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krissyjean

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About krissyjean

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    Kristin (in San Diego)
  • Birthday 10/15/1965

About Me

  • Biography
    Christian, wife, step mom of four, mom of 4 1/2 year old, executive search firm owner,
  • Interests
    cooking, scrapbooking, etc.
  • Occupation
    Executive Recruiter
  • City
    San Diego
  • State
    California
  • Zip Code
    92061
  1. Happy 47th Birthday krissyjean!

  2. 3 years has passed since you registered at LapBandTalk! Happy 3rd Anniversary krissyjean!

  3. Hi Laurie, Thank you so much for the insight. I am actually very aware of what I eat and don't fall into the mushy trap much at all. I have Protein shakes and a lot of sugar free popsicles. I can't eat much at one sitting which is fine, and I have to be SO CAREFUL because I never know what is going to get stuck. I am just taking it slow and small is all. That seems to help a lot. I do most everything by the rules...start with the protein, veggies next then carbs if there is room. Dense does not always happen though. For instance tonight I am making Halibut because I know it won't get stuck. I do fine with very tender chicken, good cuts of beef that arecooked medium rare, lamo that is falling off the bone, that kind of stuff. But if at the end of the day I just can't bare to get stuck for the 10th time in a day I stick with fish. Much safer. I also do count calories...in fact I use "Calorie King". It is an awesome program and I highly recommend it. I keep track of it all. So, I am clearly frustrated. The good news though is that I was yet another pound lighter this morning. Next big goal for me is 179 since I weighed in at 186 this morning. Truth be told, I know what is missing...the big "E"...I need to get my bod moving. But even without the routine exercise, I still should not be this flat. We shall see. Thanks again for the response. I truly do appreciate it. Bye for now. Kristin
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    How much weight have you lost?????

    I actually called Fill Centers USA and the only reason I hesitated was because of the fact that it is not under flouro. But I am not so sure the flouro matters if they know I have a Realize band. The other frustration is that I always ask them how much is in total and they never tell me. I guess I am no longer "feeling the love". I loved the actual surgeon, Dr. Horgan. He is wonderful. BUT, after your initial post op appointment with him like a week after surgery, you never see him again. So, I think I am going to just deal with the tightness and then the next time, I will take you up on your suggestion. Their pricing is a lot better too. The initial is expensive $345 or something like that, but that is a consultation with the doctor. He is not a surgeon, but ALL he does is fills, so that is likely why he are able to nail it. Then after the first fill it is $165. Is that what you pay? Thanks again for the suggestion. Would love to hear fro any other folks that have used them. Kristin
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    Tampons or Pads.

    Personally, I like a tampon with a panty shield just in case there is any bleed through. TMI I know, but hey, I'll play!
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    Liquids or real food after a fill?

    I was told liquids for the first 24 hours...
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    How much weight have you lost?????

    Thanks SugarBean...I am discouraged and that really did help :rolleyes2:
  8. Hello All, I was banded June 25th and have stayed at the same weight (191) for four months. I have gone in 7 times for fills, unfills, you name it. They just cannot seem to find my sweet spot. I finally have started to see the scale move now and am 4 pounds lighter than the day of sugery (187)since I lost 15 pounds pre-op. I am frustrated to say the least. I am very tight now - probably too tight. I get stuck on a lot of things, and if I try and force it down I "PB". I just have to be very careful with what I eat and chew, chew, chew. I should really have a tad taken out, but since they now want to charge me $250 to unfill and try again since I am past my 90 days, I am going to deal with it. I have a Realize Band (doubt that has anything to do with it though). I am just really bummed as I thought I would be a lot farther along by now. Anyone else have the same experience? One of my good friends had surgery a couple of years ago and she did say that her first four months were a bust too. Would love to know if this initial stall is normal for some people.:rolleyes2:
  9. krissyjean

    How much weight have you lost?????

    The day of surgery I was 191. I weighed in today at 187, and I was banded over FOUR MONTHS AGO! A pound a month?? Needless to say I am frustrated. I have had 7 fills/unfills and they have not found my sweet spot. This last time I just said make it tight! I am now too tight, but they want $250 for a slight unfill and I just don't feel I should have to pay for it - flouro or no flouro - when the right place has not been identified yet. So, I am sticking it out, tight, stuck, PBing and all. I am just sick of this poking and prodding...did I mention I am at a "learning" hospital too? Yep, well, I got the intern...sweet young man, but poked me 20 some odd times and made me bleed and cry (and I am one tough cookie) until the surgeon came in and got it on the first try. I have a girlfriend who says that I am right at the phase when she started to really lose. I am not cheating, I am not over eating. PLEASE, someone tell me they went through this and that the weight will come off? I need some encouragement. :rolleyes2: Thanks for listening to my whining!! Kristin
  10. I was banded June 25th and have stayed at the same weight (191) for four months. I have gone in 7 times for fills, unfills, you name it. They just cannot seem to find my sweet spot. I finally have started to see the scale move now and am 4 pounds lighter than the day of sugery (187)since I lost 15 pounds pre-op. I am frustrated to say the least. I am very tight now - probably too tight. I get stuck on a lot of things, but since they now want to charge me $250 to unfill and try again since I am past my 90 days, I am going to deal with it. I have no idea if this has to do with the Realize Band (doubt it) or something else. I am just really bummed as I thought I would be a lot farther along by now. Anyone else have the same experience? Would love to know if this initial stall is normal for some people.:rolleyes2:
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    Cali Bandsters Unite!!

    NEED A SAN DIEGO REFERRAL... Hi there. I was banded through UCSD but am looking for another surgeon for post op care, i.e. fills, questions, etc. Does anyone have any referrals? I am in North County San Diego so could go into San Diego or Temecula area...anywhere within say a 60 mile radius. Would really love some referrals! Kristin
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    Spanking

    This is the way I look at it... each child, depending on their nature is responds to different types of dicipline. My daughter is well acquainted (at least 3xs a month) with "Mr. Spanky". He works wonders. My step daughter on the other hand when she was younger you would only need to slightly raise your voice to and she would well up with tears and that was the end of it. It is definitely a case by case situation.
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    Jazzy Junes First Fill Line up

    I had my first fill yesterday. I think he did 4ccs but I am not sure. It went super smoothly and I was done in 1 minute total for the stick and fill part. The restriction feels right, but only time will tell. We shall see!!
  14. I am a belching, burping monster that can keep up with the big boys on this! I gross my husband out about every 30 minutes because when I can let them fly it is a lot better than stifling them! In fact I just did a good one in honor of this post!! LOL :biggrin:
  15. Hi there and bless your heart! I was banded 6/25 and still have a little port pain depending on how I turn. My recovery was a little slower than others. I hurt badly initially for about the first 10 days and needed help up, down and all around for the first 4 days. It does get better though! I know it looks bleak at the moment, but it will be worth it! My surgeon had me on Clear liquids and I think I pretty much lived on popsicles and cinnamon gas-x strips for a week. Let us know how you do!! Kristin
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