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Hi guys, I have read all of the posts on this forum, thanks for all of your helpful information and shared experiences. I am scheduled for January 29th for the Orbera gastric balloon. So far, I have heard pretty good things.

I will update everyone as to how things go afterwards/ Boy, do I hope this is the right choice. Good luck everyone.

Thanks for all the info, candy

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Hi, candy. Welcome to the forum. I had never heard of this, so I had to look it up to get educated. Keep us informed of how you do. You definitely have my interest.

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@@candykerr7 I've read a little about this procedure, please keep us posted!

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I will keep everyone updated, and I hope you guys do the same. Have a great day!

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I'm getting a gastric balloon tomorrow so I'm interested in reading what your experience is like. I find reading about other people's experiences really helpful. I decided to get the balloon because after getting my gallbladder removed two years ago i have been putting on a lot of weight and now I have gained close to 20 kg. I have tried dieting but had no results. I am really excited for the balloon and hope that it will work out.

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@@ria122 Good luck to you!! How was your first couple of days? I hope you are one of the ones who has little

problem with the balloon! Can't wait to hear....

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Certainly keep us posted. You are the first I've heard of having this done.

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This is the second day since I've had the procedure. I was sedated for the procedure so felt absolutely nothing. I was told the procedure itself took about ten minutes. I was given the option of staying the night but decided to go home. Compared to what i've read of other people's experiences it does seem like I'm having a comparably easy time. First day I did vomit twice but it wasn't painful. At night I was very uncomfortable but I wouldn't class it as pain and more of discomfort. I had trouble finding a comfortable position to sleep in and the best was on my right side with a small pillow underneath my side. Today I haven't vomited at all. I am supposed to be on liquids for three days and I am actually having a little trouble drinking enough Water. I am finding it easier to have warm tea than anything cold. I'm planning on weighing myself in a week.

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One more thing I forgot to mention is I haven't felt hungry at all. I was a bit worried that even though I physically wouldn't feel hungry that mentally I might crave food but so far that has not been the case.

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@@ria122

Thanks for the update, great news! I am excited/nervous for Friday for sure, but I will let you know how it goes.

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candykerr7

best of luck to you! Don't be too nervous, its a very simple procedure. Stay excited, I think a positive attitude goes a long way.

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@@ria122 Hi there, how are you feeling today?

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@@candykerr7

I'm feeling good today. I did have a bit of a dizzy spell yesterday but half a glass of juice fixed that. I wasn't going to weigh until Sunday but couldn't resist and I'm down 3 kg. I'm sure the rate will not continue to be quite as quick but it was really nice to see.

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@@ria122 Holy shmoly! That is awesome. I am getting so excited to start this. The majority of people seem to

do really well with this. I am so excited for you! Do you mind if I ask what your starting weight was? You know how us fat people are, nosy!

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