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Raven last won the day on February 14 2015

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About Raven

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  • Birthday 06/02/1987

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    Launceston Tasmania
  • Interests
    Video Games, Dog Training, Nature Spirituality
  • Band/Sleeve Status
    2+ Years Post-Op
  • Weight Loss Status

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  1. Raven

    Sleeve surgery

  2. Raven

    Sleeve surgery

    Dr Girish Pande in Launceston does Sleeve. That is who I will be getting it done by later this year. He also did my band but due to complications (unforseen) i'm having it removed and getting a sleeve.
  3. Mine is by Dr Girish Pande in Launceston he did my band and will do the sleeve as well He is so lovely!
  4. Thank you so much! Both of you. Well i've tentatively booked in a sleeve date with my doctor for September 18th which gives me enough time for my stomach to heal from band removal on May 29th, but will be early enough i can be recovered from sleeve before my dog sports competitions start up in October. Because there is only one surgeon who does it in my city i wanted to get a day saved so i dont miss out. Talked to my insurance because my removal and sleeve would be in the same year i only have to pay excess once yay! I am feeling better about this more and more!
  5. Thank you for the response this gives me some hope. It turns out I've had a badly slipped band since late November or so so unfortunately my doctor wants my stomach to have a chance to heal a bit before the sleeve which is annoying to have to have two surgeries but understandable I guess. Better safe than sorry. I'll probably take you up on that offer to PM. My hubby seems a bit more relaxed after hearing what you've said. He's had to listen to me choking in my sleep as well and it worries him dreadfully. Thank you again!
  6. Raven

    just moved to Tassie

    Dr Pande in launceston does. He is lovely. http://www.launcestonweightloss.com.au/
  7. Hello, i just found out today I need to have my band removed, it has slipped majorly (like 90 degrees could see the full circle in the Xray), which explains why i've been vomitting 2-3 times a day. So the band is coming out in May, then my doctor said i have to wait 4 months for the stomach to heal before I could consider getting a sleeve done. I'd like to hear peoples experiences about going from band to sleeve, both successes and drawbacks. I'm quite nervous about the decision... my hubby doesn't want me to get it done at all. Was it worth it for you? did you have to wait between your removal and your sleeving? Do you still do the shake period for sleeve? I guess i'm just looking for some realism to help me make my decision.. and maybe some hope? I've lost 28kg with my band in 2 years... i want to loose another 30kg to get down to 100kg goal weight...
  8. I was 157 when i was banded earlier this year, i'm now 135, it has been slow but steady, and there have been up and downs, but i'd do it again without hesitation. The difficult times are normally caused by my own silliness, and are usually easily rectified and I just behave better after that. I'm only 28 and I have no other health issues (no diabetes or heart issues etc) yet, but wanted to nip it in the bud. And a recent gathering i went to and people noticed the change in me and commenting on how i look, and the fact i wore a top and skirt i never fit into when i first bought them (yes internet purchases lol) its all been worth it I know i still have a long way to go, but i figure i'm young and i just need to keep going forward!
  9. Just a yay post as i'm 22kg down since getting banded in late February. It has been up and down ride, but i'm so stoked that this past weekend at an event a lot of people who hadn't seen me fora while complimented how i was looking, and i was able to wear a top and skirt i've never been able to wear since buying them!! its the small things but they make the hard times so worth it! And makes my goal of 100kg seem less scary and more achievable!
  10. Raven

    Any Tasmanians out there!?

    I'm going good had someone today tell me it looks like im loosing weight, and they didnt know about the surgery so that was nice
  11. Raven

    Any Tasmanians out there!?

    Liquid diet and mush are harsh, i had to do 4 weeks liquid and 2 weeks mush, but just keep yourself thinking about how it is time limited, and after that time you will be back on solids able to chew again
  12. Raven

    Any Tasmanians out there!?

    I didn't notice the band until my first fill. At surgery they put 3ml in , but when i got 2 more ml in last week i started to notice i can't eat nearly as much (i'm still on mushie food until next wednesday) Its good and i've started to accept going to sleep with hunger and tummy growling lol. But energy has been fine.
  13. Raven

    Any Tasmanians out there!?

    Its a great site I don't think you'll regret it if you go for it, I'm new only been at it for a month, but I'm loving it.
  14. Raven

    Weigh In Wednesday

    First post op doctor's appointment today with first fill, i'm down from 157kg down to 147.4kg after just about 4 weeks.
  15. Raven

    Weigh In Wednesday

    Started at 157kg and down to 149.8kg since my op 2 weeks ago. I seem to be losing about 2-300 grams a day, does that sound about right while i'm in my liquid recovery phase? (Monday was 150.5, yesterday 150.1 and today 149.8)