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A New New Dawn

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A New New Dawn last won the day on March 23 2013

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    I am happier than I have been in ages!
  • Birthday 07/15/1971

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  1. A New New Dawn

    5 days post op and Starving!

    The first few weeks are the hardest. It will get much easier. My surgeon told me to make sure I got 3-4 cups of fluids a day to stay hydrated and work up to 64 ounces in time. For the first few weeks, you may only be able to take very small sips. Keep your liquids nearby and take small sips all day to get in what you can. If you're getting that, you should be good there. You won't be able to get the full amount in until 3-4 weeks probably. I'm 3 months post op and feeling great! As for eating, every doctor is different so I would suggest confirming with your doctor. Don't try too push it as you don't want to cause any harm.
  2. A New New Dawn

    Started the liver shrink today!

    I second the caramel premier protein. I make iced coffee with it.
  3. A New New Dawn

    band to sleeve pain and anxiety

    How are you feeling now?
  4. A New New Dawn

    Yucky Days

    It could be a simple matter of dehydration. Have you tried Gatorade zero or smart water to help?
  5. A New New Dawn


    Chapstick!!!! toothbrush/paste, deodorant, phone charger, and comfy clothes. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  6. I would suggest you consider seeking professional help for dealing with some of your emotions behind all of this. Also, clearly eating crap isn't advisable as you need nutrition to properly fuel and nourish your body and that is leading you down a destructive path again. I've sought therapy to help with my emotions and it's the best thing I've done for myself in a long time. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  7. A New New Dawn

    How long did you take off from work?

    It will vary depending on the type of work you do. I'm taking 2 weeks and I work a desk job. For a physical job, I'd go closer to the 6 weeks. Also, your doctor can send a note to shorten or lengthen your stay depending on how you feel as well. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  8. A New New Dawn

    Can't afford my fills, help!

    Since you had lost your job, do you have a new one now (hence, a new insurance plan)? Perhaps, if you do, your new insurance would cover this. I do like the idea of checking with a teaching hospital as well. Also, if you could find a Bariatric Clinic they seem to be less expensive than traditional surgeons through hospitals.
  9. A New New Dawn

    New Forum Is (Not) So Sad!

    Not sure about the relogging in using the iPhone. I was frustrated at first as I couldn't log in using FB. After Alex reset my username and password, I logged in once on my phone and it keeps me logged in and I use my iPhone.
  10. A New New Dawn

    Banded 11/4- Major Complications :(

    Glad you're feeling better. I understand being upset and rightfully so; however, being upset with the surgeon isn't going to resolve anything at this point. Try to focus on the positive. Also, to my knowledge, the largest band holds 11 or 14 cc, I don't think there is any way there was 15+ cc in the band. I think they may have been mistaken or may have mistated or you may have misunderstood. IMO, the best plan now is to take care of yourself and focus on the positives. You have a great tool and are on your way to a healthier lifestyle. I am not trying to dismiss your concerns, just hoping you can move forward in a positive manner. Best wishes!!
  11. So there will be separate forums for LapBand blogs? I am hopeful there will be as there is a huge difference between after care, the surgeries, etc and, my experience is that people who had other types of surgery like to profess theirs is better, and/or tell me what I should be doing based on their surgery.
  12. A New New Dawn

    Leftover Candy....???

    At my last LB support meeting this topic was discussed and there are actually some great things you can do w/ the candy, in lieu of throwing it out: Send extra candy to a charity: ii. Operation Shoebox – Donate to the Troops http://operationshoebox.com/ iii. Operation Gratitude http://www.operationgratitude.com/ iv. Some schools and food pantries also accept these items
  13. A New New Dawn

    Angry - no weight loss!!!

    I agree that you may be taking in too few calories and also, with that minimal calorie intake are you taking in the appropriate amount of protein? Best to consult with your medical team for advise.
  14. A New New Dawn

    A New Day

    Mini, hang in there GF!!! We believe in you and happy 1 year bandiversary!!!
  15. A New New Dawn

    My Story

    Thanks for sharing your story. Your time on this Earth wasn't up and you are here for a reason so make it the best it can be. You deserve to be happy and to feel better. How long have you been banded? Best wishes to you!

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