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hi i was banded 5-5-2009....i was 195 when i was banded and now im 185 but im having alot of difficulty staying focused and eating properly when i can eat all the things i love! i already have 6cc's out of 9....

does anyone want to meet up on a friday/saturday/sunday? every support group meeting i know is either on thursdays or tuesdays and that doesnt work for me (so im sure it doesnt work for others too :))

let me know asap cause i could really use the support and help...btw i live in commack lol :thumbup:

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I'm back everybody! I was orginianlly banded a few years ago in 2007 and had a revision done a week ago due to a leak in the band. All that time when the Dr., PA's, people on this website, my mom and finally I thought that the weight wasn't coming off due to compliance issues on my part, it turns out I've been vindicated! All that time I thought the band was being filled with saline when in fact, the saline was leaking out.

I have friends who lost almost all their excess weight who were banded after me and to be honest, I was a tad bit jealous that it worked for them. I'm hoping and praying that it works this time for me, for good.

BTW, when you look at my ticker, I kept the old information on there regarding how much weight I lost with the old band. I'm just going to update it as much as possible.

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considering that Geiss's office has more then 6000 patients this is a very quiet board. Does anyone go to the support meetings?

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I went to the Feb & March meetings this year for "over 1 year banded", maybe a dozen folks were there. I went to a few meetings when first banded (08)- but back then you had to pay $20 a meeting- wasn't worth it. Still 12 out of over 6000???? It's a shame because the more I live with the band and work to lose weight the more I understand that the learning curve is broad.

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Maybe you could be the catalyst that gets more of Dr. Geiss' patients to go to the support meetings. I went but felt discouraged because so many of the over 1 year banded people that were at the meetinsg were still extremely over-weight and were talking about issues that I didn't have. Now that I had my revision I'm going to make an effort to go to more meetings. If not there then at NUMC because its closer to my home.

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I run a Chistian, Christ-Centered 12-Step meeting for people will all types of addictions, especially eating addictions, every Mon. night in Dix Hills at my church. All are welcome and it's free. I am 6-years out with my band and down 185 lbs. If anyone is interested in coming, please email me Ron at info@shilohgraphics.com and I wi9ll send you more info, or call me at 631 864-0814

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I run a Chistian' date=' Christ-Centered 12-Step meeting for people will all types of addictions, especially eating addictions, every Mon. night in Dix Hills at my church. All are welcome and it's free. I am 6-years out with my band and down 185 lbs. If anyone is interested in coming, please email me Ron at info@shilohgraphics.com and I wi9ll send you more info, or call me at 631 864-0814[/quote']

Hi Ron,

What church is this? I am also a Christian and am being banded May 9th. This may be something I am interested in.

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Hi Ron,

What church is this? I am also a Christian and am being banded May 9th. This may be something I am interested in.

All the nmeeting info and location is at www.AriseToRecovery.org Please join us tiomorrow night!

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I live on Long Island and July 7 will make one year since I have had the surgery. Weight loss has been slow (but that is my own decision) yet I am so very happy with my progress.

I have to say I feel like a new woman. Here is some funny irony: I met someone who LIKES "thick" women....hahaha So he loved me the way I am--where the hell was he when I felt like a whale? But none of that matters because I am going to continue to lose weight and feel good about myself. He loves me either way. :wub:

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I live on Long Island and July 7 will make one year since I have had the surgery. Weight loss has been slow (but that is my own decision) yet I am so very happy with my progress.

I have to say I feel like a new woman. Here is some funny irony: I met someone who LIKES "thick" women....hahaha So he loved me the way I am--where the hell was he when I felt like a whale? But none of that matters because I am going to continue to lose weight and feel good about myself. He loves me either way. :wub:

Hi, you've the surgery done right? Are you willing to mentor someone? I am getting my surgery done on the fourth of June and I would love it if I could have someone help me with my weight loss process?

With you finding your someone who loves you regardless of your size is a wonderful thing. My bf is a skinny dude and I'm a big girl but he still loves me for me, he said I'm perfect at the size I am but yeah that's good to know that he thinks that but I want to be perfect at a smaller healthy size:

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