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t2dav

LAP-BAND Patients
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    t2dav reacted in 9 month anniversary of band removal!   
    Well, I have just logged in after being away from the computer for a bit, and am shocked and disappointed at the replies to my story. The only reason I shared my story was to help others who may be having problems with their band. I have nothing against the lap-band, I was just quoting what my doctor said to me. Of course, everyone has a different opinion, and I support free speech, but this post was meant to share my story, not start online fighting. The story is mine to tell, and it's also mine to remove. I will be taking this post down and deleting my account. It was never meant to be this.
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    t2dav reacted to balbuquerque in 9 month anniversary of band removal!   
    The rapid weight loss is due to the band, regardless of how u look at it. Traci is telling her story very eloquently and for that reason is appreciated. Some members of this forum either work for the band companies or they stay confused. I wish you all the best.
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    t2dav got a reaction from Windfury in I wish 6m would fly by!   
    I am about to start on my 3rd month of the supervised diet and I wish it would hurry up I'm so ready to get banded!! Although I will say I'm learning a lot about restriction.
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    t2dav got a reaction from Windfury in I wish 6m would fly by!   
    I am about to start on my 3rd month of the supervised diet and I wish it would hurry up I'm so ready to get banded!! Although I will say I'm learning a lot about restriction.
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    t2dav got a reaction from ☠carolinagirl☠ in No Exercise   
    I'm no exercise guru but in order to get the procedure done I have been attempting to exercise and believe it or not A LOT if things count as exercise, not just the gym. Take for example bowling, swimming, and even cleaning house or working in the yard! So I started to focus on the things I like and increase intensity as I go
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    t2dav reacted to B-52 in No Exercise   
    I remember when I first committed myself to go to a gym....Before I was banded, but right after I was Dx'd with Diabetes.......
    So there I was, a (fat) 56-58 year old man, sweating like a pig on the elliptical.....I'm looking around and checking out the staff members...you know, the super fit young girls who wear those super tight spandex workout clothes that say "STAFF" across the back in big yellow letters.....
    And you know what was going through this dirty old man's mind when I was looking at them???
    "Man..I sure hope those young girls know CPR, and they weren't just hired because of their looks"
    No exaggeration...it really worried me....that's the shape I was in both physically and mentally.....
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    t2dav reacted to Jachut in No Exercise   
    I got a lapband and took up running. I now also do spinning and strength training. I lost over 100 lbs and have stayed at a bmi of 21, I did not just lose wight, I am truly thin and fit. People marvel that I was ever big.
    My hubby got a band and did not exercise. He lost 50 lb and has put 25 back on. He is still "obese". Five years later.
    You don't have to be as hard core as I am. Just walk. But it really helps and it's even more important for maintenance.
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    t2dav got a reaction from vmarlau in EXCELLENT ARTICLE TODAY ON LAPBAND, BARIATRIC SURG..   
    I'm not sure if I read the right one, it was by the huffington post. But I felt like it portrayed WLS in a negative light, by saying most people who receive surgery could end up as drug abusers and a percentage commit suicide... Very scary
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    t2dav reacted to Redesigned_Curves in Got my finalized 2 week pre op diet   
    Hi Guys!
    I got the call Wednesday form my insurance that my surgury has been approved. I am scheduled for surgury February February 6th, 3 days after my 31st birthday, so no birthday cake for me but it will all be worth it. I start my 10 day pre-op liquid diet next Sunday, Janruary, 26th...Eeeek!
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    t2dav reacted to angelmf in 6 month pre-op diet   
    I lost 40 pounds in 6 months all my paper work is being submitted to the insurance for approval. I too was confused about the 6 month diet.
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    t2dav reacted to cassieb in Can you lose weight before WLS?   
    I had the same requirement but the BMI could go down after my intial appoinment. They want you healthy and learning your new way of eating before you have this done. I think the 6 months of preperation was great. I really learned alot. Take in all the advice you can get from you Dr's and support groups. I just got banded on Jan. 4th.
    Good luck to you
    Cassie
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    t2dav reacted to bar2373 in Can you lose weight before WLS?   
    I had to do 6 months of diet for insurance too. They did not go on my BMI after dieting, but I only lost 7 lbs in the 6 months. I get banded on the 17th and have lost 9.5 lbs on the pre-op diet. I am down 34 lbs from my heaviest.
    Good Luck, keep us informed
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    t2dav got a reaction from Christy Headley in Need some feedback about a recent fill   
    Maybe you could request he view your band under fluoro if your worried.
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    t2dav got a reaction from kazjim98 in First appointment tomorrow   
    Tomorrow is my first appointment with the surgeon! Wish me luck, I hoping they say insurance will cover!
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    t2dav got a reaction from TriciaLN in Hair loss?   
    Thanks Tricia! I will start taking it in the morning. I'm just now starting my 6m nutrition program.
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    t2dav got a reaction from TriciaLN in Hair loss?   
    So if you begin to take botoin before the surgery you think it will help? I'm very worried about this part of the surgery. Thanks for the responses!
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    t2dav got a reaction from Windfury in Rough time before surgery   
    I'm so sorry for your heartache but just think you are doing this for YOU and above all you should love yourself! You are beautiful and although it hurts today on day you will look back after your surgery and realize this was all part of Gods plan. Please stay focused and your in my prayers.
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    t2dav reacted to Tomander in Be Honest- Is Banded Life Hard?   
    Hi Jennifer
    Yes.. I still have cravings and I do still have my treats now and then but in smaller portions.
    I find living with the band VERY easy.
    Here's some advice that I've talked about here before specifically for new bandsters... please feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions.
    Try and take it one day at a time. Don’t compare yourself to others. Don’t go into this journey saying “I’ll never be able to eat this or that ever again.” I can eat ANYTHING except rice and apple skins and no carbonated beverages. Follow the guidelines given to you by your doctor.
    Remember… take tiny bites (the size of your pinky fingernail) and remember to finish what you have in your mouth before you take your next bite.
    When I was losing weight I checked in every month with my family doctor to get weighed and measured. (I don’t own scales) I also attended two coffee groups for people that were banded.
    These things really kept me motivated and on track. I still check in every month with my family doctor to get weighed-in and I host two coffee groups. For me support from fellow bandsters plays a big part in this journey.
    Back when I was banded my doctor suggested something called the “Egg Timer Distraction”. It’s kind of difficult to explain here but I’d be happy to email you the .pdf document. It REALLY helped me with “head hunger. I can’t tell you the number of people in my lapband coffee groups over the years that have said how helpful this “trick” has been in dealing with their head hunger.
    Also, I’m not really a “diet” book type person but I recommend you pick up two books.
    Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle – by Dr. Michelle May
    I had the pleasure of hearing Dr. May speak at a conference when she came to Toronto and her book and guidelines really work well with the lapband journey.
    The second book is:
    The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite – by David L. Kessler
    Please feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions and also if you would like a copy of the “Egg Timer Distraction Document”.
    Tom, Toronto
    Banded July 6 06
    Wt. Loss: 156 lbs
    tomander@bell.net
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    t2dav got a reaction from Windfury in Rough time before surgery   
    I'm so sorry for your heartache but just think you are doing this for YOU and above all you should love yourself! You are beautiful and although it hurts today on day you will look back after your surgery and realize this was all part of Gods plan. Please stay focused and your in my prayers.
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    t2dav got a reaction from Windfury in Rough time before surgery   
    I'm so sorry for your heartache but just think you are doing this for YOU and above all you should love yourself! You are beautiful and although it hurts today on day you will look back after your surgery and realize this was all part of Gods plan. Please stay focused and your in my prayers.
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    t2dav got a reaction from Windfury in Rough time before surgery   
    I'm so sorry for your heartache but just think you are doing this for YOU and above all you should love yourself! You are beautiful and although it hurts today on day you will look back after your surgery and realize this was all part of Gods plan. Please stay focused and your in my prayers.
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    t2dav got a reaction from Windfury in Rough time before surgery   
    I'm so sorry for your heartache but just think you are doing this for YOU and above all you should love yourself! You are beautiful and although it hurts today on day you will look back after your surgery and realize this was all part of Gods plan. Please stay focused and your in my prayers.
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    t2dav got a reaction from Instyle98 in I'm Green for Go!   
    Congrats!! You will do great. Wish you all the best
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    t2dav got a reaction from Maddysgram in New- comsidering the band   
    I spoke with my insurance today they will cover it 100% IF I'm approved. Fingers crossed & praying!!
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    t2dav got a reaction from Maddysgram in New- comsidering the band   
    I spoke with my insurance today they will cover it 100% IF I'm approved. Fingers crossed & praying!!
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