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socalfosh

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  1. socalfosh

    Stomach flu & the band...

    My doc said the same thing. I had the flu about 4 months post op and I was violently throwing up for hours. Then it did the same as you, dried out and I throwing up nothing. The thing is, when the stomach is forcing anything up like that it can damage the band site. It can slip or pull away from your stomach. I didn't go to the doc either but I called and they weren't happy with me that I didn't go in. They made go in a liquid diet for 48 hours to make sure the strain on my stomach was fully recovered then I had to have my next fill under fluro to make sure all was still good. In the future I will go in ASAP, it's not worth the risk. I hope you are feeling better.
  2. socalfosh

    Two days to decide....

    I don't really think it's that big of a deal. It's not like choosing GBP over LB. With the acceptance of some slight differences, it's the same thing, right? Like a truck is a truck, weather it's Ford or Chevy doesn't matter much. Right down pros and cons and go with the one that has more pros. Like you would do when deciding between Ford and Chevy. The choice just to have surgery was a tough choice, this one is easy. :rolleyes2: Good luck to you!!!
  3. socalfosh

    Awaiting Monday

    Good luck! Let me me tell you something, I was hoping the same thing and it take 6 months to get the actually surgery. But those 6 months will pass you by weather your waiting for the surgery or not. So just remember that. Even during the times that you want to just say "f it, I don't need this". Remember that, because the 6 months will pass, surgery will come and go. I just realized that it's been 6 months SINCE my surgery and I am so grateful I got through the 6 months and the pre and post op diets. It was all a challenge but SO worth it. It's been one year since I began this journey, 6 months since surgery and I've lost 64 pounds that I know I would not have lost without it. Whew, mouthful, sorry. Stick with it and good luck, Jason! ~Nicole
  4. socalfosh

    2009 April 112 me and my husband.

    thanks. I have a hard time with compliments.....but thank you. Did any of you have that problem?
  5. Ok, so I was banded 10/21 and I have had success. I've lost 62 pounds. But over the last few weeks I've just stayed at my current weight. I work out 3-5 days a week. I've even changed up the routine but no change. Anyone else experience this? This must be a plateau but it is sooooooooo frustrating!!
  6. socalfosh

    moment of frustration

    Thanks for comments guys! That cheating idea just might work!:wub:
  7. socalfosh

    Before and After

  8. Hi, Lighterload! How are you? I haven't been on LBT in a long time, when I logged in I saw your messages. How was the surgery? You're about a month out now? Hope you had a happy Easter.

  9. I usually make my protein shake with about 10 oz water and 2 oz 2% milk but today I was out of milk. So I grabbed my coconut coffee creamer and added that instead. Then I added the chocolate protein powder and gave it quick spin in the trusty ol magic bullet. I'm here to tell you it was SOOOOOOO good! Yummy yummy!!! You should try it!
  10. I know this time will be difficult but you will get through it before you know it. I never thought the protein shakes were bad, but I discovered a way to add some flavor and I love it. I usually mix the protein powder with water and a dash of milk for the creaminess but when I was out of milk I threw in some of my coconut coffee creamer and it was SOOOOOO good. If you do that be careful as there is sugar in the product so just be careful. (or by sugar free) Hope all goes well for you.
  11. socalfosh

    Jazz up your protein shake!

    This has 1.5 grams of fat and 5 grams of sugar per tablespoon. I don't use much more than that in my drink.
  12. socalfosh

    Pre-OP

    From the album: Before and After

  13. socalfosh

    and again.....

    From the album: Before and After

  14. socalfosh

    Jazz up your protein shake!

    I bet almost any creamer would be good. Let me know how you like it!
  15. socalfosh

    Share ideas, What did you eat today ?

    I usually make my protein shake with about 10 oz water and 2 oz 2% milk but today I was out of milk. So I grabbed my coconut coffee creamer and added that instead. Then I added the chocolate protein powder and gave it quick spin in the trusty ol magic bullet. I'm here to tell you it was SOOOOOOO good! Yummy yummy!!! You should try it!
  16. I was banded Oct 08 and I was the same way. After each fill (3 total) I would feel some restriction but I would still be hungry but I couldn't eat because of the restriction. It takes time for your body to adjust. I use to wonder too if the surgery was gonna "work for me" and I still felt enslaved to food. After time and after my 3rd fill I really noticed the difference. I now get "restricted" after about 3.5-4 ounces off food. And I feel "full". "Full" to me id different than it use to be. Before "full" meant you needed to roll me to bed after I ate, but "full" now is simply satisfied, not hungry anymore. Like I said, give your body time to adjust. Keep in control and remember YOU make the surgery work, the surgery doesn't work for you.
  17. socalfosh

    So confused

    I agree with everyone on the board here. One thing also to consider is this: my doctor said that initial weight loss is faster with GBP, however after 5 years GBP and LB patients have the same amount of weight lost. Also, about the GERD, I don't have that either, but if you try LB and find it doesn't work because of the GERD, you can have the band removed. You cannot have GBP "undone". This is what helped me make my final decision for LB.
  18. socalfosh

    I want chocolate!!!!

    What about a fudgcicle or chocolate pudding??? I totally did chew/spit too! LOL.
  19. I had the surgery a little over 3 months ago...I was nervous too and I usually don't get nervous over this kind of stuff. I have had no complications and everything is going great for me. I have no regrets at all. Good luck!
  20. socalfosh

    *Wave*

    Congratulations! I hope all goes with your surgery. I had the surgery in October and I am doing really well but it is a huge change, but a change well worth making! Best of luck!
  21. I was banded in October and last night I was up ALL night with the flu. I did not go to the ER and have my saline removed (maybe I should have and fortunately I didn't do any damage) but I'm curious if anyone else has gotten sick and what they did?
  22. socalfosh

    carbonated drinks

    I was told no soda and I have not tried it. (I am post op 3 months.) Sometimes I'm tempted but it hasn't been difficult. I was not much of a beer drinker, funny thing, I've found myself craving a beer more than a soda. Weird.
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