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Everything posted by fiveholts714

  1. that is one thing I dislike about living here - Utah is rarely represented in any forums of any kind. I feel like a loner. Sometimes I wish I lived in a more populous state but then I'd have to deal with other problems!
  2. I am strongly considering using de la Garza for my lap band surgery. Has anyone else used the lite n free clinic?
  3. fiveholts714

    OMG - Ouch

    I have never been able to eat eggs since banded. I need a fill right now and I couldn't eat eggs if i wanted to. Try softer foods, hot tea. I can't eat solids in the morning at all - I have a protein shake.
  4. I haven't posted in a while. My weight is staying the same and I need a fill but I am not going to get one until after I get back from Barbados. I've been so stressed and having major panic attacks. I cry all the time. I can't cope and can't function. I scheduled 2 weeks off of work to stay home because i need to get away so bad. I have been faking it through my life for a while now. I had a panic attack so bad today that I got up and walked away from my lunch in the cafeteria even though I was hungry and went outside and cried. It is boiling hot here and I just sat there and sweated. I called my husband for a few minutes. I am a basket case. I just can't take all the demands on me. My job is unmanageable and no one cares. It's not like I can just go get another one since it is pretty specialized and I live in a small town. I need ALL my income. My dh is in grad school and is apply for positions that will help him get licensure as a counselor, but since he isn't licensed to jobs are at a MUCH lower wage than the low wage he is already making so I am stuck where I am. I have have 4 year old twins who have a lot of needs and a special needs 9 year old. And mother in law who depends on me for everything. And a really messy house. And no money. I really think I am close to a nervous breakdown. I have an appointment with a psychiatrist but I can't get in for a while. My dh loves me but he is almost no help. He takes on few responsibilities himself and is like a kind of child rather than a partner. You have to guide him through every step of his responsibilities and he susally does things half ass or wrong. This isn't what my life was supposed to be like.:cry :think :pout:
  5. fiveholts714

    I'm Offically 100 pounds down!!!!

    i am so excited for you. What a magnificent accomplishment! You are everyone's dream!
  6. fiveholts714

    I don't want to get a big head!

    I guess I've noticed that but never put it into words. I think it's because they waste away. But their skull doesn't change. There's not much meat on a skull as compared to the rest of the body. My head is already huge. I am doomed.
  7. fiveholts714

    Do you ever wish you just had a hug?

    I was so nervous, too. I had to go to Mexico by myself! Go make up with hubby. Tell him you are sorry and make him King For The Day. He'll go with you...
  8. fiveholts714

    Tax Deductible

    I used my healthcare cafeteria benefits to pay for it and I had mine done in Mexico. No problem.
  9. fiveholts714

    What was YOUR last straw?

    It was feeling like I was disabled. I was in so much pain that I could hardly do anything anymore and I have 3 little kids! Plus, my dh is in poor shape and will probably leave me an early widow so someone has to be there for my kids and it had better be me!
  10. fiveholts714

    One more complication from LapBand

    Congrats! I ALMOST wish that would happen to me!
  11. fiveholts714

    I'm soooo hungry!!!

    Yes, I have plopped all along. I probably need another fill. I have also been hungry since February.
  12. fiveholts714

    DH has foot injury....

    SHOOT! What rotten luck! My dh had foot surgery a couple of weeks beofre my sugery. It has been a much bigger deal than we thought and he still hasn't recovered since February. So I know what you mean. I my mommy lives far away!
  13. fiveholts714

    Why is this happening now?

    There aren't lots of people with slippages. Complications with the band are rare. People tend to come to a support group when they have problems or questions or a HUGE success. That's why you mostly see concerns posted. That's what a support group is for.
  14. fiveholts714

    worried bandster

    You would have to do some mighty vicious pb'ing to rip stitches. You are probably ok. It happens to all of us.
  15. fiveholts714

    Chocolate Addictions...

    I hear you. It has been so hard fo rme lately. I ate on of those big reese's cups yesterday, but luckily it was at the same time I was developing the stomach flu so now I don't think I want chocolate for while. If you are really, really addicted, then you need to be like the alcoholic. Have none. Not the diet chocolate or the power bars or anything else. It is a slipperly slope that you can't afford to go down.
  16. fiveholts714

    Help! What do we do?

    I work in a hospital that has a weight loss surgery program and let me tell you that if they are disorganized and can't give you a package quote it usually means that there is contention between that hospital and the surgeon regarding pricing and who does what. RUN AWAY! He may be a good surgeon, but the stress you will have is not worth it. Espeically when unexpected bills start flying in. They should be able to give you a package price with no surprises unless you have unusual complications. That's standard.
  17. fiveholts714

    What are some examples

    aspirin, ibuprofen (advil, etc), aleive (naprosyn). There are lots of them out there. Tylenol is NOT an NSAID.
  18. fiveholts714

    Something I hadn't thought of

    That's kind of like me. I have never been able to buy bracelets or women's waches. I was able to buy a silver watch and it fit! I know it was a little bigger round than some of th others on the rack, but now it is big on me and spins around my wrist. I can also wear bracelets too!
  19. 1. no 2. I have an 8 year old and at the time 3 year old twins. I didn't tell the twins anything excpet that I had an owie on my tummy and they had to be careful. I told my 8 year old the complete truth. I stressed that if he ate a healthy diet and exercised then he wouldn't have to do anything like this when he was older. 3. Nope.
  20. fiveholts714

    why do I feel so hungry?

    You know, i am hungry too. I am always amazed by people who say that they aren't hungry. That has never happened for me.
  21. fiveholts714

    What is your height?

    I am 5'11"
  22. fiveholts714

    OUCH! Help!!

    I was banded on 2/22. For the last few days I have had a soreness at the bottom of my esopagus like it is irritated. Whenever I swallow anything it is painful as it passes this point and feel swollen. What are the s/s of erosion? I thought maybe liquids for a couple of days would help. BUT my other problem is that I am so hungry, too! I mean painful hunger pains and feeling like I would throw up from hunger. It's bad. The other day I couldn't eat fast enough (since I am now slow) to get rid of the hunger pain and someone actually had to go get me sugar and spoon! This week I haven't been very good, either. I am so stressed at work and last night I wished I didn't have the band so I could eat, eat, eat. I am scared of having complications since I was banded in Mexico and am basically on my own here. I can call the doc who does my fills - he has a lot fo experience and his scheduler has had a band for 10 years. What do you think?
  23. fiveholts714

    I'm worried

    I posted this in the general discussion too, but I am sore in my esophagus near the bottom. It hurts when i swallow and feels swollen. Any advice?
  24. You really tricked me. That was hilarious!
  25. fiveholts714

    I am really ticked off!and ripped off!!!

    I'd be mad, too. That is my fear since I had my surgery in Mexico. If I have a complication I am screwed! It isn't fair. I am so sorry that this happened to you.

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