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Kristin1031

Central Illinois Peoria-Bloomington Area

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Are there any bandsters from my area? Looking to meat some folks from my neck of the woods on here. We have a great local support group that meets monthly. But I would like to have the same support on here from locals.....LOL

 

I am in Peoria.

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Hi Kristin-

 

I was born and raised in Peoria, but moved to the Springfield area in the early 70's. When and where did you have your lap band? I'm scheduled for March 26 and getting really excited.

 

Carol

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I am in galesburg I go to peoria at least once a month it seems like. I was banded 12/19/07. I just turned 40 last wk so around the same age.

Oh and good luck Carol I sure you will do just fine.

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Where did you have your surgery? What is it like being two months into being banded? Have you had a fill yet. What are you able to eat. Do you have any advice.

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Hi. I live on the other side of Morton, was banded January 25, have had some problems, but I am getting there, have not had a fill yet first fill is March13th, have lost about 15 pounds, and now at a stand still. Looking forward to that day, have no restriction at all, maybe we can get together sometime for lunch.:thumbup:Becky

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I do get to Peoria sometimes, and would love to meet for lunch after I am banded and can eat again. When you say you have "no restriction at all", does that mean you are hungry all the time? How much can you eat? My doctor said that my first fill would be about six weeks after the surgery. Did you have your surgery in Peoria?

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Thor-

 

I was just on the Champaign thread and realized that we have the same doctor. I go to Clinton to meet with him, but my surgery will be in Champaign because of the Blis program.

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you'll love the Dr, and his staff, but as far as seeing him I have talked to 2 times, first time was the first interview, and 2nd was the day of surg. for about 10 min. then when I went back for my 2 week check up I saw his PA. The PA will do the fills also. I have my first fill March 13th. can't wait..:biggrin:Becky

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no restriction means, I could proably eat till the cows come home and not even know how much I have taken in, thats why I am so looking forward to my fill, and then they say it takes at least 3 fills before you really can tell. Thats why I am getting impatient.

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Why are they waiting so long before your first fill? Also, what kind of problems did you have?

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