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About Countryheart2000

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  1. Countryheart2000

    had lap band out four days ago

    I just had my band removed yesterday......How are you doing?
  2. Countryheart2000

    lap band removed today

    Had my band removed. If was no working for me. I have had problems from the beginning. I have lost no weight. I had band put in last year, still felt nothing,and I had around 4 or 5 cc in band. My surgeon put .5 cc in each fill. For the last month I have had port pain,and my Surgeon went in this morning to look for flipped port, the port had pushed through some of my tissue. the surgeon removed it. I am sad, thought if would work for me. I will be so happy to get back to normal.
  3. Countryheart2000

    Port Site Concern

    it may be from the numbing medication. I wish my Dr. Use a numbing medication! If if continues call your Dr. For a check. My site gets sore , red, and painful from the pushing. This causes bruising and hematoma.
  4. Countryheart2000

    Port site problem

    My Dr had a very hard time trying to locate correct spot for my injection port. He really hurt me. I was so sore. After a week I went to emergency room and had to get my Dr t check my stomach. It was so tender and painful with a couple of big knots in my stomach. I was scared my port or band went wrong. He X-Ray my abdomen and my port was fine but he said he pressed around so much I had hemotoma's. He gave me pain meds, and I go for anther fill August 2. I had my surgery August 5, 2013. I have not lost. I only get .5 cc in my band each month. I hope this one will be the GREEN fill!
  5. Countryheart2000

    Fill has left me swollen and sore.......

    well, I called my Dr this morning as I ave been so sore and hurting near my port. I was scared that my port gad flipped or something. They sent me to X-ray and my band is good, but I gave a huge hematoma due to the Dr pressing on my stomach and trying to get my fill last week. He apologized and gave me a script for pain meds.
  6. Countryheart2000

    Fill has left me swollen and sore.......

    I have a 10cc band. I guess I meant to say .5 cc. I don't know what the total in my band is. This was my 6th fill. He will not put anymore at one time. My tummy is swollen from the needle probing. I feel like I am recovering from surgery again. It hurts to bend over. I am wandering if there are any other patients from Dr. Ross in Elli-jay Georgia? He has been very good, with the exception of not aggressive with my fills.
  7. My 6th fill of .05 and I am so sore and swelled. The doctor tried like 7 times before hitting the center of my port. I just hope this will get me into the green zone. I did not lose anything, stayed the same. I am trying, but I am just on a diet until I get some kind of restriction. I can tell no difference. All my surgeon puts in is .05 each time. I had my lap band on 8-5-13
  8. Countryheart2000

    First fill not going well

    the Dr. Has a hard time finding my port, and it hurts so much. I hate it. it will be one month next Wednesday when I return for another fill, and my stomach is still bruised from last time. I only get .5 of a fill. I still fill nothing..I only have about 2.5 cc in my band. I hope this next fill will be the one. Good luck!
  9. Countryheart2000

    What does restriction feel like to you?

    ok, I got a .05 cc fill today. The dr. Stuck me twice and it really hurt before finding my port. I am on liquids until tomorrow. I hope I get in the green zone this time. I did lose 4 pounds.
  10. Countryheart2000

    What does restriction feel like to you?

    thank you".....I needed to hear that. Sometimes my motivation is down, due to not losing.
  11. Countryheart2000

    What does restriction feel like to you?

    i asked the nurse, she said he will not put in more than that amount for no one.
  12. Countryheart2000

    What does restriction feel like to you?

    hello, yes you are correct on my history. I go in for another fill tomorrow,and I hope I feel something! My dr said that I need to keep track of what I eat for the nurse. I am just so disappointed in myself. I began a strict diet last week and I am hoping to gave lost a couple pounds. I can eat anything, and I feel no difference. My husband is telling me to take the band out, but I will not! It just has to kick in sometime. Thank you for your comments. I hope to have some good news soon. Maybe the .5 cc fill tomorrow will do the trick!
  13. Countryheart2000

    What does restriction feel like to you?

    I also had the surgery last August,and have not lost nothing with my band, all on the pre-op diet.
  14. Countryheart2000

    2nd fill not feeling any different.

    i think I have about 2.5 cc in my band
  15. Countryheart2000

    2nd fill not feeling any different.

    I was banded in August of last year. I have not lost any weight since surgery. I really did not start getting fills till end of January because I had to have hernia repair surgery at incision site, so I have had 5 fills of one half of a cc each time. I feel nothing. I am so disappointed. I have not gained, because I am trying to diet. I am feeling like surgery was a mistake.....

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