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About Bandana

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  • Birthday 04/20/1962

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  1. Guys I am in a rehab for my compulsive eating. I've been gaining my weight back because I am too restricted and eating around the band (you know, ice cream, etc.) Anyway, I need a doctor in hollywood florida asap, while I'm here in rehab I need an unfil. I can't get on an appropriate food plan because I'm too restricted. Can you please help Does anyone know of these doctors and have you heard good or bad? Dr. Dean Railey in Sunrise Florida, or Dr. Brett Cohen and Dr. Thomas Bass in Hollywood Florida? And if you don't know these doctors do you know any office that you would trust to have an unfil by in this area. I'm also not too far from Ft. Lauderdale. Thank you so much.
  2. Bandana

    Had a tummy tuck today

    hope you continue to feel good. you must be swollen right now and can't really see anything. i guess you have to wait (that would kill me). i need to have a few procedures done but money is an issue. do you mind if i ask how much the tt cost. thanks
  3. Bandana

    Help for people who don't cook

    thank you so much for the great ideas. I hate to cook myself andthese fast wonders are just great. thanks and i can't wait to hear more
  4. the 5 lbs came back so quickly. i've graduated up to hiding cookies in my cabinet so DH doesn't know. But today finally i had no ice cream. hopeuflly it will last tomorrow, and the next day and the next. we'll see. i can only pray
  5. Bandana

    NJ Bandster meet up

    Personally,I like the sounds of the jersey shore outlets. it would be fun. We could get to know each other and do some fun shoopping at the same time. AFter all, we're all down a couple of sizes and deserve something new. What do you think
  6. Bandana

    12 Steps of Overeaters Anonymous

    they are more accepting to people who have lapband. they see that after all we went through we still struggle with binges when we can (or muschies for that fact) I just got a sponsor and she is great. So patient, (i;ve had several binges on ice cream) and she doesn't give up on me. how nice and how accepting. they know all about head hunger and are a great source of wisdom.
  7. Bandana

    January '08 Bandsters

    hey girls i couldn't throw out delicious fattning food (what are you crazy, you know what I mean. LOL) I had to learn the hard way. Up 5lbs. Anyway still restricted too much. today the band was very tight; don't know why. will see the rest of the week and maybe go for until. I saw that therapist and he deals with band patients. He does the psyfh evals before you get your band. I think he can help to encourage good band behavior for me. I'll let you know and thanks again for your support how are you guys doing. kaninag i'm so glad for you that your at the right restriction.
  8. LadyT I wasn't really swollen but a lot of people have to wait for their first fill. Your in bandster hell until your fils start kicking in. Hold on it will happen
  9. Bandana

    January '08 Bandsters

    Thanks so much for your support. Sometimes I just feel like a loser, that I can't even triumph with WLS so it was good to feel your support. Your right the cravings and head hunger will always be there and I've go to deal with this and know that the lapband can do only so much. The rest is up to me or I'll gain all my weight back through mushies. This week I'll eat all the bad stuff up and not buy it anymore.
  10. Bandana

    12 Steps of Overeaters Anonymous

    I know if you go to overeatersanonymous, they have phone meetings. you have to negotiate the site to find it. Sorry I don't remember the exact way to do this, but the phone call meetings are there. But I haven't seen any meeting that focuses on WLS issues. The people inthe groups I've gone to have been accepting of the fact that I've had WLS despite hearing from others that they will be unreceptive because they think it "cheating" with WLS. I think so many more people are having the surgery that they are more accepting, and I think some of them even toy with the idea of WLS also.
  11. Bandana

    January '08 Bandsters

    No. You know that fear haunted me that if I get an unfill I'll gaine weight back. The doctor wants to see me in 3 months, maybe I can get on track. If I don't eat the crap all night, I'm sure I'd be losing weight. So it's a matter of shutting my mouth at night. It's not like I can't get water down. So I'll wait a little longer and see if I still gain. If so, then maybe I will have to have the unfil. Thanks
  12. Bandana

    March Bandsters: MASTER THREAD

    Amanda, So sorry to hear about your Mom. Wishin4 I'm exactly in the same boat as you (sagging all over). I'm not too comfortable with wearing tank tops this summer, but some days it's just too hot and I do it. Special K I know all about eating the mushies because it's easier. But I'm so stuck on ice cream and Cookies right now that I've gaine 5lbs back. Hope we can both get back on track.
  13. Bandana

    January '08 Bandsters

    Hi girls I went for the fill. Since then eating has been less so mushies have been more. Ice cream, ice cream, cookies. Can't seen to get it under control. I even gained 5lbs. Called a therapist and waiting to hear back from him. Don't know about OA. Has anyone been able to get themselves out of a bad rut like this.
  14. Lady T Good Luck tomorrow. I just wanted you to know that I did not have any major problemsfollowing my surgery, except for gas. You need to walk to help release the gas. Also, my doctor said I could use over the counter products to relieve the gas. Just for you information. No other problems were encounteres. I don't know about the injections in the stomach and this is the first time I'm hearing about them. Do you have certain medical condtions tha require the shots. Well good luck and best wishes on your way to a slimmer you.
  15. Bandana

    Hello Fabulous Fourties!!!

    Thanks girls Guess what. I'm hungary. But after reading your recent replies, I'm going to get myself a cheese stick. Thanks

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