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COLLECTOR

LAP-BAND Patients
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    Colorado Anyone

    I have a hard time finding people from Colorado anyone out there?
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    Colorado Anyone

    I Live In Ft Collins, Banded By Dr Quaid 4/13/07 Down 55 Lbs. Have Had 2 Fills. 2nd One Did The Trick. I Am With You Sometimes Hard When Nothing Goes Down But Better That Than Too Much
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    Nervous and scared about first fill...

    I GOT MY FIRST FILL TODAY. 1cc AND CAME STRAIGHT TO WORK. I am to be on liquids 2 days but I fill fine. I know everyone is different, but so far no problems. I think if you can't get water down at Doc office they will not let you leave until unfill a little and you can swallow.
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    Colorado Anyone

    sorry it has been so long since I have replied. Things are good. Work very busy. Working out everyday on my lunch hour. Eating about 600 ca a day. Down about 32 lbs pre and post op. First fill next week. Hope it goes well. I feel like I could eat more now but I am not. I still want to get together with you guys. Just let me know
  5. well I am 4 weeks from banding, Last week was the first week I felt like I could eat a little more but really have not tried. I think the swelling is going down and the food much easier also. Up until last week could barely eat at night time. Now easier. Trying to stay on track with what I eat. Last night ate a little more than usual and felt sick. I have 2 more weeks until a fill and want to keep on track. But I am really glad to hear similar stories.
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    Colorado Anyone

    Connie thanks for sharing you daily diet. I am 3 weeks post op today and really only eating abt 300-700 calories a day still. I am exercising 25 min a day cardio 5 days a week. Down 12 lbs preop and about 14 post op. I hope it keeps coming off. Sometimes I worry I need to eat a little more to keep metabolism buring, but afraid if eat more will not loose. DON"T YOU LOVE THE HEAD GAMES. A Wed or Thur works for me Dyno.
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    Colorado Anyone

    Hey 2nd week of June sounds good to me. A restaurant would be good so we don't have to pack food around. Hey Connie I was wondering what you are eating also. You have great weight loss.
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    Colorado Anyone

    June sounds good to me too. How are you feeling? I am doing well. Learning the new way to eat and think. what's everybody else think about June, maybe the second week?
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    Colorado Anyone

    HEY DREWSLOU, My parents live in Brighton, I visit about once a month. Good to find people closer living with LapBand. Still so new to me. 2 weeks tomorrow. Have lost 22 preop and postop. Feeling good. Hopefully we can all get together sometime this summer. collector
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    Colorado Anyone

    OK Dyno we will try to get everyone to respond and get some ideas. I am so glad you are doing well. I have been thinking about you alot. I will be banded 2 weeks on Friday. Back to work feeling a little weak but doing ok. Post op visit tomorrow and really see how I am doing.
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    When stuff gets "stuck"

    Banded 4/13/07 ate some pudding without thinking. I am ok to have it but ate too fast. It goes down so easy. Then noticed feeling sick. Very bloated feeling. Did everything I could not to throw up. And I didn't but was probably 45 minutes before I felt better. Good lesson, eat slow.
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    Colorado Anyone

    Hey, collector here. Thinking maybe we should try to plan some kind of get together for the Coloradoan's this summer. I live in Fort Collins but glad to travel south to Denver or Springs. I know for me it would be a great boost. Collector
  13. 1 week post op. Following all the rules. How do I know this thing is working? Nothing feels different. I know I should feel full but I don't think I have even eaten enough at one time to feel full. I am scared. How do I test it? Do I test it. I can have pureed food now so I had a purreed egg with mayo took me 40 min to eat eat small bite at a time. Then had some purreed meat later in the day same way. I didn't feel any different. I think I am loosing my mind. Depressed today. Please tell me what to feel. I need some experienced advise. thanks :faint:
  14. JACK,CHICKIE,LEATHA THANKS for the great advise. I will just take it slow and heal. Just a breif moment of panic. You guys here are the ones I know I can come to and get answers quickly. Thanks again. I will take all of your tips. Just came back from GNC trying their Isopure zero carb drink. 40gm Protein in a apple melon flavor, clear liquid. So far very good. Good liquid and protein. I will relax and if I remember to breathe I will get through. Thanks again for quick response.:eek:
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    Liquid Stage Recipes

    today was the first day of hunger. Keeping mostly to liquid did have part of a sf pudding. It's wierd hunger pains but not sure it all hunger. I think this is part of the mental thing. Are we really hungry? I have seen some posts with people banded just a couple weeks saying they have no restriction. They can eat anything. I don't think I want to find out. I am afraid to drink even 8oz if it doesn't take me over an hour.
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    6 days post-op

    Yep 5 days post op I am on liquids until Friday. Feeling week also. But today is the first day I felt hungry. But I have been barely even drinking up to today.
  17. congrats on being banded. I was banded 4/13/07 and same thing surgery on Friday spent the night came home Saturday and weighed. FREAK OUT I was up 10 lbs too. My mind knew it was all the fluids and gas but still I did not like to see that. Now 4/18/07 and that 10 lbs gone plus 3 more. So give it a few days. Keep up the fluids and it will get washed out of your system. My doc gave me a brand new drug for nausea before sugery that lasts 40 hrs. It was a miracle. I always have horrible nausea and nothing with this surgery. When I find out the name I will pass it on for further banders. Keep up the good work every day gets better.
  18. hey Tater, I was banded Friday 13th in Ft Collins, Feeling great. Walked further then I have in months yesterday..(not sure going to make it home but I did). The only problem I have (NOT) is not feeling hungry at all. Trying not to vaccum or do to much around the house. Feel so good I forget that I am still healing. How are you doning? I am anxious to hear from Dyno and Mal to see how they are doing.:clap2:
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    Failed Lapband Patient

    I don't like the thought of this doc using YOUTUBE as a infomerical. I was not support by stats or facts only the experience of this one patient. I too think this is a HIPAA violation. But most of all to someone who was banded 4 days ago it gave me incentive to make sure I stick to the program, listen to my doc, get fills when needed, exercise etc. I did notice she said she only ate crap. Well you see the results. She is now 65lbs heavier then prior to lapband. I would love to see a video on how she is doing on gastric bypass. Believe I don't believe bypass is better or worse than lap band. My brother had bypass year ago and down 150lbs. I think every person has to do the research and pick what is best for them. Then follow the rules. Both procedures are great tools only.
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    Bad GAS 2 days post-op.

    thanks skinny, probably a good idea to hide the scales. So I don't go from a food addition to a weighing addiction. Keep me infomred of your progess.
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    Liquid Stage Recipes

    I am 2 days post op and the same thing. Ice Tea is the only thing that sounds good. Had a little SF jello and broth. Must don't feel like eating at least for today.
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    Bad GAS 2 days post-op.

    i have been using the gas x for gas. Trying to walk which helps but what has upset me most is that I am 3 lbs heavier then preop. Have had about 300 caleries since thursday. Some one please tell me its the fluids I got in the hospital and the gas. I had an overnight stay and was hooked up to IV until hour before discharge. I feel bloated everywhere. Will that go away in a day then I will see weight loss start. PLEASE HELP
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    Colorado Anyone

    HEY DYNO AND MAL. home from the hospital yesterday and feel great. Only taking liquid tylenol for pain, but not really having pain. Gas X to get the gas moving. Walked about half way down the block yesterday hope to go the full way today. I am taking a week of work just toget strength back. I was very scared also. Not sure what to expect. I got such great care. Not much pain or discomfort. as far as what I collect. I am a bill collector. But I don't eat my young. I have been in the business for 22 years and make a great living. hope all is well with you guys and I will keep in touch.
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    Colorado Anyone

    I was just banded 4/13/07. Feeling great. very little pain. Up and walking already. Sipping slow on liquids.
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    Upside/Downside

    way to go on the weight loss. We have missed you. Love your jokes and your links. Sorry about your hearing loss hope things work out.
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