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Lynn2988

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About Lynn2988

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    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 11/07/1966

About Me

  • Biography
    married, 3 grown children
  • Interests
    scrabble,
  • Occupation
    teacher
  • City
    Staten Island
  • State
    New York
  1. Lynn2988

    Feeling very frustrated

    Shannon, it is so important that you look forward to tomorrow with no regrets. Many of us have set backs and feel frustrated - you are not alone. Everyone is different and loses at a different rate. Have you considered keeping a food diary so that you can see what foods you eat on good weeks, maybe that can help. As far as the medical bill is concerned, fight it- if it was pre-approved they should be taking care of it - sometimes we just need to go through the stressful process. I too, am starting to get bills that don't make sense, but hey they can't take blood from a rock and if I do get stuck paying it will be little by little.
  2. Lynn2988

    Need a fill so bad!!!

    Sounds like the proof is in the jeans and not on the scale. Hang in there until your next fill. You are doing really well.
  3. Lynn2988

    Surgery is scheduled!!

    You must be super excited. As far as advice is concerned all I have to offer is the basics... That is make sure you know what your post-op diet will be and have those things on hand, be sure you have someone home with you for the first few days as everyone's healing experience is different and you may need help getting up at the very beginning, be patient with yourself as this is a learning experience and it takes time to adjust and finally when you are only having liquids you still should be having BM at least every other day or so so pay attention (sorry if the last bit of advice is more than you wanted to know, but it is important). Good luck to you.
  4. Lynn2988

    so excited

    You are off to a super amazing start! Keep it up and congratulations
  5. Lynn2988

    Banded yesterday....

    The truth is time is what is going to relieve your pain. In the meantime don't try to be a superhero. If they gave you pain meds take them. You need not to be in pain in order to heal. My doctor had prescribed me tylenol with codeine (liquid) and it really helpful. Some people say holding a pillow to your stomach when you are getting up is helpful. What is hurting you soreness from the wounds or air from the anesthesia? I hope you get better soon.
  6. Lynn2988

    Spoke to soon...Too make matters worse..

    Well I enjoyed the moments pain free while they lasted. The pain in my shoulder is back in full force. I've been doing a lot of reading on this blog and the I-net and I don't know what to make of it - could be gas, could be the way my body says its full or it could be my port is laying on a nerve. Called my doctor and spoke to the PA she says is gas, but for this long? Even worse is my daughter might be have complications she has a tiny bit of pus where a port is. It's under the "glue" so its really hard to tell if its old or new. She has no fever, no swelling, or pain, but I am still a bit concerned. Our doctor is only in one day a week and his hours conflict with my daughter's college school hours. She cannot afford one more absence. At this point I am ready to bring her to the e.r. just to get her checked. Any advice???
  7. Lynn2988

    Spoke to soon...Too make matters worse..

    Well I enjoyed the moments pain free while they lasted. The pain in my shoulder is back in full force. I've been doing a lot of reading on this blog and the I-net and I don't know what to make of it - could be gas, could be the way my body says its full or it could be my port is laying on a nerve. Called my doctor and spoke to the PA she says is gas, but for this long? Even worse is my daughter might be have complications she has a tiny bit of pus where a port is. It's under the "glue" so its really hard to tell if its old or new. She has no fever, no swelling, or pain, but I am still a bit concerned. Our doctor is only in one day a week and his hours conflict with my daughter's college school hours. She cannot afford one more absence. At this point I am ready to bring her to the e.r. just to get her checked. Any advice???
  8. Lynn2988

    Eleven Days Later...

    :tongue2:So things are getting back to normal. I'm moving quicker, no gas pain in my shoulder. I have more energy and most importantly... I'm happy. For a bit there, with all the discomfort and the fact that I expected a bit more weight loss, I was questioning whether or not I made the right choice, but today seems bright and I have no regrets. I am so glad I joined this forum. I love knowing how others are doing and having people give me feedback - this is definitely one of those things that you need to live to understand. :frown: I am starting to get hungry (and that's hard, but hey that's part of life - anybodies) and today I bit the big one, four days sooner than I was supposed to, I had some oatmeal. It went down well and I have no regrets. I made a choice and I'm okay with that. :redface: I will try to stick with the liquid diet until then (but if I don't, I will try to forgive myself).
  9. Lynn2988

    Eleven Days Later...

    :tongue2:So things are getting back to normal. I'm moving quicker, no gas pain in my shoulder. I have more energy and most importantly... I'm happy. For a bit there, with all the discomfort and the fact that I expected a bit more weight loss, I was questioning whether or not I made the right choice, but today seems bright and I have no regrets. I am so glad I joined this forum. I love knowing how others are doing and having people give me feedback - this is definitely one of those things that you need to live to understand. :crying: I am starting to get hungry (and that's hard, but hey that's part of life - anybodies) and today I bit the big one, four days sooner than I was supposed to, I had some oatmeal. It went down well and I have no regrets. I made a choice and I'm okay with that. I will try to stick with the liquid diet until then (but if I don't, I will try to forgive myself).
  10. Lynn2988

    Mini victory!

    Hooray for you! Celebrate every victory - what we are all doing is hard work and we deserve to take pleasure in each and every step towards our goal. Keep it up - by next week you may only need 98pounds to reach your goal.
  11. Lynn2988

    1 week check up.

    Sounds like you are off to a great start Amanda, 15lbs in a week, that's amazing. Thanks for sharing your experience with the port - I think that is something we all fear before having it done the first time. I don't get my first fill until March 19th - seems like a lifetime away. Wondering - are you experiencing hunger at all? Do you have liquid in the band?
  12. Lynn2988

    2 months post-op and 2 fills later....

    Yvette, I feel your pain and minor setbacks, but I know that you will get past this. Everything is about choice and you make choices for you. People who are not living it, no how much they love us, don't really understand that is is not a quick fix and that it is work. This work will be a challenge and there will be times that you will have setbacks. You recognized it, now move on. I know you're strong - hell you've lost 65lbs already - I am hoping to be as successful as you.
  13. Lynn2988

    299?When One Pound Makes a Difference

    Congrats to you. I know how amazing you felt because I had a similar experience this morning. I saw the 260's, like you I hadn't seen that in years. To think that more is to come gives us something to work towards. I am like the idea of celebrating small goals for myself lets me see success. I look forward to hearing about your "next" break and I know the money you invested in your self was anything but a waste. Much success to you.
  14. Lynn2988

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  15. Lynn2988

    Day 5 after banding

    I can totally relate and I can't wait to be past this. By the way did they give one of those spirometer??? to help gauge your breathing and get your lungs strong after surgery? They say it is important to try to inhale as deeply without discomfort as you can 10 times per hour.

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