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  1. emeraldinthesky

    October 2010 Bandsters

    Anyone getting their surgery in October? I'm really excited about this journey, I still have to get approved by Tricare but My doctor says it going to be no issue. I need someone my age to help me along my journey... HELP!
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    Stitch in my side

    I was banded on 10/7 and I felt the same way for 2 weeks. It's gone now, but my doc told me it probably was a stitch and occasionally people get them after surgery.
  3. emeraldinthesky

    End of Year Challenge

    I would love too!!! I already lost 10 since being banded last week on October 7th.....I'm hoping to be at least 190 by New Years!!!! I will have two fills by then so here's to hoping!!!! Good Luck Everyone!!!
  4. I got banded yesterday October 7th!!! And i'm scared because there is minimal pain. It just feels like i did sit ups too fast. Did anyone else feel this way???
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    Drinking from a straw?

    my doctor told me that it will take a lot more then burping to have a slip. He actually recommends using straws. He said burping will release the pressure in your chest.
  6. emeraldinthesky

    October 2010 Bandsters!!

    I just got banded on Thursday, and let me just say..... it's not what i expected. I'm not in that much pain, and its more of a gas pain then anything. I have two incisions, one in the belly button, the other is right below my clevage line. i dont know where my port is though. Good luck to everyone who is getting banded today!!
  7. emeraldinthesky

    Special K Protein Shake

    try sythac's Nectar protein drinks. They are delicious and have no carbs or sugar. It also comes in like 10 flavors!
  8. emeraldinthesky

    Any problems with oral Sex After Banding?

    oh come on girls. it's protein and its not THAT bad. I'm a proud swallower. But my bf so happened to look at this forum with me and needless to say hes feeling better about post op sex. hahahah
  9. emeraldinthesky

    October 2010 Bandsters!!

    I get banded on thursday!!!! i'm really excited.... it's almost surreal!!
  10. I'm 22 and my surgery is thursday!!! i'm really excited. Ive told all my close friends except the boy i like because i think he would be worried about me so i'm not. None of my sorority sisters know. Not even my big. I'm really excited that I would potentially be a sized 8/10 for my senior formal next fall wish me luck girls!!!
  11. I don't have to drink Optifast or Protein for 1/2 week(s) that goodness. I can eat anything EXCEPT things with carbs,sugars and starches and then 2 days before it is liquids only. My doctor is the 2nd doctor in America to perform a lap band surgery. Apparently, it takes only 2 days to shrink your liver down to the optimal size for surgery. Has anyone else heard of this? I'm so excited that my surgery is a week away. Can't wait for the first day of my new life.
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    What would you do?

    Definitely. Speaking from personal experience, I was a overweight child from the start. 5''5 and 230 in middle school throughout high school it just got worse.Diabetes,high blood pressure the whole thing. And finally at 22 years old, on this Thursday i am getting this surgery. I would have gave ANYTHING to have this surgery at 13 years old. It would have saved me from taking all this medicine, all my personal heartache when I was too at risk to do anything productive and too fat to wear the trendy. It would have saved me from bullies and being the fat fun girl. I know my life will be given a second chance on thursday, but for your son, he still has a shot for his first one. As long as he wants it, I think he should get it.
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    Shoulda, Coulda and Woulda

    Question, I'm being banded next week (yay), and I'm thinking about dating life after lap band. Everyone says im already a very beautiful girl (their words, not mine, because I dont think this very much:sleep:) but how do you deal with being the "bro" to the "hottie" I'm also scared that the guys who dissed me are gonna be up my a$$ and try to get my attention and i'm afraid I wont know how to handle that:huh2:. HELP LADIES!!!!! THANKS.
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    Bedding Hotties.

    kevin james is such a cutie lol
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    How long is the lap band process?

    Hello :biggrin: Ehhh. It depends on what type of insurance you have. I have Tricare Prime so it was fast. I had the seminar,evals and pre ops in late august and got approved in september, surgery is in a week. So it all depends. Look on your insurance providers website or call in. some people it take 2 months like me or up to a year. hope this helps. Cheers!
  16. emeraldinthesky

    October 2010 Bandsters!!

    Any ideas for a really good Protein shake? I'm shopping around and I was wondering if anyone else is too. And....anybody looking for a buddy? :thumbup: I get banded october 7th.
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    Tricare worries :(

    Hey everyone, I get my stuff submitted tomorrow and i'm worried that I might not get approved. I'm 234 5''5, I have one kidney,ashtma, borderline prehypertensive and borderline pre diabetic, have severe joint pains and have a family history of morbid obesity. Do you think i'll be approved?
  18. emeraldinthesky

    Outrageous Octobers

    I just got approved today!!! my surgery date is october 7th and im so nervous!!!!
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    Tricare- will I qualify?

    I was worried too!!! I have a BMI of 38 and weigh 234 and i listed having asthma,pre hypertension,pre diabetic, pain in my knees and one kidney. None of those really qualify as a co morbidity, but I guess it's in how you word it. I'm lucky enough to have send in my documents to Tricare Prime and get my approval the next day! Hopefully you have a PCM thats willing to work with you as well as mine did. Good Luck!!!!
  20. emeraldinthesky

    October 2010 Bandsters!!

    My doctor sent in my paperwork yesterday to my insurance (tricare) and today I got approved!!!! October 7th is my surgery date!!! I'm so excited!!!
  21. emeraldinthesky

    Tricare worries :(

    Hey everyone, I get my stuff submitted tomorrow and i'm worried that I might not get approved. I'm 234 5''5, I have one kidney,ashtma, borderline prehypertensive and borderline pre diabetic, have severe joint pains and have a family history of morbid obesity. Do you think i'll be approved?
  22. emeraldinthesky

    October 2010 Bandsters

    I'm getting it submitted through Tricare tomorrow. I'm honestly scared bc idk if they will approve me. I'm 5''5, 234, have asthma, one kidney, borderline pre hypertensive,borderline pre diabetic, have knee pains all the time and have a family history of all problems. I hope they approve me, because if they dont, I dont even know what i'd do!

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