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SMOKEY2112

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  1. I am! I would love to have someone else to chat with who is also a patient of Dr. Rosett's. Have you had surgery yet?? My psych eval is tomorrow!
  2. Hi! I have a close friend who just moved here...Chicago...who needs to find a place to go for a fill that accepts Medicaid. Can anyone please help with an information?! Thank you in advance!
  3. Thanks hon! I'm actually a patient at Mercy but she was looking for somewhere different... I have heard that they are really conservative with people getting fills and I told her that I had read about people leaving that program so she wants to go somewhere else because of the information I had found lol So I'm trying to find her somewhere else to go...she doesn't have internet access right now
  4. Hey hon! First of all congrats on the Sx date! My pre-op is on the 24th and my Sx date is the same as yours....the 28th. My first appt. was on Jan 3rd. Honestly, you don't have to tell anyone who you don't want to tell. I've told like 4 close friends and that's it. My p's will never know and I probably won't tell my kids for quite a while. What's the whole dark liquid thing?
  5. SMOKEY2112

    February 2011 Bandsters?

    Those German ancestors will do it that's for sure!! I have a sibling who is the same height as you..and my son who is 15 is about 6ft tall now and wears a size 16 shoe so I always wonder how tall he will be. LOL I hope you get your date oon...I'm sure you will! Thanks and by next year or sooner we WILL be skinny...shit..I'm gonna be a size 4 or 6! ROCK ON!!! @blondeej That's my surgery date...the one you had to cancel..and I live in Chicago...LOL Lots of good food here..LOL @SashaFierce.. we are about the same weight..but I want to lose 125. I'm not a teacher..but I'm an old student! @Shalimar Congrats on getting a date...and wasn't that a band/group back in the day? @getitgirl Glad the gall bladder surgery went well!!!
  6. You can also use sphagetti squash instead of cabbage!
  7. SMOKEY2112

    February 2011 Bandsters?

    WOW you're really tall!! lol That's awesome that you are losing already! I'm starting my liquid diet today.. I was "technically" supposed to start it on Friday..but what's a day or so..lol Hopefully you will get a date soon!! My date is on the 28th but I originally thought it would be in Feb so I'm just staying with you guys..lol I can fill you guys in on everything..lol @Korilynn.. that does sound like alot that you had to go through!! I'm sure everything is fine.. Positive thoughts hon!!!!
  8. Is Amazon where we'll find the cheapest prices? The seem to be the cheapest for the Atkins RTD shakes.
  9. SMOKEY2112

    Pre-op Full Liquid Diet

    I've been wondering the same thing..and jealous as hell of those that get to just do the low carb/high protein diet for their pre-op!!
  10. Hi! I have a close friend who just moved here...Chicago...who needs to find a place to go for a fill that accepts Medicaid. Can anyone please help with an information?! Thank you in advance!
  11. SMOKEY2112

    February 2011 Bandsters?

    Girrrrrrrrrrl.. don't feel guilty..feel happy!! I do see there are quite a few drs on here that don't require a pre-op diet either... and I even see some that do and they can do just a low carb diet.. that's awesome!! I'm glad you finally got your date! @TylerAshton567 Congrats to you too hon!
  12. SMOKEY2112

    February 2011 Bandsters?

    Aww...a VD weekend trip to NYC sounds so nice!! You can pick a later date if you choose to I would think so hopefully you'll get exactly what you want! Let us know how the appointments go!
  13. SMOKEY2112

    February 2011 Bandsters?

    LOL Yah, good thing it's after the Superbowl for you!! I have heard that people are still drinking.. just they "feel good" faster so it's cheaper....lol I actually found a message board where these people in Australia were talking about drinking after the lap band.. so I have been doing my research... I just will make better choices.. hardly any beer and they have those "skinny drinks" that I can make at home.. I don't drink everyday or anything like that.. lol just a couple of times a week.. I just know to be careful with it!
  14. SMOKEY2112

    February 2011 Bandsters?

    No don't have to use a specific type/brand really...just a lowcarb one.. but they didn't say that you could use a whey protein powder though...they just named the ready to drink ones.. they named the EAS, ATKINS, Slim-Fast, and maybe Isopure or something maybe.. I can't remember.. I'll prolly just get the other ones from amazon...those expired ones kinda scare me! OMG I had that 3 hour class today..the last half hour was exercising.. I'm exhausted.. unfortunately I haven't exercised in like 3 years.. but it felt good! I definitely had more energy the rest of the day. Otay.. does anyone know.. this liquid 2 week diet thing.. am I supposed to not have alcohol for these whole 2 weeks.. I know I should prolly just ask the nurse but does anyone know??
  15. SMOKEY2112

    February 2011 Bandsters?

    That's not too bad at all..I would be doing the happy dance for only that 48 hours! Congrats on the 1st.. that's aweome girl!!
  16. SMOKEY2112

    February 2011 Bandsters?

    Dude.. you don't have to do a pre-op diet? You are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO LUCKY!!!! I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO JEALOUS! lol
  17. SMOKEY2112

    February 2011 Bandsters?

    Me too! Yep I can fill you guys in! I'm all approved and almost done.. the last important things are the group session today.. the psych eval next week and the meeting with the surgeon a few days before... Not looking forward to that liquid diet though..lol
  18. SMOKEY2112

    February 2011 Bandsters?

    4 each case thingie means a 4 pack...LMAO!!!!!
  19. SMOKEY2112

    February 2011 Bandsters?

    Okay cool! And also on Amazon.. if you sign up for their subscription service.. you get an extra 15% off of that.. and you can pick to have it delievered from 1 to every 6 months so it's even cheaper. There's another site like that has the 4 per each case thing... and you get 6 of those.. so like 24 for like $17 but it's expired in like Aug of 2009 but they guarantee it's fresh.. or your money back..what do you think?? you know anyone who's ever bought closeouts like that?
  20. SMOKEY2112

    February 2011 Bandsters?

    Seriously!! Without this board and the obesityhelp one.. I would have never known that it was even possible that I could get lap banded.. I used to talk about it all the time wanting to get it..but never thought it would have been possible! This board has been a huge help! Hey, do you know the cheapest place to get the Aktins RTD shakes? I saw a thingie of 8 on amazon for like $9.63 or something like that.. that's the cheapest I have found..do you think it's cheaper anywhere else? WalMart and Target don't give prices via the internet.. but I don't feel like driving from store to store wasting gas to find out the cheapest prices
  21. SMOKEY2112

    February 2011 Bandsters?

    Oh that doesn't sound bad.. I'm going to assume that since everything went so quickly from first appt to surgery that the psych things will go pretty quick too. I've only told like 3 of my friends.. I'm not telling anyone else.. and my family is really just my p's...and they'll never know...they are just not that nice..lol but we've never been a close family(plus every time I see them they ask me when I'm gonna lose weight and say that I look like a fat scrub woman.. so F**K them! LOL).. I've never been one to tell them anything.. so I hope that's okay with the psychiatrist..I consider this board support so hopefully he will too..
  22. SMOKEY2112

    February 2011 Bandsters?

    and congrats on the surgery date hon!
  23. SMOKEY2112

    February 2011 Bandsters?

    You mean that ticker thing hon? If so, just click on mine.. and it will take you to the site and I think go the homepage I think to start from the beginning. SOmething like that..I had to kinda click around to figure it out...but you want the like BMI tracker I think... then once it's set up... you create a pin and it will give you the codes to put in your profile under "your signature" or change your signature.. something like that.. and I just copied and pasted it. DOes that make sense?? I'm not very good at explaning technical stuff..lol the other part of it I just typed in myself underneath...the dates and such.. HOpe that helps hon! Let meknow
  24. SMOKEY2112

    February 2011 Bandsters?

    Thanks!! and you are very welcome hon! I wonder what they are gonna ask as the psyche eval? Hopefully they don't think I'm crazy or anything.. or hopefully they can't tell I am..:der: :smilielol5:
  25. SMOKEY2112

    February 2011 Bandsters?

    Well I had my medical clearance appt and everything went well! LIke seriously, we spend more time me telling him and us talking about my "story" lol(spending 18 years with a psychopath kinda makes for interesting converstation..lol) But he was really nice. When you go there.. you fill out another information sheet.. then you get weighed...the nurse checks you in... gets everything up on the puter.. the nurse is actually the one(at least where I'm going) who calls you to tells you about the insurance clearance and schedules the surgery. After she checked me in...the dr. came in... he asked me a bunch of questions.. about my medications, concerns, medical problems, etc.. as he goes through everything he types stuff in the computer... he went over all of my blood tests and ekg with me... listened to my breathing... oh yah, the nurse took my blood pressure...and that's really it... like I said, we spent more time talking about my past..lol when we came out the nurse was wondering what was taking so long..LMAO!! And guess what.... WE SCHEDULED MY SURGERY!!!!!!!!!!! It's scheduled for the last Friday in Jan...the 28th.. :fruitsex: :cheers2: :party: I'm so excited!! I'm still gonna stay in this group..it's close to February.. Like I'm so excited... Seriously, I went to the info session on Dec. 13th.. I had my first appointment on Jan. 3rd which was the first day they had appts from our info session...I was like the 3rd appt of the day.. and my surgery will be 25 days after.. too cool! I'm supposed to start the liquid diet on the 14th..but I'm going out that night..so I'll start it the next day.. well, at least the most part of everything I have that day will be liquid! :cheers2: LOL So Thursday is my group session... it's a 3-in-1 deal A nutrition class, an exercise class and some other class..I don't remember. The 19th is my psyche eval and then my meeting with the surgeon before the Sx is the 24th.. I'm so excited!!! Yah me!:dita:
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