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Started by skinnyboundsky, May 30, 2013 8:28 PM
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    skinnyboundsky

    Senior Member

  • Posts: 70
  • Joined: May 2013
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
Posted May 30, 2013 - 8:28 PM

#1
Hi all ! I have been reading forums from Lapbandtalk for a few days now. I am not usually a forum kind of girl but everyone here seems so supportive of each other I had to join ! I just had my second nutrition appt today and have to diet for SIX months before my insurance will approve anything. I am excited to start my journey although dieting in the past hasn't been so successful :/ tonight is my last 'hoorah' of binge eating and will start fresh in the morning. Have any of you had to do the 6 month nutrition appointments or just me? Let me know your thoughts I'm so excited !


    ChicagoRose

    Aspiring Evangelist

  • Posts: 543
  • Joined: Jun 2012
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: ILLINOIS
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgeon: Van Vallina
  • Surgery Date: Mar 2013
  • Height: 5 feet 4 inches
  • Starting Weight: 260
  • Weight Lost: 72
  • Current Weight: 188
  • Goal Weight: 160
  • BMI: 32.3
  • My Blogs
Posted May 30, 2013 - 8:34 PM

#2
Yes, I had to do it too. I wrote all about everything in my blog (listed in my signature). My total pre-qualify journey was 11 months wich sucked but here I am now almsot three months out and so far it has been fantastic and well worth the journey. Sometimes things seem like they are so far away and then you blink and the time has passed. Good luck!!


    skinnyboundsky

    Senior Member

  • Posts: 70
  • Joined: May 2013
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
Posted May 30, 2013 - 8:50 PM

#3
3 months isn't it crazy how time flies? Has it been as hard as it seems? And are you exercising as much as we're supposed to ? Sorry for all the questions ! I just want to learn as much as I can.


    gowalking

    Bariatric Hero

  • Posts: 2,212
  • Joined: Dec 2012
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: NEW YORK
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgeon: Christine Ren-fielding
  • Surgery Date: Jan 2013
  • Height: 5 feet 1 inches
  • Starting Weight: 267 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 144 lbs
  • Current Weight: 123 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 150 lbs
  • BMI: 23.2
Posted May 30, 2013 - 9:00 PM

#4
I needed three months of a supervised weight loss plan. My PCP had to submit the documentation along with a letter recommending the surgery. Had to do the psych and cardiac stuff....including a stress test and echocardiogram. I started this journey last summer, got all my requirements in and surgery planned in October and then superstorm Sandy hit and the hospital was shut down for three months. I finally had the surgery in January and have been doing very well. 64 lbs. down with no fills. You will get through these next few months...and might even have some setbacks like I did. A hurricane....who would have thought it?? But it's true....you will soon enough find yourself having the surgery and on your way to a healthier you. Good luck!


    stept04

    Aspiring Evangelist

  • Posts: 608
  • Joined: Apr 2013
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: TEXAS
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgeon: Scott Stowers
  • Surgery Date: May 2013
  • Height: 5 feet 3 inches
  • Starting Weight: 277
  • Weight Lost: 31
  • Current Weight: 246
  • Goal Weight: 150
  • BMI: 43.6
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Posted May 30, 2013 - 9:14 PM

#5
Welcome, I did not have to do anything except my cardiac clearance,ultrasound,Psych eval, and nutritionist consult. It would have all been done in about a month,but I ran into a snag with my cardiac clearance almost did not get banded. Because of that it took about 5 mths and then another month for me to finish out school for the semester. . Good luck, It does seem to go by in a blink I just got banded Tuesday it went by fast looking back.


~~~Stephanie


    skinnyboundsky

    Senior Member

  • Posts: 70
  • Joined: May 2013
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
Posted May 30, 2013 - 11:19 PM

#6
Gowalking- just out of curiosity where did you get your band? I was hit with sandy too so we must be in the same area. Congrats on the weight loss !!


    taylor1989

    Junior Guru

  • Posts: 335
  • Joined: Apr 2013
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: TX
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgeon: Richard Wilkenfeld
  • Surgery Date: May 2013
  • Height: 5 feet 9 inches
  • Starting Weight: 243
  • Weight Lost: 53
  • Current Weight: 190
  • Goal Weight: 150
  • BMI: 28.1
Posted May 30, 2013 - 11:28 PM

#7
Good luck!! This page has been amazingly helpful to me and my journey I hope you have the same luck with it.


    gowalking

    Bariatric Hero

  • Posts: 2,212
  • Joined: Dec 2012
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: NEW YORK
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgeon: Christine Ren-fielding
  • Surgery Date: Jan 2013
  • Height: 5 feet 1 inches
  • Starting Weight: 267 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 144 lbs
  • Current Weight: 123 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 150 lbs
  • BMI: 23.2
Posted May 31, 2013 - 3:09 PM

#8

Gowalking- just out of curiosity where did you get your band? I was hit with sandy too so we must be in the same area. Congrats on the weight loss !!


Hi skinnybound. I was banded at NYU in Manhattan. Are you from the tri-state area?


    skinnyboundsky

    Senior Member

  • Posts: 70
  • Joined: May 2013
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
Posted May 31, 2013 - 9:49 PM

#9

Hi skinnybound. I was banded at NYU in Manhattan. Are you from the tri-state area?


Yes but I'm getting banded in jersey. I heard NYU was awesome though !


    Justaprettyface

    Senior Member

  • Posts: 57
  • Joined: May 2013
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: NJ
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgeon: Michael Nusbaum
  • Surgery Date: Jun 2013
  • Height: 5 feet 2 inches
  • Starting Weight: 262
  • Weight Lost: 20
  • Current Weight: 242
  • Goal Weight: 140
  • BMI: 44.3
Posted May 31, 2013 - 10:28 PM

#10
Skinnyboundsky - I'm in Northern NJ ( Morris county) I'm getting banded Tuesday.


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