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    Oh, Just Another Plastics Story

    Your faja is both appealing and scary at the same time 😲
  2. 2 points
    Meeting with your Surgeon... ASAP
  3. 1 point
    Hello everyone. I finally had surgery this past Monday, 11/18. It took my surgeon a while to get the Lapband out of me because of all the scar tissue that had accumulated. I was supposed to come home yesterday, but I couldn't. I was in so much freaking pain and had so much nausea that I stayed until today. So I sat in my favorite recliner after getting home for about 20 minutes and well, I've been in bed ever since. I knew it was going to be painful, but dang this really hurts. I'm not hungry at all which is the point/purpose. I've lost two pounds so far, and I know that as the swelling, gas, and pain fades, I will continue to get smaller. Yeahhhhh, now I'm excited and happy!
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    Lap band to gastric bypass

    Me too! It was Lap Bank Talk, then Banded Together, I think. We had lots of fun, actually.
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    The Greatest Gift

    I have been overweight all of my life. I had suffered with not only the weight but I also have extreme bowing of the legs. It's been a difficult road for me and it still is, however, the road isn't that bad of a climb any longer. I had my surgery on April 3rd, 2019 at a starting weight of somewhere around 350. I now weigh somewhere around 220. I guess since I have been overweight my entire life I'm not a number counter. People ask me all the time about where I am now or what number I came from and I have to be honest I couldn't tell them if I wanted to. I use to weigh at my highest 465+. I made it all the way down to 364 where it wouldn't go anywhere until I was put on the strick diet prior to having surgery. I tried everything you can possibly think of which was how I got the 100 off but my weight plateaued and wouldn't move for years. My knees just couldn't take it any longer and like an old bridge, I had to give in. I had contemplated surgery approximately 20 times going to the seminars etc. but never felt comfortable with the surgeons. I prayed about it and God sent MY surgeon and he can be right for you too. I had a blood clot of the lungs from the surgery directly following the surgery and the week after that I developed a rash that covered my entire body from the medicated for the blood clot. For two weeks I suffered and almost died. I've been asked would I go back and not have the surgery or what would I change if anything. My answer was and will remain the same, I would have the surgery and I would not change one thing! Everything has happened the way God intended. I have grown and I am still growing. Those events made me stronger. I could have died being 364 and continuing on at that weight. So for me, this journey has been a continued success. His name is Khoi Du, MD. He is located at 450 W. Medical Center Blvd Suite 600, Webster, TX 77598 and his contact number is (281) 332-4596. He did no more and no less than what he said he would do. He made no promise other than, if I gave my all, he would then do what he was given to do.
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    So completely confused

    Hello, thank you for your reply. I have been using the pillow over my stomach when I cough and it helps a little. I’m hoping the post nasal drip disappears to allow me to concentrate on everything else that’s going on, I stated my period the day of surgery, well once I had woken up from surgery and it’s been a super heavy flow (sorry for over sharing) and this isn’t particular helping. I’m wondering if there is a relation to the surgery and period. As I had not had one in 5 months pre-op. I will try to use the spirometer more! I’ve been lazy with it. I have been laying around because of the pain so I will try to push myself to walk around more!! thank you for your kind words again rosy
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    Feel so unsupported

    To @@heartofthetinman ... Reading your initial and subsequent posts, I think you are related to some of the most ignorant, selfish people I have ever read of. Sorry to talk that way about your people. They aren't educated about this surgery. Yet they refuse to be educated about it. They aren't showing you any love -- probably because they aren't loving people. Your husband really is an asshole. Sight unseen. Here's what it boils down to: Ultimately, each of us is responsible for the life we get. No matter what others do that affect us we all have to then respond. You can respond by caving in and becoming *their* victim (probably wouldn't be the first time you did that). OR you can make your decisions and have the conviction to follow through with your convictions. Accept that your family isn't going to support you -- at least not on the front end of this, and maybe not on the back end either. Maybe never. And what if you were wildly successful with your WLS and they never supported you -- because they (semi-consciously) felt how wrong they'd been, but didn't have the balls to own up to their ignorance and errors? You could still go on and live a much, much, much better and longer life than you will live as an obese person with all the health issues that come with that. You can bitch about them. And that's OK. But you still have to make your own decision. And you have to stick with it every day thereafter -- if you truly want to build a better life for yourself. I honestly, truly wish for you a better, happier, healthier life than you've got now. Things can get much better for you if you choose that different life.
  8. 1 point


    I really don't think that a teaspoon of cornstarch will be detrimental to your weight loss.
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    So pissed

    No, no, no!!!!! The pee must remain in your sight at all times until you see the jar sealed and you initial it. Your test was completely invalid! Did the surgeon's office do this, or was it at a lab?