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Thanks, jfc193. You’re right, and I will.
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It's been a mighty long time since I've checked in here...probably over a year. I had to have my band removed last year due to a slip and other complications.

It took a while but I gained back the weight I had lost :( I've given myself time to heal and deal with some of the other personal issues life has thrown my way. Though you can't put your life on hold continuously just to cope with other issues. It's still so important to take care of ourselves, and I often forget that allowing myself to get bogged down in other people's health and wellness issues. Even my dogs get top billing.

I'm currently scheduled for bypass surgery in October. Right after my sons engagement party as a matter of fact! Party is Saturday and Monday will find me in surgery provided I make it through the liquid diet for 2 weeks and don't eat at the party but be good with my shakes and such.

My father in law just recently passed away and I have been helping my husband cope with the loss as well as clearing up all the legal/medical stuff. His Mom is very sick as well...and yeah it's been a hell of a month here. One of my dogs ate a rock and he needed gastric surgery before me! They had to resection part of his intestine to get the rock out...and repair the damage so now he's recovering and I hope I can be just as brave and bounce back just as well as he seems to be doing.

I think of putting the surgery off a couple more weeks to clear the hurdle of all this...and the engagement party, but that might be just me putting myself on the back burner yet again. So...the diet starts in a couple of weeks...Sept 24 is the start date, and by then I'll know if I can give this my all or if I need to push it out a couple weeks.

So that's what's up and what's new on this part of Long Island NY.

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On 8/9/2018 at 8:42 PM, Julie norton said:

Ok. August is upon us. It would be nice to see a few posts ... however brief... from some veterans Successful or not quite, I miss you!!

I still trying to be successful with my band, I was doing so good but

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Good luck in your incoming surgery Lisa ! I am also thinking about a revision surgery, I try very hard but I keep failing to get to my goal with my band , I am always hungry I do not know what is wrong with me 😒

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