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I'M READY TO SCREAM!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Started by BamaBrandy, Jul 06, 2011 7:10 PM
47 replies to this topic
47 replies to this topic

    BamaBrandy

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  • Posts: 32
  • Joined: Jul 2011
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: ALABAMA
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgeon: Bradley Marker
  • Surgery Date: Aug 2011
  • Height: 5 feet 11 inches
  • Starting Weight: 475
  • Weight Lost: 52
  • Current Weight: 423
  • Goal Weight: 250
  • BMI: 59
Posted July 6, 2011 - 7:10 PM

#1
I had a set back today and well I'm pretty upset to say the least. My husband and I started our journey toward getting banded about a year ago, we have been threw the entire process together and it has made for a wonderful built in support system. Today we went to meet our surgeon for the first time, as we have been dealing with "his people" for an entire year. I've already lost 25(starting weight: 475 current weight:450) since we began our journey and my husband has lost 35 lbs. We went in the surgeons office together, he reviewed my file first and said I was a "wonderful canadate for the surgery" and he believed I "would do very well with the band" only to follow it with "I am not comfortable doing your surgery at this time, as your BMI is just too high" (BMI currently 60 Starting BMI was 65). As I sat there in tears he reviewed my husbands file and gave it the stamp of approval. After convincing my husband to go ahead with his surgery, despite me not having mine anytime soon, they set his surgery date for next week.
I am so excited and happy for my husband, but at the same time I am simply devastated that my surgery is postponed indefinitely. I have always had problems losing weight, which is EXACTLY why I was pursuing the band in the first place. It has taken me almost a year to lose the 25 pounds I've lost so far and now I'm expected to lose 25 more before my surgeon "feels comfortable" doing my surgery? Will that take ANOTHER year? If just plain "dieting " worked well for me I wouldn't have sought you out--- THATS what I wanted to say to him....



    Kay Adams

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  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
Posted July 6, 2011 - 7:29 PM

#2
So sorry to hear this? Have u ever tried liquid diets? U might be able to lose faster drinking 2 protein shakes and eating a lite dinner to lose quickly. Just a suggestion.


    Noturningback11

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  • Surgery Date: Feb 2010
  • Height: 5 feet 5 inches
  • Starting Weight: 388
  • Weight Lost: 81
  • Current Weight: 307
  • Goal Weight: 230
  • BMI: 51.1
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Posted July 6, 2011 - 7:32 PM

#3
Sorry to hear this! If you can dedicate yourself to a liquid diet for 2 weeks or liquids and one meal a day, I am sure you will lose most of that 25 pounds in those 2 weeks. I lost 13 pounds in 4 days of liquids only. Good luck!


    BamaBrandy

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  • Posts: 32
  • Joined: Jul 2011
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: ALABAMA
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgeon: Bradley Marker
  • Surgery Date: Aug 2011
  • Height: 5 feet 11 inches
  • Starting Weight: 475
  • Weight Lost: 52
  • Current Weight: 423
  • Goal Weight: 250
  • BMI: 59
Posted July 6, 2011 - 7:37 PM

#4
Thank you both for the well wishes and advice. I've been doing the 2 shakes and 1 small meal a day for quite a while, then 3 weeks ago i started the clear liquids. I plan on sticking with the clear liquids and living on the treadmill till I shed the next 25, but if you have any better ideas I would sure be glad to listen. :)


    dropsizes

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  • Joined: May 2011
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: NY
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgeon: Alan Geiss
  • Surgery Date: Jul 2011
  • Height: 5 feet 4 inches
  • Starting Weight: 265
  • Weight Lost: 27
  • Current Weight: 238
  • Goal Weight: 160
  • BMI: 40.8
Posted July 6, 2011 - 8:48 PM

#5

Thank you both for the well wishes and advice. I've been doing the 2 shakes and 1 small meal a day for quite a while, then 3 weeks ago i started the clear liquids. I plan on sticking with the clear liquids and living on the treadmill till I shed the next 25, but if you have any better ideas I would sure be glad to listen. :)


Hang in there girl you are working very hard for this to happen. It will HAPPEN!!


    BamaBrandy

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  • Posts: 32
  • Joined: Jul 2011
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: ALABAMA
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgeon: Bradley Marker
  • Surgery Date: Aug 2011
  • Height: 5 feet 11 inches
  • Starting Weight: 475
  • Weight Lost: 52
  • Current Weight: 423
  • Goal Weight: 250
  • BMI: 59
Posted July 6, 2011 - 8:54 PM

#6
Thank you for the kind words Dropsizes. I'm hanging in there. I've came to far to turn back now, I WILL have my band :)


    Rachel412

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  • Height: 5 feet 7 inches
  • Starting Weight: 282
  • Weight Lost: 78
  • Current Weight: 204
  • Goal Weight: 199
  • BMI: 31.9
Posted July 6, 2011 - 9:18 PM

#7
I am so sorry :( There ARE people out there who have lost 200+ pounds with the band. I wish the surgeon would give you the benefit of the doubt.


    brbm6

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Posted July 6, 2011 - 9:21 PM

#8
Hang in there! I know how it feels to have a setback. 2 years ago my insurance wouldn't approve the surgery. Keep working hard and it will happen.


    BamaBrandy

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  • Posts: 32
  • Joined: Jul 2011
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: ALABAMA
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgeon: Bradley Marker
  • Surgery Date: Aug 2011
  • Height: 5 feet 11 inches
  • Starting Weight: 475
  • Weight Lost: 52
  • Current Weight: 423
  • Goal Weight: 250
  • BMI: 59
Posted July 6, 2011 - 9:27 PM

#9
Thank you ladies! I'm trying very hard to stay focused and stay on track. Where there is a will there is a way. The surgeon will see me again in a month to see if he thinks I am "fit for surgery" so till then I will continue with the liquids only and kick it up a notch on the excercise and pray for the best.


    sassy k's mommy

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  • Surgeon: Parham Mora
  • Surgery Date: Jan 2011
  • Height: 5 feet 7 inches
  • Starting Weight: 278
  • Weight Lost: 77
  • Current Weight: 201
  • Goal Weight: 150
  • BMI: 31.5
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Posted July 7, 2011 - 1:10 PM

#10
I know that its hard hearing those words. However, the one thing that you need to keep is that your doctor was honest with you. My doctor doesn't like doing the band on anyone that has a BMI over 50. He would rather you do the gastric bypass. Don't allow things to discourage you.. Its just another hurdle in which you need to overcome to kick start a new and healthy life. If you really want something you can do it.. If you really want it then you can have it ya know..


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