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My Lap Band Experience

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Day 17 - How It's Gone So Far

I've realized I'm not going to make my fortune in blogging. I don't know how people do it every day! What I've experienced so far on my 17 or so days of liquid diet is that I'm not very hungry. Oh, I wanted to eat out of boredom. I even passed up going to a movie because I don't know how to enjoy a movie without throwing a bucket of butter flavored napalm covered popcorn down my gullet. I now have to learn to enjoy a movie for the movie's sake. You know, I never realized how much I don't

BrownEyedGirl

BrownEyedGirl

Day 5

So far so good. I've been blessed that I haven't really suffered from stomach hunger. In fact, one of the first things I said to my husband after surgery was, "I feel full". I feel as if I've just eaten a decent meal. I imagine as the swelling goes down that feeling will lessen because I have no desire to eat right now. I'm thinking of food and want to eat out of boredom but when the rubber meets the road, I wouldn't be able to swallow a bite. I bought the Isopure clear drinks but wasn't

BrownEyedGirl

BrownEyedGirl

WARNING: TMI AHEAD!!

Stop reading if your delicate sensiblilities are easily offended. 4 days post op: I'll state it simply.. DIARRHEA. And... don't trust your farts during the liquid phase. I'll leave it up to you to figure out what I mean. Bye for now.

BrownEyedGirl

BrownEyedGirl

Three Days Since Surgery

I'm feeling pretty good except I caught a cold. Coughing and sneezing are not fun at all right now. I haven't been hungry at all. I just want to eat because I want to. So, I'm focusing on my stomach instead of my head. I am tired of sweet stuff and concentrating more on broth. If we could still have jello I think I'd make some beef flavored jello. My husband and I met some great people in TJ. Everyone having surgery and their spouses or family members were very friendly. I could totall

BrownEyedGirl

BrownEyedGirl

Day After Surgery

So far so good. I'm amazed at how good I feel. I now understand those recently banded women skipping out of here yesterday when we checked in. I'm experiencing very mild discomfort. My menstrual cramps were way worse then this. Burping sometimes sends a sharp pain, but again, I've felt worse. In fact, I felt far worse after dental surgery. I was up and around within a half hour of my surgery and blogging about 2 hours after that. It would have been sooner but I was yacking on the phone.

BrownEyedGirl

BrownEyedGirl

Today Was The Day

I had my lapband surgery put in a few hours ago and I'm feeling great. I'll blog more about the experience another time. But for now I'll say the popsicles taste like heaven. Everyone here is so professional and kind. I was very nervous and emotional beforehand and it wasn't as bad as I had in my mind. I'm sore on my left side where I think the port is but other than that just mild discomforts. I've hurt far worse on bad back and leg days. Well, that's it for now. I think I'll nap or wat

BrownEyedGirl

BrownEyedGirl

Tomorrow Is The Big Day!

I have been too excited/nervous/scared to sleep and have been getting everything ready for tomorrow. I'm not sure what this means but I think I'm more scared about the liquid phase than the surgery. Probably just means that I love food far too much. Someone here mentioned their "love affair with food". That sums it up for me. Now I need to start a love affair with my health and the life being thinner will bring me. There are so many things I don't do because of my weight and I'm sick of it

BrownEyedGirl

BrownEyedGirl

Three More Days!

Oh gosh, I am so anxious. I'm excited and scared. This is really a last resort for me and I want this to work. My husband says to focus on success not on failing, so I'm going to try that. The pre-op diet is difficult for me because, face it, I like to eat. I'd lost 8 lbs as of yesterday. But, as I always do, when I felt successful I rewarded myself. I didn't eat anything "bad", but I just nibbled a little bit of this and a little bit of that and today I had gained a pound back since ye

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BrownEyedGirl

My First Entry (Kinda)

Wow. I figured out this blog thing except that I accidentally made two blogs. Anway, I immediately started writing all about my weight and food issues. The reason I wrote, "Wow." is because I've been writing steadily for the last hour. What I ended up with is pretty intense and I'm not sure if I should publish it. It looks like I just vomited up 23 years of food and weight issues. It was good for me to get all that out but I'm not sure if I want to slime anyone else with it. For now I'll

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BrownEyedGirl

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