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    Pain after fill

    Get some Optifast that will help with the hunger and keep your nutrients up. Yoghurt works well too.
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    Pain after fill

    I often feel like I have a bad stitch for 24 hours after a fill. Make sure you stick to fluids for the first 24 hours at least and if the pain doesn't pass return to your Dr ASAP.
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    serious reflux

    Hey Angelina, the first time this happened to me I waited a month and had fluid put back in (I gained weight too) I got reflux again a few months later. Having said that I was also overeating and not chewing properly then I have to PB what is stuck and then end up with acid on top of my band and then reflux so it's probably not just the band and fluid causing the issues. The 2nd time I had fluid out I left it for a good 2 months, just had 2 fills and so far so good but am being very mindful not to overeat and to chew properly. Essentially I've had to go back to basics once the fluid goes back in so go back to what helped you lose weight in the first place and reset your mindset and the weight will drop off again.
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    Posture

    I do Pilates Reformer with no cartilage in my right knee, tendinitis in my left wrist and a bad neck (that's the top 3 injuries) I find I can do about 98% of the class reasonably trouble free. Tonight we did one stomach exercise that seemed to aggravate my port but I think the waistband of my pants was in the wrong spot.
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    Posture

    The best fix for my posture was dancing! You can't follow properly if you haven't engaged your core and have your arm and shoulders set evenly and firmly. When teaching I was constantly saying ok everyone before you take your partners hand I want you to take your shoulders up back and down. Since doing pilates I now know I should have added in tilt your pelvis slightly forward and engage the muscles just above your belly button, feel like your pulling the muscles towards each other and then back towards your spine. Oh and the other thing I was always saying, eyes up don't look down! If that doesn't make you feel at least 2 inches taller nothing will!
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    Non Scale Victories (NSVs)

    Well done and here you go: http://www.tickerfactory.com/ezticker/ticker_designer.php
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    Non Scale Victories (NSVs)

    I've noticed that now too and I still have a good share of junk in the trunk!
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    A week post op ~ feeling so hungry

    Make sure you're drinking enough water as that helps keep the hunger pangs at bay. Also try Optifast shakes as they really do make you feel quite full.
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    The Hot Weather

    The hot weather definitely affects my band! I find I'm almost scared to eat anything on a hot day.
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    Plus size clothes

    There's definitely one in Joondalup and I think there was one planned for the city a well. I shop on the website Birdsnest now and they also have a plus size section, some of their sale stock is heavily reduced!
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    Plus size clothes

    Interestingly did you all realise Millers, Katies, Crossroads, Autograph and City Chic are owned by the same company? Specialty Fashion Group is the parent company. Just Jeans, Portmans, Jacqui E, Dotti and Jay Jays are also all the same company. Sportsgirl, Suzanne Grae and Sussans are also all part of the same group.
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    Plus size clothes

    Check out the City Chic shop at Watertown (Harbourtown) I've found some really nice things there and at really reduced prices.
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    Surgeon Recommendations for Perth

    Hi, Dr Kevin Dolan did mine and I would recommend him for the surgery. Or check out the BMI clinic in Joondalup, I now go to them for fills and follow up as they bulk bill for those and are really thorough - I know a few forum members have had their surgery done there and speak of them highly as well.
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    Illness

    Hi, the waking up during the night is a reflux issue, mention this to your Dr who can give you some medication. You may need some fluid taken out of your band I've had to do it a couple of times. You let things settle down then you can have the fill put back in and see how you go. The fever doesn't sound right, are you taking a multi vitamin? If not then take the pregnancy multi vitamins as they are higher in iron which could be what your lacking in. Again talk to your Dr and ask for some blood tests to be done to check your vitamin and iron levels.
  15. Hi, I had 2 and a bit weeks off and that was perfect. Had my surgery on the Friday and went back to work 2 and a bit weeks later on the Monday. The first week I was really tired and lethargic and sore. The 2nd week more energy but still sore this eased by the end of the 2nd week though and my energy levels came good by then. Your body will be adjusting to less food intake so less energy output and you've just had surgery which knocks the wind out of your sails somewhat.
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    Eating in public...still awkward.

    Are we using our bands for evil?
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    Eating in public...still awkward.

    Use the portion control excuse, especially as it's the festive season and we're going to be having so many eating opportunities. Just tell them you've promised yourself you would practice portion control so you can really enjoy the festivities and not feel guilty.
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    starting to feel sick

    It definitely sounds like too much fill, I have had this happen and no weight loss at the time and couldn't look at a salad or anything with any substance. If I took too big a sip of coffee it came straight back up. Ask your surgeon to remove all the fill to see how much is in there and take .5ml out to see if it makes a difference. That worked really well for me the first time. I waited a couple of weeks then went back to have it put back in.
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    Eating in public...still awkward.

    I couldn't be bothered explaining to a bunch of people I barely know recently so told them I'm watching my weight so a practicing portion control. They were a particularly bitchy bunch of people who had just eaten a very large amount of food so it was a silent victory looking at their guilty lil faces... (round 1 me!)
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    serious reflux

    I found the dairy actually curdled and came back up, it was not pleasant. Mornings and last thing at night were bad when the reflux was the worst and it didn't matter what time I ate
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    serious reflux

    Sorry for taking so long to reply, you can start taking the Nexium beforehand, you may find it doesn't make a lot of difference but the earlier you start it the quicker it will work. Basically you get a bit of stomach acid stuck on top of the band loosening the band gets the acid to go back where it should be. The relief was almost instant for me on Friday. If it's bad during the day I did find some relief from chewy Quick Eze as well, they aren't too bad tasting with slight peppermint flavour. Avoid dairy because that gets a little gross!
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    serious reflux

    Yep I'm going through my second bout of it at the moment. Last time I had some fluid out so it was quite loose for a couple of weeks took some Nexium and then went back to have fluid put back in and that solved it. I'm thinking the same will be happening again tomorrow at 2:30pm!
  23. Hi, So whilst I was a fatty (I own this term in my life because facing up to the fact that I had a problem with my weight I gave myself the term fatty so I could start pushing, shoving and doing what I could to get it out of my life, it was strangely a good thing and sorry if it offends anyone) I found many excuses to avoid exercise. Most of all my numerous injuries that all seem to be products of the sins of my youth. The injuries are not the type I can avoid, no cartilage in your right knee is something you have to acknowledge as it hurts. It was also a great tool to use to avoid movement, my butt was a testament to this fact along with numerous other enlarged body parts. But the point of this thread is to point out even though you may have various broken parts of your body, exercise is still a possibility. You just have to find the one that works for you. For me there's quite a few things I physically can't do, running, stair climbing, cycling, rowing, squats and weight bearing on my knee are all out. The pain in my knee when trying these things is awful and I'm damaged for up to a week afterwards and back on anti inflammatories. I can go swimming but not having a pool and having thick hair there's just too many excuses I can throw in there to stop me from making it to the pool, to be honest swimming laps is damn boring for me! It was time to find what I could do and most importantly what I enjoyed. What I have found to walk are: walking on mostly flat surfaces (up hills is an owie) - but I can still walk quite long distances and quite fast I just have to be picky about where I choose to go for a walk. Air Yoga was a favourite up until recently, wow if you want your core, upper body, arms and flexibility improved then give this a go I've never felt stronger or fitter. Unfortunately I developed tendinitis in my left wrist through work and couldn't do about a third of the class so recently had to stop this, very reluctantly had to stop this Not to be stopped though (the former fatty would have grabbed ALL the chocolate and gone to her corner and had a chocolate pity party over the last one the new me looked for another option) I spoke to a friend who teaches Pilates and told her I wanted to try it. She suggested Pilates Reformer classes as they would help me avoid hurting my knee and could manage around my wrist. It's great!! Not as intensive as Air Yoga was but I am only still in the beginner class it will get harder they tell me and I've started to get the sore abs and sore muscles again. My knee is getting stronger because you can do squats without bearing your body weight. The reformer beds have springs that can be taken off or put on to vary the degree of resistance.So if you are injured look around and ask questions about other options. I actually looked at the disabled athletes who are achieving amazing things with one leg or multiple issues and thought "what's my stupid excuse again?" I had nothing but myself stopping me and have never felt healthier or stronger. Perhaps there's some suggestions for exercise options other people can add? Often you only find out about things from other people mentioning them (Pilates Reformer was mine!)
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    Non Scale Victories (NSVs)

    I go once a week at the moment I would love to go twice a week but have been nursing tendinitis in my left wrist (possible caused by air yoga)
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