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  1. HeatherGurl

    Dr. Spivak in Houston Texas

    I have not gone to any of his support group meetings, I would like to... but I live too far out of Houston to attend those.
  2. Here is a picture from Sunday... L to R~ Heathergurl, A1ikou, Sallyjo, Barbara465, jucyc, and Pinkylee. It was great getting to finally meet all of you!!!
  3. HeatherGurl

    Predominantly Texan??

    Are you still in El Campo TerriDoodle? I am from Wharton :youcandothis: There are a lot of Texans here!
  4. As far as I know Spivak only does surgery in Houston. I have no idea of what Spiegel does.
  5. HeatherGurl

    Sweating less?

    I hardly ever sweat anymore. I am ALWAYS cold!!! I have a blanket on the couch at all times at home.
  6. HeatherGurl

    Houston Twelve Oaks Hospital

    With any Dr. you are going to have to do a barium swallow. They have to make sure everything looks ok. I don't see that as a reason to not recommend a Dr.
  7. HeatherGurl

    One Addiction for Another...

    Melissa it was very brave of you to post your story here. I am sad to hear that your surgeon offers no support to you. I hope that you can find the help you seek if you do. I do drink more regularly now than I used to... but not a bottle of wine every evening. If you want help, I really hope that you can get it. I know there are a lot of others out there with replacing addictions. I replaced my addiction for food with a shopping addiction. Going on Week 4 Shop Free right now. I know that does not sound as bad as alcoholism, but it can be when you shop beyond your means. Hugs to you and I hope you make it thru this and get back on track.
  8. HeatherGurl

    Nodule on thyroid gland????

    My DH was diagnosed with thyroid cancer at 21. He had a tumor the size of a large grapefruit growing on his left nodule. Like everyone said, thyroid cancer is the "Best" to have. Cancer is a scary word and it scared the chit outta me, but he is 100% ok now. Just has to take a thyroid supplement daily... since they ended up removing both glands.
  9. HeatherGurl

    Fish? Need suggestions.....

    Yes, Redfish is VERY good!!! Bacon wrapped shrimp also!!!
  10. HeatherGurl

    Dr. Spivak's patients .....

    Thanks!!! Take it easy and get to walking if you haven't already. That is one of the number one things I have attributed to my success. Exercise! The weight was slowly coming off before, but AFTER I started exercising, was when the weight REALLY came off.
  11. HeatherGurl

    Update on band dilation

    I didn't get a message from you cherg, but if you need to talk, try and PM me again. I hope all is still going better for you!
  12. HeatherGurl

    Goal Met

    I told you once already, but I can certainly say it again!!! YOU ROCK!!! Congratulations again Neal for all of your hard work!
  13. HeatherGurl

    Fill Doctor in Houston

    Dr. Spivak is my Dr. and I wouldn't recommend any other in Houston. He is an excellent surgeon. The best in Houston in my opinion. Spivak has done all of my fills. If you want your Dr. to do your fills, you simply request it. Good luck to you all considering the lap band. It was and is my life saver.
  14. HeatherGurl

    Dr. Spivak's patients .....

    confusedgirl~ I had surgery on Wednesday and went back to work on a Monday. I sit at a computer all day if that helps you any. Best of luck to you in your desicion.
  15. HeatherGurl

    My Goal to wear a formal gown

    That is a great goal!! You will get there!
  16. HeatherGurl

    New here

    How do I feel now about the surgery? It is one of the best things I have ever done in my life. If I wouldn't have had it done I would be close to 400 lbs, no doubt! There isn't much I wish I knew before I had it done... I researched fairly well, and Spivak's office is wonderful if you have questions. Spivak just put me on a low carb diet until surgery. To shrink the liver in case it was fatty.
  17. HeatherGurl

    Cheating? Is it worth the risk?

    If you are asking if you have done damage to your band, only your Dr. will know that. Most likely if you are not in pain, you are fine. I have never understood while people go thru this whole ordeal of surgery and don't obey their Dr.'s rules. If your Dr. said you can eat what you are, then you are find and shouldn't worry. If your Dr. said otherwise, then you need to stick with the Dr.'s orders so you do not hurt yourself.
  18. HeatherGurl

    Dr. Spivak?

    Hello~ I used him and I have nothing but wonderful things to say about him. He is an excellent surgeon. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I was banded on Nov. 9, 2005. I have lost 143 lbs and I am now below my goal weight!
  19. HeatherGurl

    Goal Weight

    My goal has changed so many times I don't know if I can remember them all. I was told at 205 lbs that I looked great and didn't need to lose anymore by my Dr. and by a friend. So, I quit trying to lose weight and quit worrying about it, even thought I wanted to be under 200. Here I am at 186 lbs and I don't feel lost or worried that I may never lose another pound. 186 is not a lot at all in my book. I don't EVER remember weighing less than 250 except when I was in grade school. So, I would like for the charts to say I am a normal weight, but then I would have to weigh 174 and I don't know if that is too little for my frame. I am a large framed girl. There is nothing petite about me. I am actually considering getting a slight unfill after the first of the year so I won't lose more and I can maintain my current weight.
  20. HeatherGurl

    Drinking During Eating

    I have always said this and I stick to it... If you have proper restriction you should not be able to sip with your meals. If I were to take a sip of anything while eating I would be in mucho physical pain. It makes my food come back up if I try to drink while eating. Just don't do it :girl_hug:
  21. HeatherGurl

    Anyone from South Texas?

    I have just been approved for my Band and will be setting up a surgery date for the near future. Just wondering if there are a lot of people that post on here from Texas. It would be nice to have someone to support and be supported by when I start having a lot of questions about what is going on.
  22. HeatherGurl

    Spivak Port Placement

    My port is 3 or so inches below my bra line. It doesn't bother me there at all. I am not sure why he puts it there, but I can't think of a better place:) Good Luck to you!
  23. HeatherGurl

    So Long...

    This is my final post to LBT. I have found support elsewhere. I am not deleting posts, it isn't worth my time. Best of luck to you all!
  24. HeatherGurl

    Labor Day Weekend

    yet another tree trimming pic...
  25. HeatherGurl

    Gone For Good Club - September 2006

    :clap2:Honors Page for GFG Club Members :clap2: :biggrin1: (And they ask if this works!) :biggrin1: :clap2: 100 pounds or more gone for good! :huggie: :clap2: ------------------------------------------------- Just Paul - 155 pounds HeatherGurl - 140 pounds DCPrincess - 121 pounds Mychevygirl - 119 pounds JQPublic - 115 pounds Jill S - 114.8 pounds EmilyKaye - 112 pounds NaturalBeauty - 103 pounds Chunk - 100 pounds 90 pounds or more gone for good! ----------------------------------- Patty103 - 99 pounds Coyotegirl - 97 pounds La_Madam - -97 pounds Jan.barnett - 96 pounds Kimmcneely - 93 pounds Joe - 92.4 pounds Tricia K. - 92 pounds PinkMary - 91 pounds PhotoNut - 91 pounds Kimbo - 90 pounds 80 pounds or more gone for good! ----------------------------------- Txblue_eyedqt - 87 pounds Dawg - 87 pounds LSasha - 84 pounds Sheryl H - 84 pounds Vickie1177 - 83 pounds Feel2Young2B40 - 82 pounds LegallyKristin - 80.5 pounds 70 pounds or more gone for good! ----------------------------------- Bell - 77 pounds MollyMolly - 77 pounds Nolagirl - 76 pounds Styler96 - 74 pounds Kelliebelly - 73 pounds Shackdog - 73 pounds Tellymelly - 73 pounds A1ikou - 72 pounds Sugar1 - 71 pounds Iulizbug - 71 pounds 60 pounds or more gone for good! ----------------------------------- FunnyDuddies - 68 pounds Desi80 - 67.5 pounds Maryb - 67 pounds Wonkette - 66 pounds Kim_8 - 65.5 pounds Paula - 65 pounds DianeChef - 64 pounds The best me - 64 pounds Daisybelle - 63 pounds Drj - 63 pounds Cheri - 62 pounds Betje - 61 pounds Sunsett - 61 pounds ScrapKarla - 60 pounds Anillacookie - 60 pounds Mystjin - 60 pounds 50 pounds or more gone for good! ----------------------------------- JulieNYC - 59 pounds Jorjet - 58 pounds Poster Child - 58 pounds Maggie63 - 56 pounds RHONDAKO - 56 pounds LindaV - 56 pounds Shari Lou - 55 pounds Iziksmom - 53 pounds Marypetunia - 51 pounds Marie485 - 51 pounds Granlady – 50.8 pounds :clap2: Great work everyone! Now let's get more of us on this page! :clap2:

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