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Shesha

LAP-BAND Patients
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About Shesha

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  • Birthday 03/08/1974
  1. Happy 39th Birthday Shesha!

  2. Happy 38th Birthday Shesha!

  3. Hello everyone!

  4. 5 years has passed since you registered at LapBandTalk! Happy 5th Anniversary Shesha!

  5. Hello everyone! Well, I had Baby Owen on May 23, 2008. He weighed in at 8 lbs 6.6 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. He, and the family, are doing well. Now that baby has been here now, I am ready to start losing weight again. I had my band emptied completely about 3 months into the pregnancy and have since been able to pretty much eat whatever I wanted. That being said, I didn't do too bad during the pregnancy. 6 weeks from his birth and I have about 10 lbs to lose to be back to pre-preggers weight. Since I am starting with a new local surgeon to do fills and stuff, I have an upper GI scheduled for 7/14 and and EGD scheduled for 7/21. He just wants to make sure my band is in good shape before he, as a new Dr. starts seeing me as a patient. Then, I have a fill scheduled for 7/22. I can't wait!!! It's been so long since I've thought about weight loss, since I got pregnant last September!! You all are doing so well with your weight loss!! I can't wait to catch up with all of you, both personally and with the weight loss!
  6. Hi there, I lost 6 lbs the first trimester. My band started getting really tight around 15 weeks or so, so I had a complete unfill. As a result, I can really eat whatever I want. I only have 7 weeks to go and I am up a total of 20 lbs some of which is Water since I am a tad swollen. I gained about 35 lbs with my first baby (pre band baby), so I will end up gaining less with this one. One thing that's nice though, is I know my band is there and ready to be filled when I am done birthin'. :biggrin:
  7. I've missed all of you. Darn, I wish I could be there at Red Robbin tonight! You'll be in my thoughts for sure! I see we have some new friends too! That's awesome. Don't feel discouraged by my lack of progress... My weight loss has been slow, but I am not discouraged. I found out I had a flipped port in April, that I couldn't get fixed until the end of July. Got that fixed, got my 3rd fill, started losing again. Went in for my next fill with a local Dr. He wanted to do the upper GI and check that my band was where it should be etc..(which was fine with me) before my fill with him. I had that all scheduled for mid September, then I found out I was preggers!! Well, no x-rays for me now...=O) So, here I am almost a year later, and only down 40 lbs! But I'll take it. Hopefully after baby arrives, I'll get my band fills going again, and the weight will start melting away... Have fun at Red Robin. It's good to see everyone is doing so well and "finding themselves" - with meds, counseling, whatever to get better!
  8. I have not been on the board forever. It's awesome to see how much weight everyone has lost! I am 14 weeks preggers now. Everything is going well. I've even lost 4 pounds. Baby doc isn't too concerned though, since it happens with non banded ladies too!
  9. Good Morning All! Well, I am afraid I have yet another weight loss setback.... I'm pregnant!!! :clap2: I just found out yesterday. Baby is due June 9th!! Wish us well!! This should be a fun journey with all of you to share it with! (I already have one daughter, she's 23 months)
  10. My surgery went really well! I've been back to Colorado a couple of times. Once for my first fill and again for port reattachment surgery. I was going to do follow up care with a Dr. in Madison - Dr. Sunby @ Dean Care- but he really wasn't too thrilled about helping me out, since I had my band done elsewhere. (their price is comparable to Dr. K though, when you factor in travel, follow up care, etc. so if you want someone local, they would be a good option) I am now seeing Dr. Selwyn in Stevens Point. VERY nice guy. He used to work with Dr. Curry in Cincinnatti. I don't know what Dr. Selwyn's self pay rate is though. Dr. K is great and I would recommend him highly.
  11. Shesha

    port flip??

    My port flipped too. I traveled from WI to CO to have my port fixed by my surgeon. Since I was flying home that afternoon, I asked that they didn't even put me under. They used a novicaine like anthesthesia instead and some "happy" valium like medicine. I ended up falling asleep, but was fully alert about 1/2 hour after surgery. The pain was minimal, no nausea or "icky" feeling either. It was great!
  12. Shesha

    port flip??

    My port flipped too. I traveled from WI to CO to have my port fixed by my surgeon. Since I was flying home that afternoon, I asked that they didn't even put me under. They used a novicaine like anthesthesia instead and some "happy" valium like medicine. I ended up falling asleep, but was fully alert about 1/2 hour after surgery. The pain was minimal, no nausea or "icky" feeling either. It was great!
  13. Good Morning all!! Wow, so much has happened lately! Shelbi - I am so sorry to hear about what's all happened with your friends and family. As was said, everything happens for a reason. My thoughts are with your family and friends. Lap - I am sorry to hear about all your troubles. I am curious as to why Dr. K needs to see you? Your issues sound more like something any GI Dr.(not band Dr.) back home can look into. Have you made an appointment locally?? It could just be that you are eating differently since the surgery and it has brought about, or uncovered, some IBS or whatever symptoms you didn't know you had... Congrats to Dynamo Mini on the inches! That is WAY awesome!! Congrats to Mal, as well. Your son going off to college is a major accomplishment for both of you. May you both enjoy this new phase in the journey! As for me, not much going on here... The scale has stalled. I am not working out, so I can't look for any new muscle to bail me out of this one...heh heh... I guess we know what that means... Time to hit the pavement! We have a Dr. doing fills locally now. I will be his first appoinment in his new office come September 17th! Woo hoo! Maybe I'll get my picture on the wall or something! He's been doing bands in a town south of here for a while, so he's experienced. He's just branching out!!
  14. Shesha

    Bodybugg users report here!

    It would make sense to have the watch replace the armband. Who wants to wear two odd things on their arm and why?? I just thought I would ask since I you don't want to assume anything. You've been more than helpful! Thanks much!! btw... I am very impressed with your weightloss. You've done very well. I hope to be as successful as you some day! Keep up the great work. You are a motivation to many!!:clap2:
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