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So here I am amgonst a sea of pre and post op bandee/er's and i am trying to fully commit to the "complete lifestyle change" including things like this online forum. So Today I got my date (1/21) so long as insurance approves:thumbup:. I am a 25 yr. w female with a new husband (3/08) and a 3 yr. old lil girl. I have been overweight since i hit puberty and then once i was legal enough to hit wine i got worse! I know I am not a fat person I am just way more fabulous than that I own my own hairsalon and everyone I know tells me they dont look at me as fat cuz they only see how gorgeous I am they just say if you lose a lil you will be a knock out well 100+ pbs. is not a lil and I know they are just being nice by saying those things well now Its my time to shine. So In July when I turned 25 i decided I was going to do something for myself hence ending up at the bariatic center 6 mos. later and almost 40 pbs lighter i am getting banded!!! so please keep your fingers crossed for me that I get approved and I will for you all !!!:thumbup:

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Here's hoping you get approved soon. I have not regretted my band. I am losing slow, but sure. So again good luck and let us know when you get your approval. Maggie:shades_smile:

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Good luck to you and remember that it truly is a learning process, no one gets it down perfectly right off :thumbup:

I am 6 months out and figuring things out still :lol: Take care!:thumbup:

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Hi--I'm sorry I am not sure who this is but I think it's Babbs. Is there a reason why you were banded 6 months ago and have only lost so little weight?

What would you say is the most difficult part?

Also, does anyone know of what the best way to prevent having to have additional surgery to remove excess skin is--or does anyone know someone who's had the lap band and had to have excess skin removed?

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Hi--I'm sorry I am not sure who this is but I think it's Babbs. Is there a reason why you were banded 6 months ago and have only lost so little weight?

What would you say is the most difficult part?

Also, does anyone know of what the best way to prevent having to have additional surgery to remove excess skin is--or does anyone know someone who's had the lap band and had to have excess skin removed?

Hello Jeannie,

I am trying to not be offended at your question LOL, however it is a reasonable question and I will do my best to answer :thumbup:

I am what my Surgeon calls a "slow loser", I also was not getting the best restriction and now I seem to have pretty good restriction.

I walk each day, once during lunch for 45 minutes, another 30-45 minutes at home on my treadmill @2.7 -3 miles per hour, I eat less than 1200 calories - go figure huh?

Unfortunately not every one loses fast or quickly from being banded. But such is life I guess and I feel pretty happy with where I started at 226 pounds for a start weight before the actual surgery - so that would put me at 33 pounds roughly.

There is actually forum called "slow losers unite" under the support groups with a lot of pages in it, there are a lot of us :thumbup:

Good luck to you on your journey!

Edited by babbs3772
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LOL...Oh please--don't be offended by my question. I weigh 280 lbs and am 5ft.2in. tall...and am still praying for approval. My surgeon has scheduled my surgery for 4/20/09, but I'm still not approved yet. I am very happy to hear that you have had the procedure and was just concerned as to if there was some technical issue that caused your slow rate of loss. I expect a lot from this surgery and have so many fears about it at the same time. I just wanted to know if there is something that you were doing that I may end up doing...LOL....that's all.

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Thank you Jeannie for being understanding :thumbup: You and I are the same height by the way, I bet you will get approved and I hope you do, I will think good thoughts for you!

You will have to keep in touch, I want to hear updates from you and how your progress is going :thumbup:

Barbie

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