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Hey everyone. I am new to this site. I was banded on 1/10/08, which was the best decision I have ever made. I have gone from 316 to 290 and feeling great. Now I'm just wanting to speak with people who have done this, because I know I have a long way to go.

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I was actually banded in Mexico. Weight loss surgery was written out of my plan, and I didn't want to waste the time fighting them to get it done. I'm 31 years old and My highest weight was 330 and I I felt I was loosing time with my childen, because I just couldn't keep up. It's almost three weeks since my surgery and I'm already feeling more energy and just so happy I did this..

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I was actually banded in Mexico. Weight loss surgery was written out of my plan, and I didn't want to waste the time fighting them to get it done. I'm 31 years old and My highest weight was 330 and I I felt I was loosing time with my childen, because I just couldn't keep up. It's almost three weeks since my surgery and I'm already feeling more energy and just so happy I did this..

I'm from Louisiana, too, but now living in Ohio. I hope you don't mind me asking, but how did you choose to go to Mexico? Who'd you have do it, where'd you go -- what did it cost????

I had my psych eval today and I got a negative vibe from the psy-dr and now I'm wondering if she'll deny me. I find out late tomorrow. I just feel as though I don't want to bother with a lot of waiting around, either, if this isn't going to happen. I'm 36 .. I'm tired of waiting fo rmy life to start -- and I can't keep up wiht my kids, either. *heh*

Boadicea

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Let me tell you first, I am a nurse, so I did so much research before I decided to go to Mexico. I had the procedure done with Dr. Corvala in Tijuana, Mexico. I choose there because of the price of course, $7500 and I spoke with facilitator who was great and gave me so much information. I had the procedure done at Hospital Angeles.< /p>

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I also was banded at southwest med center - dr cunningham! Anyway - somedays, i feel like i can eat the world and others im not hungry at all. My only issue is that when i go eat with friends i feel like sucha party pooper - no drinking and barely any eating... Im just ready to be onehundred and something pounds.....

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This is my very first post. I am from Louisiana and today I signed all my consents and final paperwork. I am set to be banded on Monday, March 10. Struggling with the 2 week Optifast diet (only at night) which really worries me about how I'm going to make it in the first few weeks after banding. Nervous but ready.....I think!

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Congrats. Just as a little encouragement. My first couple of weeks post op was a lot easier than the preop diet. I'm having a little difficulty now, because I need a fill and trying to work an appointment in around my work schedule.

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I'm in Shreveport. I am scheduled to be banded on March 17th....self pay: $15,000. My doctor doesn't require a pre-op diet for 2 weeks...thank goodness. I think I have to do Clear Liquids the day before surgery only.

I am sooOOooo excited about having this done. I just decided about a week ago...I know that seems crazy. I expect to lose 100 pounds in 6 months.

Anyone else from NW Louisiana?:w00t:

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I'm not from NW LA, but I'll wave anyway. I'm from NE LA! :rolleyes2: Got married in Natchitoches -- does that count? *heh*

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Hi, I am originally from Nebraska but currently living in Shreveport, LA. I was self-pay so I was banded 9/06 in Mexico and have been very happy with my results. I am currently down 80 lbs. (originally wanted to loose 100) and have scheduled plastic surgery for June 08. Where in Louisiana are you? Who are you going to use for your fills? I had a hard time finding someone close to Shreveport at first but am very happy with my fill doctor now.

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Hi, I too am new to the chat room. I was banded on 11/19/07 and have lost 45 lbs so far. I am having some difficulty recently, it seems for the past 4 days no matter what I eat, it is not staying down. I am hoping it is a temporary issue and possibly just a phase. Has anyone else had this isue? HELP!

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Hello and Good luck to you with the band.

I reside in Slidell and I am having the band on March 10th , 2008 I am so excited but scared at the same time. I have been trying to get approved prior Katrina and finally the day as come. When time permits I would like to chat with you to see what you thought and what is any problems or concerns you have experinced for far. I am 212 and want to lose 100 pounds I weighed that prior to moving here in La where food is the main thing for everything and it is so good :0 now I see food different after classes and therpy. But I want to cgat with others that have same or somewhat the same issues. I was a surgerical Nurse in OR and injuried my back and now aI suffer from 6 failed surgeries and sciatic nerve damage 60% of my body but I am determined to lose the weight and go one with my life, I have a three yera old soon to be 4, and a 33 yera old so I have alot of living to do. Anyone want to chat email me or leave me a message.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Continue the good weight lose.

Kourtney

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