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moinGJ

any colorado bandsters?

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Hellooooo out there!

 

If there are any Colorado banded people out there that have had surgery with Dr. johnell or any other doctor in Colorado, would love to hear from you.

 

I am 2 months post op and going in today for my second fill, it has been interesting to say the least. I am down 25 lbs, and am feeling pretty darn good! walking almost every morning and joined curves a month ago..... I am not so good with going there 3 day's a week like I said i was going to!

 

I would like to see more people from colorado post on here, hope to hear from you soon!

 

Maurine

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Hi Maurine

 

There is a woman on this board from Denver

 

Here names is Karen_Weg..if you look her up under the members you can send her an email or a message. She is a very nice woman. I met her in Dr. Ortiz's office 2 weeks ago.

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Hi Maurine and Welcome.

I had my Surgery on July 16th 2004 here in Greeley with Dr. Johnell and so far I am doing Great down 53lbs so far I do have my ups and downs but I am chugging along. I too joined Curves about a month and a half ago and just cannot get there 3 days a week but I do at least try for 2 I have yet to see that this week but there is hope one more day left. Are you going to the Christmas Party they are having Tuesday the 7th. I am taking my mother since my Husband gets home to late and will be tired. Hope to see you there.

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Hi Mary :D

 

WOW! 53 lbs! how exciting!

 

I won't be going to the Christmas party due to the fact that I live in Grand Junction (5hrs away) and I am at the point of making the the trip to Greeley every two weeks right now. I will be there on the 15th for my 3rd fill. I have lost 25 lbs so far and am real happy with Dr. johnell and his staff. Steve has had a little trouble giving me my fill lol but Paula comes in and takes over :D

I am feeling my 2nd fill alot better than the 1st..... I was begining to think I was failing at this! but now I am feeling a bit better control of myself and not thinking about food all day.

 

Do you know others that have had their surgery with Dr. Johnell? and have you gone to any support groups? I know of two people hopeful1 (denise) and she is going to get onto my instant messaging so we can begin a small support group, if your interested let me know so we can set up times to all chat at once and discuss our weight loss journey.

 

Happy to meet you!

Maurine

starting weight Oct 4th 265

weight Oct 12/ 252

weight Nov 18/ 244

weight Dec 1/ 241

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Wow you sure are doing great with your loss. Grand Junction sure is far I belive there are others from your area or if not close by. I have heard thru the support group Leaders that they were going to do some kind of Satalite support not sure when. There are quite a few of us Banders and RYN'S in Colo and not everyone can get here to Greeley without making a long road trip. I go to the support meeting once every month and sometimes if I have time I will drop in on the nites it's the Bypass I figure we are all trying to make the same goal with our loss. They are all a pretty great group and there is a web site for Dr. Johnells patience other than his web site it is under ColoradoWLS. How much do you have now? I had to have a little taken out seems I got some mucus from my sinus infection going down and wala to tight now I am at 1.1cc's and so far so good I go back the last week before the new year not sure what my insurance is going to do for next year they say LapBand is not going to be covered very glad I did it before then. I have never tried the chat do not know how it works but I will check into it let me know. Well back to work for me

Take care and Welcome again

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I am a Colorado Bandster. I live in Littleton - just south of Denver. I had my surgery in Mexico with Dr. Kuri and am getting my fills from Dr. Johnelle. His offive is 2 1/2 hours away for me, so I won't be going to any parties or support groups, either! His staff seems great. Paula had no problem hitting my port on the first try. I haven't met Steve yet.

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Hi kim

Welcome how are you feeling? Hopefully you well have some restriction here in the immeditate future. They usually say you know for sure by 2 weeks have you talked with Paula yet? She is real good at doing my fills has never missed so far and is usually so fast I do not have time to worry about the needle I have met Steve but I really prefer Paula I am justso use to her.

I did go to the Party for a bit Tuesday night it was quite nice but I had to leave early since it is a work night. All the staff was there and Dr. J as well as the rest of the staff. Wish I could have stayed longer.

Well back to work for me

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I am curious( this is for anyone who wants to answer lol)....After your 1st fill how long did the restriction last? and then your 2nd fill? For me the 1st lasted about 3 days then I could eat pretty well again the 2nd fill lasted real well for about 5 day's then it's a hit and miss restriction. I am hoping that soon it will feel a constant restriction and I will not be so hungry. I suppose some of it is head hunger, but man some days I want to eat everything I can lay my hands on!

 

I am looking forward to the 15th fill and maybe controlling myself some during Christmas :D

 

Maurine

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FYI

Kim thought you would like to know about the support sites in the Denver area.

 

 

There is a local support group

here of patients from all different docs. We meet on the second

Saturday morning in Aurora, or the fourth Monday evening at Rose

Hospital. It is an awesome group, run by the wonderful Flori, and

several other great bandsters. For more information, join the

coloradobandsters yahoo group.

 

Maureen,

My fills seem to kick in 2-4 days from the time I get my fills. So far I am doing fine on this last one but have noticed I can eat just a tad more but I do have restriction so I do not over eat which a blessing at this time a year. We just got in one of those big party trays and OMG all the cheeses and crackers last year I could have devoured half of it but so far have just had 2 crackers and a little cheese spread.

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hi....i'm a colorado bandster who just moved to lakewood. i was banded 06/12/02 in canon city. i met my goal weight at 15 months but have been struggling. i have checked out the support groups in the area and plan on joining asap. would love to meet any of you....i do know flori and can't wait to see her at a meeting.

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