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Hello everyone!

I got my lapband surgery done this Monday. I am super excited and looking forward to the many changes in my life. I am on liquid diet and tomorrow moving foward with the nutrition liquid diet.

I have been doing great... healing just fine and thinking of going back to work tomorrow already. I live on my own but a cousin stayed with me as my parents live in another state.

I lost 10 lbs *doc said to lose around that much* prior to surgery so I am down to 210. I need to get a weight scale as I already feel that I've lost some since surgery date. I look at the mirror and my face is starting to look thinner.

I came in at 220 and my goal is to be at 160. I am 5'7 btw.

Anyways - just wanted to say hello and thank you as this forum helped me in making my decision in going with the lap band.

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WELCOME! and GOOD LUCK!

It seems like you're doing great... and having a positive attitude is crucial! Keep us informed of your progress!

HUGS and all the best to you!

:)

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Thank you!!! :)

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Welcome and congrats... keep up the great job and Best of luck to you.

I was banded yesterday and am also doing wonderfully. Im very excited to finally be on this Journey..

Sherri

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I am considering the procedure....but I am so afraid of the pain. How was the pain associated with the band?

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I was banded yesterday and I can honestly say I haven't had any real pain..Im a little sore in my belly when I get up and down or turn over in the bed but other than that so far so good. Only taken pain meds before bed to help me sleep.

Right after surgery I had a sore throat from the tubes but warm broth helped that.

Please dont let this stop you its well worth it. If you do have pain your surgeon will give you something for it.

Good Luck to you..

Sherri

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I am considering the procedure....but I am so afraid of the pain. How was the pain associated with the band?

I think everyone handles pain differently. I have a high tolerance for pain and I am extremely stubborn so I found myself not feeling too much pain except as Layla's Grandma stated - when bending over or moving from side to side. Pain killers have been a blessing though!!!

All I can say is make sure that you go to a doctor that can do the procedure AND be the same one to give you the fills. I have heard some crazy stories of people going to get their Lap Band done in Latin America and then having another doctor here for Post Op. Your original doctor knows your body the best and knows where exactly the band was placed...

I hope that I don't have any problems like that...

Do your research.. I did mine for about 5 months before deciding to move forward. So far I am happy as I haven't been crazy in pain or hungry.

Let us know what you decide to do!

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I had mine done on Monday too! But since then had alot of pain and gas in my upper abdomen. I'm drinking Carnation Instant break. and watery instant mashed potatoes and crsytal light and other things they tell me to. What kind of pain med. were you on? write me are you ok today, thursday? Jodi

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Hello everyone!

I got my LAP-BAND® surgery done this Monday. I am super excited and looking forward to the many changes in my life. I am on liquid diet and tomorrow moving foward with the nutrition liquid diet.

I have been doing great... healing just fine and thinking of going back to work tomorrow already. I live on my own but a cousin stayed with me as my parents live in another state.

I lost 10 lbs *doc said to lose around that much* prior to surgery so I am down to 210. I need to get a weight scale as I already feel that I've lost some since surgery date. I look at the mirror and my face is starting to look thinner.

I came in at 220 and my goal is to be at 160. I am 5'7 btw.

Anyways - just wanted to say hello and thank you as this forum helped me in making my decision in going with the LAP-BAND®.

:sad:

CONGRATS!!! stay encouraged!!!!! I am 2 weeks out, and I have lost 65.5 lbs...I lost about 50 of it pre op....it gets easier with the band every day!! I still have pain at my port, but I have no choice in doing some lifting, and my kids always manage to poke me right there!!! ugh!!

go slow!! remember your body is healing, and this time is not about losing..

try your best to get your Protein and Water in!! keep us posted!!

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Congratulations! I'm actually and Old-bie? is that a word? OH.. a veteran! nice.. I'm about 2 years out, the best advice I can give you is to stay in contact with your Doctor, they're the only ones that can make sure your band is working to the best of it's ability. I plateued and thought I had it all figured out but I didn't.. I still have some weight to lose to get to my goal weight about 30 more lbs, and I could have done it much sooner if I had consulted with My Doctor sooner. Good luck, you can do it!

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Because I can't spell!

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I had mine done on Monday too! But since then had alot of pain and gas in my upper abdomen. I'm drinking Carnation Instant break. and watery instant mashed potatoes and crsytal light and other things they tell me to. What kind of pain med. were you on? write me are you ok today, thursday? Jodi

Hi Jodi,

My doc told me not start the nutritional drinks until the 4th day... He said to stay on Clear liquids for 3 days. When I saw juice I asked if I could drink Crystal Light and he suggested I instead would drink V8 diet juice blends as that had more nutritional value. When did u start the watery mashed potatoes? I ask bcs my doc said to not start with that 10 days after pre-op.

I'm sorry to hear the pain u r going through.

Let me give you the diet plan I was given:

2-3 days POST Op

Begin hourly feedings and drink slowly

Drink 2-4 oz of fluids every hour in sips

Avoid straws

Avoid extreme temperatures on fluids

Drink sips of Water throughout the day between meals

Sample:

8 am - 4 oz plain coffee or tea

9 am - 4 oz 100% apple juice

10 am - 4 oz sugar free Jello

11 am - 4 oz Gatorade

12 pm - 4 oz sugar free Jello

1 pm - 4 oz cranberry juice (I replaced with v8 juice diet blend)

2 pm - 4 oz broth (not crazy hot)

3 pm - 4 oz Gatorade

4 pm - 4 oz sugar free jello

5 pm - 4 oz 100% juice

6 pm - 4 oz broth

7 pm - 4 oz Gatorade

8 pm - 4 oz Sugar free popcicle

Note that immediately when done I would sip Water and keep near me.

Today I started a full liquid diet

Which it's to be done from day 4 thru day 10

It's still consuming every hour 2-4 oz only this time the fluids are a bit stronger

Sample:

8 am - vanilla Ensure 4-6 oz

9 am - pulp free low calorie 100% Orange juice

10 am - half a cup of fat free sugar free chocolate g

11 am - v8 juice diet blend

12 pm - Skim vanilla Soy milk (it says skim milk but I can't do regular milk! Yuk)

1 pm - 6 oz cream of chicken Soup - strained

2 pm - 4 oz low cal 100% orange juice

3 pm - 1/2 cup of sugar free fat free pudding vanilla

4 pm - 4 oz v8 diet juice blend

5 pm - 4 oz soy milk

6 pm - 6 oz french onion Soup strained

7 pm - 4 oz Butter Pecan Ensure

8 pm - sugar free popcicle

I obviously will change it up and so should you...

But it gives you an idea!

Again the pureed diet (10-20 days post op) doesn't start yet. The watered down mashed potatoes are in that sample diet.

Hope this info helps you out!!

Good Luck!!!!!

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