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About ladiebird

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    essex girl from the UK
  • Birthday 03/08/1969
  1. ladiebird

    4 yrs banded

    Hi all been a while since i last posted on here but im 4 years banded and wondered who else from the uk has a long standing band? i know long standing sounds strange but couldn't think of another way of putting it.. im in essex by the way if there are any other locals out there ???
  2. Heres another one. He is the leader of bariatric surgery something or other at the moment in france just google his name dr jerome dargent lyon He is superb and very easy to contact for after care and advice etc Dr jerome Dargent polyclinique rillieux lyon email. jerome.dargent@polyclinique-rillieux.fr
  3. ladiebird

    MRI and the band

    I have metal in my port so i must have a different badn to you. thanks for ya reply though
  4. ladiebird

    urgent advice

    thank you everyone for your help tracey v
  5. ladiebird

    MRI and the band

    as anyone here had an MRI since being banded? Had mine cancelled as appt person didnt now if it was safe as its done with magnets. cheers tracey
  6. ladiebird

    urgent advice

    Ive just had an MRI appoinment cancelled at the last moment as they didnt know how it would affect my band. just wondered if anyone on here has had an MRI since being banded Many thanks Tracey
  7. ladiebird

    uk members

    hiya all. Im tracey and im in essex. clacton on sea to be exact.
  8. ladiebird

    UK Fills

    hi as ya can see from my signature i had surgery abroad. it cost me 4000 euro so depending on the exchange rate it works out loads cheaper than the uk. Also there are no nasty superbugs lurking whcih is the main reason i chose not to have it in the uk. the surgeon i chose is also very experienced and lectures all over the world and also teaches bariatric surgeons banding techniques. If ya want any info just pm me . im not on commission just had a very good experience with a superb surgeon Tracey xx
  9. ladiebird

    Dr. unable to fill...help?!

    I have a flipped port and have my fills under flouro with no problems. my surgeon Just uses a metal thing to turn the port by manipulation and he always gets it first time. Ive now lost about 90lbs and had no problems . So even if it has flipped dont worry too much Tracey x
  10. ladiebird

    Uk Fills

    hi all can anyone tell me the cost of the fills in uk with flouro please
  11. Hi all Finally bandsters from the uk!!! I was banded in dec 04 in france and have had a good experience of the whole process. Its good to see other uk people on here.. If i can be of help to anyone just give me a shout. Tracey xx
  12. Hi All I had quite a long break from LBT not for any particular reason. But i have to say that since coming back in to read up on peoples progress etc it has made me realise how invaluable the support and advice on this site is. The moral support is the biggest gain for me as when it comes to medical questions we can all fall back on our doctors and surgeons. What we dont get from them is the support from fellow bandsters when the going gets a bit tough on our individual journeys from unhappy obesity into our new lives of becoming a "normal" weight.. So thank you to all of you !!!!! Tracey v xxx
  13. ladiebird

    Picture Page

    Hi All Someone mentioned that i smile alot more now ive lost weight.. so i thought i would share it with you all .. has anyone else had this comment made to them? tracey v
  14. ladiebird

    Taser! For the public!

    In the UK they are sooooo illegal. my firends son has just been fined a huge amount just for having one.. I dont see the harm in them as they are a defensive deterrent rather than a weapon. A dinner fork in the wrong hand could kill etc.. I know the USA have very different laws compared to us though so im not sure of the legalities .. but i can imagine the litigation issues would be huge in the states. Tracey v
  15. ladiebird

    Calling All Swedish Bandsters

    Hi All i have the sagb and am at 7.2cc and off for another fill in a weeks time. ive had 7.2 cc since feb of 2005 so im well overdue a top up .. weight has stayed the same for 8 months now so at least i never put any back on.. will keep ya posted as to what i am given in the next fill. I think its a 11cc band that holds about 9.5 cc comfortably.. not 100% sure though.. will make a point of asking my surgeon when i see him.. Tracey v

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