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  1. Dblex

    14 CC Bandsters

    Im at 11.5cc and finally at my sweet spot. Feeling full for a while and eating about a cup of food and feel full.......
  2. 10.3 here in a 14CC, finally feeling full for a longtime now after eating, portions have reduced, but I think its one more fill for me and Im there! Eating about 1.5 to 1.75 cups to get full, so Im looking for that magic number! Whats going to get me to a 1/2 cup. Definately a learning process, but a good one. Maybe another .3 fill? dunno....But Im almost there!
  3. Dblex

    Severe Leg Pains

    Need to have this looked at and tell your dr. I just had a circulation study done because I had similiar pain after a heavy charly horse. My calcium was down and Creatinine was up, way above normal...so everyone will be different. But I would get this looked at.
  4. The only problem you need to realize is that if your using an insurance to pay for it, they may have limitations on Lapro procedures. I know my insurance allowed only one procedure, so if I didnt follow my diet and the liver was too fatty, and they couldnt safely move the liver during surgery, then that was it. So, it is important....
  5. You know you got stuck! FLEM Fest 2010 for July 4th weekend!! POST YOUR STORY's!
  6. your a fellow Texan! Awesome! Im in Corpus!
  7. Banded May 5th and have lost 47 so far. 32 was preop though... I stay in touch with a few May 5th bandsters, if ya wanna join, lemme know!~
  8. Mine is below port about 6 inches...Dr told me it is most likely scar tissue
  9. I understand the diet process, trust me. but you will notice I have just been filled and I am back to following Dr's Orders of 36 hours of liquids, then mushies, then back to normal dieting. This was a question on qty consumption and the mushie process.... thanks for your awnser though
  10. Ok, had my first fill and I have 5cc in my band. But please help me understand.... Do mushies pass through the band? If not, then how big is the pouch prior to the green zone? I find that I can eat about a cup of cottage cheese and a cup of refried fat free Beans and Im full finally.... It just seems too easy to eat that much.... So is it passing through? or sitting in my pouch?
  11. Oh I know your there now buddy..... Just when I thought it was safe to go back in the Water.... BAM! Toasted whole wheat with lemon pepper tuna...stuck and slowly passed after a drink.... Felt it slowly lube up and pass on through with the liquids..... I am 31 days post op and testing the waters now....and it just didnt work for me today...... ME----- 0 BAND-- 1 Note to self, toasted bread is a challenge. (for me) Oh yeah, the pain....the scared thought of tightness and well.....I just dont want that to happen again. Didnt throw up....so does that count for 1/2 point? LOL
  12. Dblex

    Isopure Protein Drink

    Yep, just shake it! :tongue2:
  13. Dblex

    What to eat for mushy stage?

  14. Holy cow! you have to be kidding me! Took a bite of my sons Jello pudding from his lunchable.... Been sugar free for so long that I almost spit out the pudding it was so sweet!!! DANG YOU EATING RIGHT! WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ME??!?!!!???!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
  15. I need to mow the yard!! 12 days of neglect! Too much too soon?
  16. Dblex

    Used my "card" today!

    So the wife has Navy this weekend and the family and I go to join her for lunch. Today, lunch was provided at a Pizza place, free for them and discounted for us, so off we go! Ofcourse I take my soup with me and we walk in. I ask politely if I can bring my soup in since I am on a special diet post op. The girl at the register tells me no way sir, no outside food or drink. I begin to tell her that I just had surgery and the food here doesnt meet my diet criteria. She still tells me no. So I go sit down and think for a minute...politley complying. Then it hits me, all the paperwork and material the doc gave me came with a card that he told me to carry with me at all times. Its a medical card that tell medical personell and anyone else my current condition. So I remembered that my wife hounded me to fill it out and stick it in my wallet. DING! I pull it out and sure enough it hits me. I have rights too! So I walk up and ask for the manager and explain to him with card in hand that I have a specialized medical diet and requested to eat with my family.....he politely comply's and apologizes for the register girl. MAN THAT FELT GREAT! The card is temporary, but It has a link to go online and register my surgery ect, and get a permanent card! So what do ya think Im gonna do tonight!!!! GET YOUR CARD GOING PEOPLE! they cant tell us no!
  17. That concerns me! My first wife was a teacher and I married into that whole teaching phenomenon cult world....LMAO Welcome to our world Willowcat!!
  18. Are "you" from somewhere else that you would like to share with us?
  19. Nice to meet you ladies! Sometimes its just too serious in here....gotta smile and liven things up a little! 10days post op and starting to feel normal again..... I follow alot of threads to stay on top of my band. Trust me, I know where she is. I have been in a grouchy mood for the last 2 days, just about had it with liquids...and Im trying to control myself. The whole dog thing sounded really yummy when I read it.....so I googled it since I have two dogs of my own and a Cat..... YUMMMMMMMMMY And, there arent enough boyz in here! I feel outnumbered and odd since I cant talk about girl things. I mean I could.....but....
  20. Label Dog Anatomy Printout - EnchantedLearning.com Label Dog Anatomy DiagramDog Printouts Read the definitions below, then label the dog external anatomy diagram. back - the part of the body between the loin and the withers. brisket - the chest of the dog. carpals - the wrist, the bones of the pastern joint. dewclaw - the tiny, useless, fifth claw - located on the inner part of the leg above the other toes. ear - the fleshy, often triangular appendages on the head associated with hearing. flews - the hanging part of the dog's upper lips. forearms - The parts of the forelegs between the elbow and the pastern. forefoot - the front feet. hindfoot - the back feet. hips - the joints at the uppermost part of the hindlegs. hock - the bones that form the ankle/heel of the dog. loin - the parts of the body located on both sides of the backbone between the ribs and the hips. muzzle - the front parts of the jaws. nose - the tip of the muzzle. pastern - the part of the leg below the carpals (wrist) of the front leg or below the hock of the hind leg. ruff - the long, thick hair that grows around the neck. shoulder - the joint at the uppermost part of the forelegs. stifle - the dog's knee, located on the hind leg above the ankle. stop - the indented part of the skull between the eyes. tail - the hind-most part of the backbone, set on the rump. thigh - the upper part of the hind leg. withers - the top of the shoulders, just behind the neck.
  21. Dblex

    Question about my port?

    I asked this question at my follow up and this was the awnser I got: The nerves under your ribs and along the abdomen are very sensitive to irritation, and it will take them a while to get immune to the port being their. They arent used to something rubbing or touching them, so they react sensitively. In time, they will get use to the rubbing and touching and eventually ignore it. Til then, you will probably feel it. That was probably one of my only concerns too. Especially since sleeping on my left is my favorite! Dont worry people, we are all Terminators now.:w00t:
  22. Dblex

    Did I do something?

    Not too sure if Im experienced to awnser, but the whole point of the strict post op diet is to let your insides heal. Both the insides and outside have to heal before your body can handle things. My Dr. Told me this because it is easier to digest things on the diet and slowly implement foods. I think with the swelling and bloating inside post op, that it strains the internals to digest normally. Stick to the diet plan and let yourself heal.
  23. Ok, just odd to me, but I just finished my clears only diet, Dr only asked me to do 5 days. Then back to regular liquids. But here is my question.... Why am I getting stuffed on 1/2 cup of cream of potato. strained and served. And I MEAN STUFFED! I thought I had no restriction? Just curious.....

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