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Lap Band Surgery


Thursday, September 01, 2011

I did it. Surgery was on Monday (8/29/11). I'm feeling so much better this morning. Still some pain, but not enough that I feel the need to take more pain killer. I'm thinking that in a few more days, I should feel pretty much my old self.

I will say, before I started this journey, I did some soul searching. I spent several years on Weight Watchers, and making this decision, well, I felt like I was giving up. Initially. I totally feel I have made the best decision for me. I gained a lot of knowledge from WW. I will use all the tools I have to be successful. I feel like now I have the missing piece.

Being Banded doesn't mean I can do whatever now. I more than ever have to be vigilant on what I eat and keep active.

I'm brand new at this, but looking forward to my journey.
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MDGARDENGIRL 11/13/2011 5:29PM

    Hi Sue!

So glad to see you made it through and are doing well so far! How have your first few fills gone? I hope you are able to get to that "sweet spot" real soon! It took me 5 months and 4 fills to get there. For a while there I was a doubter! But not now.... it really is a great tool to manage how much I eat.

I know you are busy, but please try to stay in touch with us! emoticon

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SSAVONSS 10/1/2011 9:26AM

    It's been one month since I had my lap band surgery. For the most part, I feel great. A little tired, but that's because I work two jobs. Makes for very long days.
I'm feeling pretty good about completing the first two stages of the post surgery food plans. I am now able to eat chopped/ground foods instead of pureed. That makes me a very happy girl.
I go for my first fill in ten days. I'm ready to move on. Especially since I'm down 20 pounds. As you lose weight, the band gets looser due to organs getting smaller. That said, I'm hungry. I know it might take more than one fill to get the full effect, but that's okay. At least I'll be going in the right direction.
I will say, the weight I've lost has already made a difference. Of course the first place you notice is my face. My clothes are getting bigger. Just knowing the scale is going down puts me in a much better mental place. And the fact that they fixed the hiatal hernia at the same time of surgery is wonderful.

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MDGARDENGIRL 9/8/2011 4:50PM

    What a great investment you just made in yourself and your family! You can lose weight! It's keeping it off that is so hard for most of us..... I know it is for me. And that is what drove me to the lapband decision. 3 months out.... I'm not sorry!

Hope to see you on the LapBand team! It's a great support group.

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Take care of yourself!

MDGardenGirl..... Marg

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MOONLIGHT970 9/8/2011 12:55PM

    You can do this! It is definitely not the easy way out of anything, its a lot of hard work, but its also a great tool to help on your lifestyle change. Best of luck!

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NJB4597 9/3/2011 8:49AM

    Goooooooooooo Sue!!

Nancy

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SWDBSN 9/2/2011 6:19PM

    Go Sue!
Love Suzanne

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KMIRANDA2000 9/1/2011 7:23AM

    and what a journey it will be...good for me!

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