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How is everyone doing?

Dawn, how are your legs feeling now?

Becky, it was good to see you at Dr. R's yesterday. You might know, when we wanted to talk they would call us right in. What happened with you? I didn't get a fill this time. The first two weeks after my last fill I couldn't keep anything down. Now I am fine. I was glad they didn't have to stick me to check how much was in there. I go back in four more weeks.

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Hi Carol----Yes, life is truly very busy!! I think of you gals often and wonder how you are doing.

I had the surgery this summer for the blood clot in the leg and am fully recovered from that. Besides having scars up and down my leg I don't even know that I had it. I take Coumadin now due to having the clot issues. I may have a factor in my blood that causes me to be "very clotty" but they can't test for it unless I am off of Coumadin and then if I have it, well, they will lots of times put you on Coumadin so......

It has been a rough last couple of months for me, I got an awful rash the last week of August. Long story short and spare the details, after 5 meds. and a referral to a Dermatologist I think I have developed an allergy to the whey in the Optimum Nutrition shakes. I love these things, extreme milk chocolate is yum-O. This saddens me because of my hectic schedule this was usually my Breakfast. I have cut it out of my diet for the last 2 weeks and for the first time since the end of August I have no rash. I go to the dermatologist on Wed. so I suppose she can confirm this or not but I have no idea and neither did my G.P.

I am happy to report that I have lost a total of 88# since surgery. I was hoping to be at 100# this fall but this is good and I have seen many non-scale victories, and for those I am thankful!! Due to having the blood clot and surgery in July-Aug. I was not exercising and therefore not dropping as many pounds. I am probably due for a small fill but was going to wait another couple of weeks so that I can make it through the winter. My last fill was in June or July and it has worked very well until just the last couple of weeks. I don't want to get too filled, especially if I can't drink the shakes in the AM I will end up a gagging, slimming mess. :cool2:

Let me know if you guys think we can get together again before the snow flies, I would love to see you and could come to Lincoln if you want.

Dawn

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Thanks for the update, Dawn. It sounds like you have had a horrible summer. Glad things are going better now. I would love to get together. Becky - Are you out there????? I am going to Disney World around Thanksgiving, but other than that, it would be great to meet in Lincoln.

I saw Becky for a minute a few months ago. She was called into Dr. R's, then was gone when I got out.

I haven't been on this site for ages. In fact they bumped me off and I had to register again. I don't know how to get this box off my post - do you?

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Hey Carol-

Good to hear from you. Sorry, I am not very tech-ish can't help you with the little box thingy. ;0) Yep, summer was rough, just have to keep my eyes facing forward....this too shall pass.

Becky, if you want to get together give us a holler and we can make a date. I will try to keep in touch.

Dawn

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Hi ladies, I wanted to pop in and say I got my band on 10/24 and am filling good. Although no restriction, but I think I'm eating less.

I'm starting to walk around.

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Hi, I only have popped in a few times on this site so I don't know much about how all of this works. I hope I am doing ok writing in this spot. I need some serious help. I have been trying to get this done for a long time. I currently have IPA (Illinois Medical Card) and can not find a doctor that will accept it. Does anyone have any info that could help me. I did have a doc set in Decatur and now that they have started scheduling they say they cannot take my medical card. PLEASE if anyone knows anything???

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Dr. Rohrscheib just did my band Friday at Provena. Is that where you are going? I am also from Springfield and looking for a support group who knows exactly what I'm going through

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Congratulations on your new band. How are you feeling? I will hit my one year anniversary on the 26th of March. I'm only down twenty pounds, but I guess that is better than being up twenty. Dawn, Becky and I met last year, but it has been a long time ago. Maybe we can work out another meeting. What did you reference "Former Peoria Resident" mean?

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Lord works in strange ways, I haven't been on this for such along time, I think Carol the last time we talked, have thought about you both probably daily, now the weather is getting better and it isn't as dark as it was, lets try and set up a date to meet, either of an evening or Sat. morning.I have lost about40-45 lbs, and very upset with my self, I still can't get all the food and Water in, the PA at Dr. Sids, and the dietary department isn't real happy with me, they told me so...............but i have a terrible time taking all the food, water in I wish there was a easier way to get the Protein and fluids in. anyone have any ideas, I am open for any thoughts on the subject well now that the Lord has redirected toward each other AGAIN, lets not drift apart. so near to know you 2 are good even thought there have been some rocky roads for all 3 of us,, Love ya much Becky,(:thumbup:Thor)

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Carol is this really you I have been looking for you for the past couple months, Hope this finds you well, I have really been struggling,and I get real discouraged real easy. Thor, (Becky )

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Dawn lets get Carol and meet for coffee or something, this has been a real struggleing year for me. still having much trouble.Just can't eat and drink all they want me to, I think I could go on a liquid diet and be just fine, but my nut doesn't like that idea at all. get back to me, I feel like a kid in the candy store now that I have found u 2 again, I just left Carol a note too. Sure have missed talking with you. God Bless Thor (becky)

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Hey Amber,

That is where I had my surgery and it went really well. It's an older hospital and that surprised me, but it went well and fast. Don't use the bathroom when you get there, cause they will need to do a urinalysis thing, I learned that lesson the hard way.

It's also outpatient, so be prepared for being surrounded by other people afterwards.

Feel free to ask me any questions if you have any! Good luck!

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Looks like this thread dying off (not many posts recently) I live in Peoria. I was just banded on July 31st and would like some local contacts with people that have the band. I have read a ton on the forum but not all can be expained like in person. Anyone still meeting or talking?

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