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  1. If you were banded in Arkansas please list your doctor & where in AR you were banded. Dr. Rex Luttrell - Little Rock, AR
  2. chicken Adobo 2 lbs. chicken cut up 1/2 tsp. garlic, mashed 1/4 cup soy sauce salt, pepper & accent to taste 1 medium onion cut into cubes 2 Tbls. vinegar 1 cup Water Mix all ingredients together. Bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover & simmer 1 hour. Serve over rice.
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    Sex Soundtrack

    slow & sexy Paula Cole - Feelin Love (If this doesn't get you in the mood you are one cold fish!) Stevie Ray Vaughn - The Thing I used to do Stevie Ray Vaughn - Tin Pan Alley (foreplay) Hot & Nasty Jimi Hendrix Nickel Back The Rolling Stones Nirvana OutKast BB King I'll have to think some more on this...........
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    Current - I'll get a body shot on here soon!

    Thank you! I still have a very long way to go.
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    Just wanted to say "Hi"

    Congrats on your band! Hunger right after surgery is soooooooooo........ normal!!! Don't get discouraged & hang in there!!
  6. Jessiebear

    Frantic - please help!!!!

    I'm so sorry to hear you are going through this. This past January I faced the possibility of what you are going through right now. My situation turned out okay. You are facing some very difficult decisions. I'm almost in tears with you! Let us know how it turns out. You do have options. Ask your doctor about an unfill & going on liquids for a couple of weeks & then reassessing the situation. I think some people here have had success with this.
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    3 months to go

    Hang in there! It will be over before you know it.
  8. Jessiebear


    Thanks guys! I was thinking the same thing ya'll were - pictures everywhere! I try not to buy bad foods - I don't buy bad foods. But it seems like I can make bad foods out of anything. I was always a closet binge eater & now that I have no restriction I find myself deviating back to old habits. & yes, I know how to eat around my band. It's very frustrating. It's all a mind game. I'm gonna win this time though.
  9. Hey everybody! My name is Jess aka - jessiebear. I haven't been here in a while. I'm in need of support again. It is really hard to live with the band & not have anyone to support you that knows first hand what you are going through. I tried. It hasn't worked. I missed ya'll!!! I was banded 1-26-2005. I had lost 90lbs before I had a problem with my band (1-2008) & had to have all of my fill taken out. I have had one fill since then (2-2008) & I am currently up to 2.0cc in a 4cc band. I still do not have restriction & I am eating everything that I can get my hands on!! I have gained 39lbs since January. EEEEEK!! I am going to schedule another fill just as soon as I can. Until then, I will be here! Hopefully I can use everyone's success stories to encourage me until then. :thumbup:
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    Sad but true - friends that are jealous!

    I have been going through this with my step-sister, step-mother & a couple of my Aunts. It's sad. They are really missing out. When I recently went through my band trouble & subsequent weight gain, they all seemed to really "be concerned". Whatever!!!! Thank goodness I can see through it. I have learned to distance myself from those who are negative. Thay just drag me down & I have been down long enough!!
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    Current - I'll get a body shot on here soon!

    :thumbup: Thank you! I think I'm blushing. LOL!!
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    My Before & Afters

  13. I saw an advertisement on TV today about the Lap-band.The St. Vincent Weight Loss Center is now doing the surgery too. Private message me if you would like the number.
  14. I haven't been on here in a while. My life got busy after the weight loss. Now I'm having problems & I find myself back here. I have lost 90lbs. January 26, 2008 will be my 3 year bandiversary. I have been aspirating at night & when I went to the doc he said it sounds like I have a slip. I go in for a barium swallow Wednesday. He says my band will have to be replaced. I just had to get this off my chest.
  15. Which powder tastes the best to you. I bought my first protein powder yesterday & I opted for the soy even though the whey protein powder was cheaper. Soy just sounded better than whey! LOL!! I value any opinion given here! Thanks!
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    Wake-up Call....Recommiting to my band!

    Hey Rose!! I'm thrilled for you!! I can't wait to get some fill back. I didn't realize exactly how tight my band was. It's really weird being able to eat. As soon as they took the fill out of my band my stomach growled & it has been growling ever since. 5 minutes after I eat it starts growling again. I don't think I have truely been full yet. So far I have been doing really well. I'm not gaining - just maintaining. I'm eating lots of Lean Cuisines! I get some fill put back on January 30th. I will not get it filled back as tight as it was. I know now that it was too tight. They gave me a little card showing too little - perfect - & too tight. I had all of the symptoms of being too tight. Thank God it didn't slip!!!!! I have recommited to my band, now I have to recommit to exercising!! My hat goes off to you in that area!!! The first night & the day after they took my fill out I had terrible pain & what amounted to esophageal spasms & being really irritated. I was put on carafate 4 times a day & prevacid twice a day. I am back to normal now. I feel great!!! I'm really happy for you!! Keep up the great work! & keep me informed! TTYL!! ---Jess
  17. I've had my band for 3 years. I have lost 90lbs. While this is great, I could have done a lot better. I have not been a model bandster for the last year. I recently thought my band had slipped & went through Hades for a month with reflux/aspiration nightly. It wasn't slipped. My stoma was so irritated that it was almost swollen shut. Now I am completely unfilled & will be starting over with the fills in 3 weeks. I get another chance! I know there are people out there who would love to have a band & for various reasons can't get one. I'm not throwing this away again! I am recommiting right now!!!!!!!
  18. It turns out it wasn't slipped. It was way too tight!!! The barium wouldn't even go through. On the down side, my esophagus is enlarged. He took out all of the fill & we will start from scratch in 3 weeks. :whoo::whoo::whoo::whoo::whoo::whoo::whoo:
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    It Wasn't Slipped!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I lost the first 50 in the first 5-6 months. The rest was a steady loss up until the last 6 months. The last 6 months I have been maintaining. The last 6 months have totally been my fault. I have a new job & we get catered lunches everyday. When I went in for my unfill, the nurse gave me a card that shows not enough fill, optimal fill & too tight, with the accompanying "symptoms?" listed under each one. According to the card, I have been too tight since my last fill.
  20. Honestly, I didn't even ask. I was not mentally ready for that. I was gonna be a chicken & take the "Let's wait & see approach".

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