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Lighterload

LAP-BAND Patients
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  1. Thank you for you kind words, I appreciate that. You are right, people just do not care any more, life is all about them.

    I have copied down your email address and I will be emailing you, maybe just to have a shoulder to lean on with someone who does give a darn.

    I am recovering but really sore with this surgery. I was telling Tig about the inscision being so much larger this time after the repair. I refuse to take pain meds but I will get through this.

    Take care and my email address is raisingfoals@hotmail.com

    I will be in touch, Janet

  2. happy belated birthday Tig!!!!!!

  3. Hi Girl,

    Sorry for not being in touch. DRAMA big time in my life- had to have my band replaced, leaking port, just got home from the hosp. yesterday. Lost my job Monday, they forced my out on FMLA and disability since I have a progressive lower limb Neurologic deficit and am required to use a power chair- the company refused and gave me the boot. I cried for 3 days after 24+ years and to be treated so poorly, hit me hard. So I am on disability probably forever. I will spend time on the lake in my boat to keep from getting bored. My significant retires in 36 months so all will be good then.

    How are you doing and how's the weight loss?

    Miss chatting with you, Lighterload

  4. Hey Tig, Lighterload here,

    Sorry for not being in contact. Life went upside down- had to have my band replaced due to a leaking port, just got out of the hosp. yesterday, have lost about 60 lbs so far.

    Lost my job this past Monday- forced into FMLA and disability- have a progressive lower limb Neurologic deficit causing me to be in a power chair and the job won't allow it. They literally gave me the boot and were so condesending about it............... I cried for 3 days.

    How are you and how are you doing? Weight loss?

    Miss chatting with you, Lighterload

  5. Hey DB,

    Its Lighterload. I am so sorry I have not been in contact with you, my life has turned upside down and I was having a difficult time digesting it all. I had to have my LapBand replaced as I had a defective leaking port- could only happen to me, so I had the surgery yesterday. Lost 60 lbs so far.

    Next case, I lost my job on Monday of this week- I was forced into FMLA and on disability- this hit me like a ton of bricks and they were so condesending in the way they let me go, They basically said, fill out the FMLA form and leave the clinic. I cried for 3 days, could not believe after 24+ years to be treated so poorly. The reason for the disability is my doctors are trying to rule out MS. I have some sort of progressive lower limb Neurologic deficit. So this is my drama.

    How are you doing? And you have lost how much weight so far?

    I promise to try to keep in touch better now that my life has landed.

    Take care, Lighterload

  6. Hey girl,

    Glad to hear you surgery was moved up. By now you are home recovering. Hope all is going well.

    I have not been to this site for weeks, had a death in the family and they are now believing that the pain in my hip, that I have had for almost 2 years is caused by a compressed nerve so off to a Neurologist in 2 weeks. Sure hope thay can fix this, I refuse to live on Narcotics.

    Down 56 lbs. now and moving toward my thrid fill.

    Keep in touch, Lighterload

  7. Hey DB,

    Fabulous to hear from you again. Great to hear you are doing so well. I go for my second fill on Wednesday and I am hoping he fils me up tight. I have been exercising with my stationary bike and now been in my pool as its been over 100 degrees here for the past two weeks now. I should be down about 50 lbs now but will know for sure when I see the Surgeon on Wednesday. I will let you know. Have not started the new job yet still in the 12 step interview process. They make you interview with every director when your are applying for a director position, so I should be coming close to the end of the list soon. Time will tell, if its meant to be it will happen, if not I still have a job.

    Keep in touch and keep up the good work- Lighterload

  8. Hi Doodlebug,

    30 lbs. is a great loss. I have leveled out at about 48 lbs. I go for my second fill on June 3rd. I want my sirgoen to tighten it up more than the last time. I need to get this show on the road and get this weight off. I feel great but losing faster would be lovely. Kudos to the rain you have been getting, we have temps over 100 already and its only May. Rain is rare in AZ and of course what you don't have you miss. I love rain.

    I am looking at changing jobs soon, had a substantial offer that I cannot turn down so I should be giving notice to my present employer soon, that will go over like a lead balloon.

    Keep walking and stay in touch, Lighterload

  9. Hey DB, Good to hear from you. I am glad you got the last email I resent. I am doing OK, at last check I was down 41 lbs and that was the weight at my fill. I am not a scale jumper so I have no clue as to my total loss now. I won't know until I go back to the surgeon on June 6th. He does not like his patients getting the scale all the time, he says it can be discouraging. I do not feel much restriction from my first fill and it was not a fun experience. I am going to ask the surgeon if he can really put a restriction on me come June 6th.

    The weather here in AZ is warming up quickly so I will be in the pool real soon doing those laps.

    I seem to be able to eat just about anything except cottage cheese and bread, so I am pleased.

    Hope you are feeling well and losing.

    Get back to you next weekend. Lighterload

  10. Hey DB,

    Went for my first fill. That was not fun. My surgeon could not find the port and probed and poked me 13 times with an 18g needle before he found the port and was able to do the fill. I am so bruised and sore. He told me it would not be like that again as he measured and marked where the port is, in my records. I am down 41 pounds now and feel great except for the sore tummy. Wishing you well, Lighterload

    progress.gif This is what I had sent. Sounds like you are having internet issues like i had for over a month.......LL

  11. Lighterload

    $20,000 down the drain?

    Bless you all who are going through such stress with your ports and fills. Hang in there- Lighterload
  12. Lighterload

    what am I doing?

    Hey cphanner, Trust me you are getting yourself all worked up for nothing. I was banded on 3/25/09, it was a piece of cake, in and out overnight. I had no problems at all, have lost 41 pounds since and feel fabulous. You too can do this. Its the beginning of your journey, calm down and best of luck- Lighterload
  13. Hey Tig,

    Had my first fill yesterday and it was horrible. My surgeon could not find the port so he probed and poked me 13 times with an 18g needle before he found the port to do the fill. I am so bruised and sore. He promised this would be the worst time for a fill because he marked and measured where the port is and can directly into it next time. I go back in 5 weeks for another fill. I am down 41 pounds and feel fabulous except for the sore tummy. Hope you are doing well- Lighterload

  14. Hey DB,

    Went for my first fill. That was not fun. My surgeon could not find the port and probed and poked me 13 times with an 18g needle before he found the port and was able to do the fill. I am so bruised and sore. He told me it would not be like that again as he measured and marked where the port is, in my records. I am down 41 pounds now and feel great except for the sore tummy. Wishing you well, Lighterload

  15. Lighterload

    Arizona

    Try Dr. Rob Schuster at Banner Gateway Hospital in Mesa. He is my surgeon and he takes a lot of people who have had their surgery elsewhere. He is fabulous! Good Luck- Lighterload
  16. Hey Doodlebug,

    I am so glad you are doing OK and are now back to work. I am sorry getting back in the groove of work was tough on you. I have an office job as Nurse Manager so it was not bad for me other than being backed-up for 2 1/2 weeks. It took me a full week to get caught up. I am fine now. I go tomorrow for my first fill and full set of labs, then off to work to host a Corporate meeting for 12 at my clinic. It will be another busy day. I like it busy, I never have time to even think about food.

    Yes, I do know where Gila Bend is and I live in out in the desert like that too. I live way east of Phoenix near the mountains.

    It was super hearing that you are doing so well. Keep in touch and I will look forward to hearing from you on the weekends. I know its tough for me to get on line during the week too, with work.

    Take care and will chat soon, Lighterload

  17. Hey GitsMardi,

    Good to hear from you. Sounds like you are doing fabulous, Congratulations! I go for my first fill this Tuesday, looking forward to it. I am down 38 pounds now and I have never felt better. Rewarded myself with a new truck!

    Keep in touch- Lighterload

  18. Hey Socalfosh,

    Good to hear from you. I have not been on LBT in weeks either as my internet went out. I live way out in the desert in AZ so this is the only high speed ISP we can get here and when its out, it takes weeks to get someone out to fix it. UGH

    Surgery went well, I am down 38 pounds now and go for my first fill on Tuesday 4/28. I am looking forward to it. Bought myself a new truck as a reward. Bought a 2009 Silverado Z-71 4x4. I got the truck on Tuesday as I am having extras put on it. I have not felt this good in 2 years, this journy is amazing. Keep in touch, Lighterload

  19. Lighterload

    Newbie

    Welcome Kate, You will find a remarkable amount of information and support on this site. If you have a question, just ask, or if you just need to vent, this is why we are here. Good luck in your journey.- Lighterload:smile:
  20. Have a very blessed and happy holiday- Lighterload

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