so far!

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TONNIJ 12/26/2009 7:39PM

    That's great! I am so proud of you and really excited for you!!!

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JODIRICHARDS 12/14/2009 12:04AM

    Sounds like God has truly blessed and you are learning how to live the life He desires for you! Keep up the great work, I'll see you around 150! I'm almost there, just think your size 16 might become a 10 or less!

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L*I*T*A* 12/10/2009 8:51PM

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JESUSINME4LIFE 12/9/2009 5:31PM

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You are doing awesome,keep up the excellent work:)

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CTENBRINK 12/9/2009 12:42PM

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TEXASLYNN 12/8/2009 8:59PM

    Whoooooooohooooo! WTG

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SQUIRTZIE 12/8/2009 8:26PM

    Sounds like you are doing great! Keep it up!

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HARDCANDY1 12/8/2009 8:21PM

    CONGRATULATIONS I'm so happy for you looks like you have been doing all of the right things you keep up the good work I'm very proud of you I go in for my 2 week post-op check up tomorrow I hope I get some good news like you got

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CHEVYGIRRRL 12/8/2009 4:00PM

    Amen! im so happy for you! congratulations! my surgery was 10/27/09 & my 1st adjustment is tomorrow :) im super excited. keep up the great work! love & hugs, Holly emoticon

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