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    What's Your Food Of Sin?

    Chips and salsa and chips and cheese dip, does not get stuck and also CRAB LEGS I can eat a pound with no problem.
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    Fast Food For Bandsters!!!

    Hello All, My favorite fast food/restaurant seem to be Red Lobster. Its really not fast food but thats my restaurant of choice these days. I order the crab and spinach dip with chips and 1 pound of crab legs and i have no problems. All goes down well, I also eat at Taco bell and I love the Soup from Chick Fill-A.
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    First Lap Band Fill Yes It Works Now

    Had my surgery on May 28th 2011, I was able to eat anything until my first fill in August. Since my 1st and only fill, I have lost 25 pounds and I have good restriction. I can not eat anything between two pieces of bread, I can barely eat meat, if i do it has to be a very small piece chewed very well. When I eat too much, I get a pain in the middle of my back and I get hiccups. I love fried rice but can not eat rice at all now. Not far from my goal weight and I am thinking of going to get a slight unfill. I miss eating foods I like. I think due to the restrictions I currently have, I am able to eat smaller portions and feel satisfied. I will get a slight unfill and the good thing about having the band, I can always go and get a fill. thats why I am soooooo happy i made the decision to get a lap band.
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    May 2011 Bandsters

    Hello May Bandsters Everything going well for me so far. I gained weight on my pre op diet so even though I lost a lot it doesn't feel that way. I was banded on May 28th, didn't get my first fill until July 12th. I have a 4 cc band and I had 2cc's put in. I am feeling restriction and I am steadily loosing 2 pounds per week since fill. Although I can't eat all the things I like and I do get stuck a lot, I am happy with my restriction because I am loosing. I don't know if I need another fill for a while or ever if I keep up the 2 pounds per week.
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    May Bandsters Update

    Hello all, I was banded on May 28th and I am pretty much at a stand still, I haven't lost anymore and I haven't gain any either. I don't feel any restriction at this point and I can eat anything. I go for my first fill tomorrow so I can't wait to start loosing some more weight.
  8. Hello All, I have 5 more days until surgery, Im feeling excited and nervous right now. Day 3 of my pre op diet and I have lost 3 pounds, I guess a pound a day is normal. I have been urinating a whole lot lately. I get banded May 28th wish me luck.
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    Still figuring out the blog

    GEORGIA - Fill CentersUSA 866-345-5872 866-345-5872 Please call to find out. Locations in Roswell, Moultrie www.fillcentersusa.com
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    Still figuring out the blog

    Hello, There is a doctor in Roswell that will do your fills. I will send you the information. In regards to Dr.Mario Almonza, I am not familiar however, I am with Dr. Rodriguez, which location in Mexico are you going to?
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    31-32 bmi considering lapband this year

    I am a low BMI Bandster, 2 weeks post op and doing great. Ive lost 18 lbs so far. I havent weighed myself in a week because a few days after mushies it seem like the scale moved up a few pounds so I do not want to be disapointed so I will not check for a while. Elcee, was it hard for the pounds to come off for you? I hear that it is harder to get the weight off if you don't have much to get off.
  12. I have 2, one in between my breast on the bra line thats really small, I can see it fading away without any problems and one actually in my belly button. I don't see a line where the incision was only that my belly button looks a little crazy
  13. Hello Ellyk, I love my band and I am 1 week post op today! I cant believe you did liquids for two weeks. I thought most doctors or nutritionist have you on liquids 1 week. I have lost 10 pounds since my surgery on May28th and I lost 8 pounds pre op for a total of 18 pounds. I started some mushies in my first week such as watery oatmeal and watery grits and today I had eggs. Continue to follow the rules, you will be successful. I know I bent them a little. Queen
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    May 2011 Bandsters Report In

    Hello May Bansters, I am 6 days post op and I am doing pretty good. I have not had to take any pain meds since leaving the hospital. I am still on liquids however, I have started adding watery oatmeal and grits to my diet. The gas is pretty minimal however, my stomache is still swollen. I had my band place by single port so that area around my belly button is really big and swollen right now. I hope it goes down soon, im starting to look pregnant. I have lost a total of 10 pounds since surgery day and 8 lbs pre op for a total of 18 pounds lost which is way more than I expected at this point. Hang in there guys....
  15. Hello Janice, I had my surgery saturday the 28th and I had really bad pains in my chest too and it was hard to breath. I can not lay flat on my back. I have to recline or I will suffer so I know what you mean. Continue walking it will get better. Q
  16. I was banded on 5/28 in mexico by Dr. Jose Rodriguez and had a wonderful and safe experience.
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    Advice and Opinions Welcome... and needed

    Hello I had a low BMI and i was self pay. I only paid $5500 in Mexico, and I didn't have to go through any approvals either. I know some people frown up at the thought of going to Mexico but I actually had a wonderful experience. Dr. Jose Rodriguez, he is the doctor on you tube performing the single port band which is what I also got. The hospital was state of the art, clean, the nurses were nice and my husband and I felt very safe. I will go back for my first fill under xray and it will only cost me about $150 instead of $400 to $500 that is charged in the US for self pay. Some people may think I don't need to loose any weight but I do for health reasons. Oh don't let me forget to mention that that price included 2 night stays for my husband and I in the hospital. VERY NICE!!!!! Good luck in your decision.
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    Counting Down to Surgery Day

    I am officially banded!!!!! 2 days post op and feeling ok except for the pains in my chest, gas I guess.
  19. Hello everyone, I am fron Atlanta GA and I was banded saturday May 28th in Mexico. I stayed overnight due to being in Mexico. I was suppose to stay two nights but felt well enough to leave the next day. My surgery went well with no issues. My only issues after surgery is I am having really bad chest pains, I am assuming it is gas. I have not had any nausea though. My friend went with me and she is having nausea but no chest pains so I guess everybodys reaction is different. I had my band placed by single port, meaning I have a small incision in my navel and a small incision under my bra line. Im too swollen to even find my port right now. I thought it was nice to have a video of my placed band. That makes it easy for the doctors in the US that will do my fills. I am home now and I have started my monthly which does not make the soreness any better. I have been having noise bleeds, not sure if its due to surgery or dry air in mexico. I only have two small incision and they seem to be ok. I wish everyone good luck on this journey. I am down 3 pounds since surgery day yay!!!!!!!
  20. Hello All, I start my pre-op diet tomorrow. I have already started buying Protein foods and crystal light. I get banded on May28th, I am soooooo excited. My husband was banded 2 years ago and I remember what he went through. He looks greaaaaaaaaat right now, he is down 90 lbs and has not had a fill in a while and is maintaining his weight. I believe during this entire process, he may have only had about 3 or 4 fills. He eats absolutely anything he wants right now. Good luck for all of us May Bandsters. Anyone going to Mexico?
  21. Im on day 2 and its ok so far. I try to eat a variety of things that I can eat. I snack on fruits and I drink a lot of crystal light. I have lost 2 pounds since starting so I guess thats a plus. What are you eating?
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    Any May 2011 Banders?

    Hello I am scheduled to be banded on May 28th. I am only required to diet 1 week prior to surgery. I have gained 8 1lbs since scheduling my surgery date 30 days ago. Anyone else gain before the pre-op diet?

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