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Bunny Bandsters - April '09, MASTER THREAD #1



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Hello -

Hope all that are Mother's had a good day yesterday!

It was the 1st Mother's Day without my Mom and without my Mother-in-Law......so it was both a joyous and sad day.

I am now 2 weeks post-op and have NO restriction what so ever. I am able to eat almost anything, I have had little bites of steak, lamb, chicken and spring salad.

Now I have NOT had a full portion of any of that. My calorie intake is around 800 a day.

I am SUPPOSE to be on the mushy stage, but have had solids with NO PROBLEMS at all. I can't wait until that 1st fill.

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I can't wait for the fill either! I know it takes a few fills to get to the sweet spot. But I'll take any help a fill will give!

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April 30th was when I had my first fill (3cc's on a 13 cc capacity band) and still don't have ANY restriction. Is anyone else experiencing this? I honestly wonder if the Fluid went into the port correctly. Both last night and tonight I had full dinners without issue, and that seems strange.

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Hi ya'll, Haven't checked in in awhile:ohmy:. 2 weeks today post-op and 15 lbs down from surgery day,28lbs from program start and 60 lbs from highest wt. Since banding I'm down about 1 lb. a day:biggrin:. I would do this all over again in a heartbeat. I haven't had any pain at all throuhout the whole procedure and no gas at all.:mad2: I'm out walking with my dog every day and plan on going back to the gym as soon as this swine flew thing has passed:eek:.Right now my goal is to lose 100 lbs from here on out to reach my goal. Had two incisions and three holes. Incisions are healed as is one of the holes. The other two only have very small scabs on them which I'll probably lose in the next few days. Had my post-op Drs. visit and he said everything was textbook and I should do very well with the band. First fill scheduled for June 11. I have been following along here in the shadows and it is good to here that most everyone is doing fine:thumbup:. Guess that's all for now,I'll check back in after my first fill.:D

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Hi everyone, just thought I'd check in. Glad to see everyone is well. It's hard to stay positive sometimes in bandster hell... Well, I'm 12 days postop and have only had Protein Shakes and creamed Soups and I just couldn't take it anymore. Last night I ate 1 bite of rotisserie chicken by DH was having for dinner. I chewed it to death and OMG was it delicious! Followed by a couple bite of mashed potatoes and it was heaven. I was really busy yesterday and I've come to learn I eat when I'm tired so I think that's why the cravings were so bad last night. I definitely have to work on that. Anyway, I had no problems with it going down and I don't think any harm done. Back to full liquids today. I'll be good. See the surgeon tomorrow and I hope he gives the go ahead for mushies. How's everyone dealing with "munchies"? Head hunger, I guess is the term--it's a bugger!

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April 30th was when I had my first fill (3cc's on a 13 cc capacity band) and still don't have ANY restriction. Is anyone else experiencing this? I honestly wonder if the Fluid went into the port correctly. Both last night and tonight I had full dinners without issue, and that seems strange.

I had my first fill of 3 cc in a realize band and have not felt any restriction. The dietician said once I was back on solid food I might feel some which I really didn't. I did have a couple episodes of eating tooooooo fast and got stuck though so I guess there must be some restriction there.

I go back in 2 weeks which seems like forever.

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Hi All!!! I saw my doctor last week,and everything is going just great. I'm eating just about anything I want now, and boy does it taste good, lol. I go for my first fill on June 2. I'm a little nervous. She's going to do it under floriscope and said that she'll make it so that the liquid will "just trickle" through my stoma...I have a feeling I'll be learning a new way to eat again after that. I hope everyone is doing well. I'll check back again.

Love to all my bunny bandsters!!

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hello bunnies, i have been mia, moving, husband lost job and kids in new schools. but as far as the band life it is super. I wouldn't go back for anything. so far since end of dec. i have lost 41 lbs I am in the 200's now it is amazing how silly that is but it is so cool. I had my first fill yesterday and it was rather interesting. Did not hurt at all and i am feeling restriction. I am on liquids for 3 days and mushies for 2. Dr francis says that how she does things to let them adjust. Having my husband home all the time is also helping his support is amazing. well bunnies sorry to be long winded but had lots to catch up on.

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Hey, Bunnies, just checking in. I am going tomorrow for my first fill. I am looking forward to being restricted, at this point I can eat all I want(but I don't because it would be more weight to lose). Did you guys watch the biggest loser last night? I was impressed, the winner who was a 48 yr old woman lost more weight than she weighed, She did great.

I have been working witha woman I work with, she is being my personal trainer. She calls me every day and says, I'll be there in 5 minutes. We then walk our whole complex. She walks very fast and I keep up with her except for one hill, I always have to stop halfway to catch my breath. I also bought a treadmill and walk 20 minutes on it days when I'm not at work.

Tomorrow is my weigh day and I hope I lost more weight, I find it easier if I weigh myself only once a week. My drs appts are on Thursdays,so I weigh in then.

Ok, I will let you know how the fill goes tomorrow. Have a great night everyone.

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Dear Bunnies, checking in. Seen post op visit 5/11. First fill sched 6/22. Now on mushies. My instructions are to eat 3 meals a day, 1/2 cup portion total, buit if hungry can have a low cal/protein snack. Doing well, I get hungry in afternoon and have a sugar free pudding or Protein Drink. I am finding that I can get liquids in more in AM before I have bkfast and that hunger pains stay away if I have bkfast later around 9am. H ave lost 18.5 lb since surgery 4/24, a total of 42.5lbs. It is really nice to see the scale under 250. Thanks for all the encouragement Bunnies. MiMi

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I am glad to hear that some of you aren't feeling any restriction either. I can pretty much eat anything as long as I chew it well. It kinda stinks! My first fill is next Tuesday and I hope it helps tame my hunger. I am hungry all the time!

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April 20th is my Bunny Day...

can someone help me with the ticker factory..I've tried to add it to my page, but could'nt

also, I will be getting my first fill on June 3, 2009 4ccs is this a normal fill?

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I am glad to hear that some of you aren't feeling any restriction either. I can pretty much eat anything as long as I chew it well. It kinda stinks! My first fill is next Tuesday and I hope it helps tame my hunger. I am hungry all the time!

Hopefull we get our fills the same day let's hope it helps us over this hump.

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I CAN NOT wait until my 1st fill!!!!

i too can eat pretty much anything -- as long as it is chewed very well. The will power is still working, for now -- knowing that when I do get some fills the tool will finally help me!!

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Hi All

I don't have restriction either but I am trying to stay focused on eating the right things and I make sure and measure what I am eating. first fill 5/18 yeah!!!

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