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About Draven

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    New York Rangers hockey, love watching ghost hunting shows.
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  1. Draven

    ONDERLAND My story

    Excellent story. thank you so much for sharing and for the inspiration.
  2. Draven

    Hungry all the time?

    I've had that. I think sometimes its just that the body decides it wants more that day. I try not to fight it, but I just don't want to make that a habit again. I figure the body knows something I don't. Lol.
  3. Excellent article. Thank you very much for posting.
  4. Draven

    Met my surgeon

    I'd like to chime in a bit as well. I am mature enough to know that not every statement i receive on here is going to be all fluff and sugar coated. And it has been the honest answers that have truly helped me the most. When people were honest and told me the truth flat out, those were the times i was able to come to terms with my decisions and the mistakes that I was making. Both good and bad. Bayou, you have always given me straight forward answers and honest answers, and for that I am gratefull. Seriously, all the good lucks in the world aren't going to give me the support and help I need to win any battle against obesity. And quite frankly I wish I found this site before I made the decisions I did regarding WLS. I did a world of research too. And found that when it came to me and my WLS and all I knew, I was still wrong with alot of what I thought. And if i were fortunate enough to get some real answers from some real people I would have made some different decisions. Bayou, I have always appreciated your honesty in your posts, and I truly hope that doesnt change. I thank you for the help you have given in your posts.
  5. Draven


    Hi . First, call your doctor and ask if you got approval or not. I know I had to diet before surgery, as did most. Remember, they are there for you. Call and talk to them. They should also tell you about how to prepare post surgery too.
  6. Metsmamma, that's awesome. They were fantastic at the hospital. Very sweet staff. You will do great. Any questions and I'd be happy to help. Best of luck!!!!!
  7. He's great. I love his staff.
  8. I had my surgery by Alan Geiss in Syosset. I work in lower Manhattan so most of my days are spent on the road.
  9. Hi all. Just wanted to wish you all luck. I'm on the island too. Massapequa.
  10. I'd play it safe and wait a few weeks. Let every thing heal. I think it would depend on where the safety straps would sit. If they were close to port or not. But you are still recovering from a pretty decent surgery, so I wouldn't push it.
  11. Draven

    Peer pressure

    Hey buddy. One- you are not lost. You are surrounded by friends here that support you. Two- (and i'm sure alot of people will agree) Some of the best things in life are achieved with no support from others. You need to make this decision for you. Not for your friends or family. For you. We've talked before, and you are a great guy! You can do this- if YOU decide to, not your friends. Best of luck buddy!!!!
  12. Draven

    disgusted with the lapband

    I wish you the best of luck. From what i've read, you seriously need consult with a new doctor. This clown seems not only unprofessional, but down right rude.Good luck in all you do.
  13. Hi dream, best of luck. i chose band for same reason. I liked that is was reversible in case of complications. I didnt like the idea of cutting away anything. You will do great. And if you have any questions or concerns we are here for you.
  14. Draven


    Thats great. Best of luck. If you ever need anything we are here for you.
  15. Draven


    Best of luck to both of you. If you guys need any support or encouragement, we are here for you!!!!!

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