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Hi All, :)

I am new to this message board. I was banded on 4/8/05. Will be starting my week 4 purreed diet tomorrow - a big whooohoo to that! I am 41, married and have two cats. Glad to be banded.

J.S.:banana

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Well . . . . how much have you lost? You sound so happy and cheerfull - I've been reading about the poor lady named Lori - who has had so much trouble - then to read your happy message is a trip. I'm not banded yet, hope to be soon. I'm 65, does anyone know anyone that old who has had the band?

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Hi J.S. Welcome to LBT

Congratulatiuons on your new band! Sounds like things are going good so far by the tone of your post. Who did your surgery? Where do you live? Hows the weight loss going so far?

Dixie, to answer your question I do believe there is a member here who is 62 who has the band. Her name is Sharbythesea, if you do a member search and send her a PM I am sure she will be happy to answer any questions you might have. Her and I were banded by the same Dr.

Best of luck to both of you :)

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My surgery was done by Dr. Chiang in Brookfield, WI. He is a great doc. So far the weight loss is very acceptable to me. I seem to be dropping a pound or so a day (granted I have been just on liquids all this time). I started at 290 and as of yesterday morning my weight was 264 (That includes a two week preop liquid diet). I am very happy with those results. I also know that now I am starting the mushie foods, some of that is likely to come back but that is okay. I go for my first fill on May 17.

j.s.

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Welcome js! You and I share the same band date, April 8th! I had a rough start due to swelling and not being able to get my fluids in but I'm doing better. I lost 15lbs in the first 12 days and have kept it off, even though I am eating more than in the beginning.

Glad to hear you are doing well!

Hey Dixie, I know of another lady, I'm pretty sure she's older than you, who was recently banded...It's HarleyNana's mother. Not sure if she's on the board but HarleyNana would also be glad to talk with you, I'm sure. Do what La Madam said and PM her, too. Welcome!

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Hey JS are you from Brookfield? My Husband grew up there. He went to Brookfield Central, class of 1982..... Even grew up on a street named after his family. Mierow Lane.

Just wondering....

Glad to hear you are doing so well with your band. I get mine on Thursday...I can hardly wait!!

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Christine,

No I am not from Brookfield, I live in a neighboring town. Brookfield is only about 20 minutes away from my house tho. Congrats on your upcoming surgery!

J.S.

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Thanks for the info. Yes I've been snoopin' and readin' EVERYONE'S quotes to learn all I can, so I do know about HarleyNana's mom. :)

What a great support group in this forum! My daughter & I are checking out 2nd and last Dr on the 5th and will make a decision at that time on who to use for our surgery. I just read an obit of a former neighbor who was 2 years younger than me - I'm sure it was her weight that killed her - I'm more determined than ever to shed my health problems for good!

Thanks all,

Dixie - Dallas:banana :banana

Welcome js! You and I share the same band date, April 8th! I had a rough start due to swelling and not being able to get my fluids in but I'm doing better. I lost 15lbs in the first 12 days and have kept it off, even though I am eating more than in the beginning.

Glad to hear you are doing well!

Hey Dixie, I know of another lady, I'm pretty sure she's older than you, who was recently banded...It's HarleyNana's mother. Not sure if she's on the board but HarleyNana would also be glad to talk with you, I'm sure. Do what La Madam said and PM her, too. Welcome!

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Hi JS -

Congratulations on becoming a bander neighbor (I live in Chicago). I too am scheduled to take this road in June (awaiting insurance approval). Could you post a copy of your pre-op & post-op diet plans? I'm very curious and a little nervous.

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Lynn,

HI! I have family that lives in Il. too. I am not sure I know how to post a copy of my preop and post op diet plans. I can tell you tho, I had to be on a liquid protien diet for two weeks (three liquid meals per day) , then Clear liquids for 3 days. Then I had surgery. Then I was Clear Liquids for a week postop, two weeks full liquids (which was my liquid protien drink, and things like blender Soup and yogurt with no chunks and pudding. Now I just started my mushy stage on saturday. Soft foods put into the blender and sorta shredded up. This thursday I will find out more as I have to see my diet lady. I hope that helped you.

j.s.

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Thanks J.S.

That helps a lot. What kind of liquids & clear liquids did you select 3 times per day and in what volumes? i.e. did you consume 8oz 3 times per day or maybe 4 oz. of apple juice, or cranberry juice - what liquids did you actually consume during the 2 week pre-op phase. Did your doctor give you a list to follow? I'm just worried about what I should do to get prepared. I'm trying to schedule my surgery the week of June 27th - but I'm not even out of the starting gate (I still have to meet with the surgeon, get all preliminary testing done, and obtain insurance approval). I guess I'm just trying to prepare myself and get a plan in place so there will be no "hiccups" in the process.

Thanks again for responding to my question, I really appreciate it.

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