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Ok, who is excited? I know I am! I will tell you a little bit about me. I was banded in 2011, lost 80 pounds but developed complications and had to have it removed just 3 weeks ago. I am still overweight, never reached goal. I decided to revise to bypass which is a scary thing for me. My insurance company and my surgeon wants me to wait 3 months before revision to bypass mainly to heal from my recent band, scar tissue and port removal. I also have been on a physician supervised diet since April. My NUT and Psych appt are Oct 2nd. Once they have that, they can submit. I have a tentative date of November 13th or 16th. My surgeon is ok with either date. What is really weird, is that I was banded around that time back in 2011. I am looking forward to meeting others who will be going through this at the same time, and to support each other :)

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I had the band unfilled last week.Got the doctor in the same practice who performs bypass.No problem.Going to try to get a fast appt with the NUT and psych in the next few weeks.My official consult with the new doc is on the 11th...no need for referral since they are partners in the same group.Yay!I want a revision before the New Year if possible.Pushing it.

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Your day is coming...November is so close!!?

Can you feel it?

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I am hoping for you!!! You already have alot of documentation to support your surgery :D I know I am making the thread a little early, but November will be here quick!

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I was banded in 2005, and did okay for about 8 years then it seemed to all fall apart with severe reflux and weight re-gain. Now I have my pre-op appointment on October 9th and planning RNY BYPASS surgery 30 days after--so I'm hopping on this NOVEMBER THREAD in good hopes that I will be bypassing with you!

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@Erron1970- I am sorry to hear about problems with your band, I completely understand. Do you still have the band in or did you get it removed? So glad you are with us! I am sure you are just as excited as I am!

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Oh no...its gone!! Was so sick I couldn't swallow water!! Its been 5 months and the GERD keeps on giving! Now really hoping for surgery to not only get my weight under control but fix my stomach!!

@Erron1970- I am sorry to hear about problems with your band, I completely understand. Do you still have the band in or did you get it removed? So glad you are with us! I am sure you are just as excited as I am!

Oh no...its gone!! Was so sick I couldn't swallow water!! Its been 5 months since the band came out and the GERD keeps on giving! Now really hoping for surgery to not only get my weight under control but fix my stomach!!

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@@Erron1970 - oh so glad that you have relief! I am so sorry you are still having problems with GERD. It really sucks. Ever since my band was removed, I feel soooooo much better! A few bouts of heartburn but nothing like what I had, it's been amazing! I wonder if the surgeon will go back in our previous port revision sites? Curious as to how many incisions we will have? I posted another thread about this question to other previous bandsters, but haven't heard anything yet. Did your surgeon go over that?

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Wow I've been waiting to hear from those who are leaping in November. I have to complete a 6 months supervised diet and will complete the first week of November and hoping will be approve the middle of November in hopes I will have surgery at the end of November but my sisters are saying that's Thanksgiving week. But It doesn't matter cause I'm sure a liquid diet will be required even if I wait a week afterwards. But I'm so excited and a little scared cause November is very close.

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@lvette welcome! Before Thanksgiving is the best time to do surgery. Less temptation!

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I've been waiting too! I'm tentatively scheduled for November 9th. I'm kinda excited....but it's a big change and that makes me a little anxious. I'm not such a good transitioner but I love change. Much like exercise, it's the getting there that is the hard part for me. I've scheduled an extra appointment with the dietician for tomorrow because I can't wait until two weeks before surgery to have all the ins and outs explained. Doesn't leave much time for planning, I think I'm skipping this year's holidays <smile> Too many Italians, too much temptation...

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@Lemon109. Awesome congrats on your date! I will be anxious with you! I am sure anxiety will really get higher as the days count down. I agree I like to be prepared. Currently, I am purchasing my needed Vitamins, Protein and making sure there isn't anything that I am missing. Holidays are so tempting, and if you can get through those, then it is better in the long run. I remember when I was banded in Nov of 2011. I couldnt really eat much of anything, but I really wasnt hungry or tempted which was great! However, I think they offered to puree some turkey....yuck! Haha!!

What about all of you? Are you prepping for needed items, Proteins, Vitamins?

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I will be creating a November 2015 Bypass Group. It will be private so we don't have to worry about anyone seeing anything we don't want them to. It will be great to support each other when we will be going through the same steps at the same time! If interested in joining, personal message me and give me your info so I can friend you and get you added!

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I'm like you all I want to be prepared. It's strange that my nutritionist has not discussed the post op plan. I have read and watched many vlogs about it. I decided to start this weekend just trying some Protein Shakes just to see what I like. But like I said I'm excited about the new change but scared at the same time of not being prepared. Before we know it November will be here.

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So I don't have an actual date yet, but it sounds like sometime in November. I've done 2 of the 3 nutrition classes, doing my sleep study tomorrow night, and scheduled my cardiologist and pulminary appts. Getting excited but now I am really trying to do my research to be really prepared. Any suggestions and info is so welcome. Congrats to everyone here. we are making awesome changes for our lives.

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