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Everything posted by Connie26

  1. It's not just her! You bash everyone when they say they would never get the band again or that they don't recommend it- I'm far from crazy I'm open to everyone's stories. Reevaluate yourself! This forum is awful because of one sided people like you
  2. Mis73 unless someone says what YOU want to hear you bash them!! You genuinely think this woman is lying!!? And you asked if she follows up with the doctor and she said yes - she didn't say I follow up with my original surgeon. God you're crazy- you're the only one that sounds psychotic! For gods sake you googled the woman!! Are you saying no one has complications!!!?? Tons of people do! For everyone that does there's so many more that don't. Regardless - this band is not the safest thing! The safest thing is losing weight without it! This thread along with many others convinced me to cancel my surgery. That is my choice. There are many things to consider 20-40-60 year from now and I'm not willing to take those risks! Just because you are so what?!!! Don't read these threads if all you want to read is rainbows and butterflies! That poor woman's story was so nice and so genuine! And I'm glad she told it!
  3. Today is day 2 pre-op and I feel like SUCH SH*T!!! Been up since 4am... Headache, nausea, insomnia... I am really scared - I can't go through this much longer honestly... I know I sound crazy but I need to work today and I can't get any sleep! When I'm up I feel light headed... So afraid I'm going to pass out. I did 3 whey protein shakes yesterday and cucumbers and celery last night... Drank a ton of water... What is wrong with me??!?
  4. So I've been SO ready and so excited for my August 5th surgery date for lap band- however lately I've been having 2nd thoughts. Every once in a while I think "forget it, I can't do this" and then I see how many people feel like its the best decision they ever made! Well today I googled about finding men in my area who've been banded (I'd just like to get to know people and I'm single so it was worth a try) but instead I found a forum where People were writing how the band ruined their lives - they almost died - and most said at no fault of their own... Idk what to do!! I'm panicking and so afraid! I know all the ways it can be great but now I know even more ways it can be awful!!! Does everyone have this fear??
  5. Connie26

    Cold feet

    Thanks again every body!!! Really helps so much to calm my nerves!!! The site was actually not a forum- it's called big fat deal blog ... Bfdblog.com I think and titled- the dark side of Lapland... Scary stuff!!
  6. Connie26

    Cold feet

    Tigers * I wish I knew about the love connection site!!! I'd love to have support and even more so from a relationship - but I just found negative things when I put that into google lol and my whole day got side tracked!!! It made me so anxious I started to hope my insurance would just deny me so It would make the decision for me... Lol but you've all put my thoughts back on the positive track!! Thank you for that!
  7. Connie26

    Cold feet

    Thanks everyone so much!! I feel like I've known the risks and what the band does and doesn't do!! I've prepared myself... But now that's its 3 weeks away I'm having such fears of worst case scenarios!!
  8. I'm not looking forward to that part but i think I'm ready!!! Lol
  9. OMG we have similar starting stats! I'm 237 BMI 37.5 can't wait to be where you are!! You're awesome!
  10. Connie26

    Considered a BIG NSV for me!

    This is amazing!! Congrats... But can I ask a silly question?! What's an NSV?
  11. Connie26

    Barely qualifies through insurAnce

    Thank you!! Good luck to you guys As well
  12. Connie26

    Met my surgeon

    I was actually diagnosed with high blood pressure yesterday - sad day and the headache associated sucks... But it's got to be good for my approval! Lol
  13. Connie26

    Met my surgeon

    I wish I knew what comorbitities my insurance required
  14. Connie26

    Met my surgeon

    Same with pants for me too... 16s are tight and 18s are big... Or they just look awful - either way I hate wearing anything other than sweat pants lol
  15. Anyone else on a 6 month supervised program before surgery?? My insurance requires it... But my BMI is only 37 so I really can't lose weight or I won't be approved. Is it bad that I'm starting to gain? Has anyone gained on the 6 month supervised weight loss and still been approved by insurance??
  16. I'm August 5th and can't wait!! I also had the 6 month requirements and feel like I'm at the surgeon, nutritionist and doctors daily lol!! Hoping to start my pre-op diet July 15th... :-) can't wait till we're all living the banded life!
  17. Connie26

    6 months til surgery...

    I have the same requirement through my insurance... I'm in month 4 and my surgery is scheduled for aug 5th. My biggest fear is going through all this - I've been to non stop doctors and what if they still deny it?? I'm petrified I just want to know for sure already!!!
  18. Connie26

    Returning to sport

    Was wondering the same thing! I'm getting banded during my beach volleyball season and want to return for the end of the season! If anyone knows please let me know! :-)
  19. Marfar - I know! But I didn't want to put off the surgery too long and I have another vacation 2 weeks after the surgery! Lol I feel like "so what! The vacation may suck a little but the rest of my skinny life will rock!" Lol
  20. Voted :-) let us know if you win!! Good luck!

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