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Hello Oregon Bandsters,

Live and coming at ya from Gold Hill, Oregon. I'm scheduled to have surgery with Dr. Tersigni in Coos Bay on June 12, 2006. He is a very nice guy!

Any advice or words of wisdom????? Anyone know or is anyone a local bandster???? Where has the Bariatric support group gone in Southern Oregon????

C-ya

Falice

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Hi Falice,

Wow life below Eugene, I thought I was the only one from Southern Oregon! I am not yet banded and will be banded in California, but I have not found a support group in Southern Oregon. Just wanted to say Hello to you!

Tonya

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Hi Falice, I am up north of you in Lebanon, and I have not decided to have the surgery yet. I keep reading what everyone has to say and maybe I should opt out for the Rny? I just don't want to be a failure.

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I've attended the Southern Oregon one a couple of years ago. I just ran into a RNY friend and asked her and she had no idea. So I'll try to find out. If not why not start our own????

I love Lebanon. I'm an Oregonian whose Mom was born in Eugene. I actually went to nursing school at LBCC and some of my aunts and uncles are there! I love the Willamette Speedway and when I'm there in the summer or late fall we go!

Good luck whatever choice you make and I would love to hear from either one of you again.

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Hi There:

Just wanted to tell you that I just went to Tersigni's office, for an emergency unfil. Had my surgery in Mexico 1 1/2 years ago, had not had a fill for 1 year, but got sick with a terrible cold, and the tissue swelled under the band making it suddenly tighter, couldn't drink or swallow...so called their office, and they took me and I would highly recommend them. The PA, Scott did my unfill and he was absolutely great..got it the first time, and he is the BEST! Please tell him that Sharon, from Bandon told you so. Have not met the Dr. yet, might not, as Scott does all the fills. Just went back in for my fill,( 4 weeks later) Scott did his majic and I am doing great, and looking forward to losing more weight.

Wishing you much success on your journey.

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Hi my fellow Oregonians! I am scheduled for surgery June 22nd by Dr. Ortiz in TJ Mexico. I live in Eugene. I have heard of Dr. Tersigni also. I just couldn't afford him since I don't have insurance.

There are more Oregon Bandsters out there, we just need to lead them to this site.

I agree, we need to have a great support group. This isn't an easy journey ahead...lets "band" together and help each other make it through! WE can do it!

Good luck to all who are scheduled to be banded and to those of you who are still thinking about it! I will be posting my experiences as the happen!

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Hi Janelle, I am up in Lebanon and am going to Mexico do be "banded" on June 20 with Dr Kuri's Team. My gosh am I frightened. Have you read some of the posts by other people that have been banded? I wish you well and an uneventful procedure. Diana

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Hi Diana,

Oddly enough, I am not scared. I am just trying to get through this pre-op dieting. I post regularly on the June bandsters thread. There are about 35 who have been or are waiting to be banded who post there. It is a great place to learn. Where is Dr. Kuri's office? You may even find someone who is having surgery with Dr. Kuri there.

Good luck! It is less than a week for you! You'll make it and be just fine. Everyone who has been banded this month seems to be happy they made this choice!

Keep in touch!

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Hey there my fellow Oregonians! I live around the Portland area so I can't claim any knowledge about life down south--but I'm so glad to hear from you all. I am getting banded in August, and have been feeling SO nervous and SO excited; both at the same time! Good luck to us all!:dance:

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Hi fellow OR bandsters;

I live in Bend, and was banded on July 4th by Dr. Joya PVR. I am doing great 2 weeks and 2 days post op. I just started on the pureed food and walking on my treadmill - very slow of course. I think there may be one person in the local support group who has been banded, I haven't attended any meetings yet, but I really need to!

I have lost 15 lbs. since surgery and down 30 since starting the pre-op diet. Yea!!!

Hopefully there are some other Bend area Bandsters!

Janet

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Hi fellow OR bandsters;

I live in Bend, and was banded on July 4th by Dr. Joya PVR. I am doing great 2 weeks and 2 days post op. I just started on the pureed food and walking on my treadmill - very slow of course. I think there may be one person in the local support group who has been banded, I haven't attended any meetings yet, but I really need to!

I have lost 15 lbs. since surgery and down 30 since starting the pre-op diet. Yea!!!

Hopefully there are some other Bend area Bandsters!

Janet

Hi Janet!! Congrats on the 15 pounds. :clap2:

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I am having surgery with Terginsini on 6/23....I live in GP!! wow a fellow southern oregonian!!

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Hello Oregon Bandsters,

Live and coming at ya from Gold Hill, Oregon. I'm scheduled to have surgery with Dr. Tersigni in Coos Bay on June 12, 2006. He is a very nice guy!

Any advice or words of wisdom????? Anyone know or is anyone a local bandster???? Where has the Bariatric support group gone in Southern Oregon????

C-ya

Falice

Hi I am from North Bend and I see Tersigni I just finished all my test and the paperwork is off to the insurance company.

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Hi There:

Just wanted to tell you that I just went to Tersigni's office, for an emergency unfil. Had my surgery in Mexico 1 1/2 years ago, had not had a fill for 1 year, but got sick with a terrible cold, and the tissue swelled under the band making it suddenly tighter, couldn't drink or swallow...so called their office, and they took me and I would highly recommend them. The PA, Scott did my unfill and he was absolutely great..got it the first time, and he is the BEST! Please tell him that Sharon, from Bandon told you so. Have not met the Dr. yet, might not, as Scott does all the fills. Just went back in for my fill,( 4 weeks later) Scott did his majic and I am doing great, and looking forward to losing more weight.

Wishing you much success on your journey.

Are you from Bandon? I live in North Bend what a small world

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Hello fellow Oregonians, I live in Medford and I was banded in Sept. '08 by Dr. Mirande in K.Falls. Getting to the "sweet spot" has been the most frustrating for me, without restriction almost no weight loss. I finally got there after my 3rd fill in Jan '09. Now it's all up to ME!! There are several support groups thru RVMC in Medford, some for bandsters, some for bypass patients and some for all. These groups really help me and I always learn something. I am blessed, it's only a few miles from my home. I hope you all find a group or start one. We all need each other.

Barbara

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