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Four more days!!! I am down 20lbs so far on my pre-op diet!!!
Hiya guys... Its been a few days... I was banded around 8am or so on Friday..Got to the hospital at 5:30am and Remember heading to surgery at 7:30am.. I remember being in my room around Noon, Dr Urbandt was awesome, so friendly and calming too.. He told my Mom and Dad that surgery took longer due to the fact I had really strong ABS that took longer to get into.

I was in a great amount of pain, I honestly didnt think it would be this painfully, I was up and moving around 2pm friday, I wasnt allowed to drink until Saturday AM, until had a gastric View Test. They were going to keep me another night due to the amount of pain I was in and not being able to keep anything done, But I really wanted to go home so They let me go at 5pm yesterday, I stayed at my Folks Hotel, and now I am now at my own home and bed :smile:

Still is a good amount of pain :laugh: Just trying to walk and sip, walk and sip...

Glad you are home now!!!

Im sorry you had a such a hard time the first days. Take the pain killers....dont even think about it..just take them.

I also had a hard time the first day. I was throwing up after waking up and taking a few sips...that was the worst!!! Once they took out some air..I felt horrible but after that I began to feel slightely better...but my blood pressure was too high and they wouldnt let me leave until it came down..so i did have to stay another night.

It did get better...It will for you as well too. It might not seem so now...but it will. Give it three days....sip and walk like you said...and dont be scared to take the pain killers they really do help. Every day you will start to feel better...after a week...you will not feel the pain or the gas as much...just do whatever the doctor says and drink those Protein Drinks, its really important for nutrition and healing.

Will you be on mushies or liquids this week??

Dont overdo..and try to get that 64oz of liquid in....you know the breakdown right??

64oz..and 40 to 60 mg of Protein. Thats 15x3 drinks of whatever a day...sip, sip sip.

Hugs and kisses your way....you did it..the worst is behind....now its just going forward!!

Its worth it!!! I lost 16 pds the first week...and only after the week..did I say okay so far it was worth it......

I hope it will be that way for you.

have a great night feel good,

Jodi

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Hi All!

I am a March bander :laugh: (March 16th to be exact).... I live on Long Island and I am hoping to be on this amazing journey with you all.....

Hi I am on Long Island as well. Who are you doing the band with?? I had mine done with Dr. Holover with LI bariatric. How are you now?? Hope you are feeling fine and had an easy surgery.

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OMG! Very small world! I grew up in Coram. I was born at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson. :laugh: I also lived in Florida for 5 years :thumbup: I've been back here for almost 12 years. I lived in Orlando and I miss the warm Florida weather :tongue2:

Yes' date=' we'll def have to meet up! :thumbup:

My husband and I moved to Yaphank this past August. I like it. It's pretty quiet but there's no 7-11! :smile: lol

Oh! My cousin, who lives in Victoria B.C. was banded by Dr. Ortiz in Mexico in August. Is that who your surgeon is?[/quote']

Amy....I see you also live in LI but havent heard of Yaphank. I live in the five towns. Cedarhurst. Are you familiar with this area? We spend weekends in summer in FI.

Not sure where you are in comparison. Who did you use for banding? I used Dr. Holover with LI Bariatric with Dr. Holover and Dr. Garber..who did you use?

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Amy....I see you also live in LI but havent heard of Yaphank. I live in the five towns. Cedarhurst. Are you familiar with this area? We spend weekends in summer in FI.

Not sure where you are in comparison. Who did you use for banding? I used Dr. Holover with LI Bariatric with Dr. Holover and Dr. Garber..who did you use?

It seems like we are all Long Island girls around here! I was originally from Smithtown than moved out east to East Moriches.

We are leaving for Mexico today for my surgery on Wednesday! Good luck AMY...I'll be thinking about you girl!

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Im glad everyone is doing well. I am a little antsy to see what is going on weight wise. I do not have a scale at home, so I will be waiting till 4/14 when my first fill appt is to find out.

I have been doing well, three weeks post op tomorrow. My insicions are almost all scabbed off. and they honestly dont look to bad. I am glad though that some of my clothes are not as tight as they use to be.

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Sounds like everyone banded so far this month is doing well. I can't wait. 4 more days!!! This week can't go by fast enough.

I saw an earlier post where someone had said co-workers or friends were giving them a hard time about getting banded. My wife and I were at a bar mitzvah this weekend where all of our friends are in attendance. I would have to say that for the most part, all of them were very supportive. One of my friends said "so you decided to do this crazy thing, huh?" I was like, yes and it's not crazy. It's not like I made a rash decision. I researched this for over a year before making my decision. Besides, this is about me and what works for me. Jeez, I wanted to smack her in head! Funny thing is, so many of in our circle of friends are dieting. They just don't realize that 9 out of 10 people that diet and take off the weight will gain it back because as soon as they stop dieting, they go back to their old eating habits. I know. I've been there many many times before. We "bandsters" are using a tool that will help us control our appetities and make lifestyle changes that will stick.

I am so excited about getting banded. I wish it was Friday already.

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Congrats! I'm also a patient of Dr. Urbandt. I was scheduled to be banded in Dec 09, but I was not ready. Hoping to have it done in June. Good lucK!!!!!

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Hi everyone! I'm home. Had my surgery this morning with Dr. Trace Curry. I had a hernia that they had to repair, so I got a little more stomach gas they said. I have to say, that is the worst part of the whole thing so far. My port incision is a bit sore but not unbearable.

I hate to be TMI, but I have never prayed so hard to fart in my entire life! :tt1: I have a heating pad and a thermacare on my shoulder trying to break it up and keep getting up and walking around. The walking isn't bad, either. Just that darn gas! :o

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Hi everyone! I'm home. Had my surgery this morning with Dr. Trace Curry. I had a hernia that they had to repair, so I got a little more stomach gas they said. I have to say, that is the worst part of the whole thing so far. My port incision is a bit sore but not unbearable.

I hate to be TMI, but I have never prayed so hard to fart in my entire life! :thumbup: I have a heating pad and a thermacare on my shoulder trying to break it up and keep getting up and walking around. The walking isn't bad, either. Just that darn gas! :redface:

The gas was the same for me, that was where most of my pain came from. Like you I dont think I ever prayed so much to relieve myself. I did let out a few burps but that did absolutely nothing.

Gald you are home and doing well. my Dr said I was the last of his band patients to stay overnight. I told him thanks I didnt want to stay over night. I was also his last to have the swallow test bright and early the next morning.:confused:

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It seems like we are all Long Island girls around here! I was originally from Smithtown than moved out east to East Moriches.

We are leaving for Mexico today for my surgery on Wednesday! Good luck AMY...I'll be thinking about you girl!

Good luck...tomorrow!!! Sending good thoughts to both of you guys.

Im glad everyone is doing well. I am a little antsy to see what is going on weight wise. I do not have a scale at home, so I will be waiting till 4/14 when my first fill appt is to find out.

I have been doing well, three weeks post op tomorrow. My insicions are almost all scabbed off. and they honestly dont look to bad. I am glad though that some of my clothes are not as tight as they use to be.

:smile:

Glad to hear you are doing so well!!! Yes, I know how you feek about not having a scale at home..I dont either. I figure.....if I did Ill just be on it everyday..and if it didnt move Id be disapointed...this way...im totally shocked once a month to see how much ive lost so far.

So. far im a happy camper!

Sounds like everyone banded so far this month is doing well. I can't wait. 4 more days!!! This week can't go by fast enough.

Good luck!! Friday will be here soon enough!!

HI all.... hope everyone is doing well and all those banded this week and those recouping from last week good luck and good thoughts going your way.

Ive been really busy getting ready for passover next week. The house is olmost cleaned totally, the shopping done and the cooking will start soon. I was worried that I would still feel bad and not be able to do anything...but I feel fine...and other then having all the food delivered instead of carrying the packages...I could clean and do most everything!

I went back to work Thursday and thats going great as well.

Well....I must go to sleep.

Hope everyone had a great day tomorrow.

Jodi

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Hi everyone! I'm home. Had my surgery this morning with Dr. Trace Curry. I had a hernia that they had to repair, so I got a little more stomach gas they said. I have to say, that is the worst part of the whole thing so far. My port incision is a bit sore but not unbearable.

I hate to be TMI, but I have never prayed so hard to fart in my entire life! :thumbup: I have a heating pad and a thermacare on my shoulder trying to break it up and keep getting up and walking around. The walking isn't bad, either. Just that darn gas! :thumbup:

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Hi all,

Today is my final day on Clear liquids so I'm going to gleefully go to the grocery store and buy yogurt, pudding and some cream of wheat!

Reading everyones surgery experiences is making me teary eyed, amazing stories, hang in there it gets better after a couple of days!!

Good Luck to everyone about to get the surgery:smile2:

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Glad to hear you are doing so well!!! Yes, I know how you feek about not having a scale at home..I dont either. I figure.....if I did Ill just be on it everyday..and if it didnt move Id be disapointed...this way...im totally shocked once a month to see how much ive lost so far.

So. far im a happy camper!

Jodi, I do like not having a scale at home, but sometimes I would like to know how I am doing. I would be afraid to have one at home for the fact that i would probably be on it everyday as well. I would just like to know my progress so far. I can tell I am slimming out, I just dont believe it. I have been stuck here for so long...:thumbup:

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Well tomorrow is my day. I have to be at the surgery center at 6:00 am and surgery is at 7:30 am. Today is all Clear Liquids which doesn't seem to be bothering me much....yet. I am sure I will be ready for mushies come Sunday. I only have to do a clear diet for 1 day before surgery and 3 days after. I have a question for all of you who have already been banded. My daughter has a 2 game softball tournament on Sunday and I was wondering how you were feeling 3 to 4 days out. Do you think you could have gone to a softball tournament for the day or is that pushing it?

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Well tomorrow is my day. I have to be at the surgery center at 6:00 am and surgery is at 7:30 am. Today is all clear liquids which doesn't seem to be bothering me much....yet. I am sure I will be ready for mushies come Sunday. I only have to do a clear diet for 1 day before surgery and 3 days after. I have a question for all of you who have already been banded. My daughter has a 2 game softball tournament on Sunday and I was wondering how you were feeling 3 to 4 days out. Do you think you could have gone to a softball tournament for the day or is that pushing it?

Everyone is different. I was sitting in the car being lost a few hours 4 days after surgery I was fine in the car. My husbands best friends grandmother passed and we went to her wake and funeral. It was an all day ordeal and we were out and about and I was fine. It was also 1 hr and a half away too. The Day I went home from surgery I was out an about as well.

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Who had surgery on Mon the 15th?

How was everyones surgery- those of you almost there good luck!!!!!!

MARCH BANDSTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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