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    reading, knitting, sewing, scrapbooking, stamping (card making), cooking, camping, bush walking
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    is there a Tassie group?

    Hi leanne, moving day must be approaching very soon, is it all going OK?
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    Hello from Di & the girls

    Can you tell us more about the sleeve please Dianne. My background is as a theatre nurse, but I have been working elsewhere for the last 5 years, and not heard of this proceedure.
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    Hi I'm Carolyn and I have ten days til surgery

    My good friend started around the 130 mark (I think) and at only about 160cm she certainly had a high BMI. She is now about 55-57kg, and looks like a different person. She has really started living again! I am looking forward to being able to buy a wetsuit, and would like to learn to dive or maybe surf - I have always wanted to do more at the beach, but felt too self conscious. Sky diving would be an awesome reward. Good luck with the surgery!
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    Hi Cass, I am in Hobart, and I guess I was lucky that I had been in private health for years, and could just dive in and have surgery 10 days after seeing the surgeon. I put a lot of thought into my decision to see the surgoen in the first place, so it was easy to leap in and do it. I think if I had longer I would have talked myself out of it!
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    I think that your Dad's saying would be good on my fridge! I am hanging out for some food I can really chew. I never thought I would say it again, but I came home from the USA a few years back just dying for a salad, and here I am again saying I wish I could much on some crunchy greens! (it's funny how you always miss what you can't have) having my first non-blended soup tonight, and that is almost as good!
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    G'day from Gippsland

    Congrats on the decision girls, I am 2 weeks post op and feeling great! I have really surprised even me. I did find the first 2 days pretty awful, and felt that the surgeon understated how miserable I would feel - but what a difference two weeks makes! I think I am about 8kg lighter now, this is so much more than I had hoped for! You will oth do just fine, especially if you stick around here for support
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    New member looking for support

    Hi David, 18kg is great! What do you mean about the head thing?
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    is there a Tassie group?

    Hi Leanne, I am in Hobart
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    Another HELLO!

    The ticker is from tickercentral.com and the answer to the other question is that I am in Geilston Bay (5 minutes from Hobart CBD)
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    is there a Tassie group?

    Is there an existing Tassie group? I do better when I have people around me who are going through similar things to me!
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    re a yummy soup

    Hi, not a recipie, but just had the Campbell's chunky pepper steak soup. I did have to blend it and add milk, but very flavoursome anyway. My other favourite soup is 1L of chicken stock, 1kg corn kernals (frozen), 2 tbls of semolina and some minced garlic. Just simmer all together until warmed through and then blend to nice smooth consistancy. Nigella says erve it with cornchips and cheese, but a pretty good stand alone soup!
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    Another HELLO!

    Hi I am Tammy, banded on the 16th of April and bored being at home. I have so many things I should be doing (like writing my latest Uni assignment) yet here I am! Thanks Dave, I found all the other groups so hard to navigate (probably not if you had been following them for a long time) anyway, this site is so much more like the groups I am used to. I am a 37 year old mum of 2, Annabelle is 10 and Campbell is almost 8. I work as a child health Nurse for the state government. Hoping I can connect with some locals to share my journey (as my only other banded friend is at goal over 60 kgs lighter). All my other friends are overweight, and therefore a bit sceptical that this will work. Anyway, stop raving Tammy, looking forward to seeing others share their pre and post band photos!
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    Hello from Leeanne

    great to see a few Tasmanians! That is such a huge loss - wow! Where are you moving back to? I am in Hobart suburbs
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    Hi! Its me, Deb, the Bluezbandit

    hi Deb, congrats on great progress!
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    Hi Tassilass, I am another tassie girl, banded on the 16th of April. Can I ask why such a long wait for your surgery?