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Hello, My name is Daron, I am a 47 year old male, 356 lbs. I have been doing the 6 month diet with Dr. visits. I will have my pre op and last visit before the surgery on the 8th of January. Start my 2 week liquid diet on the 15th, and finally have surgery on the 29th. I am excited and nervous. Can anyone give me some advise?


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Congratulations! I am on the 10th of Jan.feeling the same emotions! I will keep you posted! Good luck with the holidays!

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I was 377 lbs when I started this journey. I was more nervous about what would happen if I didn't lose the weight.....than about being banded. You will do just fine and in a short time you will be embracing your new life as a bandster!! Congrats

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Daron, welcome and congrats on your decision.

I just got banded Monday but I have been on this site for several months and learned sooooo much by reading posts.

Advise, follow YOUR doctors orders. You will be amazed the different approaches different doctor's take. That's the only problem I find with this site, some folks like to play doctor. And when you ask opinions, get ready because they will come rapid fire!

I have bonded on the site with people whom have been banded for awhile and with newbies. You want wisedom, but you also want a pal at the same stage as you.

So you will be a January person, you may want to check out the january bandwagon supporters. I love the december group.

Surgery have chapstick, your mouth and lips will be bone dry. One of the best advise I was given. Lastly, if you have aches or pains afterward, MOVE. Sitting still doesn't help. Heating pad, hot shower, etc.

Oops, one more thing, the air the doc puts into your abdomen during surgy to help with the procedure has volume, and adds weight. The morning of my surgery I was 7 lbs lighter thsn after surgery. Had I not known that ahesd of time I would have cried!!

Good luck.


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