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  1. It's considered "elective cosmetic surgery" when you're not quite at the approved weight/bmi when you are SELF PAY.
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    Have any of you dumped on purpose?

    sugar is an addictive substance. russian roulette
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    December Surgery dates???

    if you want to capitalize on all your pain and suffering - don't do the diluted apple juice... only do zero calorie drinks.. then you won't have to post in a few weeks about how your weight loss is slow.
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    I can gulp

    With the lap band, if my sips got a bit too big, I would feel restriction. 2 weeks out since surgery and I can take large gulps ( not intentionally) and no restriction. Sleevers? Do you feel restriction when drinking mindlessly?
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    Hurts to drink water

    totally normal take smaller sips more frequently get used to being uncomfortable
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    I can gulp

    Please don't ever lose hope.
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    I can gulp

    Get a portable toilet. Get the surgery/ drink the requirements.... the weight will come off then you won't hurt to walk. you can change your life
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    I can gulp

    Are we suppose to feel restriction?
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    I can gulp

    Actually, you might be luckier... The restriction acts as a reminder for us to sip/ take small bites/ etc... it is a great tool
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    1.5 years out & still throwing up?

    Stress, which you sound like you have an abundance of, can trigger an inflammatory response. That in conjunction with a carb heavy diet (especially for a carb addict) will make the inflammation even worse. Maybe time to look at the control center... your brain. Give it rest (for survival) , pray or meditate, seek out a group like OA for support.
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    Lap Band to Gastric Sleeve

    Banded in 2012 lost 75 lbs but starting gaining in 2016. Just had sleeve on 12/2/19 down 21 lbs. have come to accept that i am a carb/sugar addict and if i don't come to terms with the addiction than i will ultimately be in same boat.
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    Ultimate Bariatrics -Dr Adam Smith and team. SELF PAY SLEEVE- $11k
  13. I thought Metformin (pcos med) makes everybody lose weight?
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    Hurts to drink water

    omg NO aleve!! only tylenol extra strength
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    12/2 surgery people?!

    It's 3 am dallas time and my surgery is in 4 hours. lap band to sleeve as well. here's to us both!
  16. I hope this book I finally picked up and it's principles work for me. It's called The 12 Steps and 12 Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous. I am doing the head work before my second WLS and maybe it could help you too?
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    December 2019 Sleeves

    Same surgery date!!! I started my liquid 3 days ago just to make sure no issues at surgery.. Will be following you.
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    December Surgery dates???

    I'm scheduled for December 2nd for band to sleeve.
  19. I'll be having surgery on 12/2 - band to sleeve, by the same doctor who did the band 7 years ago. It's done as an outpatient and I will be staying at a hotel as I am traveling from out of state. Is it completely insane to think I will be able to be a passenger in a car for 8 hours to go home on day 3? Doc says yes.
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    Not so easy to make friends here...

    Hi! I'm banded in 2012 and having sleeve done on 12/2... We can DEFINITELY be buddies!
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    December 2019 Sleeves

    what is the injection appetite suppressor?
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    is weight gain part of band slippage
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    Disappearing lapbanders

    My cross to bear.... yes
  24. I am totally confused... if you all are able to cut these items out 6-8 months prior to surgery, why do you need surgery at all?
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    Disappearing lapbanders

    Here... Just had my unfilled this week due to severe esophagus issues. Pretty miserable.

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