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About Heather_8.1.14

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    Mom of 4. Banded 2.22.10 Revision surgery from band to bypass due to slippage on 8.1.14. Welcome to the next chapter of my life
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  1. Godspeed!

    1. Heather_8.1.14


      Well hey there! Hope you’re well!

  2. Oy. I am 6 years post op from my first surgery, and almost 2 years out post op from my band to bypass revision and I was successfully maintaining my weight for over a year and recently the scale has gone UP 10lbs!!! My husband asked me if that was bad (uh hello!) I was maintaining at 147lbs and now the scale said 158lbs. It scares the life out of me seeing it go back up. I know what my issues are and I need to remind myself carbs are NOT my friend and I have to keep myself more active. I used to spend 4-5 days a week working on a farm I volunteer but I've had to scale back recently due to home issues. And sadly because I've been so stressed out I've been looking at eating as my coping skill again. I know what I need to do to get back on track and I am damn determined to do it, I just need a little nudge and support from those who know where I am right now. Thanks!!
  3. 2015 has been quite a rough year, looking very forward to 2016!

  4. I cant believe its been a year since I had my RNY done. 7 months of maintaining and feeling amazing

    1. jane13


      that's awesome, seven months of maintaining.

  5. Heather_8.1.14

    Did your style change

    YES! I've worn shorts (bermuda since my legs are in bad shape from the weight loss) for the first time in 13 years! And I LOVE maxi skirts! I dont get the chub rub anymore!
  6. Heather_8.1.14

    What size do you think I might be wearing?

    I'm 5'6", 145lbs and wear a size 4 (although I could probably squeeze into a 2 at times)
  7. 9 month post op appointment yesterday. Still maintaining and feeling great! Hoping to save up for my TT soon!

  8. I saw my plastic surgeon a few weeks ago and we went over everything that I want to get done, and he always starts with the stomach first, then move on to other problem areas. He told me that I am an excellent candidate for the abdominoplasty (as well as the others I'd like to have done) and he told me that I can actually have it done outpatient which will save me almost $3,000.00 This plastics is also my WL surgeons husband so I trust him whole heartedly and his work is AMAZING. So, my question is have any of you had an outpatient procedure? What was the first 24-48 hours like? I'm going to be self pay for this since my insurance wont cover it (also why I'm only doing one procedure at a time for now) and if possible I'm going to have it done in June or July.
  9. Hey Bobby wanted to drop by to see how things were going for you!

  10. Not in a million years!!! I had the lapband done in 2010 and in early 2014 it had slipped. I was sick for months after my 4th child was born and I didnt find out until the beginning of July my band actually slipped. I had 3 wks to decide whether I was going to have RNY when they removed my band (sleeve wasnt an option and insurance wouldnt pay for another band). The recovery was much harder then I anticipated but once I learned to re-read my body and got into the groove it got a lot easier. I can now slip into a sexy size 6 and I am LOVING it! I am so proud of myself and the journey I have taken to ge here. It might be lame but like they say, no pain, no gain (or, in our case, no loss). Good luck to you and if you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me! How did it go?? How are you feeling?
  11. Oh my gosh I'm 7 months post op and sometimes I get so bloated I look like I'm 4 months pregnant LOL. My husband looked at me the one day and went, "Is there something you're not telling me?" I'm like "Babe I hope not!!" (He's "fixed" so no more babies hahaha)
  12. Heather_8.1.14

    One week!

    Good luck to you both! The first few weeks are rough, I wont lie, but you are going to be SO happy you did this, I promise!! Follow your doc's orders and rest as much as you can after surgery. Make sure you get your liquids in and dont rush getting back to solid foods too quickly. Please keep us posted!!
  13. Heather_8.1.14

    Soreness help

    Are you getting enough fluid in? I think a call to your dr would be a good idea, and remember, you're very early post op, so you do need to take it easy. Good luck and please let us know how you're doing!