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  1. Jacqui in Adelaide SA


    It has been approx. 6 weeks from surgery for me and I have had first fil of 4 ml. I am hungry from mid-afternoon onwards. My fill has not made a difference. I am hoping at next appointment the restriction will kick-in and I will notice the difference.
  2. Jacqui in Adelaide SA

    New member, 12 month banded

    Just wanted to say congratulations on your weight loss. Terrific loss.
  3. Jacqui in Adelaide SA

    Hi from another newly banded Adelaidean

    I am another Adelaide client at Circle of Care but with Dr Jacob Chisholm.
  4. Jacqui in Adelaide SA


    I don't really have a question just wanted others to know incase they get a phone call regarding cost for anaesthesiologist one to two working days before surgery. I thought the co-payment was final money to hand out. I know some have mentioned they have hospital excesses to pay but this call today was a surprise. I had to pay a gap payment of $300 which is not covered by private health. Luckily I had some credit available.
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    What did the surgeon say?

    Had my last appointment before surgery on Monday. I told him I was getting quiet anxious about but certainly not changing my decision to go ahead. I was prepared this time and had a number of questions I had. That's when he answered my query about my Goal Weight. GOSH!! He told me 70kg which is half my weight now. I didn't say much about that cause I was in shock. I can't ever remember being that weight before the kilos slowly increased. I think I will just take small steps and wonder about the big picture later. I have no idea if I can achieve it and I don't want this to seem unachievable. Is this even a realistic goal?
  6. Jacqui in Adelaide SA

    is 4 days post op too soon to fly?

    I checked with my Bariatric Surgeon on Thursday and he confirmed what others have said on this site "NO DRIVING FOR A WEEK'.
  7. Jacqui in Adelaide SA

    What did the surgeon say?

    I just want to thank all Bandits that replied with their support and suggestions.
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    Pre Op Appointment

    Hello Amelia, I didnt have a psychologist appointment I guess because my Psychiatrist will support me through this journey. I only saw Dietician only once and I also saw a Physician to discuss my health history in detail
  9. Jacqui in Adelaide SA

    A newbie here

    WOW-ee best of wishes for 2moro.
  10. Jacqui in Adelaide SA


    I am a week away from surgery. Best wishes on this journey we all share.
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    Pre-op Optifast

    Hi Scarlett, This is my 5th week on Optifast and have eaten some things I know I should'nt have. I have my last appointment with my surgeon on Wednesday. From other Bandits that have have blogged or replied to questions that not all Doctors expect Optifast before hand. I admit I am anxious about hopping on the scales and confessing my evil eating habits have afftected my weight.
  12. Jacqui in Adelaide SA

    8th April Op

    Hey Scarlett, You sure have had a tough run. I wish you every success this turn round. Third time lucky.
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    8th April Op

    Hey Carmen, I love Optifast. Strawberry is my favourite followed by coffee. I dont much like the Chicken soup. Have you tried putting in freezer til it gets chilled. I put my shakes in for 25 minutes and delicious.
  14. Jacqui in Adelaide SA

    8th April Op

    Hey CnsBandit, I am booked in for 11th April. I am keen to see your further posts with your progress. Have a happy journey.
  15. Jacqui in Adelaide SA

    Surgery Done!! 4 days post op.

    Hey lyndilou, . I am booked in for 11th April also. Not long at all. I hope to follow your journey and share our success.
  16. Jacqui in Adelaide SA

    When did you start to drive again

    It didnt occur to me that driving would be an issue Post-Op . I will certainly check with my next Surgeon appointment on 6th April.
  17. My turn is getting closer - 11/04

    1. Shelli


      Yep...excited? Scared?

    2. dreamingslim


      Me too. All sorts of emotions.

    3. dreamingslim


      Dont worry eat some of what you feel like as youwill not be able to after that. I was not to bothet with optifast. there is mixed feelings about that in the literature. I wish you luck. And me too

  18. Hi dreamingslim,

    My surgery is 11th April and I'm nervous and excited as you are. I havent come across anyone in Adelaide who is a Member. I see you are in Perth. How did you go on Optifast? I added some treats so feel naughty about this. I have tried not to feel guilty but I am my worst enemy. Fingers crossed all turns out well for you on the big day. Thinking of you, Jacqui.

  19. Hey K,

    Just worked out you added me as a friend. I didnt realise we could friends and send Messages. I notice you and I have only a year separating our age and having surgery soon along with deamingslim in early April. Mine is 11th April and like others here past and present I am nervous and excited. How have you been doing on Optifast? I havent been as diligent as I hoped & added a fe...

  20. Jacqui in Adelaide SA

    An Introduction

    WOW, That's a success we all would like to achieve. Well done Eat 2 Live.
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    Any one being banded in April 1st or about?

    Hello kelz, I have my surgery scheduled for 11 April 2011 and am excited and nervous at same time. I too the same with Karenlea have strayed on what I have eaten on top of Optifast shakes. Best of luck for your big day on 1st April 2011.
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Maybe I didn't look at all the Frequently Asked Questions far back enough but did anyone have problems with bowels while on Optifast? I was on Day 8 when I found out and not pleasant. I have chosen to add Benefiber (No added sugar and gluten free) to my morning shake and evening shake so I am not in that painful position again.
  23. Jacqui in Adelaide SA

    New with Lower BMI

    At my first appointment the Doctor asked me for a list of all medications included over the counter and prescription then all surgical history. I am also from Adelaide so a BIG HELLO.
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    Optifast and quite dizzy

    I am on Day 6 of Optifast and finding mid afternoon to night time difficult. Seeing the Family eat snacks and dinner/take outs is difficult. I am going to try having Optifast mid-afternoon and then vegies around dinner time. I also am getting light headed or dizzy for last two days. I wouldnt do fruit if you go by the Optifast Information Booklet. Not easy at all. Good luck with your efforts.
  25. Jacqui in Adelaide SA

    Another newbie enters

    Hello Banding Readers, I weigh 141.6kg, height 165 cm, married, 44yo with 2 school age children. Today I have had my 1st Optifast Coffee Shake and it is not as bad as I thought. I have about 5 weeks of Optifast. My Doctor is Jacob Chisholm from Circle of Care, Flinders Private Hospital. I am booked in on 17 March for endoscopy and 11 April for surgery. I have been overweight since at least age of 10. I went to an Information night last July which I left excited about the idea of Lap Banding. I had reservations later about following up as I was unsure if I was ready to give up the food I had enjoyed for so long. I also have a tendency to make quick decisions and find out I have not got the commitment or motivation. The wake call was finding my size 26 clothes were tight, I have mild sleep apnoea, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high sugar levels, fluid retention in my fingers/hands and toes/fee, having to ask for seatbelt extension when flying, having trouble sitting in movie theatre seats, trouble getting out of cars, even getting up from sitting on beach or floor. The family photos I had taken was the evidence this was where I needed to start making some sacrifices to get the rewards. I was tired of hearing from GP and Sleep Doctor "just lose 10kg". Hmmm, it is easier said than done from just reducing your intake and/or exercising alone. Cheers to a new future.