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Wondering how many Aussies we have in here as I suspect that guidelines here in Aus are different to in the USA.

I was banded in June 2009 and I know at that stage food recommendations here were very different to in the US. I am now looking at revising to RNY. It would be nice to be able to compare experiences with other "locals".

When I got my band I belonged to a local support group and that was great but the group no longer has regular meetings. Also most members seem to be struggling or have had their bands revised to a sleeve.

So if you live in this vast land jump on and lets share

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1 hour ago, elcee said:

So if you live in this vast land jump on

Not far from Newcastle NSW, @elcee.

Had my VSG 368 days ago ... one year anniversary last Friday.

What are your key questions?

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Mainly interested in hearing what people eat . Not in the immediate post op stage but when they are further along. What foods are ok, what are difficult etc.

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10 minutes ago, elcee said:

What foods are ok, what are difficult

For me, almost any food.

Nothing known yet that I can't eat after one year.

I drink "shiploads" more Water.

My meals these days fit in a bowl or a side plate.

If I eat out, I make sure I take a couple of ziplock bags or a tight-lidded "chinese" container. I inevitably cannot eat a main meal in one go any more.

I usually order an entree only if the choices are suitable.

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I'm from Tasmania, in Sydney now for a few days for my ESG tomorrow.

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How did you go @2shea? Hope it all went well

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15 hours ago, elcee said:

How did you go @2shea? Hope it all went well

Thanks elcee. it went well and I am feeling not too bad just bloated and gassy.

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That’s good to hear

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I'm in Perth. Also banded in 2009 and revised to RNY on 26 September. Medibank covered most of it, but I still had a $7500 gap (accessed my super for it) and Medicare paid $1175 back. I'm waiting until tomorrow to go to Medibank and claim back the things that Medicare don't cover (anaesthetist fee, labs, etc). Once I get to a regular diet my dietician said I can eat just about anything I want, so long as it's low carb and has lots of Protein.

My sister had RNY in Canada 7 years ago and she's done great. She's lost about 40 kg and kept if off. She eats everything! When she was over visiting me in April she insisted we get pork belly and she wanted lamb (things they just don't do where I'm from :D)

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Interesting that we have similar timeframes!

How was the revision. Is there anything I should know in advance.

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wonder where my friend @ Taos is? She's very much a daughter of Oz, gave me a l9t of encouragement when I was looking for a new place. Super nice lady!

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TAOZ not what,silly smartphone seems to want to say.

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