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About hls50

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  • Birthday July 3

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    Wife, and Mother of 1.
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  1. Happy -- Birthday hls50!

  2. amw157, I can't thank you enough for your reply to my post. It really has given me a lot of comfort. I would love to keep in contact with you. My surgery is in November 16th and on the 14th I have to have a procedure where they put in a filter to help keep blood clots away, did you have this? Anyway, thank you again and look forward to chating with you soon!! Lynn
  3. hls50

    6 Months After A Fail Surgery....i'm Thinking I Should Try Again?

    Did he do the first surgery laperscopicly? Is he going to open you up for this second surgery?
  4. Hi I am having my sleeve surgery on Nov.16th. I have to have open suergery instead of laperscopily due to other abdominal surgeries. I wondered if anyone else had their surgery done this way, why, how and did everything go ok? Thanks, hls50
  5. Hi September Bandsters, I just posted my surgery experience on "Post Op Forum" under, Surgery yesterday/things did not go as hoped. I hope all of you are doing well and T&P to all who are recovering and those who are having surgery.
  6. Hi Bandsters, Well, I had surgery yesterday. Everything went well in pre-op, they were really great however when my Dr. got in to my abdomon ( I have six insisions ) he ran into a lot of scar tissue from previous stomach surgeries, he really tried but he was unable to put a band on my stomach. I woke up in recovery and was told he wasen't able to do it, talk about your worst fears being realized. My husband said when my dr. came out to talk to him and my son that he could tell that my dr. felt really bad. We knew going in this was a possiblilty, but we were all staying positive that he could do it. Trust me I had all the tests I could have in advance, but until he got into my belly area there was no way of knowing what he was going to find. So I have all the insisions, pain, gas that go along with getting a band, but no band :-( I have to admit there have been a substanal amount of tears over this, I have gone through the last five months of doing everyhing I needed to do to get to the surgery so it is quite a let down to say the least. So, where do I go from here? I see my dr. in two weeks and we will discuss other options. He mentioned to my husband that he might still be able to do a sleeve, but it would not be able to be done laperscopicly, it would require major surgery and cutting me completly open. Right now, not sure I'm up for that. We will also visit non-surgical options. One thing is for sure, I am not a quitter and I will not give up. I may not be able to have a band but will continue to seek other options out there and I will get healthy. So no whoah is me here, everything is going to work out. I truly beleive there is a reason for everything, so onward and forward. I wish everyone who has just had surgery and going to have surgery the best, your all going to do great. I can't thank you all enough for all the support I received on this fourm.........keep supporting each other!!!!
  7. hls50

    Starving And Sad...

    YES I DO GET BANDED TOMORROW....WOOOOOOO HOOOOOO . I leave for the hospital in 8.5 hours, my surgery is at 7am!! I like everyone else am excited and nervous at the same time. I have spent the last 13 days on this liquid diet (my dr. only requires 10 ), but becuase he told me my liver was large two weeks ago I started the liquid diet early ( yes, I"m crazy ), the last thing I want tomorrow is for my liver not to have shrunk. I have lost 18 pounds in the last 13 days I am hoping that is a good sign. If I am feeling up to it tomorrow I will try to post somthing. I can't thank you all enough for all the support and I look foward to chating with you all soon!!!
  8. hls50

    Starving And Sad...

    Oh I am right there with you!!!! Today was my last day of the liquid diet and I have had to choak down my Protein drinks today, I'm so sick of them!!!! I didn't eat yogurt during this phase so I have some in the refrig. waiting for me when I get home from the hospital. Along with some creamy low fat soups I can strain any chunks out of. I would love to have some oatmeal, can't wait!!! Only 8.5 hours and we leave for the hosptial.......so close!!!
  9. Kittylove when I was your age I lost 100 pounds and my skin bounced back. I think its great you are dealing with this now, your very smart. I'm now 53 and I'm going to have to have surgery to remove skin, no matter how much I exercise. Good luck and I hope you get through the process soon! I have my surgery tomorrow, yeah!!!
  10. Tomorrow for me to!!!!! Just about 12 hours from now!!! Good luck everyone!!
  11. Hi MJ19196, good luck with your pre op. I hope you just breeze through it. Just remember we are here for you if you are having a bad day. Today is my LAST day of pre op diet. Have to be at the hosptial tomorrow at 5:30am!!! YOU will be there soon...... Let us know how you are doing!!
  12. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! That is fantastic news!!!!! Keep feeling good and let us know how you are doing!!
  13. Congratulations!!! All these little milestones add up and then one day you are saying to yourself "I'm having surgery tomorrow"!!!!
  14. Hi Shira and all September Bandsters who are having surgery this week, T&P to everyone (which includes me :-) ) Please let us know how you are all doing!!
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    You are so welcome Yankee_Girl!! T&P to you for tomorrow!!! I am the day after you so I will be looking to catch up with you sometime this week and we can swap surgery stories....lol.... NO GAS PAIN!!! That's what I want most!!!