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bandgroupie last won the day on May 26 2016

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  1. Great about me section! You are a real fire cracker!

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  3. Hiiiii Ute my beauty!!!!!!!

  4. Hey there! Good luck with your upcoming surgery!

  5. I went for a fill yesterday at the Fill Centers USA in DENVER, NORTH CAROLINA that willT recommended. If you will remember, the doctor of a large medical group actually does the fill himself. He does not use fluoro but has a way of giving you a concise fill and spends quite a bit of time with you. I'm in Knoxville, so it was a 3.5 hour drive for me (a bit closer for me to go there than Roswell, GA). I went to Roswell two weeks ago to get a fill (I needed one bad), but was told that I didn't need one and, in fact, it was questioned whether they could put back in what they took out!!!!!!???????? Needless to say, I was a bit upset, not only was I not getting a fill but the cost (visit plus fluoro) was a lot of money to spend for no reason... okay, I was REALLY UPSET. Having the band as long as I have, I know when I need a fill and I know what restriction feels like. So something strange happened that day and I cannot explain it. ANYWHO.... The Denver Fill Center doc added .8 cc to my band (which is quite a bit for a gal who did not need a fill). I would highly recommend this doctor to anyone near enough to travel there to get a fill. If I lived closer, he'd become my primary care physician. I'm on liquid diet today so won't know how great this fill is until the next few days. Will keep you posted!!! Huggggs to my pals!
  6. You're welcome - glad you liked it!!
  7. Hello there ... The committee didn't drop the ball: 1. We were waiting for confirmation from the OCC to see if the docs/staff would participate 2. We were waiting for confirmation from the OCC to see if we could get a fill discount 3. Would you like to be the Committee Chair NOMINATED!!!! Since we were unable to get particpation from the docs, we're moving the location to Vegas as requested by the majority. Thanks!
  8. Received this by email today (I don't live in CA, but thought I'd share!): Fill Centers USA is pleased to announce our newest targeted gastric banding aftercare location: Novato, CA (in the San Francisco metro area). We will be hosting an aftercare provider training there on January 17, 2009. We will be offering discounted appointments to the first 10 patients who schedule for this training date. If you are a new patient, we will grandfather you in at our existing patient rate of $165.00. That's $184 off of your visit price. For all existing patients who have been to a previous Fill Centers USA Network Aftercare Provider, you will receive $50 off of your visit. You can receive your adjustment for just $115.00!
  9. Hi I'm in TN also. I drive to Roswell, GA to go to Fill Centers USA and am very pleased. There are some Nashville fill doctors - just browse the posts and you'll find one. Consider Fill Centers USA in Roswell - they are great
  10. Okay lapbanders, by poll, we chose the weekend of April 24-26, 2009 for the lap band forum get together. lso by poll we selected San Diego as the location. San Diego was chosen as the location in hopes that the OCC physicians and staff would participate and hopefully offer a discounted fill price for that weekend. Vegas was our backup location. Since we have had no response from OCC docs re their attendance and/or fill discount, we're moving to VEGAS!!!! per the request of the who matters most - YOU!!!! Same date. Change in location only. OTHERS: If you would like to be on the planning committee, please sign up below. We may have done this before, but we need to do it again. April is NOT that very far off - and we'll need to get accommodations made, tickets purchased, vacation requests turned in, etc. Even if we don't do a planned event, we can do a fun event with the lapbanders and WING IT INFORMATION? COMMENTS?
  11. 1. Name: Dawnie 2. Location: Knoxvegas, TN 3. Age: 46 4. Band Date: April 2008 5. Married: Yes 6. Children of the human or furry kind: 2 sons (24 and 17); 1 daughter (20); a step son and two step daughters; and a westie who answers to the name of "Willy". I'll be a grandma (oma) in April 2009. 7. Hobby(ies): Surfing the net, making jewelry, digital photography, rubberstamping, entertaining, and bowling 8. Work: Paralegal 9. What was the deciding factor(s) on getting banded: I was dying inside 10. Interesting factoid: I am not in the Christmas spirit this year but don't tell Santa!
  12. You Look GGGGGGGGgggggggggggrrrrreeeaaattt!!!
  13. Cruises are dangerous - all you can eat food buffets, food all hours of the day..... Thank goodness for the band. I'm sure the band will be working in the background .... I know what you can do - DRINK MORE!
  14. When my husband asked Dr. O what would help prevent saggy/excess skin and he said "WATER!" So.. drink lots of water and take long bubble baths and dream of the new you
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