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  1. ah so you didn't remove it completely, you just unfastened the band and i guess after pregnancy you will have a new surgery and they will fix it back.. right? they wanted to do the same to me, but im affraid to have such difficult thing in the 32 weeks.. im affraid that will make me labor too early! i have not saline inside the band. is completely empty since 3rd month.. so what im doing... patience and im eating only grounded food, milk and juices.. thank you very much for your answer! i wish you a sweet and calm pregnancy! ps. sorry for my english
  2. i have the same problem, my surgeon thinks that my band has slipped due to vommiting from morning sickness but since i cant do the vario test we can't be sure 100% that the band has slipped. Only by the symptomatology we can say this. But i have a question: how did your surgeon removed your band? since you can't be under anaisthesia? how did your surgeon found for sure that your band had slipped?
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    PCOS Bandsters (pre and post op)

    i do not have PCOS anymore thanks my Lap Band surgery.. and i got pregnant without Metformin 11 months after surgery..
  4. im banded and 26+ weeks preg, i did an unfill at 2nd month cause i needed to eat a little better, (my doctor didn't want me to unfill though) .. i have a great pregnancy, i don' t have any problem with the port so far and i gained 16 lb.. Good Luck and Lucky babes for all the Band Preggos Q:-)
  5. i was thinking lately about the irreversible options in bariatric surgeries, and our fear about it. and ever if it sounds kinda cursory i would like to share some of my thoughts.. i think irreversible are also our best years of my our life, the years that we live in the tentacles of obesity and being able to do only poor choices or to have to do all the time compromises. I would never want to be again the person that did not have to do everything as i would like.. i would never want to live again a life full of compromises. if i had to remove my band and i wouldnt be in even near to my goal i would do anything else.. anything! so what does it mean irreversible operation? irreversible is also my life that wouldn't be as i dreamed to be. we deserve i think to live as we wanted.
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    It's a girl!!

    congratulations!!! im waiting impatiently for my first baby too
  7. PinkMary

    lap-band, bypass and tummy tuck

    and its true cause i know this guy he lost 188 lbr so far!!! he is trully an inspiration and we re running a Greek WLS Support board for LapBanders
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    im one more happy banded and pregnant woman in my 4th month and i have not complications so far
  9. PinkMary

    I'm 16 years old again!

    I'm very proud of you Andy! wish you to catch all of your dreams! :clap2: :clap2:
  10. Sparkling Congratulations! as far as i know theres not any problem darling! enjoy your pregnancy! everything will be fine! Im also 9 weeks+ preggo Bandster :)
  11. PinkMary

    It's my two Year Bandiversary

    Bravo Nana for your 2 years anniversary! i wish you to meet all of your dreams!
  12. PinkMary

    Poll zodiac sign

    im.. crocodile but besides that im a typical scorpio
  13. PinkMary

    It's official

    You re a live example what can somebody success with despite, willpower, endurance and the RING! congratulations Samme! You make us all sooo proud!!
  14. PinkMary

    flying solo for 8 months

    im very proud of you Michele, congratulations! you are a fighter of life! you re an example and an inspiration for us.
  15. i would it again tomorrow.. i own to the band my happiness and my pregnancy
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    I remember when...

    ok so this is one old photo i was less than 130 lb.. *sighss
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    I remember when...

    OMG you are soo beautiful and sooo THIN! why nobody never told us then that we had a greaaaat body?? why we didn't have a little self-confidence? Cathy you have such a great legs and in the photo with your 1st car you look like Princess Dianna :huggie: :huggie: my God you were all soo THIN!
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    It's my Bandiversary!

    Cindy, dear friend i missed this special post of you cause i was in vacations that time, i missed almost all July 2005 fellows their bandiversaries.. It's a post that every new-kid-on-the-block must read and keep! and read again and again when she/he will have starvings or when she/he will feel miserable or stressed or impatient etc.. I wish you many bandiversaries dear and it doesn't matter how fast we will meet at the end of the journey but the journey itself and that we will meet! Im very proud of you! Keep loving your band as you do now and see you at the end of the journey! love ya Mary
  19. http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/pinkmarymar/album?.dir=/99b5re2 these r some photos from my recent vacations, and some before-after wls photos. :scared: in "Now" pictures im preg and i didn't know it lol
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    Now and Then (link with photos)

    Thank you all soo much! Thank you! Thank you! :scared: im a little nervous only cause it happened soo suddenly and now im reading even the basics on internet! I'm so thankfull that i will have even in these different 7 months support and love from you!
  21. so after 12 months (or lets say better 11 months) of my Lap Band surgery i discovered that im.. pregnant! today i learnt it.. and i have appointment with my doctor on Monday. i must be at the 7th to 8th week...and OMG i just cant believe it... without meds, without metformin ( i was about to take it ) without anyhelp.. just like that suddenly! my husband is also under shock! Thanks to my band i lost the weight that was making dark my soul and i became pregnant! thanks to band!!! i just needed it to share my happiness.. im 34 yo, 9 years married
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    the dream that i could never dream of

    OMG thank you so much all of you! and i need to wish to all the bandsters with PCOS + extra weight that theres is HOPE real hope for us with fertility problems. That now i know that can be happen to us too! Thank you very much for your support and love and encourage all this time. You re a very important part of my life. ps. its a good idea to be a forum for .. Preg Bandsters ps2. Alis i ll be waiting for you to come back from Zakynthos! Have nice vacations! ps3. Did i say that i love you ALL?
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    No more Lap Bands in my future :(

    Dear Penni, i just read this thread and i would like to add my 2 cents for you. 1st have to say that i don' t know what could i do if i was in the position to choose an other option in order to lose my weight except of the band. because we choosed mainly the band cause was the op with the less risks and the less changes in our body. but is fact that band doesn't work for everyone, so you re not just an exception but one proof that band doesn't work for all. well as hard as it is i tried to be on your position what i would do next.. i would have also 2 options, 1st RNY (any of the 3 styles of RNY) or Sleeve Gastrectomy. My problem is also like yours, its not only the quality of the food but the quantity.. so i would prefer a restrictive kind of surgery like sleeve but then i would worry that doesn't excist a long term follow up in patients yet.. we don't really know if its really effective in years...so why not to choose an option that has been tested like RNY? i thought a lot and is also the option that i would remove for ever the 80% of my stomach for ever, it makes me worry for the future.. so i would prefer something tested and with the less risks..like the mini RNY (proximal RNY).. i don't know but this is me, that means not you.. and the road to lose weight is actually lonesome.. you only know what your soul is really needs.. but me personally it kills me to feel me overweight for all my life.. i can't stand to accept it..thats why i did a bariatric surgery... as about the money that they are such a huge amount i have to tell you a crazy idea, theres an option to come to do it in .. Greece. in my country the national medical system is free for people that they work (they kept us monthly an amount of money from our salaries) people with the national medical assurance they have the opportunity to have a bariatric surgery completely free! (i payed only 3500 euro for my band cause i choosed a private hospital) but i know a very good surgeon that works in Public Hospital and people was very suttisfied from him and they didn't pay anything for their surgery. I have a friend that she did the sleeve gastrectomy and she didnt pay anything also! well i know it sounds crazy to come to other side of the planet to have a surgery alone away from your family but i want you to know that there is also this option.. me and my friend we can talk to him to accept a person outside of the country (and the national medical system) because is emergency thing. at the end i would like to add that what ever you will decide to do, even not to do anything but to try solo to fight your demons this board needs you and people here will try to support you.. (sorry for my poor english and the long post)
  24. thanks for your answer. i would like to know if anyone else has anything to add in Pennys post. or is it also a common procedure in USA?
  25. Hello dear fellow bandsters.. since almost all of you re reading a lot of stuff about the bariatric surgeries (in your effort to learn more about the band) i wonder if you have a personal opinion about the sleeve gastrectomy or if some of you you would prefer that operation than the band. thanks for your answers

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