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Posts posted by esposa13

  1. Don't become obsessed with the bathroom scale.

    Weigh in once a week at the same time, same day (i.e. Sunday, 9:00pm)

    Greek-style yogurt is your friend.

    Celery is not your friend.

    Small bites, chew really well.

    Join a support group.

    Moisturize your skin.

    Avoid alcohol.

    Take it slow and easy; be patient with yourself.


    How do you use the Greek Style Yogurt?


  2. Hello,

    I was a teenager in the 80s and know all about fear of mega disasters. This was one of many considerations that went through my thought process as well. I decided that I need to get to a healthy weight now. I am looking high blood pressure, diabetes, and joint pain in the face. I decided the band will help my over all health quickly....as best I use it. For me these benefits out weigh the possible negative occurrences that could possibly happen or not.

    I hope my rambling helps!!

  3. Hi-

    I was banded three days ago and keep going through bouts of fear and nausea. Today I drank my morning Protein and so far so good. Last night the nausea was so bad that I called the surgeon on call at 11:30 p.m. He reassured me that he thought I was doing okay. He suggested going back to just Water sips until the nausea subsided. I do feel better this morning but just want to feel all the way better NOW! I can't wait to be able to sleep in my own bed....and feel comfortable.

    Any words of advise or encouragement will be much appreciated. Right now all I am doing is feeling very sorry for myself and miserable.

    Thanks ahead of time!


    Banded 6/17/09

  4. Well, I survived the surgery. The doctor found a hernia that he repaired while inside and I wonder if that added to my discomfort. I was miserable until this morning. My surgery was June 17th. My misery is more emotional. I am very weepy, nervous, scared about my recovery. I did get to sleep more last night which has helped and I get to shower today!!!! I am going to concentrate on just taking it one day at a time for now.

    Best wishes to everyone with surgery dates coming up soon!


    Banded 6/17/2009:blink:

  5. I am scheduled for the 17th of June for surgery!!!! I just have the nutrition class next week and pre-op blood work!! We are going to visit my in-laws for the week before surgery in Florida. Somehow I am going to try to keep the pre-op diet from nosey eyes!

    Also, I have weened myself off of coffee but still drink Coke Zero like it's going out of style! I think I am going to wait until the pre-op diet to give it up for good.

    Good luck to us all!!!


  6. WOW! This is exactly what I worry about. Each time I have lost a lot of weight I gain it back in part because I don't know HOW to live at a healthy weight. I have NEVER been at a healthy weight for more than 9 months in my life. I keep looking for resources to help me work through this issue but don't have a solution yet......


  7. I haven't been banded yet but have a question for those of you who have. I just had a bad case a stomach flu and got to thinking that with the band, throwing up can not be good and even more uncomfortable than without the band. Has anyone experienced the stomach flu with the band and if so were you okay afterwards?


    initial appointment 3/6/09

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