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  1. I revised from lapband to RNY in July 2014. I ended up Preggo in October and had my son June of this year. Well I was pre-op for a tumor removal and found out I was Preggo AGAIN!! I didn't gain much weight with the first pregnancy and I'm trying not to gain again. I'm 40lbs from goal weight. Anyone have tips on how to keep weight gain at a minimum with baby #2
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    Tight band

    I did get my band unfilled but I still wasn't able to drink water. My band did move a little. I'll find out in an hour if I'm going to have surgery. They have also been monitoring my heart. My BP is low and so is my heart rate.
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    Tight band

    I was admitted to the hospital for a possible slip. I had 3.5 CCs. They were only able to pull out 2 CCs. I'll know in a few hours of I have surgery in the morning
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    Tight band

    Thanks ill be sure to give him a call. Not even a protein shake would go down.
  5. Good morning all. I've been banded a yr and have never experienced anything like this. Normally I'm tight first thing in the morning, when stressed or at the time aunt flow visits. I have 3.5 CCs in a 11 CC band. Yesterday I could not eat or drinking anything! This morning I tried drinking water. Threw that up. Tried coffee and I'm getting a stuck feeling. I see my dr next week. Please let me know if u have any "remedies" to help loosen my band. Thanks
  6. I've been banded a little over a year and already had a personal set back. I let a personal issue consume me and I started making horrible choices. I know exactly what I'm doing wrong and know how to fix it I just need that motivation. What bugs me the most is I went back to my old ways. I've also pushed someone special out of my life. I'm hoping starting over making the right decisions will get me back on track and talking to that special someone <3
  7. ballajones

    Too tight in the mornings

    I'm usually really tight in the morning and stress really closes me up. Coffee or some warm liquid helps with that.
  8. ballajones

    CREST Syndrome

    The rheumatologist is testing for CREST and lupus. He says if it is positive he's thinking CREST. of course I'll have more tests done. Since CREST causes esophageal issues the band is the worst thing I could possibly have. I did read an article where a rheumatologist believed CREST was cause by the "implantation of a medical device within the body"
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    CREST Syndrome

    I seen a rheumatologist he ruled out all forms of arthritis, said it wasn't associated with my carpal tunnel. I do have difficulty swallowing at times. I and I have some reddening of my skin. Apparently you only need 2 of the 5 CREST symptoms to be diagnosed with it. Difficultly swallowing isn't because of my band. I've had 2 UGIs and Endoscopies to rule it out. I will be having sinus surgery on the 19th but that's shouldn't cause the "lump in my throat" feeling
  10. Has anyone developed CREST Syndrome after being banded? I'm currently being tested for CREST because of the Reynauds I developed and other symptoms like fatigue and difficulty swallowing. I had no symptoms prior to being banded and I hope to get some answers
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    Same as wall flower I stick between 900-1200 calories a day. 60 grams of protein. My surgeon prefers I eat meals but I'm usually tight in the morning so I drink protein shakes instead.
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    If you're not loosing...

    LMAO to damn entertaining. I need some popcorn and liquor while reading this thread
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    If you're not loosing...

    I agree with most of you 1. People should read up on the "foreign object" you are putting in your body and should be aware of the pro/cons of getting any type of WLS and any possible complications. For me I debated 2 years on which surgery I wanted I decided on lap-band but I didn't expect half the crap I deal with now. Constantly cold to the point where I was diagnosed with Raynauds phenomenon. My throat closing up when my sinuses get infected. Not being able to eat when I'm pissed off. Losing so much weight that my tailbone hurts when i sit. Low blood pressure to the point where i'm constantly dizzy. Port pain because it rubs against my desk at work. Port pain while having sex (TMI oops) That was not listed on anything I researched. 2. Yes a lot of the questions on this forum are repeated almost everyday but who has time to go through all the topics and find one that best matches what you want to ask. Its easier to ask the freaken question. There are quite a few people who post on almost every thread. Who has time for that? I'm all for helping people who need advice but I'm not going to live on this forum. What gets me are those who are quick to offer advice when they haven't been banded long or banded at all 3. There are a few know it alls on this forum that appear to look down at certain people for being human and make mistakes. I eat bread. I eat cookies. I freaken love donuts. Do I eat them everyday? Of course not duh that's what made me fat to begin with. I've managed to lose over 80lbs in 11 months with NO FILLs. Could I have lost more? Hell yeah. I gained 15lbs and have since lost 10 of those lbs. Who's at fault? ME!!! I don't need people to scold me or tap my hand and say what I'm doing is bad. Usually when I choose to post on here it's because I'm looking to speak to someone who is banded and can relate to the issues I have. None of my close friends or family are banded so I can't get advice from them. I rarely get on this forum now. I'm happy I've met people on this forum that became friends. I can text them and complain to them about being hungry or wanting chocolate without being judged.
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    New to the forum

    I've been banded close to a year. Still no fill over 80lbs lost. I indulge in the bad foods but I don't beat myself up or feel bad about it. I'm human one cookie won't hurt. Yeah I know it's not the right choice put who cares. Workout, stay within portion sizes and you should be fine. The other day I had a donut. I can't take it back but I'm aware and made better choices throughout the day.

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