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    Nausea & gas - how long!

    Yes, give yourself more time. If you are nauseous, take more time between sips, maybe. Worked for me. I hope it helps for you!
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    Central IL - Bloomington-Normal

    Hi! I'm from Bloomington and Dr. Wieland did my lapband too. Best decision I ever made--and i almost chickened out. ha! I don't usually write on this, but since you are right here I thought I'd answer. Everyone's experience is different, so no one can tell you what is best for you except yourself. For me, it is great. Remember it is a lifelong change you are making. I lost 100 pounds and have kept off 92 for three years now. Each time I slip back a bit, the band helps me to get my weight under control again. I'll never be skinny, but I feel very good and can do so much more now than when I was heavier. I don't regret a thing, but other people have different experiences, so no one can say what your experience will be. I'll think about you and keep you in my prayers!
  3. I have to respond. I had fall bladder surgery before I went ahead with the band. All the complications I experienced were with the gall bladder surgery, not the band surgery. Many people have had other experiences , I know. I can only say that I have lost about 100 pounds and am very happy with m decision to go ahead with my band. I've gained about 5 lbs. right now. I realize this is all about what I do. Any problems I experience are of my own making. I am interested in what goes wrong with others. I want to avoid what others have found. Thanks for sharing!!! The way it turns out will
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    I like wine! Anyone have problems with having wine??
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    Central IL - Bloomington-Normal

    We have just started a lapband support group in normal. We meet every other Tuesday evening at 6:00 at the osf facility on ft. Jesse road. For more information email me at tina4peace@aol.com
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    100 Pounds Lost

    I go through plateaus, do you? I have found that when I "wake up" and increase my protein, it helps. Also, I notice that when I palteau on weight, Imy clothes get looser. Anyone else?
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    100 Pounds Lost

    Congratulations! By posting your story you are encouraging the rest of us!! Thank you!
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    Finding The Lap Band Green Zone

    morrissong, how are you doing?
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    I Am Crying As I Write This...

    Congratulations! You are doing fabulous!!
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    Lap Band Fills / Adjustment Info

    I am questioning whether to get a fill. I am feeling hunger two times a day. But, I have trouble eating in the morning, and just prefer shakes. Then when I do eat, I hear the "gurgle" sound. But then in the evening, I eat about 1 and 1/2 or 2 cups of food. And am not losing weight. Any advice??
  11. HAve I said I LOVE the band?? It is a tool, but it was just the right tool for me! Let's see, I have lost a total of 70 pounds since August, for a total of 99 pounds as of today. I am SOOOOO HAPPY!!!
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    Tina4peace's Before and After Pics

    My Before & After Photos!
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    I Am Crying As I Write This...

    P.S. here's a hug???…
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    Has anyone had a colonoscopy since being banded ? Unfortunately I have to do this-yuk- and I wonder how people cope with swallowing the prep liquid? Any response would really help! Thank you!
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    Thank you! Weird question, I know, but that's where I am....
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    Very Rare Complication

    Thank you so much for posting this. I am having discomfort, so now I will see my surgeon tomorrow! Thanks for sharing!
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    Are You Sure You Don't Want Anything To Drink?

    DO you feel differently when you can drink again after eating or do you just time it?
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    Finding The Lap Band Green Zone

    I am so unsure if what I am feeling is related to the fill, just because of the band, or is something wrong? I tend to have discomfort (not pain) under my rib area on the side of my port access. This usually happens when I have been sitting for a period of time (long car rides) and not all the time. Also, it is difficult to eat Breakfast. I can barely get my meds down and 3 oz. of greek yogurt, taking me about 45 minutes. Is this normal? BTW, weight loss has slowed to about 1.5 lbs /week. (I was banded in August 2011 and am currently down 60 lbs, for a total of 90 lbs off.)
  19. I, too, am soooo happy that I got the band! I've lost 38 lbs. since4 I was banded, Aug. 23, and am losing weight everyday. I feel better than I have in many years! But as I tell everyone, it is not the right decision for everyone. Please spend time researching, talking with your doctor, your family, and go to support groups. I learned so much from the people in the support groups, that there really hasn't been any surprises so far.
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    Cold Weather and More Restriction

    Ok, so what happens when you fly? I am heading to Italy and now am nervous. Anyone have a story to tell me??
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    Lap Band Friendly Restaurants/Meals

    I have found restaurants that let you order off of the children's menu, like Crackerbarrel and Chili's. Some places won't let me order off of the children's menu, so I avoid those places. Also, I ask for a "to-go" box as soon as my food arrives, and put in the box what I am not going to eat. An empty plate attracts less attention in a restaurant than a plate full of food that I won't eat. Good luck with all of this!!

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