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Hello Everyone. I've just joined the site I have really enjoyed reading all the information. What a great resource. I'm getting banded this Friday! What a range of emotions. Excited on one hand and then so nervous on the other. Wish me luck!

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I really wish you well!

Isn't it exciting to finally be close to your banding day? I am going to follow you in two more weeks. Once I finally made up my mind to get this done, the wait until surgery has been horrible!

Good luck and I hope that all goes well.

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Good luck on Friday! I hope that everything goes well for you. I hope to be following you pretty soon!

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Good luck!

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Good Luck on your surgery. I start on the liquid diet tomorrow and I am scheduled for March 24. I am very excited and anxious at the same time. Let your journey to a healthier you begin.

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congratulations! wish you well, my surgery will be april 5th

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Good Luck!!! :) Here's to new beginnings! I am waiting for insurance approval,hope to follow you soon.

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Hey bamagirl-

I'm getting mine on Friday too! I'm excited and nervous and then excited again. :)

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Hello Everyone. I've just joined the site I have really enjoyed reading all the information. What a great resource. I'm getting banded this Friday! What a range of emotions. Excited on one hand and then so nervous on the other. Wish me luck!

Lots of luck!! :) I'm nervous and excited about my surgery, also! :wub:

Good Luck on your surgery. I start on the liquid diet tomorrow and I am scheduled for March 24. I am very excited and anxious at the same time. Let your journey to a healthier you begin.

I'm having surgery on the 24th also! :sad:

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      I feel like I've finally gotten past the biggest hurdle. Surgery date is September 6th, the day after Labor Day, and yesterday I got my insurance approval letter. I've followed everything they've told me to do, and I've even lost 30 lbs on my own since hubby had to change his diet for diabetes. No worries now about having to do 4 weeks of the liver shrinking diet instead of 2. On my initial visit, if I had gained just 5lbs I would have had to do 4 weeks. It's getting closer. Just 2 more months to wait.
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