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janellody last won the day on May 6 2010

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  1. Is it hard finding doctors in the US for aftercare? I am concerned that after my revision from band to sleeve I will need aftercare that won't be available. Any experience with this?
  2. Are you finding the 8cc's to be "your sweet spot". I am at 7 and am unsure if I should go to 7.5 or 8?? Thanks

  3. Thanks! yeah, I had a couple months of nothing until I finally got my good restriction and now I am doing great!

  4. Woo hoo on the WL!!! That rocks!

  5. hi janelle welcome back and congratz on being another ten pounds lighter :)

  6. long time no see, OCC forum. I am down 33.1 pounds total, about 10 more than I was last time I was here!

  7. You know, everyone is different. Some people don't need any fills to feel restriction but I believe the majority of people needs at least 1 fill to feel any type of restriction. I am on fill 2 and felt some restriction at first, but it is gone now and I am getting another fill next week. My mom is on fill 4 or 5 I think and still isn't sure if she is feeling restriction, although she is eating less so maybe she is feeling it now. Every body is different and it's hard to tell how yours will be until you start getting some fills. But, it is completely normal to feel no restriction when you have no fills, so don't worry about that.
  8. I don't think you should be spitting up after every meal, but you may be one of those people who can't eat bread or rice. I can't eat bread much so I stay away from it.
  9. I am going to disagree with this part of your post since I know many people (myself included) that DO have problems eating bread and rice or other food groups. That doesn't mean EVERYONE has that problem, but some of us do. I steer clear of bread products most of the time because it HURTS going down, and I am not even at full restriction yet. So yes, the band has stopped me from eating these things. All in all, we do need to make better food choices and get in our exercise, but if we were good at any of that stuff, we wouldn't be having weight loss surgery, would we? Lindsay's post made it sound like the band really doesn't do much at all, and if that were the case we wouldn't all be shelling out thousands of dollars to get the band. I need more fills but already have felt restriction on how much I can eat, which is the reason I got the band in the first place. If you can eat 1/3 of what you used to eat and be satisfied, then you are at a good spot, but if you are still eating more than that, I say you need to get another fill. I don't wait 6-8 weeks between fills because it isn't necessary. You can tell the restriction and the band has settled around 7-14 days after a fill. If you aren't getting the restriction you need, then why wait around another month or two? There really isn't any reason to. You got the band to lose weight, if you aren't losing weight because you don't have enough fill, then get another fill.
  10. My fills are $170 each, but my doctor gives me a 25% discount since I am on unemployment. It just depends where you go, I think the OCC can tell you about some fill doctors in your area.
  11. I agree, it is really good!!
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