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Hey Everyone! I just got online to look up support groups for the Band and I found myself here! I am being banded tomorrow and I am super excited but also a little scared. Any thoughts on how the operation went to calm my nerves?

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BabyAnne,

Good luck tomorrow on your surgery. The worst part for me seemed to be the anticipation of having surgery. I had never had surgery before but when I woke up that morning, all I felt was calm so I knew this was right for me. Once they get the IV's in and then whatever it is they give you to knock you out, it's over and you are waking up in recovery. I had some nausea, but no gas pain at all. It really wasn't anywhere nearly as bad as I had imagined in my mind. I stayed overnight in the hospital and they get you up to use the bathroom and walk around. You are sore but after the first night in the hospital, I used liquid tylenol maybe three times over two days and after that I didn't even need pain medicine. Just make sure you sip your Water and walk. A heating pad helped me a great deal, I'm so glad I had one. You'll do great!

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:welcome2: Hey BabyAnne we are here for you when you get out.

Pain in the shoulder is normal, it's gas. GasXX worked well for me and as Paula said walk, walk, walk. Sip Water all day, don't worry about Protein shakes the first few days. Your Vitamins will become meals...fiber pill Breakfast, Calcium pill lunch, Vitamin dinner...LOL

GOOD LUCK AND DON'T FORGET TO WRITE.......

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:clap2: Understandable to be nervous. But I bet you're also anxious to have it done so you have this tool to help you finally get the weight off and hopefully staying off. I band in 14 days and I too am nervous but I have a big support group of friends and family. I hope you do too. We'll all be here for you weighting to hear how good you did. Here's to the new you!

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Hey Everyone! I am doing great! I just went to the doctors yesterday and I have lost 13 pounds since being banded on June 1st. I feel great and thin even though I only lost a few pounds that is all the motivation I need to keep on going. The diet is OK but sometimes I wish I could eat something real and solid! Thanks everyone for your support!!!!

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Yeahhhhhh BabyAnne, I am so glad you are doing well. You should be on mushies now. Rember refried Beans, sour cream and salsa are a bands best friend. LOL :clap2:

Just remember you do have a MD Support Group here. If you need to talk to someone just pm. Crystalstar is our "Leader" ( use your "take me to yoru leader voice, when you read that"):heh:

Remember the most important thing with the band, is to exercise. If you don't do anything else, the best thing you can do is WALK......:)

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