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  1. Hello All, I was banded in July 2007. The weight started coming off slowly but has slowed down significantly. I have lost now only a total of 30lbs. I have even gained some weight back. I am feeling a little down right now because of this. I feel as though I have failed. My surgeon is Dr. Alan Geiss in Syosset, NY. I look forward to hearing from you guys and learning from your stories and suggestions.
  2. I love the staff and Dr. Geiss as well. I actually met him 2 years before my surgery when I needed my gallbladder taken out and decided to pick him as my lapband surgeon because he was so professional and honest. The ladies at the front desk, OMG words can't describe. They really take the time to get to know you and they are so nice. Yea the younger PA was nice and she was the one that gave me my last fill. I don't know the one with glasses. But I don't feel like I need to beg for something I am paying for and need. I'm going to talk to them and see what happens but I have to wait until December. If not I am looking into seeing the Dr at NYU.
  3. Sorry i didn't answer your question. I started out needing to lose about 147 lbs in total and now I still have about 110-115 to lose
  4. My only disappointment now is that I didn't join this forum sooner. I have been reading on some of these topics and realized I am not alone. The feelings of being tighter in the mornings and being able to eat whatever I want were driving me crazy. I see now a lot of people have that issue. Knowing I had a 10cc band that only has 3cc in it never made sense to me and now I see why my weight loss has been so stagnant. I feel so empowered now and will probably be looking for another office now. I love my surgeon but PA staff he has now is just not cutting it for me. I should have been at my goal weight last year. And the fact that I know so many of his patients on a personal level and they are struggling as well...something isn't right. We all can't be lazy and crazy. Thanks so much for the encouragement.
  5. Thank you, now I don't feel like I am crazy. I looked at someone elses fill pattern who has the same surgeon and realized they really don't fill. I get .5cc each time I go and realize they got the same. I definitely am gonna have a serious talk to them or I may just switch doctors.
  6. I was working out at my local gym, taking a few classes a week and doing cardio on my own as well. I even signed up with a Personal Trainer. I feel when I put all my effort into it, I still don't lose weight but if i don't focus on it as much, I will shed a few pounds. I just really don't know how to get on steady losing streak.
  7. Yes I have gotten 5 or 6 fills but I only have about 3cc in a 10cc band. In order to get a fill I feel like I have to beg and pleed. I feel if I'm not losing I should get a fill. But when I told the PA in the office that I really don't feel restriction because I can eat 3 solid pieces of chicken (2thighs and 1 drumstick) and still not feel full and be hungry 2 hours later, she told my I need psych help. So I didn't go to the office for over 1 year. I am scheduled to see them in December. What makes it worst is now I am out of the country for school and its making things even harder.

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