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About P.chan

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  • Birthday 07/24/1983

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Hi Everyone,
I had my banding done on September, 26th ( 3 days ago). It has been a tough time because initially I planned to get the Gastric Balloon, but then at the last minute I went with the Band.  I had my Op done in Korea. The first day was so rough. I had the worst chest pains. I had my doctor remove some saline from the band. I felt really scared about not being able to breathe properly. The worst part was that I couldn't burp! I think that made my chest ache more.  I think my body was in shock. It was my first time having a surgery.  The past 3 days has been an emotional roller coaster for me. Sometimes, I just cry, thinking why did I do this to myself? But, I'm trying to be strong. I'm trying to just take it one step at a time because every day I am feeling a little better. The first 2 days, all I wanted to do was sleep. Yesterday, I started back working. I worked for just a few hours, but I was really aching after. I'm a teacher. I'm accustomed to jumping around and being active in class, but yesterday I was barely able to sit and stand properly.  I think what scares me the most, is my worry of something going wrong. I wish I was better prepared, but I am trying my best. For the past few days, I've been on just liquids. 

Age: 38
Height: 5 feet 3 inches
Starting Weight: 178 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 175 lbs
Goal Weight: 130 lbs
Weight Lost: 3 lbs
BMI: 31
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit:
Surgery Date:
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: n/a
Insurance Outcome: n/a

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