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[font=Arial][color=purple][size=3][font=Comic Sans MS]This website is great! It is just loaded with information. [img]http://www.lapbandtalk.com/public/style_emoticons/default/default%20smilies/smile.gif[/img][/font][/size][/color][/font]

[font=Comic Sans MS][size=3][color=purple][font=Arial]I know I don’t have as much to lose as most & hope to prevent getting to that point.[/font][/color][/size][/font]

[font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3][b][u][font=Arial][u]Here’s my story[/u][/font][/u][font=Arial]:[/font][/b][/size][/color][/font]

[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]After high shool, …after moving out & starting to work, I started putting on weight.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I think that is probably pretty common. No rules, you could eat what you wanted.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I yo-yo’d from 125 to 135 –157 (back & fourth) - 182 at the end of my 1st marriage.[/size][/color][/font][/font]

[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I became a chronic insomniac & to this day need medication to sleep at night.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I inherited migraines from my grama & have had pretty much one form of headache daily[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]or another for the last 20 years.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3](That is a lot of Advil.)[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]This makes it really hard to have the energy to exercise.[/size][/color][/font][/font]

[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]For me 157lbs was the magic number. If I hit it, I would start to have trouble breathing.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I would usually start dieting at that point. Nutri-System worked really well for me, twice.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]By the time I was widowed by my 2nd husband at 29 years of age,[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I was a Weightwatchers Lifetime member.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I would usually stick to a program for at least 3 months.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]The more I lost, the longer I stuck with it & the better I did.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I drank a lot of water, did not exercise & still did well.[/size][/color][/font][/font]

[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I had a couple more bad relationships with really angry men,[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]plus 2 more failed marriages to more angry men.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I am an emotional eater. I have had a lot to be emotional about.[/size][/color][/font][/font]

[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I had a Tubal Ligation just before my 35th bday. It was a laproscopic surgery.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]Other than several hours of wicked cramping & nausea, it was a breeze.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]My doctor’s bed side manner left something to be desired.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]After the surgery he popped in & told me the surgery went well & [/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]by the way I have 3 fibroids[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]& then he disappeared. What?! What`s a fibroid?! [/size][/color][/font][/font]

[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]Three years ago, I had a chest cold just after my 38th bday.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I went on a scuba diving trip to Roatan, still sick.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]After the 1st night there, the symptoms pretyy much disappeared (weird) & I had a great vacation.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]When I took my 1st step out of the airport door after landing back home,[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I suddenly had trouble breathing again.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I became & remained very ill for 3 months. I couldn’t even sit up in bed.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]It was like I had a bad chest cold, PLUS the flu, PLUS an ear infection PLUS severe stomach pains.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]Several hospital visits & no one could figure out what was wrong.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]They were able to eliminate all the nasty options.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]It was decided that the stomach thing was an ulcer.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I realized the pain started within hours of taking Tylenol for my fever.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]Apparently, Tylenol hurts me.[/size][/color][/font][/font]

[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I lost a lot of muscle mass being flat on my back. Not that I really had any to begin with.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I continued to have dizzy spells for some time.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]It is as if my body has gone into hibernation. No metabolism.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I am naturally mellow, laid back & low energy, so this is not helping.[/size][/color][/font][/font]

[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I had a sleep study in early 2006, which confirmed my chronic insomnia.[/size][/color][/font][/font]

[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]In November 2006, after years of super heavy periods & major cramping 2 days per month, [/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I had Uterine Fibroid Embolization surgery.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]That is where small beads are pumped into the fibroid blood supply through the artery in your leg.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]They block the blood supply & the fibroids die in place.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]The worst cramps of my life (I have not had children) started half way into the surgery [/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]& lasted for hours. I was almost good as new 24 hours later.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]My periods are soooo mild now. I am glad I had the surgery.[/size][/color][/font][/font]

[font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3][font=Arial]Considering everything I have been through, it`s amazing that I actually have my head on straight. [/font][font=Wingdings][font=Wingdings]J[/font][/font][/size][/color][/font]

[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I don`t smoke (anything). I rarely drink. I don`t drink coffee.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I don`t go out to the bars. We may eat out once a month.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3](We snack at night.)[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I keep low fat foods in the house.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I climb up & down the 74 stairs in the work parking lot every week day,[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]huffing & puffing with blood pulsing in my head.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I have a great gym set-up in the basement.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]When my husband is on days, we exercise together 5-6 nights a week.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I have zero interest in doing it, but I know I have to for the rest of my life…[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]so if he changes into his workout clothes, I do too.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]He has enough motivation for both of us.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]He is very supportive of me & takes great care of me.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I don`t know what I would do without him.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]It took me 20 years to find him.[/size][/color][/font][/font]

[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]It doesn’t matter what I do, the weight won’t budge.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I have gone back to the old programs more than 3 times over the last 3 years[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]& no matter how good I am…even with the exercise, I may lose .25 of a lb the odd week.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I have tried the soup diet, grapefruit diet, …fat blockers, appetite suppressants…fasting,[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]flushes…………………………[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]Struggling constantly to keep my weight down, while sleep deprived,[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]having trouble breathing & with headache pain,[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]has become more than exhausting.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]At the rate I am gaining 10 lbs per year…[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I will be in serious danger in no time.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I need to get control of this now.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I am happy with what is on the inside, but not the outside. [/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I am very happily married this time.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I want to be able to leave the house (not hide anymore),[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]ride my motorcycle comfortably, breath, [/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]fit into my wetsuit so I can enjoy the peace in scuba diving.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I want to be able to enjoy my life again.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I want to get joy out of it the way my husband does.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I am hoping that the lap-band is just the tool I need to help me[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]nudge the scale in the downward direction for a change,[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]as well as help me with my asthma, headaches & insomnia.[/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]My doctor asks me if I am losing weight yet every time I see her. [/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]She thinks it`s all related.[/size][/color][/font][/font]

[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3]I am 'out of town' for the clinic I have contacted.[/size][/color][/font]
[size=3][font=Arial][color=purple][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3][color=purple]I faxed in my medical / personal history questionnaire last Tuesday night[/color][/size][/font][/color][/font][/size]
[size=3][font=Arial][color=purple][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3][color=purple]& had a short phone consultation the next day,[/color][/size][/font][/color][/font][/size][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3][color=purple]at the end of which I picked a date for next month &[/color][/size][/font][/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3][color=purple]was asked how I would like to make my non-rufundable deposit.[/color][/size][/font][/size][/color][/font][/font]

[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3][color=purple]Today (Monday), I got a package with the forms for the lab work & [/color][/size][/font][/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3][color=purple]ECG (which has to be done 30 days before the surgery) + surgery info.[/color][/size][/font][/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3][color=purple]I would have though they would want to see the test results before taking a booking.[/color][/size][/font][/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3][color=purple]I had the lawork & ECG done this afternoon.[/color][/size][/font][/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3][color=purple]NOW, I can start getting excited - My surgery is on May 22, 2008.[/color][/size][/font][/size][/color][/font][/font]
[font=Arial][font=Comic Sans MS][color=purple][size=3][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3][color=purple](It's the best time for us, since my husband already has vacation booked for that week.)[/color][/size][/font][/size][/color][/font][/font]

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[i][font="Comic Sans MS"][color="#800080"][color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]Well,….I survived. I am banded![/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I have a Cousin – Bioring band. I am assuming 10cc,[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]since my wallet card says maximum recommended fill of 9cc.[/size][/font][/color]

[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]My husband & I left Waterloo around 8am & made it to the clinic in Toronto by 9:50.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I was to check in at 10am.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]We had to wait for a while.[/size][/font][/color]

[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]Then we were taken to another room where I changed, got weighed, spoke to nurse Darrel,[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]Dr. Yau, the anaesthesiologist, nutritionist Jill & surgery nurse Stephanie, with more waiting in between.[/size][/font][/color]

[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I was dreading being force to take of my index finger nails. It’s painful & leaves them very sensitive.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]No one said anything about my gel nails (which are very transparent) with clear polish.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I guess it wasn't a problem after all.[/size][/font][/color]

[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I didn’t have a watch on but I think I was walked to surgery a half hour after the 11:00 scheduled start time.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I felt the blood pressure cuff was on too tight & that I would bruise (did I ever).[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]Apparently, it had to be that tight.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]Nurse Stephanie was a sweetheart. [/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]She held my hand while I whimpered as the 2 nausea drugs & the sleepy drug where put into the i.v. in my hand.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]It was quite unpleasant. Then I was out. No counting or anything.[/size][/font][/color]

[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]The next thing I remember was being asked to get up & walked to my double room.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I have no memory of where I walked from. I assume it was the recovery room.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I could not get warm, even with all the blankets they put on me.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I had no pain, & surprisingly no nausea. My head was messed up though.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]At some point I got a roommate, who snored, so I didn’t sleep anymore.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I had 2 little sips of water.[/size][/font][/color]

[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]The surgery part seemed to be a breeze.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I had felt the recovery would be a breeze too or hell.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]Well, it is not a breeze, but it is not hell either.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]Closer to a breeze then hell I’d say. J[/size][/font][/color]

[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I was then dressed & walked out to the waiting room to my husband & then out to the car.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I started coming out of the head fog about ¾ of the way home.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I just wanted my bed.[/size][/font][/color]

[size=3][u][color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][u]Important[/u][/font][/color][/u][color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS]: When they tell you to take small sips, they mean [b]tiny[/b].[/font][/color][/size]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]The first thing I did when I got to bed was to take the crushed Demoral.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]My husband put a little water in a medicine cup & I took 3 small sips.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]Not good. L[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I can’t remember the feeling enough to explain it, but it didn’t go down.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I thought I would throw up. There was a bit of foaming.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I do remember I urgently needed my husband to burp me 3 times.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]Then I was fine. I think the rest of the day went well.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I actually slept ok that night & didn’t need the pain meds during the night.[/size][/font][/color]


[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]The 2nd day was shoulder pain & some nausea.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]If I moved the wrong way I’d get a twinge at incision sites.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]Rolling out of bed helps.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I don’t like the shoulder pain.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]It is definitely not gas related. I haven’t had much of that.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]The shoulder starts aching when I’ve sat up for a while, burp, hiccup, cough & sometimes when I swallow.[/size][/font][/color]
[font=Comic Sans MS][size=3][color=#808080]I don't have any chest tightness.[/color][/size][/font]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]Somehow it is connected the band / stomach.[/size][/font][/color]

[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I started the day on the clear fluids.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]The apple juice went down fine.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]The didn’t have the Endura at the clinic (they are couriering it),[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]so I had the Pedialite the nutritionist suggested.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I forced 3 servings of that down during the day,[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]well actually my husband made me drink it.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]The chicken broth went down okay & I could only finish ½ the beef broth.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I found them both strong.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]Half a cup of Jello seemed like a lot.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]The amount of liquids we are supposed to consume seems like way too much.[/size][/font][/color]

[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I guess the meds have my head a little less clear than I though. [/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I’d asked my husband the same question twice, with no memory of the first time.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]He walked me 3 slow laps around the back yard.[/size][/font][/color]

[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I found out the hard way, that when you already have an upset stomached (ulcer)[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]That certain crushed meds are horrible enough when they touch your tongue to make you gag.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]My insomnia medication is the worst thing I have ever tasted.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]The gagging set me off into uncontrollable dry heaves.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]My husband tried burping me again while I retched. It was awful.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I just eventually stopped.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I did end up having a rougher night after that, I hurt everything.[/size][/font][/color]


[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]Day 3rd day, my husband was away on a course.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]He has everything set up for me on his bed.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I had strict instructions that if I had any trouble I was to call 911.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I was also to carry a phone if I went for a walk.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I think the 2 eposides spooked my husband.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]He has been taking great care of me.[/size][/font][/color]

[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I was still in pain all day from the incident the night before.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I had more nausea.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I was done with crushed medication.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I make sure I can get a couple of sips of water or milk down[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]before I swallow the pill, then I follow with a couple more sips.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]So far so good.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I kept medicated & replaced the broths with skim milk.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]It helps sooth my ulcer.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I also couldn’t stomach the Pedialite again, so I had one of the Pedialite freezies.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]They aren’t great, but much more tolerable than the liquid.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I am also finding the Jello too sweet.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]But I am eating it, to put some volume in my new stomach.[/size][/font][/color]

[size=3][color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS]I did the 3[/font][/color][color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS]slow laps around the backyard again,[/font][/color][/size]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]while my husband kept a close eye on me form the hot tub.[/size][/font][/color]

[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I slept pretty well for about 6 hours last night, then on & off.[/size][/font][/color]


[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]Today, day 4, I feel pretty good.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]Still medicating my shoulder pain.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I am more alert, faster moving, better head space & stronger.[/size][/font][/color]

[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I found my port. It’s under the bruise low in the picture on my profile.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]Well, I didn't get my port under my tattoo like I wanted.[/size][/font][/color]
[font=Comic Sans MS][size=3][color=gray]The band fastens to your stomach on the left side of your body.[/color][/size][/font]
[font=Comic Sans MS][size=3][color=gray]My tattoo is on the right side.[/color][/size][/font]
[font=Comic Sans MS][size=3][color=gray]My doctor pointed out that the tube would cross my body &[/color][/size][/font]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]would be cut if I ever needed a mid-line cut for surgery &[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]would also be cut for appendix surgery.[/size][/font][/color]
[font=Comic Sans MS][size=3][color=gray]We agreed to putting it on the opposite side in the same position.[/color][/size][/font]
[font=Comic Sans MS][size=3][color=gray]I do know it is on my left side, but I don't think it is a low as I had hoped.[/color][/size][/font]
[font=Comic Sans MS][size=3][color=gray]I am a bit worried that it will be behind my belt...where I wanted to avoid.[/color][/size][/font]

[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]Today, I will shower! Yay! I was allowed to yesterday, but just wasn’t up to it.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I will post a pic of my unbandaged belly in my profile, later today.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I am no where near ready to wear clothes.[/size][/font][/color]
[size=3][color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS]I wear really pig flannel pj bottoms[/font][/color][color=purple][font=Comic Sans MS],[/font][/color][color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS] a jacket, flip flops & sunglasses to go for my walks.[/font][/color][/size]

[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I don’t understand why some people don’t lose weight in the first 4 weeks.[/size][/font][/color]
[size=3][color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS]I don’t see how I could possibl[/font][/color][color=purple][font=Comic Sans MS]y[/font][/color][color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS] get enough down to gain.[/font][/color][/size]
[color=gray][font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I am struggling to get enough in to keep my strength up.[/size][/font][/color][/color][/font][/i]

Age: 56
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Starting Weight: 183 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 176 lbs
Current Weight: 183 lbs
Goal Weight: 138 lbs
Weight Lost:
BMI: 29
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/01/1970
Surgery Date: 05/21/2008
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Self Paid
Insurance Outcome: n/a

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