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About AlienBandit

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  1. Interested to know where you had surgery and how you got it covered by OHIP Sent from my iPad using the BariatricPal App
  2. Hey gang, Well i have been on here forever but now I really need your help. I have been without a fill doctor for over 2 years. When i left Korea I had no money and am just now getting myself organized. I finally have a job with benefits but alas nothing covers my band. I have been trying to stay at my lowest weight of 150lbs but have gone up to about 170 and really need to get on a north american band wagon. Anyone got room? If anyone has a doctor (or knows a doctor) that does fills for people banded outside of Canada, please let me know
  3. AlienBandit

    Toronto Support Group

    I lived and was banded abroad and now in Toronto so I'd love to join in
  4. Does anyone know of or have a doc in Spain that accepts patients not banded by him? I was banded in Korea but will be in La Rioja for a while and want to make sure I have a what if kind of doc. Anything up north or towards Madrid would be ok. Or anyone have any idea where I can search for a doc?
  5. Happy -- Birthday AlienBandit!

  6. AlienBandit

    Fills in Toronto, Ontario

    There is a doctor in Missisauga that does fills and not the outragous thousands post op plans. Heres the info info@creditvalleyclinic.ca Tel: (905) 820-0282 $500 first visit and $250 per fill after
  7. AlienBandit

    Can Anyone Give Me Their Fill Doctor Info

    There is a doctor in Missisauga that does fills and not the outragous thousands post op plans. Heres the info info@creditvalleyclinic.ca Tel: (905) 820-0282 $500 first visit and $250 per fill after
  8. My BMI was 33 when I was banded. I am now at 26 and hoping to someday get to 22-23 BMI. It was def worth it as my BMI and weight was only climbing so I bit the bullet before it got bigger.
  9. Congrats! Speaking to a group can be nerve racking but so much fun. I was a guest speaker at all medical conferences held by my hospital for 3 years. Most of the people I spoke in front of were doctors and nurses (and the majority barely spoke English) so if you would like you can send me your email addy and I can forward you my speeches if you would like to see what sorts of things I talked bout
  10. I def would NOT get a reduction before losing the weight. I started a DD at 220lbs years ago and lost some weight and went down to a b (150lbs) then i gained weight, was at 200 lbs and was a D. Then I lost weight again and at 150lbs I was a b again and my boobs looked terrible. I went in for a lift and implants and I am now a d again. You will lose a lot in your boobs during weight loss so I would wait to see how you end up. You dont want to get a reduction and then lose weight and lose more boobs and then be saggy and super small.
  11. AlienBandit

    What Does This Sound Like To You?

    I had strange pains once. It was above my belly button in the middle of my body. I started feeling around the area when it hurt ( on and off) and realized I could feel my tubing from my band to my port. I went to the doctor who said I needed a port revision to move the tubing because it had migrated towards the surface of my skin. We did a full check up just to be safe and accidently found that my band had eroded into my stomach a bit. It wasnt causing pain but I had the band removed to let my stomach heal and then got a new band 5 months later. That was over 2 years ago. THings are fine now.
  12. I was banded outside of Canada (please spare me the why did you do that, that was stupid etc comments I simply couldnt afford the surgery in Canada ) and now I am searching for a fill doctor in Ontario. However it appears that Slimband (how is that place even still operating with all the bad reviews seriously?!) and other big companies seem to have complete control over Ontario when it comes to post op fill stuff. I do not have $5,000 for a post op care plan nor do I want to pay that and no one seems to do just fills on a pay per visit system. Ontario is where I am from but not where I will be living for the rest of my life, so it would be a waste of money to spend the $5,000 on a post op plan and then in a year or 2 move again ( most likely to the States) where I will need yet another doctor ( or post op plan) or travel back to Ontario. Totally not worth it. I have been searching and searching with no luck. I have a doctor in Montreal who will take me as a patient, but I am just hoping to find someone closer. I have read past posts about doctors in Ottawa, Toronto and Sudbury but everyone I have tried said they only offer the post op care plans. I found a place in Orilla but wouldnt give me any info about costs told me I must come before they can discuss that (wtf). Anybody have a doc that charges per fill in Ontario? Thanks! and happy weight loss
  13. hey, added you... good luck thurs!

  14. AlienBandit

    Air Travel?

    Ive flown a ton and never really had a problem. The first time I felt a little sore the morning after flying like I did some sit ups the night before but during the flight I was ok eating. I generally take really long flights so I do sometimes find that through the flight I get tighter but never tight enough that I cant drink. Also if you are worried about food on the flight, order a special meal instead of the regular one. I find that the low calorie meal is like our soft diet, fruit meal is good for foods that wont get stuck, low carb ones dont include bread etc.
  15. AlienBandit

    Lidocaine/prilocaine Cream?

    I used to get a shot of freezing because I was so afraid of the pain but I am also afraid of needles. Just getting that shot would take 10 minutes of me freaking out. After a few fills my doc got tired of it and tried to convince me to try just once with no freezing. It took about 20 minutes to convince me but I tried it ( his nurses had to hold me down a bit so I would move) but it didnt hurt at all. I skipped the freezing from there on in to avoid the extra needle poking