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Hi All,

I was banded Dec 18th, no problems, no complications. Two weeks after banding, I had to go off my BP meds....didn't need them anymore. How cool is that.

Now looking at my first appointment 21 Jan. I'm down 23 pounds now hoping for another few before weigh in, still getting things stuck (especially chicken). But I have so much energy, I'm walking my 10,000 steps +! Couldn't be better.

Hope everyone of you is doing well. This is the greatest thing we can do for ourselves! Can you imagine our Bandiversary stories????

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Hey Dec. 19th Bandsters,

Hope everyone if well. My surgery went well. No problems. Still pulls a bit at times in port site. Lost 20 lbs since the 19th. No fill yet. I have to wait until my Jan. 27 appt. The doc did put 3cc's in at time of surgery. I have started my hyalgan shots in the knee for 5 weeks and hope to be able to start walking soon. I fell on my knee that I had surgery on in Oct. so that was another set back for me walking. Please pray the shots work. I have got to get to exercising. Hope everyone has a great week. :sneaky:

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Hello all 12/19/08 bandsters!! I doing good. My postop MD visit will be 1/26 and I hope to get my first fill at that time. I had restriction until the swelling went down after surgery, but none now that I can tell. I went back to work 1/5, my online class resumed 1/6, and haven't had must time to post. I haven't lost any weight this past week, only 15 pounds total. I spoke with the nurse from MD office and she said that was in line with what they expect immediately post op, but I was hoping for more!!

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Yes the weight loss does seem slow, doesn't it? I was thinking it would go faster too.

One way to keep myself from getting depressed about those 2 to 3 pound/week loses is I have charted my lose so far, and then plotted them with a target line so that I can physically see my progress. And I can look forward to where I hope to be in a few months. If your interested I can tell more.

My first appt is next week, so we'll see what they say...

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I actually just found this thread today!

I was also banded on Dec. 19. I'm doing pretty good. I go back to my doctor on Jan. 27 and he said we'd talk about getting a fill then.

As of this morning, I've lost 30.2 pounds, but 14.8 of that was on the pre-op diet. I have 63 more pounds to go!

I'm still on pureed foods but I'm hoping my doctor will move me on to solids when I see him. I haven't been too hungry yet. I just hope it doesn't get bad before my appt.!

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Welcome Mudbug!

It looks like the Dec 19th bandsters are right about the same place when it comes to weight loss. I know that I don't want to lose wt too fast and have a lot of loose skin, but at the same time my vanity wants to be thin immediately!! I guess I can never be happy!! :)

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Had my first fill on Friday, piece of cake.....

I got 3cc's - my band was pretty loose (I could tell because I could eat anything)

Today is my first day back on solid foods. I'm surprised that I cannot even finish the 4oz of food per meal. I get totally full before it's all gone.........amazing!!!!!!

I also noticed this morning I could button my size 16 pants I haven't worn in 6-8 months!

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Teri,

Congrats on the size 16! I'm still afraid of trying on my jeans, of any size. It's great to hear peoples good news stories!!!!

I went to the doc yesterday, and came away with no fill. I am happy about that, still struggle with the food challenges, but I'm getting the eating down. 1st rule: eat the sliders first. The dietian told me that if your meal has soft foods like yogurt, soft fruit, anything that will slide right on through, eat that before the chuncky Protein. That way the soft won't push the chunky through, thus making you hungry. WOW it works, I tried it today and no worries.

I have an appt in 3 weeks, by then I will probably need a fill.

CSB

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How are we doing?????

Second fill on 2/2..... 1.5cc's added

I have lost 5 lbs. since Monday's fill, I feel great! No problems with foods, but getting very full on my 4 ounces.

....60 lbs. to go to goal :biggrin:

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