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    Wow, I'm glad to see I'm not alone! We should start a new club--the "code browns"! (hospital terms for what happened!)
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    Baby Food Sucks!

    The chicken and veggies isn't bad if you add lots of garlic powder to it--my answer to everything! There is a tomato soup called Campbell's select in a gold box called Tomato and Basil that has loads of garlic in it and it's delish!
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    Banded 6\13

    Hi Mariliz, We are band sisters! (also banded June 13th) I don't have an appetite yet either. I only have to be on liquids 2 weeks and then start "mushies". As I get more active and don't just lay around I'm finding it increasingly harder to get all the protein and water in also. I haven't been off this long since I started my job 30 years ago and I'm catching up on years of housework! I'm even going to organize my CD collection--now THAT'S bored! ps you lost 30 pounds in two weeks?? Phenomenal!!!!:grouphug:
  4. Actually, the gas doesn't go into the shoulder--what happens is it's trapped against the diaphragm, which irritates nerves that cause the feeling of pain in the shoulder. It's called "referred pain" but it doesn't matter--it STILL hurts!:ohmy: A lot of people have reported relief with a heating pad, and lots of walking.
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    I've Lost An Irish Setter And A Chihuahua

    The list says I've lost 10 doz eggs, but I think I like a Jack Russell Terrier before, considering my user name.....
  6. When they give people blood they give it slowly, usually over 4 hours per unit. That way if there is any adverse reaction they can stop the blood before a whole lot has been transfused---it's a safety issue.... I'm glad it all worked out!
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    12 hour work schdule

    I'm going to have the same trouble when I go back to work, but I am off six weeks due to lifting restrictions also. The water is also going to be a problem--I work in a hospital lab and we can't have any drinks in the work area. I guess I'll be taking lots of quick breaks to guzzle down water!
  8. I was really scared to tell my husband when I was considering getting a band because he's really hospital/doctor/pain phobic (which is nuts, because he's an RN!) and he always transfers those fears to me--for example he doesn't like it when I donate blood. Well, I brought it up over dinner one night. He wasn't happy about it, but he knew my weight was making my knees hurt all the time so while he hasn't been approving, he has been accepting, which is good enough for me!
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    Heartburn & vomiting?

    See your doctor--I read in Lap band companion that severe and sudden onset of heartburn can be a sign of band slippage. I hope it's not the case.... Your history with the heartburn and hernia sounds like mine. But since I've been banded I haven't had a lick of trouble with it! (knock wood) Good luck to you--I hope you get relief!
  10. Hi guys-- Ya know how the docs want us to exercise after our bands? But all I wanna do is sit in front of my puter on lapbandtalk.com? How about putting a generator on an exercise bike attached to the computer so the computer will only work when I'm riding the bike? Hmmmm...maybe I should patent that...any investors out there?:biggrin:
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    Scar Stages Share yours!

    I got 8! When I see the surgeon for my first followup in a couple of weeks I'm gonna ask him what's up with that??
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    Can I eat it?

    Yes, it's a serious, valid question, but when I read the title of your thread all I could think was, "Wow, that would be a GREAT idea for a zany game show!":lol:
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    Lap band after RNY

    12 inches!?!? Wow!!!
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    how long for BCBS approval?

    I have Anthem BC/BC and it only took two days!
  15. What is y'all's recommended portion size for your post-op liquid and mushies diet? Mine is only 2oz! Seems sorta small.....:biggrin:
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    Been STUCK for over an hour now... WTF?

    The book I have "Lap band companion" suggests sipping hot tea--might be worth a shot...
  17. I got my ticker without problems but now I can't get the slider to move. I can't find any instructions on their website--do I have to cut and paste the info each time I make a weight change? Thanks!
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    Freudian slip?:cursing:
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    Blue Cross Blue Shield True Blue PPO

    Hi Melody- My insurance is BC/BS but it is an HMO rather than a PPO. Approval was quick and easy--but you need to be sure your provider has the obesity rider--it is an optional part of the insurance that not everyone provides. My company just added the obesity rider about 3 years ago.
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    Sore Spot

    I was banded Friday 13th and have that same spot. It doesn't hurt unless I sit up or lie down, and it only hurts badly for about 5 seconds. When it hurts I start singing "Happy Band day to you" and by the time I get to the end of the song the pain is gone! Or maybe my horrible singing drove it away?:biggrin2:
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    Piece of cake!

    Hi Jazzy Junes-- I just got home at 11am from an overnight at the hospital. When I woke up in the recovery room I though they hadn't been able to band me because nothing hurt! Got up to my room and was walking laps within an hour. They brought me a tray of clear liquid diet and I couldn't hardly eat any of it. Slept and walked all night. This morning the incisions were a tad sore, but the nurse squirted something in my IV and it didn't hurt anymore. I have seven incisions! I wonder why.... So those of you worried about the pain--it was a lot less than thought it would be.
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    high protien suggestions

    I like to drink isopure water--it has 40 grams of protein in 20oz, and is sugar free. Kinda expensive, but an easy way to get your protein.
  23. Really? When I used to smoke in my younger days (when I had to talk to school 10 miles through waist-deep snow:biggrin2:) all I wanted to do was sit on the couch and watch cartoons. My stoner friends and I would turn the sound off and make up our own dialogues. You actually can work out after smoking? I wonder if they sell doobies at Curves? In the vending machine next to the cigs?:biggrin:
  24. I'm getting banded this Friday and I was wondering if I would be able to drive myself home on Saturday? (My doc makes you stay overnight) Thanks!
  25. I'm glad the rep points were gone--it was too much pressure to try to get them!And I got enough pressure by being fat....:biggrin2: