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

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Started by BamaBrandy, Jul 06, 2011 7:10 PM
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    dropsizes

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  • Posts: 111
  • Joined: May 2011
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: NY
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgeon: Alan Geiss
  • Surgery Date: Jul 2011
  • Starting Weight: 265 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 27 lbs
  • Current Weight: 238 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 160 lbs
  • BMI: 40.8
Posted July 31, 2011 - 3:47 PM

#25

Hello All!! Just wanted to touch base with those of you who have been following this thread. Thank you all for the support and kind words!! Right now I am just working hard and following my diet to try to get these lbs off by the 8th when I see the surgeon again. What he tells me on the 8th will determine if I will find another surgeon or not. If he says I've lost enough to get my band well then he can give it to me and if he says I haven't lost enough well then I will seek a second opinion. :) Trying to stay positive and focused!!


Hey Girl,
Good to hear you are staying positive. That is the best thing you can do. Now what I can do for you is to pray for you that it all come together for you. Just so you know I just don't pray for just anyone...lol.

Hang in there girl. Never give up on what you want !!
Take Care Of YOU!!

Mary


    BamaBrandy

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  • Posts: 32
  • Joined: Jul 2011
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: ALABAMA
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgeon: Bradley Marker
  • Surgery Date: Aug 2011
  • Starting Weight: 475 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 52 lbs
  • Current Weight: 423 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 250 lbs
  • BMI: 59
Posted August 4, 2011 - 9:00 PM

#26
I went to the Dr for a check up yesterday, check out my ticker LOL down 8 more lbs!!! I meet the surgeon again Tuesday, I'm praying he will OK me for surgery. Say a prayer for me guys!! I will keep you all posted! :D


    54Shirley

    2 X Loser !

  • Posts: 3,174
  • Joined: Apr 2006
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: MICHIGAN
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgeon: Ernest Cudjoe
  • Surgery Date: Oct 2006
  • Starting Weight: 356 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 135 lbs
  • Current Weight: 221 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 150 lbs
  • BMI: 39.1
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Posted August 4, 2011 - 10:26 PM

#27
Wooo Hooo ! You go girl...


    BamaBrandy

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  • Posts: 32
  • Joined: Jul 2011
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: ALABAMA
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgeon: Bradley Marker
  • Surgery Date: Aug 2011
  • Starting Weight: 475 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 52 lbs
  • Current Weight: 423 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 250 lbs
  • BMI: 59
Posted August 11, 2011 - 10:46 PM

#28
I finally got my surgery date!!!!! I will be banded on Aug. 29th!!! I am beyond excited. My surgeon was a bit of a jerk at our last meeting, after him telling me what I had to lose to get my band I lost it and then he still didn't want to do surgery!! He Say's "I think you need to lose another 15-20 lbs" Keep in mind I've lost 46lbs already. I just flat out told him "look, I have done EVERYTHING you have told me to do and I want my band! Either you can do it or someone else will!" He acted a little taken back, but I got my surgery date. If it weren't for the fact of this surgical center being the only one around for a couple hundred miles that does this type of surgery I surly would have taken my business else where, but I don't want to have issues getting fills close to home if I leave this surgery center. I am on all liquid (up to 5 protein shakes a day and nothing else) diet from now until my surgery date, but that is fine by me!! I am just so ready to get my band!! This process has taken a year!!


    54Shirley

    2 X Loser !

  • Posts: 3,174
  • Joined: Apr 2006
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: MICHIGAN
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgeon: Ernest Cudjoe
  • Surgery Date: Oct 2006
  • Starting Weight: 356 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 135 lbs
  • Current Weight: 221 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 150 lbs
  • BMI: 39.1
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Posted August 12, 2011 - 6:14 AM

#29
You go Girl ! I new you could do it ! ! ! Congrats ! :hurray: :hurray: :hurray: :hurray: :hurray:


Shirley.





:cheers2:


    Lilium

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  • Gender: Female
  • Location: IDAHO
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
Posted August 12, 2011 - 8:36 PM

#30
Congratulations on getting your surgery day. With as hard as you have worked to lose those 46 pounds I predict that you will be very successful with the lap band.

Good luck.


    Debora Anne

    Guru in Training

  • Posts: 232
  • Joined: May 2011
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: TX
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgery Date: Jun 2011
  • Starting Weight: 244 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 54 lbs
  • Current Weight: 190 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 160 lbs
  • BMI: 34.7
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Posted August 16, 2011 - 8:39 AM

#31
Good for you! Congrats you will be very successful I am sure


    BamaBrandy

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  • Posts: 32
  • Joined: Jul 2011
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: ALABAMA
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgeon: Bradley Marker
  • Surgery Date: Aug 2011
  • Starting Weight: 475 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 52 lbs
  • Current Weight: 423 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 250 lbs
  • BMI: 59
Posted August 25, 2011 - 7:01 PM

#32

I also think you should consider getting another surgeon. There are many good bariatric surgeons.....and it might be a good thing to go to a different dr. than your husband. Get another opinion and if they do approve you for the surgery you will really be pumped up about it!!!

Good Luck with whatever choices you make and eventually it will happen for you. God Bless You. CAT



I haven't changed surgeons because there are only 2 in our area, the next closest one in about 3 hours away. I checked into it and the surgery center here said it can be near impossible to get a surgeon here to do your fills if he didn't put in your band. That being said, I cant afford to have to make a 6 hour round trip once a month to get fills. :(


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