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    BariatricPal Policy Reminders – Everyone Please Read!

    Hey, I never said I'm perfect. I leave that to others.
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    Funny how the political becomes personal

    @@OKCPirate, you "liked" that. What happened to the more piratical version of yourself? I expected a walk-the-plank message. You're softening. I have hope for you yet despite the first glimpse at your political views. Ay ay ay. P.S. Just got your note immediately above. I'll take my pablum with a spoon, thank you.
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    Meds after Sleeve?

    Since you'd like to know in advance, put the question -- and others you ma have -- to your surgery practice now?
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    Worried sick;

    If you stopped eating Beans and you feel nothing out of the ordinary, good, you've probably done no damage. The language of your message, however, indicates that you're still eating them. Your gut is in your hands.
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    What do you tell people?

    @@liza1180, somehow I think that you're asking whether people reveal that they've had bariatric surgery as opposed to, say, heart transplant or tonsillectomy. Is that correct? Or are you asking, as some have interpreted, which of the bariatric procedures people have had? The only people who knew up front that I had surgery at all knew that it was bariatric (lapband, specifically). I did tell some who weren't privy from the start when they asked about my weight loss. Others only heard that I'd been eating differently to lose weight.
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    Color analysis input (aka failing at girl-fu)

    @@theantichick My makeup routine never was complicated or time-consuming. Now that I'm older (as in old), I've been thinking of going to a counter for pointers on what to use and how. Its a good idea for anyone now and then because it's so easy to get in a rut and just lose steam and ideas. I didn't know that Sephora sells various brands, having been under the impression that it's a private-label chain store. I just remembered that department stores (above Penny & Sears level) have people called personal shoppers or something else. They have their own offices/dressing space and, once they have an idea of what you need and want and what sizes you should try, will actually do the footwork and have things ready in their own areas when you've arranged an appointment in advance. At any rate, I think the service still exists. If not, most of the "better" stores should have some service that cuts down on the confusion and all for those who hate to shop and especially those whose bodies have changed drastically. There never was an extra charge for the service. Keep in mind that such staff in any stores that pay commission will pressure you to buy more than you plan. Do any stores pay on commission any more? Anyway, call the stores in your area to see what they offer.
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    Can I lie - hernia op?

    Uh-oh, a principal? You still don't have to tell and she still has no right to ask, but do prepare to stand in the corner wearing a dunce cap.
  8. Good. I just hate when my wit and smarts go unnoticed.
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    Weight loss surgery

    He isn't alone unless your mother and brother are incompetent or incapable. Another option is a home aide to care for him.
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    She's wrong. Drop "pretty" from that sentence. Your view of all aspects is solid gold. [is that friend noticeably overweight? If so, there's your answer.]
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    HIPAA violation: What would you do?

    @@swimbikerun, I am pleased with the outcome. I believe that the facility has tidied its act. That's what was needed. Filing a complaint with HIPAA can accomplish nothing more. When I spoke with the exec I questioned her minutely. My intention was two-fold: To hear how they were tightening up their act and to imply that I wouldn't hesitate to go to HIPAA if she weren't convincing. Now I'm moving on.
  12. I used quotation marks on "disorder" as I don't really know about that -- whether the term is meaningful or real, et al. A rose by any name, however, may be useful around here. http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/eating-disorders/binge-eating-disorder/ss/slideshow-binge-eating-disorder
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    Nearly a year in and Not losing weight.

    Sadly, it can take a while to get to an ideal place. It seems to me, however, that your experience is out of the ordinary. Bands neither lose nor gain weight. Your weight gain is most likely because of your own food choices and, if applicable, sedentary living. If you have been eating properly for weight-loss, it's probably time for a general physical exam. Also to consider is that some medications contribute to weight gain either by stimulating appetite or affecting metabolism. Assuming that you know understand what to expect from a band that's finely-tuned to you and your 'responsibility' as the band owner/user , I can only suggest that you make an appt to speak with the NP about your band's behavior. Yikes -- I'll leave all the above where it is, but it occurs to me that 3.5cc after 7 fills sounds especially odd. You may have a leak somewhere in the apparatus. Make an appt to discuss the possibility and what to expect when working with a band -- what's called the "green zone" where all is good.
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    Feeling so sad

    It's true that many people experience emotional upheaval. Apart from that, you don't say whether you invited the friend who knows to visit. Since you're that close, why not let her know that her company would be particularly valued now? As some of the others have said, you can take steps to expand your social circle once you're more mobile.
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    Taking measurements?

    Since you're interested in measuring, this article from SparkPeople may be useful. I just noticed it while I was at the site doing my thing(s) (SP is where I track food). At a very quick glance, I got the impression that the measurements article points people to making their records useful in terms of health. http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_articles.asp?id=1281
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    Who Dat?

    It's so nice to read about your total renewal and recommiting. Yes, the bikini thing is impressive.
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    Slow weight loss?

    @@summerset, of course that's what it's about. It's understandable. Reality nevertheless is a better prom date and life partner than baseless expectations. Reality is grown-up, capable and competent; it gets things done.
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    Lap band Reset Article

    Nnnn, I don't trust the guy and am not even speaking of the comments from people who've had bad experiences with bands. Some of his food recommendations don't hold Water in my experience. He also does nothing to clarify the confusion between vomiting and food getting stuck in the esophagus and then coming back up. I have some other quibbles, but won't take the time now.
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    Out with the old!

    So you're saying I should be in Madame Tussaud's? You're not doing well here, fella.
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    Bridesmaids Dress

    I can't guess what size you might order, as there's no way to know what your rate of loss will be or how long stalls may last. Alas, there's no sleeve owners' manual, not to mention that there's no guarantee of how diligent you'll be. You're probably making faces at me just about now, but I believe in reality. Check with the shop now on whether they'll be able to reorder in a significantly smaller size when you're ready to begin fittings. See what you can get them to agree on with regard to an even exchange if the size you order this month ends up beyond altering. Better yet, explain the situation, leaving a solution open, then see what they come up with. They know what's really real in terms of ordering these dresses.
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    Out with the old!

    Whew! What a relief to click in here and see that you're talking about clothes. The topic title had me worried that we were breaking up. Big clothes, big fire. Hot times. In your yard, I mean.
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    True Results

    I'm not sure whether it's an individual surgeon's or the facility's insurance affiliations that matter, but I'd think the surgeon was/is still affiliated with your plan. If, however, it turns out that your follow-up care won't be covered by our plan, talk to the surgeon about setting an affordable fee for you. It's his/her fee, therefore, he/she can change it any time. From what I've seen, lots of articles recommend that patients speak to their doctors about this regardless of the field of medicine.
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    All things cheese

    @@ML573663 wrote: "Do you think it helps or makes your weight loss slower? That's just my fear." You're be free of fear if your goal is reasonable. Can you live with a goal "To lose weight?" I'll make a crazy-wild guess that you were obese for quite a while. Is there really an emergency now to lose rapidly? If you eat well, you will lose. Make it a joyful process -- eat cheese.
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    All things cheese

    cheese is a reason to live. To answer your question, in moderation. Unless a cheese is lowfat from the day it was first produced, why give up the real thing? Most are god awful in lowfat versions. Eat the best-tasting whatever-it-is. When I do, my soul sings and I don't even want all that much. @ plays dominoes with the pepper-dotted cheese before tossing the pieces into the pot. He gives me the cheddar.
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    Should I be upset?

    N.G. attitude. Please reconsider so that your excitement over your upcoming surgery stays with you after surgery. "Sacrifice" is being unhealthy, unhappy and generally uncomfortable because of self-imposed obesity. Giving up the obesity is a positive claim, a taking in of good things, not a giving up [fill in the blank with the name of your preferred grease or starch].

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