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From today there are new rules for the use of Banding Together. These have been set up to ensure that our site remains a welcoming and supportive environment for all users. By continuing to use the site, you agree to abide by these new rules. If you do not wish to agree to them, please contact us and we will be happy to remove your account.

Please familiarise yourself with the new rules here: http://www.bandingto...tion=boardrules
(You can also access them on every page of the site at the bottom right of the page)

For more information on these rules, or to ask any questions, please visit this thread: http://www.bandingtogether.com.au/community/...a-fresh-start-for-banding-together/
Thanks! Dave

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Welcome to the Banding Together Community! Please tell us a bit about yourself, so that we can all get to know each other better.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about the Lap Band process or life after Lap Banding? Check here first because we may have already answered it :)

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The Bandit Lounge

Up for a chat? Join us in the Bandit's lounge to discuss anything you want (well, within reason!)

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The Photo Gallery

A place to share your progress photos or check out others successes.

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Considering a Lap Band?

Are you thinking about getting a lap band and want to ask some advice? This is the place!

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Family and Friends

Join family members and friends to discuss how to live with someone living with a lap band

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Sleeve Central

A new forum for our friends who have had a gastric sleeve instead of a band. You're all welcome too! :)

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May 2014 Sleevers - last post by clumsyrobots

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Technical Support

Having problems and don't know where to turn. Something not working on the site or need assistance? Post here and we will help

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Pre-Op Recipes

This section is for the pre-op stage (often involving OptiFast)

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Post-Op (Liquid Phase) Recipes

This section is for liquid recipes. Viva la Straw!

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Mushie Recipes

It's time to thicken things up! This section is for the mushie stage recipes.

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Help! - last post by Kimmykay

Normal Recipes

Life after lapbanding. This section is for normal recipes after you have completed the surgery phases.

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Australian Capital Territory

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Northern Territory

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    Does anyone else experience EXTREME burping and wind on long haul flights. This has only started since I was banded!

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    Feeling good and keen to exercise, but thinking it may be too soon on Day 6 post-op?

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