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Julie norton

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  1. Julie norton

    Hey 50 & over gang We have a new spot

    I’m way past 50. But glad to be here! Surgery: 12/11/06 Banded and healthy. 85-90 lbs gone (depending on if I go out to eat and drink ) Hope to see other long term older bandsters here Not a lot of us chat...
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    Disappearing lapbanders

    Seems so sluggish in this forum. Would those of you with bands please just let readers know you are still around? (Hoping) Thank you. Ps I do understand sleeves far outnumber us on this board .
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    Gas

    I also am from the lay on your left side (with a heating pad) to ease Lap band discomfort . I believe only about 20-25% of banders get long term results... there are product malfunctions, dr ‘s placement problems, operator error, and other issues . The continuing dr visits have helped me, and truly, checking in here also helps. I am a long term bander, and I understand I may not have her forever. For me, thank goodness it works with me.
  4. Julie norton

    Gas

    I also am from the lay on your left side (with a heating pad) to ease Lap band discomfort . I believe only about 20-25% of banders get long term results... there are product malfunctions, dr ‘s placement problems, operator error, and other issues . The continuing dr visits have helped me, and truly, checking in here also helps. I am a long term bander, and I understand I may not have her forever. For me, thank goodness it works with me.
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    Non-food rewards

    I do enjoy a manicure or pedicure reward. But a real treat is a long massage at the end of my week... I really need to take better care of myself...
  6. Julie norton

    Non-food rewards

    I do enjoy a manicure or pedicure reward. But a real treat is a long massage at the end of my week... I really need to take better care of myself...
  7. Julie norton

    Finding foods is hard

    Well. Some options seem to to be : WATER, fiber, miralax, stool softeners, enemas, suppositories, overnite mild laxatives, and a nurse or office consultation? Anything that works... as long as it isn’t days and days... THAT can be painful and frustrating. Hoping things move!
  8. Julie norton

    Finding foods is hard

    Well. Some options seem to to be : WATER, fiber, miralax, stool softeners, enemas, suppositories, overnite mild laxatives, and a nurse or office consultation? Anything that works... as long as it isn’t days and days... THAT can be painful and frustrating. Hoping things move!
  9. Julie norton

    Banders #7

    So happy to see posters here again. We all have successful/ non- successful months or years... (I stopped saying days/weeks). Just hearing someone else who really KNOWS how this banded life is a bit different helps me. Please keep posting. (And Lisa...a hundreds $ plus rock??)
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    Banders #7

    So happy to see posters here again. We all have successful/ non- successful months or years... (I stopped saying days/weeks). Just hearing someone else who really KNOWS how this banded life is a bit different helps me. Please keep posting. (And Lisa...a hundreds $ plus rock??)
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    Hey 50 & over gang We have a new spot

    I can chime in. I’m almost 64 and been banded well over a decade. Very happy with my decision.... however... they’re are days my band is NOT agreeable, so liquids ( ok frozen yogurt or indulgence frozen) may help I get through it , and it can still be frustrating because I can’t see it coming. All and all, I delight in being 90 lbs lighter thru life. I find this world easier to negotiate at a “normal” size... whatever that means to each of us .
  12. I can chime in. I’m almost 64 and been banded well over a decade. Very happy with my decision.... however... they’re are days my band is NOT agreeable, so liquids ( ok frozen yogurt or indulgence frozen) may help I get through it , and it can still be frustrating because I can’t see it coming. All and all, I delight in being 90 lbs lighter thru life. I find this world easier to negotiate at a “normal” size... whatever that means to each of us .
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    Happy lapbanders only!

    Some post here. But it is a bit sluggish at times. Sadly, many not -happy banders around as well for many reasons. Not sure of other sites I believe Facebook has some groups. . It is a very special dance I must follow to not irritate my band. I drink protein shakes and exercise....and Try!! I fail also! Hoping You will remember the high protein from the last round. Best of luck!
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    Happy lapbanders only!

    Please... I just want one thread that has good things to say about lapbands... There are many horror stories on other posts. Just not here please. I’m happy 11 years later.... lost about 90 lbs. kept off 70... I need my tool. Emptied, I put on 25 and didn’t change too many habits. I’m back with fills and life goes merrily along!!
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    Happy lapbanders only!

    Some post here. But it is a bit sluggish at times. Sadly, many not -happy banders around as well for many reasons. Not sure of other sites I believe Facebook has some groups. . It is a very special dance I must follow to not irritate my band. I drink protein shakes and exercise....and Try!! I fail also! Hoping You will remember the high protein from the last round. Best of luck!
  16. That was a very nice tribute to your old friend. The band. I also liked that your goodbye was not peppered with “wrath of my band” add -ons. It was fun through Lapband talk.. and BariatricPal. I’m still happily going along the band trail. December mark 12 years, and I always listened to your great advice. I guess it is true that nothing lasts forever. Thank you for your devotion to this WLS community. Julie Norton
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    Dear Lap-Band: A Fond Farewell

    That was a very nice tribute to your old friend. The band. I also liked that your goodbye was not peppered with “wrath of my band” add -ons. It was fun through Lapband talk.. and BariatricPal. I’m still happily going along the band trail. December mark 12 years, and I always listened to your great advice. I guess it is true that nothing lasts forever. Thank you for your devotion to this WLS community. Julie Norton
  18. Made the choice in 06. Not many other options available then. Also wanted least invasive and adjustable and removable so lap band fit my prerequisite. Slight hair loss at 4-5 months. It did grow right back. I have a hard time with very dry chicken and salads don’t like me sometimes. I knew when I lost weight steadily and it did NOT COME BACK!! That this was the right choice for me. My tools are: this board to and ask things and check in, Drs appts scheduled and kept, sharing a personal trainer 2x weekly, and also going back to shakes when my band acts up. It is the best I can do and I try everyday.... some days or weeks are better than others! Nothing in this life is perfect! Lastly, it is usually the same 5-10 lbs I deal with.... Not 85 lbs!!. Best of luck with your WLS decision.Pick what the Dr and you agree on..
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    Questions on your experience with the Lap Band

    Made the choice in 06. Not many other options available then. Also wanted least invasive and adjustable and removable so lap band fit my prerequisite. Slight hair loss at 4-5 months. It did grow right back. I have a hard time with very dry chicken and salads don’t like me sometimes. I knew when I lost weight steadily and it did NOT COME BACK!! That this was the right choice for me. My tools are: this board to and ask things and check in, Drs appts scheduled and kept, sharing a personal trainer 2x weekly, and also going back to shakes when my band acts up. It is the best I can do and I try everyday.... some days or weeks are better than others! Nothing in this life is perfect! Lastly, it is usually the same 5-10 lbs I deal with.... Not 85 lbs!!. Best of luck with your WLS decision.Pick what the Dr and you agree on..
  20. Carrie p That is perhaps the best advice from a veteran to all who consider WLS. Specifically helpful for banders... it is a life changing decision IF you can reset your response to food like you said. I have been in “band school” for almost 12 years .... and I find she is a fickle bi*ch at times. I just keep going along... happy about maintaining 85 lb loss... sad because it sometimes feels like an eating cult -like diet . Please keep posting about your adventures with WLS. It helps me to read about others’ ongoing treks. Jules
  21. Carrie p That is perhaps the best advice from a veteran to all who consider WLS. Specifically helpful for banders... it is a life changing decision IF you can reset your response to food like you said. I have been in “band school” for almost 12 years .... and I find she is a fickle bi*ch at times. I just keep going along... happy about maintaining 85 lb loss... sad because it sometimes feels like an eating cult -like diet . Please keep posting about your adventures with WLS. It helps me to read about others’ ongoing treks. Jules
  22. Good post... might I add that for me, weight is lost first in the grocery store. Sad....however if it is not in my home.... I can’t eat it. Just my system
  23. Good post... might I add that for me, weight is lost first in the grocery store. Sad....however if it is not in my home.... I can’t eat it. Just my system
  24. Julie norton

    CBD oil

    I find it doesn’t work well when my back is irritated... But to help me get to dreamland, I’m trying.
  25. Julie norton

    CBD oil

    I find it doesn’t work well when my back is irritated... But to help me get to dreamland, I’m trying.
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