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About Carramia

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  • Birthday 11/19/1971

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  1. Happy Birthday Carramia!

  2. Happy 41st Birthday Carramia!

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

  4. Carramia

    2 years post band trouble

    Hi I just came across this thread and am pleased. I have a similar problem as you guys however I have nothing in my band and lots of stress. I am thinking after doing research that I have Gastritis. I just went and got liquid antiacids to see if that works. I feel as though my stomach is inflamed due to stress. I have no other options since i have nothing in my band and managing stress is not working. I am currently not able to keep anything down. Anyone here had anything work for them yet with Gastritis and the Lap Band?
  5. Carramia

    Stress and my Band

    I have had the band now for a couple of years and things went well for the first couple months until I started to have major stress in my life. Now I have no fluid in my band and have a hard time eating or drinking most days. I am wondering if anyone has any suggestion on making my small stomach from freaking out at stress? Managing my stress just doesn't seem to be an option. Any suggestions would be appriciated.
  6. Carramia

    Stress and the Band

    Thanks everyone I appriciate your advice and support.
  7. Hi, I got banded a few years ago and did great for the first few months then I had some stress in my life and I needed to get the Fluid removed from the band because I couldn't even drink Water. I still am not back to normal with handling stress and the band. Does anyone have any suggestions and how to get back on track? I have gained back now more that I want to and need to get it under control. :wink2: I currently have nothing in my band but still have trouble eating most normal foods. (funny how sweets and chips go down fine but Veggies and fruit not so much). Should I got back to a liquid diet? Thanks!
  8. Carramia

    1 year since surgery

    Hey Lorraine, How is your restriction? Are you eating foods too high in calories? Drinking lots of water? 52lbs in definately great! Just keep it up and maybe change something up it might make the difference.
  9. I have a 4 CC band too and I have it filled with 2cc's and have lots of restriction. I have lost 60lb's in a year.
  10. Hi, I was wondering if anyone has good or bad experiences with Omnipaque as the fill? I think I have a slow leak and until I can afford to get it fixed I read about this helping to slow the leak not leak so quickly. I know it's not a fix but it's a temporary one until I can afford the port replacement. Thanks I appriciate anyone that can tell me their experience. I still need to convince my Dr. He already thinks I am nutz! (in a good way) :biggrin:
  11. Carramia

    Beer VS Soda

    I tried Beer shortly after getting the band (because actually I forgot it was carbonated...I know a blond moment) I pretty quickly didn't feel very good. I have not and will not try it again. I have had a couple sips of soda with no problem. I wouldn't dare drink a whole glass though.
  12. Carramia

    200+ Protein Shake Recipes

    Thank you for posting these!! i can't wait to try some of them!
  13. Carramia

    Lap Band CookBook

    hi Leseid what was the name of the 200 protien shake book? I am very interested in that. Thank you
  14. Carramia

    1 year since surgery

    I am in the same situation as most of you. I am coming up to my year surgiversary and I had to hoped to be down closer to my goal. I have 40lb's still to go. I have lost 50 so far. I have a slow leak I think in my port. I lose about 1/2 cc a month so I think that is manageable for now. I am having trouble right now keeping away from sweets. ARRAGGHHH I need to have someone self control I think. That is why I am trying to reconnect her now.
  15. I bought this book, but haven't really used it...but I am having some trouble keeping away from sweets so i need to get back on track. Thank you for reminding me of this book it could be just the thing I need.