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JazzyRayne

LAP-BAND Patients
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About JazzyRayne

  • Rank
    Senior Member
  • Birthday 03/19/1985

About Me

  • Interests
    I love spoken word... so I enjoy writing and going to spoken word events
  • Occupation
    VPK Teacher
  • City
    Lakeland
  • State
    Florida
  1. JazzyRayne

    Dec 2013

    I was re banded dec 20th... and im down a total of 11lbs. One thing I can say is... ill be glad when I can start mushie foods this friday! Geez im so sick of liquids n blending soups. I cant wait! Happy new year yhall!
  2. JazzyRayne

    Going tomorrow to discuss lapband removal

    I would LOVE to replace the band with the 14cc band. .. but I guess im scared ill end up w the same issues. Im completely unfilled n throw up constantly with the 10cc. I kinda think my body needs a break. Im scared of weight gain too. However I eat soooo much healthier now. I love green smoothies, raw veggies, raw eating, clean eating. I follow amazing weight loss motivators on instagram. I also have become anemic and my primary seems to think due to lack of nutrients from lapband. So it restricts the amount of exercise bc I get light headed, dizzy, and nauseous. I guess I am just tired... emotional... and at my wits end.Sigh.
  3. JazzyRayne

    Going tomorrow to discuss lapband removal

    Im so sorry I was so vague in my story telling lol. I will def answer questions. Okay, I was banded june 2010 and 1 month later I received mt first fill of .5cc then 1 month later I went for another .5cc. I was good for a while. Then I worked my way up over the course of a year to 4cc in a 10cc band. I stayed there for most the year doing amazing. The fill that changed everything the dr put in a full 1cc instead of half. The min I vomited the Water, he removed half of the cc. I swallowed the water and it went down w no issues. 2 days on liquid n 2 days mushies then I ate normal food. The normal food would not stay down. Went to the dr he did barrium swallow n said nothing was wrong. He unfilled me anyway. I waited 1 month n started the fill procedure all over again. Year 2 I never had a sweet spot. Always vomiting. Performed endoscopy, upper gi, barium etc. Found nothing wrong. Ive been completely empty for the past year n half. Still vomit most of my food. Acid reflux is insane. I switched drs and this dr seems much more into my issues. He also thinks a 14cc band will solve mt issues. I just honestly want a break. I loved my band. I dont regret getting it. I may have one put back in in the future. I dont think the sleeve will work for me due to acid reflux / gerd. I tried as long as I could try. I ate slow, stayed away from all whites, chewed.. to no avail. I hope this helped you guys to understand my story better.
  4. Happy 28th Birthday JazzyRayne!

  5. Happy 27th Birthday JazzyRayne!

  6. I had surgery 6/3/10 and I was losing weight through out June and July. Pre-op and the weight i lost during the two months is about 30 lbs. But August I actually gained weight. I got a fill later in August and I am up to 5ccs in a 10cc band. I feel A LOT of restriction, and i eat a lot less. I also work out monday-friday. I lost 2 lbs right after my fill... but nothing since. I dont understand. I dont want to get another fill and be uncomfortable. I am kinda discouraged. Does anyone have any suggestions?
  7. I am having the same problem. I had surgery 6/3/10 and I was losing weight through out June and July. But August I actually gained weight. I got a fill later in August and I am up to 5ccs in a 10cc band. I feel A LOT of restriction, and i eat a lot less. I also work out monday-friday. I lost 2 lbs right after my fill... but nothing since. I dont understand. I dont want to get another fill and be uncomfortable. I am kinda discouraged. I think im going to start a new post as well and see what kind of feedback we both get.
  8. Congrats on your journey! This pre-op diet is just about the worse part of the whole surgery. These 2 weeks will feel like forever, BUT you will get use to it. Any time you lower your carbs you will feel pretty yuck the first few days. I was on a 2 week liquid diet and I thought i was going to just die. Not litterally... but still. I hated it. The 3rd day I was throwing mental tantrum fits. But I got through it. Another thing that is rewarding is seeing the lbs drop as you do this diet. Just stay positive. If you have any questions, feel free! Youre well on your way! :thumbup:
  9. JazzyRayne

    New on here

    Erin, Welcome! What kinda port pain are you having? I know my port hurts from time to time and I am about 3 weeks post op. I havent had my fill yet, but i have no restriction any more either. Just make sure you tell your fill dr that you feel no restriction. I am sure they will give you another fill as soon as they can.
  10. JazzyRayne

    brand new!

    Hi Zack! I wish you the best of luck. Congrats on taking the first step to changing your life. :smile:
  11. Wow. And what stinks is... I dont go for my first fill till July 7th. If things are already getting stuck... my goodness. It makes me nervous. I normally dont eat red meat often... i prefer chicken.
  12. JazzyRayne

    Post-op productive cough?

    I was banded 6/3 and for about a week post-op i coughed up that nasty stuff too. My dr said its normal for post op. But still,contact your dr to make sure. Esp if it doesnt go away.
  13. I am almost 3 weeks post op, and I had my first experience about 2 days ago eating hamburger meat. I chewed, but it still didnt go down good. So, I dont think hamburger and I are going to get along very well. I am glad that I experienced it too, so i know what it feels like. But it hurt like hell. I leaned over, and it helped to move it.
  14. It still hasnt hit me yet. And im doing okay... i am sick of drinking though. I fight myself everyday about having subway for dinner just ONE time before surgery. I want to do this 100%... so i am trying to be good.
  15. JazzyRayne

    Weeks 2-4 Post-op Recipes ?

    Thats a really good idea though, with the ground chicken. Thank you for that link! I didnt know that existed. :thumbup:
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