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  • Birthday 09/30/1964

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  1. seppi

    others eating habits

    Oh, I do agree. I am amazed at what people are eating but I am absolutely amazed at how FAST they eat it. I find myself wondering if they even taste what they are eating. I am sure that I was just as fast before my band but I sure hope I didn't look like I was using a shovel to get it in.
  2. Wow, you had quite a year. Sounds like you are very lucky to be doing so well. Hope everything continues to improve. Good Luck!!
  3. seppi

    Port problems

    I had to have my port removed and then 3 months later replaced on the right side. The port surgery was not a problem but the uinfections that followed were. Good luck.
  4. seppi

    My "Full Signal"

    I am in the same boat except that I get 1 very loud, obnoxious hic-up. I know it is time to stop eating at that point.
  5. I also had the original band, mine was in 2005. I had it removed in 2008 and a Realize put in. I am thrilled with the new band. I had some surgical complications and just recently got the perfect fill. I am finally on the losing end again. I love the band!
  6. seppi

    Need Some Help

    I have been reading the posts here, I think I need to get back to basics, I have apparently forgotten the rules. I am working on the basics, maybe the 5 day pouch test. I am struggling with the head hunger but have been pretty successful trying to keep busy.
  7. I had my band removed last year, I was on liquids then mushies then soft. After about 2 weeks I was on all regular food.
  8. seppi

    Need Some Help

    :crying:I was banded in 2005 had the band removed in 2008 due to a problem with the fills and then a few months later had another band put in. At that point i had a bunch of complications, had to have the port removed. I now have a port and had a fill about 4 weeks ago. My problem is that I seem to have forgotten the basicis. I have pretty good restriction, cannot seem to get my head to follow my stomach. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
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    Approved for RNY!!

    Good luck, I hope everything works out great for you.
  10. I had to have my port removed and put in on the other side. Be careful with the wound, mine is an ongoing problem. The port on the left side is absolutely no problem. Good luck.
  11. seppi

    Port wound care? Anyone gone thru this?

    I have had some of the same problems that you have. I am still packing a wound after about 6 months. I had about 2 weeks where it was almost closed but then it got infected again and was opened. We think that there may be something still inside of the wound, will find out on Wednesday what they plan to do.
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    12000. is crazy. I have had a couple on endoscopy's and there were never even close. They take about 15 minutes and there is surgery, it's just a look at the insides. Maybe they misunderstood what it was that was suppose to be done? I would check other doctors. Good Luck
  13. I hope everything goes fst and easy for you. Good luck.
  14. I have Horizon BC BS NJ PPO. I was approved in 2 days for the original band, 5 days for the removal and 2 days for the replacement. There was no a waiting period. We have no weight loss surgery exclusions. With the original submission, my doctors office had everything all ready...the psych, the nutritionist and medical letter from my regular doctor. Absolutely no problems at all. Good luck.
  15. I had a geat recovery, a little sore for the 1st 24 hours. I was back at work in 3 days. I think that the area around the port took the longest. Had to be a little careful. I getting my new band this coming week and am hoping for a fast recovery again. I hope you are feeling better. I also fond that a heating pad helped with the ache. Good luck.

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