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  1. Hi leigh, i also was the same as specialized a didn't have any fill until 3 mths after the surgery. And the amount of fill was 2 ml my first time. Definitely don't sound right what your going through atm.
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    band vs sleeve

    I agree with 29er totally, I'm now 1 1/2 years banded and was the best thing I've ever done.....I can eat most foods as I did pre banding. The important thing is to exercise, I walk and bike ride which had really helped me with my weight loss. Good luck with what ever choice you take.
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    follow up surgerys

    Thats what we like to hear 29er, touch wood I'm also the same.
  4. What round2baby said is 100% correct. The band is definitely no miracle cure to loosing weight, it's a tool to help you. Is a completely up to you to be dedicated and committed to the new lifestyle change The change of food you eat and exercise is also very important.
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    length of time

    I have really gone back to eating most foods that I used to eat pre banding, just remember you will have chew, chew, and chew your food for the rest of your life...........
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    pre op diet

    Hi LJ, I was on optifast for 2 weeks pre surgery and had optifast 3 times and day plus allowed 1/2 cup of steamed vegies lunch and dinner. I guess every Dr and dietitian have different ways pre op If you like I can send you the pre op meal plan my dietitian had me on. Cheers Rick
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    Burning calories

    Yes Boganlicious the nice weather is on it's way and the days will only get better from here on. So no reason not to go for nice walks. I walk and cycle regularly which has been a big benefit to my weight loss.
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    Great page Trish.....has lots of good info and great recipes. Keep up the good work. Rick
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    Burning calories

    That's a top effort.......well done You no doubt will sleep well tonight.......
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    Burning calories

    I thought you lived in sunny Queensland lol. Yes have a giant Talon 2 and love it. Best thing I've done for years is to take up bike riding. Has done me great on my weight loss. I'm really addicted to riding now.....
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    Burning calories

    Yes 29er the good old bike is definitely my fat burner, I'm hooked on riding now days since being banded. It has helped me greatly through my weight loss journey. I rode 32kms today and i lost 1056 cals according to the bike monitor. I use either samsung health or Strava on my cycling trips. Both these are very good apps. Attached is a pic of my fat burner
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    Stretched skin?

    Hi Trish, That's a incredible weight amount of weight loss, you look great for it......well done. I agree with henry you look fine in your clothes that's all that matters. I'm guessing you have combined some exercise during your weight loss journey Rick
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    Flinders privet hospital

    Hi J _N, I had my gastric surgery at the Flinders Medical Centre in October last year. They were great, Dr Kow and colleagues are fantastic. I believe the private hospital it attached to the FMC Rick
  14. Hi all, I've been taking the drug Lyrica for approx 12 mths for nerve pain. My weight loss has all of a sudden came to a stop in the last 3 mths. My dietitian tells me is because of the muscle I'm building as I ride bike regularly since being banded I eat the right foods and exercise and the scales do not move and seem to be stuck on the same weight. I recently found reading on the net Lyrica drug causes weight gain and many other issues. Is anyone else on this drug and found this problem . Rick
  15. Ozchick I read in a post back in Sept 2013 you say you were taking Lyrica and put on 6kgs in 6 weeks, would you put it down to the Lyrica?
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    Hi Henry, yes I'm exactly the same as you when I feel like I'm hungry I tend to go make a cuppa. I never drank so much tea in my life as I do nowadays being banded.
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    Gym Buddy Idea

    That's a fantastic idea Trish, however in this day and age the way things are now like missy_belle said no insurance or public liability etc. would be difficult.
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    Who's getting banded in SA by Dr Teague soon?

    Good luck sarahashley to you and your mum, hope all goes well for both you. I was not banded by Dr Teague, however the LBS is the best thing I've done. cheers Rick
  19. What actually happen with your first band? ? Was there a problem with it. Is now day 23 for me and all is going well so far. However I do suffer occasionally with pain in my chest left side after I have ate dinner and can last for a few hours. Hope you recover well from the op and good luck.
  20. I'm using Accomin a liquid multivitamin which 10ml is needed daily. It don't taste to bad either
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    Hi from a new bandit

    Hi all, My name is Rick was banded on the 28th oct. Have been browsing this site and seems to be a wealth of good info Cheers Rick
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    Hi from a new bandit

    Yes your not wrong there butterfly you never forget. Where can I find the October 2014 banders where henry mention
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    Hi from a new bandit

    Thanks butterfly bandit, that's my bull mastiff of 9 years which sadly is no longer with us due to cancer. Was a dam good faithfull mate.
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    Hi from a new bandit

    Hi guys Thank you for the warm support Every one really seems to be helpful and friendly on this site. Also with a wealth of info.