I am so frustrated! I know that I shouldn't weigh myself everyday but I do! :thumbup: Then i get discouraged when my weight fluctuates (which I know is normal) I actually asked my husband to hide the scale today, So I dont get this feeling.
I need to tell myself the weight will not come off overnight. BUT I WISH IT WOULD! I have 32 lbs to loose before they will do my band.
Sorry guys...had to vent. :confused:
I have different questions that enter my mind every day. My question for today is...
Will I be able to enjoy yummy food after the surgery?
I know I need to be able to be in control, but wonder if I will be able to enjoy little things here and there...
I am sitting in my office and I started thinking about a blog I read earlier today. And now it's got me wondering something.
When you get the stomach flu...does the Lap Band make you feel even worse? What happens if you can't physically drive to the hospital to get some fluid taken out of your band?
Little things pop in my head and I start to worry, so I thought I'd ask the pro's!
Well today is day three on my Pre-op diet...and I have already lost 2.5 lbs! I am so happy! I really wanted to just give up yeterday...I was not prepared for dinner so it made things a little harder...part of my just wanted to go thru the drive thru...but I didnt...instead I went to the grocery store and bought stuff to make a yummy, yet healthy salad :smile:. I am proud of myself for not giving in.
I have an appointment with the nutritionist tomorrow morning at 10am...can't wait.
I CAN DO THIS!
I am back again and going to start again. I have not been banded yet, I went to see my surgeon in February and he was an absolute JERK! I couldnt believe it. I cried all the way home from San Francisco. I had lost 28 lbs and I was so proud and when I left...I was deflated :crying: And I hate to say it...but I gave up and ended up gaining most of my weight back :thumbup: I know that was my own fault and I am getting back on track. I got a email from Bariatrics Department stating that they are very sorry about what had happend and I could start back where I left off...but I have to lose about 23lbs....IT CAN BE DONE!
I've decided that I REALLY want to be here when my children grow up and have families of their own. It's just not worth it. So any words of encouragement would be greatly appreciated right now! I absolutely LOVE to read all your blogs. :smile:
I thought I would post this question even though it is not the most favorite subject to talk about....Throwing up!
I was wondering if it is normal to throw up regularly. I have noticed that some of you say that you are tired of throwing up. So I was wondering if you guys can tell me if you do or you dont or if it is normal or not.
Happy New Year everyone!
I am seeing my surgeon on 1/25/10 and should find out my surgery date at that time. But I still have some questions. :biggrin:
If anyone can post how you felt after surgery and your recovery, that would be great. I have concerns about pain and nausea.
Is the pain like gas pains? ( had my gall bladder out and I remember that tight bloated feeling)
Are you soar around your port area?
Can you lay on your stomach after healing, or do you feel your port when you lay on your tummy?
After recovery, did you feel hungry?
I know this sounds pretty stupid, I was laying in bed last night thinking about it and these questions are what stood out in my head.
I am excited about doing this, I have been overweight all of my life and I have three young children and I want to enjoy life, more than I do now.
I would appreciate any feed back. I hope everyone had a happy and safe new year!
I went one of my pre-op "classes" yesterday and I totally got scared after listening to the women in my group. Some women are getting the Gastric Bypass and the others the Lap Band. Some of them said that they know people that have horrible pain in they're stomach's all the time after having the Lap Band Surgery. Is that normal? They were also talking about how most of the people who have the Lap Band wish they did the Gastric Bypass. Is this true?
I was upset on the way home because my excitement turned to fear, but then I thought that maybe I could ask my friends here. I would appreciate as many responses, good or bad. I really want to know what I am getting myself into.
Thanks Alot! :thumbdown:
I am planning on being Banded this November. I have started the classes and appointments and have lots of questions and concerns. I am 32 years old, mother of 3 and I have ALWAYS been overweight. I have tried so many different diets, and none of them worked, I felt hungry all the time. I also have been dealing with IBS and what the doctors think is the beginning of Colitis. :sad:
I am hoping that someone can help me with some questions that I have. Even thought they may sound incredibly stupid :redface:.
How do you feel right out of surgery?
If you get a headache or are prone to Migraines what can you take?
Can you feel the band around your stomach? Does it feel tight?
Would you do it again?
I would appreciate any and all answers or advice. I am really excited but also nervous.
Thanks so much and good luck to everyone!