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Vets- how many of you are still 'regulars' here? I still want to chat with people about being in the bariatric community, and really enjoy the support I get from forums, but it seems like there's almost NOBODY here that was here 4 years ago...

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39 minutes ago, mi75 said:

Vets- how many of you are still 'regulars' here?

@mi75

hey bud

Peek a Boo, I see you!!

don't write that often, but i'm still here:rolleyes:

huggggggs

kathy

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Me. Almost five years. I am not here daily anymore
but at least once a week.

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I check in once a month or every other month. Most of the vets have left.

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I still check in once in a while. It’s been 5+ years for me.

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I am only 2 1/2 years but I still check in every once in awhile. I came on today as I am sturggling so I came back hoping to find some others whom might be struggling also and maybe we could support each other. If there are any of you interested, will share more later about what has been happening, when you say you want support too. Hope to hear from some of you.

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Truth be told: most or the threads are not interesting anymore once you're a while out. The plastic surgery threads are only interesting for those living in the US, not e. g. European countries.

As for "vet advice": I've become quite a cynic about that.

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On and off since 2011. More on back in 2011/2012 and recently after my revision.

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technically a 13 year vet, but the system only let me on the vets forum recently because of my revision date. almost a year in maintenance post revision, so only check in once in a while.

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I'll be three years out from having the VSG next month. :) I just popped back on here because I wanted to find a banana "pancake" recipe someone shared a year ago (it's just 1 banana mashed with two eggs and cooked on a griddle, haha) and I never tried because I've been avoiding bananas until recently. I like seeing familiar faces here like Kathy's!

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I’m still around... happy to be maintaining 11 & 1/2 years later. (Up a few, down a few)
try to be compliant daily... Some days are better than others.. just like some months are better... ok some years are better than others when you been at this awhile , vets.
This site helps me+ drs appts+work out appts.
And on we go...

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12 hours ago, Julie norton said:

happy to be maintaining 11 & 1/2 years later.

hey bud

ahhhh, my friend/hero

always nice to see you "slumming" from lapband board

you are the exception to the rule about lappers - you've

had a couple of issues, but all in all doing great w/lapband

Who loves ya baby?;)

kathy

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Today is the first time I've logged on in several months. Not sure what happened, probably just got too busy during the day (since I am usually online during my work day) and got away from it.

November will be 4 years for me. My weight has been holding fairly steady for about 2 years now, but have yet to get to goal; still about 50 lbs. left to lose to get there. I have not given up on trying to get to goal. Having trouble getting kick started again though which is a bummer. Still exercising and am still healthy. Even made it through 2 surgeries last year without gain weight - gall bladder removal and shoulder surgery (not full rotator cuff, but close).

Every day that I don't give up is a successful day.

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