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  1. fiveholts714

    Insurance approved - I'm on my way!

    You must be flying high. My insurance didn't cover it so I had to pay cash. I am always so thrilled for anyone who gets their insurance to cover it. You will do great!:hippie:
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    :hungry: I was banded on 2/22 and about 2 days after I was banded I suddenly started diuressing - ok, that's not spelled right, but I was losing Water like mad. Of course this happened as I was flying back from Mexico by myself and got bumped from my plane and had to take 2 different airlines to get back home. What a nightmare! I was dangerously dehydrated and ill. Anyway, for days I was drinking water like there was no tomorrow and it was running right through me. I felt dehydrated, my mouth was dry but I couldn't drink enough (no, I don't have diabetes). So I decided to think about it logically since i am a nurse. Yes, most people will diuress after this kind of surgery, but then I thought about my diet. I have never been one to add salt to my food, but I ate a lot of foods that already had salt in them. I refused broth since it made me sick in Mexico. I was having Protein shakes, some pudding, and sugar free drinks. Then it occured to me that I was probably low on salt. I added salt to my meals and suddenly I was better. I just thought I would pass this on in case it happens to anyone else.
  3. Howdy. I don't know why your band would cause a problem on the plane. The only problems I can think of is getting something you can eat on your meal tray. You may want to bring your own food. Some airlines will allow you to reqeust a special diet. I would bring my own food as a backup. It would be awful if they served a hunk of meat and bread. I don't know about you, but I can't eat either! Your English is so good!
  4. fiveholts714

    Update :: bigbellykellie is out of surgery

    You will have to change your name to "nobelliekelly";)
  5. fiveholts714

    Light at the end of the tunnel....

    WOW! You have a good daughter. I heop everything turns out just the way you want.:clap2: :clap2:
  6. fiveholts714

    Pre-Op Diet

    Boy am I glad I didn't have to do a preop diet! Good luck to all of you! I think most people are not hungry after they get their band. I was starving so I suffered right afterwards. You are getting your suffering over in advance!
  7. Great. I use Secret, too. I've only lost 20 pounds so I'm not stinky yet. Or if I am no one is saying anything to me! But it's good to know that maybe I will need to switch. You may also want to touch base withyour surgeon - they may know of common problems and solutions if others have complained of this.
  8. fiveholts714

    ~Night All

    Good luck to you! Hope all goes well!:biggrin1:
  9. fiveholts714

    ~Night All

    Good luck to you! I heop all goes well!
  10. fiveholts714

    Itching post op, and it isn't my incisions.

    That's not an infection, it is a local allergic reaction. trry benedryl cream or orally and put a cold cloth on it. Scratching will make it worse. It is probably the adhesive from the steri strips. Good luck!
  11. That's a real problem you need to talk to your doctor about in advance. When I first used a CPAP the mask civered my nose and mouth and i felt bery helpless. My new mask only goes over my nose. Now I can't live without it and I would panic if I thought I didn't have it on. If they determine that you need CPAP, your doc can give you a sedative to take at home until you get used to it. But they don't want to sedate you during the test or the results won't be any good. Good luck to you. (Remember, there are BAD long term effects of untreated sleep apnea like pulmonary hypertension, heart attacks, stroke and death. So don't give up now!):notagree
  12. fiveholts714

    OMG I crossed my legs !!!!

    WOW! What a wonderful bunch of NSV's. Good for you. I hope to be there soon.:clap2:
  13. fiveholts714

    Who Has Lost Over 100 Pounds?!?!

    How wonderful for all of you. This gives me hope. I am in the inbetween stage of healing before my first fill. I don't have restriction and am hungry! But God will see me through.
  14. fiveholts714

    Protein Powder?

    I use the unflavored Unjury in a slim fast protein drink.
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    Boy I hope this happens to me. Even if they just get narrower I will be happy.
  16. fiveholts714

    Update: Future Bandster In Saudi

    See? God was pushing you to call around. He really does work in mysterious ways. I feel bad for you - toes can cause so much pain because of the nail! I'll pray that you heal well. Yes, loosing weight definately reduces your risk of diabetes. if you had gestational, then you are very likely to develop diabetes type II during your lifetime. Keeping your weight down really helps the battle.
  17. fiveholts714

    I finally have a date...........

    Congrats! General anesthesia is scary. Just tell your anesthesiologist of your fear in advance. They want to know that.
  18. fiveholts714

    Unsupportive family members!!

    There is nothing you can do about their reaction. You can't control them. If these are the kind of peopel they are, you are better off being away from them. it is their choice to not see their grandkids. It's tooo bad that they are ruining their relationship with the kids. Also, don't let them be in control. Why are letting them call meetings? If they want to see the grandkids, just tell them that your banding is off subject. If they start in, get up, give grandma and grandpa a kiss because we have to leave. You need to get back in control and quit letting them call meetings.
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    I am back and banded...

    I was banded a week ago today by Dr. de la Garza in Mexico. To be honest, it was rough. I was never so glad to be home. i weighed myself today and I am down 16 pounds. I am sure that a lot of that is Fluid because i was getting pretty bloated. I feel pretty good and am back at work. I would never have made it on Clear liquids. Luckily Dr. de la Garza allows you to have milk and Protein shakes the first 2 weeks. I have been living on costco weight loss shakes, creamed Soups and diet koolaide.
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    Is this realistic?

    I am being banded on the 22nd. My brother is getting married in Barbados on August 19th. I would like to lose a lot of weight by then since I haven't seen my brother and parents for a couple of years. I have been overweight all my life and have dreamed of "wowing" them with a big weight loss. Of course I own't be near goal, but I'd like to lose 80 pounds by then. Is that realistic?:help:
  21. fiveholts714

    I got my date!

    Finally, it's my turn! I am having surgery with Dr. de la Garza in Monterray on the 22nd. Yeah! The only bummer is that I have to go down by myself. Oh well.
  22. fiveholts714

    Why are YOU Fat?

    Because I eat too much
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    What does everyone do for a living?

    I am a registered nurse. I work as a director in a large health care corporation. I now cover 3 hospitals. It is a huge job. I'd rather stay at home with my kids. My dh is in grad school to be a counselor, so once he is done I plan on working at home as a legal nurse consultant.
  24. fiveholts714

    Getting Banded Feb 20th!

    I'm being banded on the 22nd. My doc doesn't use a preop diet.
  25. fiveholts714

    Oh My Goodness!!!!!!

    No, it's not wrong.

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