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    Lucky? Yes, but I also made my own 'luck'

    Congratulations, yes, you are worth investing in I feel the same way. I still have my original band, soon to be 9 years old!
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    Betrayal is a BITCH

    OMGsh woman, are you kidding me? After the baby and during your battle with the big C, start your book!!! You should contact someone with Lifetime TV, just this blog would make a heck of a movie. The title...Mom of Three Boys ....I wish you the very best on your checkup the 16th, please take the time to let us know how you are. Congratulations to you and your growing family....God Bless you all! Take care of yourself (hugs)...
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    Any old timers still around?

    Alex, Jack, Wheetsin, Giveyouthemoon, and all the other "old timers", wow, it has been a long time! I'm blessed to still have my band. I pop in from time to time, but I miss my old buddies. We had some great times here. Everyone thinks Facebook is the social network, haha, Lapband talk was my social network for years before FB or Myspace. I still stay in touch with Betty, Diane, Sherry, Eileen, and a few other oldies on FB, but truth be known, Alex, I think your LBT was without a doubt, the original social network! I often wonder about some of the original gang, I hope they're doing well. I feel bad so many lost their band, without the my band I shutter to think what life would be...Yikes. I just got back from bike week in NC, what a great feeling to hop on my bike and feel good about myself! To quote Jack, "Life is Good"... Thanks for the memories Alex and LBT and helping me adjust to my new life as a bandster, although it was over 6 years ago. Also, allowing me to share my trials and tribulations with others going through the same thing. We had some great times and some crazy times, and lots of drama, (you old timers know who I'm talking about). Alex, I hope you realize the lives your site has touched...from the bottom of my heart, thanks again! Banded Dec 2004!!!!!! Member since Oct 2004!
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    Hampton Roads/Peninsula thread

    I'm in Yorktown, I know of another person in the Burg and two others in Yorktown. Almost any time is good with me if I'm in town, so are any others interested? Maybe a restaurant, like County Grill or TGIF, I'm flexible
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    Hampton Roads/Peninsula thread

    Sounds great, I think that would be great. Just let me know when :w00t:.
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    Virginia Nov Chat

    Hey VA pals, thought I'd try to combine some of our VA sites, so we can all join in here together. Diane should be back with us tomorrow all banded and on her way to a healthier person. It doesn't matter where you're banded, VA or not, stop on in and chat a spell
  7. Early Happy 4th girlies! Gosh, I can't believe how long it's been since I've been here :tongue2:. Life is good, still have my band, that's a big plus, esp since it's 4.5 years old now...yea!!!! It's still work though, one day I desperately need a fill, the next day I can't keep anything down, go figure, LOL. I spent a little time with Diane on Sunday, it was a great visit, as always :cursing:. I miss you girls, but I admit, I switched to FB. It's a place I can keep up with most of my LB pals and family and friends in one place. So, if you're a FB member, stay in touch. Have a safe 4th....hugs.
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    Do you use a straw?

    LOL, sorry, but I couldn't imagine using one for Soup. I waited until I had my band over 6 months. I have no problems using a straw, but I only take tiny sips if I'm eating, which is actually, another NO-NO. I just hate drinking out of glass and cups, plus the OJ from my screwdrivers gives me a mustache if I don't use a straw...OK, another No-No. Oh yes, I've been banded for 4.5 years, so I've been using a straw for 4 years.
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    Hampton Roads/Peninsula thread

    WDW, just curious what type of shakes you're making/drinking. One of Dr. T's seminars was about the hidden calories in smoothies. Instant breakfast with low fat milk is a great way to get in extra protein too. Personally, I hate milk, so I make my shakes without milk. I also use a product called New-Whey that is 42grms of liquid protein that comes in a vial type container and you just drink it down. Good luck on your journey!
  10. Hello girls! Yikes, I've been away too long, but it doesn't look like I've been the only one MIA. I think Facebook has taken over, haha. Michaele, congrats on the weight loss and getting back on track before gaining 8 lbs .... like me :crying:. We finally found a new home in Florida, 10 minutes from Disney. It's in the Reunion Resort by Bobby Ginn, another reason to get on track! Hope everyone is doing well, it looks like Spring is finally trying to make an entrance. Betty, we have Bike Week, in Nags Head this weekend. It's supposed to be in the high 80's. Hugs
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    What's your new favorite protein snack?

    I realize this is an old thread, but I recently discovered the "New Whey" 42gr vials. They can be mixed as a shake or drink them straight from the vial, which is my preferred method. Be sure to shop around on the web, I found several places much cheaper than my local GNC or Vitamin Shoppe. As for the taste, not bad at all. It takes a little getting use to, but much better than those gritty, nasty smelling powder Protein shakes. I just chug it down.
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    Silicone or Saline ?

    I didn't think anyone did on top of the muscle anymore. Karey, short term memory here, did you use saline or silicone and are you still happy with the results?
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    Need advice from patients of Dr. Terracina!

    Yes, Dr. T did my surgery. He was the first with that group to do lapband, then about 1-2 years later, Dr. Clark started doing them. I know several people that Dr Clark performed the surgery, as well as several done by Dr. T. You'll be in good hands with either....tell Dr. T, his first lapband patient sent you :smile2:.
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    Need advice from patients of Dr. Terracina!

    K, I sent you a PM, personal message, it should pop up when you log onto LBT...aka LapBandTalk. Here's an old picture, right around my 6 months point. You're welcome :frown:.
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    Need advice from patients of Dr. Terracina!

    Keam, I have no regrets, I've had my band for four years. Personally, I think you'd be making a great decision with Dr. Terracina. I don't know what info you need, if you have particular questions, please PM me or post them here. Good Luck
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    I want a salad

    I love my salads made with baby spinach and all the extras, you know the fattening stuff..sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, cheese, carrots, all the good stuff.
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    Hampton Roads/Peninsula thread

    Oh yeah, Crystal lite lemonade makes me very thirsty, just remembered that.
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    Hampton Roads/Peninsula thread

    Crushed ice is good too for the dry mouth, also the I needed something to crunch on, so I used a lot of cubed ice as well. The port is usually the largest scar, or longest. Mine is on my right side. Sounds like you've got the right attitude, I wish you the best.
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    Hampton Roads/Peninsula thread

    No, I didn't have that issue. What liquids are you drinking? It may have something to do with your liquids, are you drinking anything with salt, like that Campbells Soup at Hand? You can try switching your liquids and see if that helps, and keep the sf popsicles handy. Good Luck!
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    Hampton Roads/Peninsula thread

    Try some sugar free hard candy to suck on, that may help.
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    NJ 2009 Chat - Jan, Feb and March

    Kat, thanks for the update. I'm glad you took her to the doctor, can't be too safe for sure. As for your daughter, I just don't know what to say, except a prayer. Snow, ha, it was almost a record breaker here today 74 at my house :thumbdown:, I could handle an early spring. Sherry, got your jammies on and reading your book? Trish, love your posts on FB. Betty, come join us ya hear! Diane, I enjoyed the cocktail, goes so well with the warm weather. Almost time for my girlie shows, glad the Grammys are on 3 not 13. Nite all!
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    NJ 2009 Chat - Jan, Feb and March

    PS, Kat, your daughter, bless her heart, she's been through enough too. Not that it compares to your life, my 5yr old gson has that highly contagious flu, the entire family is taking antibiotics. Needless to say, your plight has made me realize I have so much to be thankful for that I have taken for granted, for that I thank you again for sharing your story.
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    NJ 2009 Chat - Jan, Feb and March

    Oh Kat, I just found this post, (of course I'm not getting email reminders), just decided to check in. As a Nana, I so feel for you. Everytime one of the boys decides he doesn't need help getting out of the tub, which is surrounded by tile, and I can just vision them doing the same thing! Poor, poor child, not to mention mama, gma and gpa, I wish I was there to give you a big hug. How are all of you doing today, could we get an update please!!!!! If she starts burning from the urine, put her in the tub, yes the dreaded tub, with enough Water to cover her bottom and tell her to pee, that way it will be diluted and shouldn't burn. More hugs!
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    Hampton Roads/Peninsula thread

    RHC, sorry you're going through so many hoops. I thought you were going through Dr. Terracina's office, then I read the word elevator, so I figure you're on the South side. As for the $$, I paid close to that, and I'd do it again tomorrow, but I hope I never have to, LOL. In the end it's all worth it....just my opinion. I know how excited and anxious you must be, but it is worth the wait. Be careful who does your fills, especially the first year, you want to be sure it's under flouro. Unfill, yikes such a horrible feeling, being too tight, not to mention NOT good for your band. Hugs
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    NJ 2009 Chat - Jan, Feb and March

    Kat, sorry to hear so much has happened and hope DD gets better real soon. As for the ins, I know Anthem here in VA has a cheaper plan, but it doesn't include name brand drugs, only generic. It saves a lot of money up front with premiums, but sucks if you need brand name meds. It's quite scary thinking about all the lay offs and how it has and will continue to affect small corporations, like our little ma and pa business. Just in our area alone, I've seen so many businesses fold, companies that have been around for decades. With so many people out of work, how is the country to rebuild and rejuvinate? Hugs

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