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myfunlife32

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  1. myfunlife32

    Did you gain weight on purpose?

    All I have to say is I was willing to do anything and did - corrected my weight, changed hospitals. I'm just waiting for my insurance approval - they finally submitted today. We got pre-approval a month ago so they "say" its going to be quick. I'm with the other posters - worry about your health. Its not like you weigh under 200lbs and you're trying to cheat your way into the surgery. Keep us posted.
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    Who's Getting Banded in July?

    Just wanted to post an update. I will have part 2 of the psych eval on Wed July 2 (interview). My PCP will have all of my paperwork ready for me tomorrow morning also - more info was needed and he was slow getting - didn't matter since I knew the psych eval wouldn't be done until Wed. Either way we are still looking at a July date. I'm keeping my fingers crossed on when. Wish me luck! I'll keep everyone posted. :thumbs_up:
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    Warning!!!!

    This was so funny...thanks for the warning!
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    Lifting a baby post-op

    Triplet mom here! I am glad to hear the responses as I will be getting my surgery in July! Thanks ladies!
  5. myfunlife32

    New here

    Welcome to LBT...I'm pretty new here too. I am working on myself for my children too. It will be nice for you when you can forget about your weight and just focus on your boys, I know. Before you know it...we'll be banded! :biggrin2:
  6. Eat2Live...I can't tell you how much hearing this from you means to me. Although I haven't stopped the process I have questioned what I was doing. It's been 14+ years of believing I could do this on my own and haven't yet. I am so excited to get the surgery and change my life. I just said to my husband last night - it's probably going to feel weird to be so much lighter on my feet! Thanks again...can't wait to hear of your continued success. BTW...what is your diet like? (what/portions)....if you dont mind me asking.
  7. myfunlife32

    Who's Getting Banded in July?

    Hey ladies...I will be in July also. I just got my pre-approval from insurance on Friday. I will be completing my psych eval within a week and submission of paperwork will be next week. I'm praying for a quick approval as promised. I was told on Friday that my surgery will be scheduled for July. I will let you know as soon as I have my date. I noticed in other people's sig their highest weight...guess I'll add my big ole 265! Geez! I started my new way of eating plan on saturday - no fast food or pop - 2 of my biggest addictions! I just felt like crap. I will get on the treadmill for 15 min 5X a week until my surgery - not too much to ask of myself. Anyone take before pics yet? I want to do that tonight actually. Uggg...:biggrin:
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    Nausea

    I am really worried about the nausea factor with the band since I am quite a nauseous person to begin with. Certain smells make me nauseous and I even gag. I was just wondering if anyone experiences it a lot, a little, etc. Thanks for the help guys!
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    Nausea

    I really feel so much better about this now after reading everyones responses. I figured I would do as I have done with previous surgeries and tell them how nauseous I get and they would give me something. I hate the groggy feeling but at least I know that I will be sleeping there overnight and not here with the crazy babies! LOL! I was really worried post op mostly - so thanks again!
  10. Today I had my consultation with the surgeon today. Things went well. He was telling me about both RNY and the lapband. He told me about everything it seemed. I really like him and totally trusted him. I have no idea how I can feel like I do after it though. I am so annoyed with myself that I've kept this weight on and now have to resort to surgery for help. I almost tried to talk myself into believing again that I could do it on my own. I've proven for the past 14 years that I CANT!!! I'm going through the process and will not stop this time. Just wondered if anyone else did this too?
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    Anyone doubt your decision...

    I went back to my PCP to take the paperwork and talk more with him today. He nearly kicked my butt for doubting this. He reminded me of what I already knew. I'm not turning back! I will get my phone calls for the psych eval and to schedule the UGI and other pre-surgery testing...then wait for insurance. I was told that it should be fast since my doc is on board and once all the info is and insurance approves my surgery date will be 2 weeks from then. I'm so excited. I went to get a pedicure today and was looking through the magazines - I'm so excited to wear cute shoes and a dress while feeling like I look great! Thanks for the reassurance!
  12. did u go through st vincent charity by any chance?

  13. Ok ladies...I need some help. I've been deciding whether or not I was going to get the lapband for the past year, lurking on here and learning so much. I really appreciate the posts. I decided that it's time, finally. Here's my story...I have one and half yr old triplets (dont freak out - its not as crazy as it seems - they are highly scheduled and well behaved so that's not a concern :tt2: My questions are: how soon after the surgery will I be able to care for the children (without lifting, of course) ? will i feel ok (pain/nausea) / how soon? did you ever regret it? how quickly did you lose the weight? I have to do this. I have been over 200 lbs since I was 18 yrs old, high cholestrol since 19, asthma since childhood, back/hip issues. I weigh 252 lbs, 5'6", BMI 40.7...I'm very concerned that I won't be around for my babies. They need me. They already get so much attention being triplets, I don't want them to be embarassed that I'm their mom. :thumbup: I know everyone can relate to me. Thanks for the vent and the posts.
  14. Ladies I really appreciate all of your support and answers. I will have a lot of help with them (husband, mom, stepdad & sister - all available). I'm so excited to hear that everyone has done well. I will keep everyone posted.
  15. Thanks so much for the advise ladies...I appreciate it so much. I will have help with the babies obviously but I was just wondering how I would feel. And as far as the insurance requirements...lucky for me I've already done my homework - I have full coverage and I've been on a medically supervised diet since Dec 07 so I'm ready to go. Hoping for an even semi-smooth process. I'll keep everyone posted.
  16. Ok ladies...I need some help. I've been deciding whether or not I was going to get the lapband for the past year, lurking on here and learning so much. I really appreciate the posts. I decided that it's time, finally. Here's my story...I have one and half yr old triplets (dont freak out - its not as crazy as it seems - they are highly scheduled and well behaved so that's not a concern :tt2: My questions are: how soon after the surgery will I be able to care for the children (without lifting, of course) ? will i feel ok (pain/nausea) / how soon? did you ever regret it? how quickly did you lose the weight? I went to my PCP today, he is totally on board - writing my letter and promised to help me get approved. I go for my surgeon consult on Tues June 3. I have to do this. I have been over 200 lbs since I was 18 yrs old, high cholestrol since 19, asthma since childhood, back/hip issues. I weigh 252 lbs, 5'6", BMI 40.7...I'm very concerned that I won't be around for my babies. They need me. They already get so much attention being triplets, I don't want them to be embarassed that I'm their mom. :thumbup: I know everyone can relate to me. Thanks for the vent and the posts.
  17. Keep us posted...good luck!
  18. Thank you so much! How inspirational to hear your story. I try to tell myself - I was pregnant with triplets and had a c section with triplets - no issues with either - I can do this! Trying to stay positive! :thumbup:
  19. Thanks so much! I'm sure you can relate with the kids :thumbup: Where r u in the process?
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