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  1. JustTrying2Live

    Buddy/Mentor wanted :)

    Hi All, I am new to this site, and I am also a new bander, and I need a Buddy for encouragement, and to keep me on track. It can be online via email, skype, or whatever. I am in Rancho Cucamonga, Ca. I just need help, and feel like I am losing my mind. I have so many questions. Hope to hear from you.
  2. JustTrying2Live

    Help me on Week 2

    Hello Guys, First off, I would like to say that I am THANKFUL that I have finally found a website for support! I feel like I have no one to talk to or turn to b/c they do not understand what I am going through. Its a relief, however, I do have questions, and concerns... Well, I was banded on 5/6/11, about a week and a half ago, and I feel like I am living through hell! First off, I am STARVING!! I am in the liquids phase, and on 5/23, I can move on to pured foods which I'm happy about, but I have to be honest, I have cheated a bit. When I say cheated a bit, I mean I have taken bites of solid food in hopes that it will ease my hunger pains, and it has worked, but at a very hefty price. After taking those little bites, I felt like I was having a HEARTATTACK!! Can someone tell me why?? I know I shouldnt have, but I was so hungry, infact, my stomach is growling something terrible as I type. I assume its either b/c of the tightness of my band, or b/c I did not chew my food 20-30x like instructed. I never felt the pain in my stomach where the band is, but in my chest and left shoulder like I am having a heartattack! PLEASE TELL ME WHY? Secondly, I am having this pain where my band is everytime I take a deep breath, and I am not sure why? Im not sure if the band slipped, or if I unknowingly got air into my band (the doc said dont let air into it), or what? Does anyone know what this means? Why it hurts? Has anyone experienced this? Sometimes, I just feel like this was a waste, and I shouldnt have gone through it. Sometimes, I feel like it wasnt worth it, but if I can get through this rough patch, then next month, Ill be able to live normally. I just need support, and for sosmeone to tell me that if the things that Im doing (besides the cheating) are right or not. I walk 30 mins a day, eat Soups, and drink fluids, and while I am not weak, I feel like I am losing my mind. Is this right?? Sometimes, I feel like crying. Please help...
  3. I was banded 5/6 so its been about one week and a half. Th last few days or so, Ive been having pain near my rib cage that increases when I take a deep breath. I also have headaches. I have one now actually. This is the 3rd one, after taking the liquid viciodin, that Ive had in two days. After reading other posts, and online, it seems like I may have a gallstone/bladder, but the pain is all on my left side. Can anyone tell me what this pain means??? Thank You.
  4. JustTrying2Live

    Help me on Week 2

    Thank You both for your encouragement, and kind words!! For a sec, I thought I was losing my mind, and was really regretting my discision! Now that my questions are answered, I am more at ease, and I now know why I was having pain...b/c of the solids I had taken bites of. I have definately slowed down, and stopped. Im just going to take one day at a time... Thank You both again!!!

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