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Old 09-18-2010, 05:32 AM   #1
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I'm booked in for WLS (lapband) on the 29th october.
After nearly 4 and a half years waiting on the public health system to book it in for me, i've decided to go private and pay for the lot out of my own pocket (15K AUD).
Choosing to get lapband was not an easy choice for me, as i always maintained that when my weight started causing health issues, i would try and lose some naturally but still remain a bigger girl.
Recently (the last year) severe back pain, central obstructive sleep apnea and respiratory issues had me looking into it privately, but when i was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes - my decision was made.
Currently, I am unable to really leave my house much both because of the physical difficulties i encounter plus the general public's disdain of larger people (i live in a very Asian community and there aren't many people around the same size as me)
I'm aiming for a size 16-18, still curvy and plumpy in the right spots, but definately looking forward to massively improved health most of all.

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Old 09-18-2010, 10:53 AM   #2
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Old 09-18-2010, 12:55 PM   #3
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Best of luck, Ada. I hope the surgery gives you the results you want, without too much discomfort.

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Thanks guys
I'm hoping for a quick recovery too.
I'm absolutely terrified at the idea of going under anesthesia though.
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Old 09-19-2010, 11:53 AM   #7
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I'm hoping for a quick recovery too.
I'm absolutely terrified at the idea of going under anesthesia though.
I had never been under in my whole life and I had some concerns myself. But anesthesiologists are amazing at what they do and they know their stuff. i woke up feeling good. Not just ok but GOOD. Like, upbeat and energized and ready to meet the world. I don't think everyone is like that, and my procedure was out patient, but all my fears were for nothing, is my point. When the pharmacy tech came up to give me my pain meds, I was dressed, with my coat on and I said: Here I am and she was like: Wow. You? I wouldn't have thought for a million years that you were the patient!

The adrenaline eventually wore off, my incision hurt and I needed those pain meds. But gettin' knocked out was a very good experience for me. So I hope very much the same for you!

(in fact, I'd like to get knocked out more frequently if you ask me. Maybe not Michael Jackson, but...)
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I'm hoping for a quick recovery too.
I'm absolutely terrified at the idea of going under anesthesia though.
I had a midband done and the anesthetic was the scariest part for me, but it turned out to be no problem at all. The worst part of the whole thing was the gas pains for about a week, but other than that, the whole kit and kaboodle was really not that bad
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Hey guys,

just a quick update.
The banding went well, i had a rough time recovering from the anaesthetic - it took me nearly 8 hrs to wake up completely
Had very little pain post op and most of it was gas pain.
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I'm glad your surgery and recovery has gone well. How do you feel now that you are lighter? Of those issues you listed in your first post, how has your life changed?
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:43 AM   #11
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Its great!
I cant believe i'm down so much already , i look at the bags of potatoes at the supermarket and find it hard to imagine that i used to carry a bunch of them around.
Just got my blood test results yesterday and i am now a non diabetic too
Whilst i've still got a fair distance to go , i feel healthier and find it much easier to move around and bend ect.
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:31 AM   #12
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I wish you much continued success & good health, hon! You deserve it. If I had the ducats I'd have WLS in a heartbeat. I was declared a candidate for it and had been researching set backs & advancements/ educating myself/ dietary and exercises to follow pre & post op and interviewed possibly close to a thousand post op people [i wanted to hear all pros and cons] and about 100 surgeons in the U.S. & abroad since 1997.

One day, I'll have my day.

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Its great!
I cant believe i'm down so much already , i look at the bags of potatoes at the supermarket and find it hard to imagine that i used to carry a bunch of them around.
Just got my blood test results yesterday and i am now a non diabetic too
Whilst i've still got a fair distance to go , i feel healthier and find it much easier to move around and bend ect.
I am glad to hear that you are having a lot of positive results from your banding.
I saw my surgeon yesterday, and I will be having my lap band removed in late May, or early June. Just waiting to find out when he can do the removal surgery at the hospital of my choice which is Melbourne Private Hospital.
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Its great!
I cant believe i'm down so much already , i look at the bags of potatoes at the supermarket and find it hard to imagine that i used to carry a bunch of them around.
Just got my blood test results yesterday and i am now a non diabetic too
Whilst i've still got a fair distance to go , i feel healthier and find it much easier to move around and bend ect.
How are you doing?
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