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Re: Lap Band Surgery

Postby help6363 » Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:05 am

http://lapbandtalk.com/

That's the WWW address of the lapband forum

Hope it helps! :D
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Re: Lap Band Surgery

Postby charlimc » Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:15 pm

thanx Mandie i have emailed you the surgeon
i have also joined the lapband forum :)

cheers for all the help guys !

appointment tomoz for referral wish me luck!
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Re: Lap Band Surgery

Postby GoddessInside » Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:21 pm

Good Luck !! Let us know how you go :)
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Re: Lap Band Surgery

Postby electrongirl » Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:25 pm

hey Charlie,

I have been reading a blog of a girl who has had the surgery just recently and its an interesting read. You might want to have a read:

http://bridgetparker.blogspot.com/
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Re: Lap Band Surgery

Postby charlimc » Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:19 pm

yep so my appoinment is today at 2:40 gotta keep myself occupied till then im a little nervous i dont want to get my hopes up but its hard, i got to be able to go in with the possibility that i will get declined.

Thanx Nikki i will have a squiz at that, ive been watching alot of live blogs on u tube lately from before the band, there appoinments and fills etc, all on video.. not all of it is pleasent lol

has anyone heard of the book "Gut Feeling"? i want to get a hold of it, i heard its a great book to read
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Re: Lap Band Surgery

Postby matchbox » Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:16 pm

hey charli, sorry i haven't heard of it but i just wanted to say good luck :) hope it all goes well, let us know how you go :)
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Re: Lap Band Surgery

Postby charlimc » Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:47 pm

ok well im back from my dr's appoinment and he gave me the referral YAY lol .. i just called the clinic to book my appoinment with the Dr and my appointment is on may 21st , the lady on the phone told me that it will be a minimun 18 MONTH waiting list to get the surgery done :shock: , i was in shock because a women who i spoke to not that long ago who went through this same dr only waited 3 months to get it done, so i knew that i would have to wait but i didnt expect this long, oh well i cant be piccy im going to have to wait 1 step at a time.
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Re: Lap Band Surgery

Postby Cac33 » Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:05 pm

That is a big wait isn't it! Try not to let it get you down :D
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Re: Lap Band Surgery

Postby Jisgone » Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:03 am

you might be at your goal weight by then :P i hope u dont have to pay in advance! hehe
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Re: Lap Band Surgery

Postby HappyBella55 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:35 pm

Hey Charli hun,

Just want to offer you my support :D .

This is definitely no easy way out. It's such a huge lifestyle change and I would say harder to deal with. For instance when things get incredible bad for you emotions wise and you aren't prepared to deal with them up front and go to have a binge to hide away from that emotion it will be impossible for you to do so (not saying that this is something you do or will do, just an example :D ). So with everything else the surgery brings you'll have lots more to deal with, because you won't have opportunities to fall of the wagon and get back on so to speak.

Holy, I can be a bit of a binge drinker :lol: its been a good 1 and a half months since I've touched alcohol and I think with one drink I'll be a drunken bum :lol: anyway back on point, you'll also be limited on the amount of alcohol you can have too :shock:

You still need to have good healthy food to get the nutrition your body needs. So its definitely not an easy way out by allowing you to eat crap food and still lose weight. Its just an aid, an internal portion control to help you on your weight loss journey.

As you were saying, 18mths is a long time to wait and also time enough for you to lose some or a lot of weight. Hopefully all goes well for you when you see the surgeon next month sweets :D
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Re: Lap Band Surgery

Postby charlimc » Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:18 pm

Thanx Bella you are such a darling! you seem to understand how this surgery is which is a good feeling. Thanx for the support and advice, i really appreciate it :)

you have done so well you should be so proud
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Re: Lap Band Surgery

Postby thin lizzy » Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:11 am

Hey
Im new to this forum so forgive me if my questions have already been answered.
Im seriously considering lap band surgery not as an easy way out. Ive been on so many diets lost the weight but just put on more later. Now I have type 2 diebetis and high blood pressure and feel that this operation could save my life and give me more time with my children. My husband is ill so my family need me but this isnt the only reason why im considering this. Im doing this for me, my confidence is low I dont go out cause im so ashamed of my weight (i weigh 130kgs). So my questions are: is it worth $12000? and does anyone know any good doctors in the liverpool/campbelltown area?
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Re: Lap Band Surgery

Postby Gordz » Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:33 am

holy shitties $12,000??? Thats alot of personal training..........
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Re: Lap Band Surgery

Postby mumnbub » Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:30 pm

Personally if I had that sort of money I would be putting it towards a personal trainer, a dietition, and a nanny to look after my son while I go to the gym and diet appointments!
Is there a medical reason why you cant lose the weight? If there is then this might be your only option but surgery of any kind should not be taken lightly, there are seriouse risks to your healthy and safety not just the financial loss. If there is no underlying medical issues then you need to work hard at this and maybe see someone- if it keeps comming back on then your going back to old habbits, why is that? if you have lost the weight in the past then you know you can do it again so I would suggest putting that money towards a counceller/psycologist (sorry, bad spelling) to discuss any underlying reasons. I did it and was finally able to start losing weight and its not comming back on this time.

I have been through so many surgeries so I know how hard it is- I would prefer to do ANYTHING else before I go through another one and definatly would not chose to do it if I had any other options.

But thats just my view- at the end of the day you need to do whats best for you and your family.
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Re: Lap Band Surgery

Postby Gordz » Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:22 pm

i'm with you there mum! you always seem to word what i mean so much better, haha.
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