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Maggies

LAP-BAND Patients
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  1. Was anyone banded by Dr. Patching. If so do you recommend him? Thanks for your help. Maggie:cool2:
  2. Maggies

    Hope it gets better

    The first 2 or 3 days are the worst, then it gets easier. I didn't have to do two weeks so just hang in there. Maggies:thumbup:
  3. I can eat breads, but sometimes I get a little bit of of a stuck feeling on certain ones. I have 6cc in a 14cc band. I am getting 2cc put in this coming Monday so I am hoping that will put me where I want to be. Maggies:thumbup:
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    Tricare Denial..REVERSED!!

    azairforcewife, Congratulations on your approval. It took an appeal for me to be approved also. I am happy with the way I am losing. It is slow, but going down. Munger, Keep trying and you will be approved. It is hard to believe they are taking so long. My surgeon actually talked to Tricare and submitted the appeal with the sleep study included, which wasn't in there the first time. Has your surgeon talked to Tricare??? Good luck and keep trying. Maggie
  5. Maggies

    Being banded 1/21

    Here's hoping you get approved soon. I have not regretted my band. I am losing slow, but sure. So again good luck and let us know when you get your approval. Maggie:shades_smile:
  6. Maggies

    Let's play a game!

    Long :thumbup:
  7. Maggies

    Help me my new friends/ I scared

    I think you will be surprised how smooth everything will go. I was up walking about an hour after coming out of recovery. Dressed myself and went home. I didn't have any problems with gas, but did get diarrea, plus my stomach growled a lot. But both cleared up fast. You will do great. Maggies:shades_smile:
  8. I didn't have a catherter. It is such a short surgery, you probably won't have one. But then again every surgeon is different. Good luck to you all. Maggies:shades_smile:
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    is this NORMAL?

    harliquinn, Are you being seen at Travis? That is where I started my long journey to bandland. They have a group class that you must attend. I wanted to have the lapband and they don't do it at Travis, (at least didn't when I started). I had most of my tests done at Travis, and then got a referral to a surgeon in Sacramento.. All in all it took over a year, from my first referral to Travis to actually being banded. I'm sure you can get it done faster than that, because when I first saw the surgeons at Travis one of them was pregnant and about to have her baby so every thing went slow. Good luck and let me know how it goes. Maggies:shades_smile:
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    Tricare Denial..REVERSED!!

    Hi Valerie, Have you been denied by Tricare Already or are you just starting the process. I was denied by Tricare the first time and then we resubmitted the paperwork to include my sleep apnea test and I was approved in 2 weeks. There is another girl on this thread that was denied and appealed and Tricare took several months and ultimately she was denied. Let us know how it is going for you. Maggies:shades_smile:
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    OCT 29th anyone?

    Hi Canadianbutterfly, We still visit and post on lbt, but one of our great gals started a yahoo group for the Oct. 29 people. Have you got a date yet for surgery? Maggies:shades_smile:
  12. Maggies

    Tricare Denial..REVERSED!!

    JWRN, You are doiing great. My weight loss is going very slow but at least it is not going up. I have an appt. with the surgeon this coming Friday so I hope he isn't upset by how little I have lost. Have a good one. Maggie:shades_smile:
  13. My swelling from the gas lasted about three weeks, but I have read of others that lasted longer. It does go away. Keep up the good weight loss. Maggies:shades_smile:
  14. Maggies

    Denied Today by BCBSNC medical society

    I was denied the first time and my surgeon talked to the ins. company and found out that my sleep study was not included in the original packet. So they resubmitted it to ins. with the sleep study and i was approved. I have sleep apnea and was over 100lbs overweight. So there is always hope. It could be just a simple oversight. Good luck. Maggies:shades_smile:
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    OCT 29th anyone?

    I lost 2 1/4 this week which I am happy with. Maggies:shades_smile:
  16. Maggies

    Sweling after surgery!!!

    My stomach took a long time to get back to the way it was before surgery. I would say at least a good three weeks. It seemed like it would never get there. I also looked pregnant, it was so bloated and out there. I'm sure it will go down with time, just keep walking and moving around. Maggies:shades_smile:
  17. Maggies

    What was I Thinking?

    I just had my surgery on the 29th of Oct., and I feel great. You should start feeling better each day. I had no problems drinking anything, I just made sure it was 1/4 a cup to begin with. As for the incisions, same with them, each day they will feel better. The pain that lasted the longest was where they put the port but within a couple weeks it was gone. I did have a problem with diarrea for a while, but I guess that beats being constipated. Good luck and just believe this was a good decision for you and it will be. Maggies:shades_smile:
  18. Maggies

    my band was placed on nov 20

    I was banded on Oct. 29th and I feel great now. The only way I know I have the band is when I eat a little to much and I feel extremly full. And by to much I mean l little over a 1/2 a cup. I hope it stays this way, because I don't feel like I need a fill at this point. I am losing at a slow pace which I expected with my age. But that is OK, at least it is going in the right direction. So good luck to you and take each pound you lose and be grateful, at least its not a gain. Maggies:shades_smile:
  19. Maggies

    Thanksgiving and family...

    Keep the conversation going around the table and nobody will notice what you are eating. And if they do tell them that you aren't that hungry and they should understand. Maggies:shades_smile:
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    How long is your post-op diet?

    I was banded on Oct. 29th and I am eating tuna, beans and foods like that. Tomorrow I am going to have chicken parmasawn (sp), so that will be my first try at meat. Wish me luck. On Thanksgiving I am going to have a little turkey and mashed potatoes and a veggie. So I am slowly getting back to normal foods. All doctors are different in what they tell their patients. Maggies:shades_smile:
  21. Maggies

    Finding the NEW me

    :smile2: Congratulations on your decision. It was a hard one for me also, but a good one. I was banded a little over three weeks ago and have no regrets. The weightloss is slow but going in the right direction. I'm a lot older than you so I kinds expected it to be slow. I wish I could have had it done when my kids were little but of course they didn't have it then. Good luck and keep us posted. Maggies
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    OCT 29th anyone?

    Hi Altoonasoup, I also had a lot less pain than what I expected, which made the recovery much better. I don't know when I will be getting my first fill. I'm not sure if I need one because I feel full on very little food and I do not want to start throwing up. I go see the surgeon again on Dec. 5th, so I will see what he says about it. Happy Thanksgiving to you. Maggies:shades_smile:
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    Tricare Denial..REVERSED!!

    Ashley, Sounds like you have what you need to get approved. Hopefully by the first of the new year you should be banded. Let us know. Maggies:shades_smile:
  24. Maggies

    Email Notification

    Same here, I haven't been getting them either. Maggies:shades_smile:
  25. Maggies

    New here from Redding CA

    Sounds like you are already into excersing a lot, which is a great start. Let us know when you get approved for surgery. Maggies:shades_smile:
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