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  1. AmyR

    POST-op LAP band - Day 2

    I was back to work in 5 days, but I have a desk job.
  2. AmyR

    POST-op LAP band - Day 2

    I agree that your doctor should have given you some prescription pain killers for the first few days. It is only day 2. Take it easy, get some rest, stay hydrated and take pain medicine.
  3. AmyR

    Eating out

    I have ordered off the kids menu without any problems. Never thought about the senior menu, maybe I will try that. Healthier choices on the senior menu, I would think. I also just order off the main menu and expect leftovers. I can sometimes get another meal or two from my leftovers.
  4. I only told a few people before the surgery. Close family members and supervisors at work that needed to know. Also a few friends who had experience with lap-band and were a great support for my decision. That was a year ago and I have lost 75 pounds. Now when people ask about the "secret" to my weight-loss, I almost always admit to having lap-band procedure. But if they don't ask about it, then I just thank them for the compliment and move on. So, I feel like I'm not hiding it, but I'm not broadcasting it either.
  5. AmyR

    Lap band surgery

    I had my surgery last March. Mine went very smoothly and I have lost 75 pounds since then. Post-op wasn't too bad. The first day, I mostlly slept off the anesthesia. The second day I just took it easy and only moved around when I had to. The worst of it for me was shoulder pain from the gas. Do not keep it in!! It gets better with time, but the shoulder pain will linger for a while. I had my procedure on Thursday and was back to work on Monday. Just wore elastic waist paints for a few days until I felt more comfortable. Good Luck! I hope all goes well for you!
  6. AmyR

    New to the banded life

    You definitely need more education on your eating habits, nutrition and more restriction.
  7. AmyR

    Am I being overly optimistic?

    I have PCOS as well. I had tried everything to lose weight and keep it off. Finally, I found something to help me lose weight at a normal rate and keep it off. I was banded in March and have lost 65 pounds. I am in a strange position right now. My daughter is getting married on New Year's Eve. I have my dress and I'd like to stay at my current weight, so I don't have to get alterations to my dress. But I keep losing. Never had that problem before!!!
  8. AmyR

    Banded November 1st

    I agree with the other posters. Enjoy your mushy food! It sure tastes good after liquids.
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    Hope you have a good report and all is well!
  10. AmyR

    First fill next week

    Your surgeon should have a chart on how you should feel, when you are at the right spot with your fills. In general, you will fill up on small portions and not be hungry again until the next meal time and maybe not even then. You will have some discomfort when you eat certain foods (mostly breads, carbs, etc..). That is what helps me stay away from those unhealthy foods. And you will be losing weight!!! I will say that even without a change in my fill, there are changes inexplicable changes my band restrictions at any given time. Sometimes I can eat more than other. There are certain foods that bother me on a certain day, but I will have no problems with the next time I try them. So, give it sometime to settle in before you decide if you need more or less. Good Luck!
  11. AmyR

    No Hate Just A Bit Help

    I agree with the soup suggestion. Baked fish would be good. Crab cakes are usually pretty mushy, if you like them. Mashed potatoes, if necessary. Sweet potatoes would be better, if they have them. Remember small portions! So, you won't need a whole meal, unless you want to take some home. Good luck! It's pretty early to be doing an outing, but I understand not wanting to miss anything.
  12. AmyR

    On the go!?

    Same as Julie
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    Small bites and chew well. It is uncomfortable!
  14. Surgery was no big deal. Not sure exactly how long the surgery took, because I was out of it, but I would say about an hour for the actual surgery. Most of the time is just for prep and recovery.
  15. AmyR

    I really need help

    Consult a bariatric surgeon about your non-surgical options.

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