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Hello All, I was banded in 2013. I lost around 85lbs. I have had issues, and now will soon (within the next 2 months) have the band removed and have bypass done. I was hoping to find a friend to go on this journey with. Thanks to all

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i am waiting for a surgery date (bypass) at WVU/Ruby Memorial in Morgantown. Where are you going for your surgery?

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Wishing you all the best!!

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no date yet. my husband and i are both having bypass, and have requested for the same day or close to it. Our adult twins agreed to help us out for the first week.

we have all our clearances finished. Our first appt with the surgeon was in october. We are still doing our monthly nutrition class and weigh-in.

we are in fairmont.

How is everything going with you?

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On 4/13/2022 at 7:21 AM, WestVirginiaGirl said:

Hello All, I was banded in 2013. I lost around 85lbs. I have had issues, and now will soon (within the next 2 months) have the band removed and have bypass done. I was hoping to find a friend to go on this journey with. Thanks to all

HI there! Sounds like we have similar paths. I was banded in 2010 and lost 80+ pounds. It was the best thing I ever did for myself. I kept the weight off for more than 10 years before I started having issues with the band a couple of years ago. It was either too tight or not tight enough. Sadly, without a functioning tool, I gained quite a bit of weight. I had my Lapband removed in April 2021 with hopes to convert to the gastric sleeve a month later. Long story short, my insurance denied the conversion and it took almost a year and a couple of appeals to get the denial overturned. Fast forward to today, my gastric sleeve is approved and scheduled for 4/27. I am so looking forward to getting my tool back so that I can get back on track and live my healthiest life :)

That is great you have lost 85 pounds! Have you been able to maintain the loss all this time? It sounds like your surgeon is removing your band and converting to bypass all in one surgery, is that right?

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On 4/13/2022 at 10:21 AM, WestVirginiaGirl said:

Hello All, I was banded in 2013. I lost around 85lbs. I have had issues, and now will soon (within the next 2 months) have the band removed and have bypass done. I was hoping to find a friend to go on this journey with. Thanks to all

Hi there. I know this was posted almost a month ago - but would love to make some virtual friends to go through this journey with. I'm almost done with the VSG pre-op process, and although I don't live in WV anymore, I was born and raised there, so always looking for more fellow West Virginians to connect with through this process. :)

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On 4/19/2022 at 4:23 PM, joanie pony said:

no date yet. my husband and i are both having bypass, and have requested for the same day or close to it. Our adult twins agreed to help us out for the first week.

we have all our clearances finished. Our first appt with the surgeon was in october. We are still doing our monthly nutrition class and weigh-in.

we are in fairmont.

How is everything going with you?

Same to you (as my reply to the original poster). Would love to make some new virtual friends through this process. I was born in WV and lived there until I was 24. Spent ages 18-24 not far from you...in Morgantown. :)

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