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About HeatherGurl

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  • Birthday 10/19/1981

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  1. Here are a few Before and After pics of me. :biggrin:
  2. 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.
  3. HeatherGurl

    Dr. Spivak in Houston Texas

    I was banded by Spivak back in November of 2005. I have not been on this site in quite some time, but I am looking around again:)
  4. HeatherGurl

    Dr. Spivak's patients .....

    Just checking in here all... I was completely unfilled because my pouch was slightly stretched on May 21st. I just went back in for a re-fill on June 28th. I had gained too much weight, and I was really disappointed... Got 1 cc put back in and I haven't weighed since. Got hubby to hide the scales... which is fine by me. I am back in my size 6 jeans, and that is all I wanted. :cool: The new gal did my fill, well, she tried to. My port was COMPLETELY upside down. She tried 2 times and then called good ole Brenda in there and she got it after another 3 times. They almost called Spivak in to do it. It was horrible! Not their fault though, just that dang port. Spivak poked his head in and said Hi. He just seems to care so much about his patients. I really am glad he is my Dr.
  5. HeatherGurl

    Spivak pre=op diet

    I had to do low carb until surgery... about 3-4 weeks.
  6. HeatherGurl

    Guy from Houston!

    Spivak is awesome! Good luck and hopefully you will get banded soon
  7. 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!!!
  8. HeatherGurl

    Age when banded?

    I was 24 when banded. Healthy as a horse, and about the same weight as one
  9. HeatherGurl

    Tanning tips?

    My input: Tanning made my scars look better than before tanning. Mystic Tan can turn you orange just like the self tanning lotions. Best bet is to go to a tanning salon, purchase some really good lotion, and lay in a bed. It is relaxing and you will love the results. They will start you off tanning for only 3 minutes or so, but you want to start off slow. Lotion is VERY important though. It helps keep the tan longer and moisturizes your skin, which is number 1. Good luck on your tanning decision.
  10. HeatherGurl

    Predominantly Texan??

    Are you still in El Campo TerriDoodle? I am from Wharton :youcandothis: There are a lot of Texans here!
  11. As far as I know Spivak only does surgery in Houston. I have no idea of what Spiegel does.
  12. Hi Rachel! Glad to see that you made a great choice in Spivak. Sorry I didn't see this sooner. I really have NO regrets at all with him. He is the best. I was 329 on surgery day 11/09/05, and I am currently 175. The lap band was the best thing I have ever done for myself.
  13. HeatherGurl


    I friend of mine had her stomach stapled over 5 years ago... the band last year and now just had the gastric bypass. Apparently Dr.'s can do anything these days....
  14. HeatherGurl

    Sweating less?

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

    This is odd ( well to me anyway )

    I agree with La_madam. You are too tight if you can't eat solid protein. You are only going to start gaining weight by eating all the junk food. I hope you discuss this with your Dr.

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