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Everything posted by ♥EyeOnPrize♥

  1. ♥EyeOnPrize♥

    Hello! Just Joined the Forum

    Love your post and agree with every statement you made. I will be getting banded in October and am also excited to regain control, feel better~ live again if you will! Let us know about your journey! Love all of your thoughts!
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    having 2nd thoughts

    First, I have to say I love all of the posts here! ~So helpful and encouraging. Next, I am in your same boat, as I will be having surgery in Oct. I look at it like this~ I want only to be healthy and here for my family. It is life changing and you will eat differently and that is not a bad thing. (Scary, but not bad). I have to do this for myself. I have a very supportive group around me, but find that even with that I turn to these boards with people who have "been there done that", for guidance and support. No one looks forward to or wants to have this done, it is scary. But, in the long run, carrying around all this extra weight (not only on my body but in my mind as well) is really slowly killing me anyway. I have to get healthy, it really is the only option for me. I wish you the best. Keep us updated!
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    New member!...but SOO dissapointed..

    At the seminar I just went to, the doctor said that the guidelines for bariatric surgery had changed and it was now a BMI of 35 vs. 40. It changed as of December 2010. I would look into this.
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    How many days off work?

    These posts are so helpful. I am not scheduled for surgery for another month, but have scheduled 2 days off + the weekend, 4 days total, but I work from home so I am hoping this will be okay. Having tips like Gas-X, & a hot water bottle are fantastic. I have also read to make sure you get a nausea patch, liquid lidocaine (for pain), liquid tylenol, etc. Any other recommendations for post-op?
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    3 1/2 weeks in

    Love hearing how you are progressing. I think it is important to note that your body is still healing. Be patient and let your body recover. I'm sure the weight will start coming off soon! And, always keep us posted! I will be having surgery in exactly a month, so this is all very informative to me! Thanks!
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    Is Early Twenties too young for the lapband?

    Hi Pumkin! I feel as though I could have written your entire paragraph to a tee! I feel the exact same way and I have chosen to take the plunge as well! Oct. 13th baby! WOOT! Thank you so much guys, I know you don't know me but I really feel close to tears. For the most part I've been able to just barely tolerate myself over the years...but now, I've really begun to hate myself. My family has a history of being obese. Some of my family members even have serious medical conditions. One day I just said to myself, "I can't live the rest of my life like this. Some people might not mind being fat, but I've NEVER been happy." I know it's time for me to do something about it. I don't want to get sick, and I'm tired of my weight being a mental and physical handicap. I'm ready for a lifestyle change and I've already taken a positive first step. Thank you for taking the time to respond!
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    I got my $$$ to self pay today! SO EXCITED!

    Congrats! My surgery date is scheduled for Oct. 13th. I don't know how the heck I'm going to keep my mind occupied while I'm waiting! I guess hang around the boards and learn as much as I possibly can! Keep us posted on your progress!
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    56 pounds down- before & during

    It's hard work and you are proud of it~ I can't wait to be proud and show it off. I have a long way to go. You look terrific! *You go girl!*
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    Big Day Tomorrow!

    That's fantastic! So glad to hear it went so smooth! Keep us posted on your progress. Hope mine goes as smooth!
  10. Thanks so much for sharing this post! I found it very helpful and insightful. Fantastic!~ Appreciated!
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    Big Day Tomorrow!

    Congratulations! I am right behind you, scheduled for Oct. 13th! I have researched & researched & researched, not once have I felt like not doing it or changing my mind. I am ready as well. I think the risk of the disease "outweigh" the risks of the surgery. Yes, pun intended! Let us know how you are doing regularly! Good luck tomorrow!
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    I have surgery scheduled for Oct. 13th, so I am right behind you. I have some emotions, but mostly excitement. I feel way overdue. Plus, when I think of all the health risks of being obese it makes me realize this has to be done, as I have not been able to do it alone, for years. I am so ready to start this journey. I hope it runs smoothly for both of us. I am ready to shed the weight and live a new healthy lifestyle! I think the anticipation is most of the emotion I am feeling. Bring it on!
  13. Big day as I was accepted for surgery! My surgery is scheduled for Oct.13th. I have been reading through the forums for several weeks now, but this is my first time participating! I know there will be obstacles ahead, but I am ready to begin my weight loss, or should I say, health gain journey! The forum posts have been very helpful as I have started my journey, so I thank all of you! A little about me. I have been "big/bigger" all of my life. I was a collegiate athlete and maintained very well during these years. Then, WHAMOOO, as I got older, had children my weight soared. I am a great cook and love to eat so I know this will not be easy. I feel this is a necessity for me and my health. When my Physician suggested Lap Band, I knew right then I was doing it and I have not had second thoughts even once. I have always been told I have a beautiful face and I'm sick of it! I want a beautiful body to go with it! But, most of all, I want to be healthy! I look forward to this journey and hope I will be as successful as many of you! Your stories are truly inspiring and I can't wait to tell my inspiring story!
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    3 days & you feel great? You will have to let me in on your secrets! lol Tell me a little bit about the process for you, what you've been eating, if you are hungry, any pain, etc... Curious to know! Thanks! I hope I am lucky and recover quickly and feel great as well!

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