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Startingover14 last won the day on May 20 2018

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About Startingover14

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    12+ Months Post-Op
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  1. Startingover14

    Too much weight loss

    Posting on a friends behalf, A friend of mine converts from band to bypass in May. She has lost 37 kilos and is still losing. She met her goal but is still slowly dropping weight. She wants to know if her body will slow down the weight loss? And how can she stop losing weight?
  2. Startingover14

    Band to bypass

    Thanks for your feedback. I don't have any fill in my band. I haven't had any for the past three years. However, my band works super well. So I am still unable to eat red meats and breads etc. However, I don't know any different as it's been like that since day 1. It's something I need to think about seriously. It's such a big operation.
  3. Startingover14

    Band to bypass

    Hi, Seeking advice from anyone who has undergone gastric bypass. I'm approaching seven years with a gastric band, and I'm 7kgs away from a healthy BMI. I visited my gastric band surgeon yesterday and was discussing the ongoing issues I have with my band such as stuck moments and anxiety with it comes to eating food out in public. He suggested seeing the dietitian first to refresh my knowledge etc. But did mention if I'm still not happy to convert to a bypass. I have few questions: 1. Side effects of the bypass? 2. Long-term effects? I'm currently 36 3. Is it worth undergoing such an operation for 7kgs? All feedback welcome.
  4. Startingover14

    Where to from here for Banding Together?

    Completely agree. I feel like I’m an outcast now, has I haven’t jumped on the sleeve band wagon. Also whenever I have post a question, NO ONE responses. Almost feels like I’m banging my head against a brick wall.
  5. Startingover14

    Lap band and reflux

    Sorry, no one has responded to your post. I rarely visit the site anymore. As it appears no one has a band anymore or no one responds. yes, to answer your question. I had my band placed in September 2011 and also have had a child since then. To control my reflex, I have done a complete change in my diet. I have also seen a natural path who has also helped. If you have any questions please feel free to PM
  6. Startingover14

    Fabulous Update

    @denzel do you know why the gastricsleevesupport.com site was shut down?
  7. Startingover14

    TV SHOW: The Obesity Myth

    My surgeon Dr Aly who is the head of surgery at the Austin Hospital is the name doctor featured throughout the documentary.
  8. Startingover14

    Call out to Melbourne Sleevers

    Dr Aly, performed my lapband surgery 5 years ago and I always have my follow-up appointments at Essendon Private. I too live in the western suburbs, so this could be an option for you.
  9. Startingover14

    New diet - new life - turning vegetarian

    Vegetarian here, not because of my band but I can't tolerate animals anymore since losing my Gall bladder.
  10. Hi Kat, my surgeon was Dr Aly, who works with Dr Mitchell out at Essendon. I had my band surgery at Essendon private and I went through the MIOS clinic. I am very happy with the aftercare I have received. Good luck, pm if you have any other questions to ask.
  11. Startingover14

    Tummy tuck recovery

    I'm feeling fine. There is not point to panic, I just been to continue with my recovery.
  12. Startingover14

    Tummy tuck recovery

    Thanks Leya for your response. Unfortunately there was a blockage in my drain tube, the surgeon tried to remove the clot but was unsuccessful. So now the next course of action is to monitor, aspirated the fluid out and ensure I wear my binder. My surgeon and his nursing staff aren't concerned, it's managed and very common amongst people who receive tummy tucks.
  13. Startingover14

    Tummy tuck recovery

    Thanks Denzel, my surgeon was not concerned at all, sometimes people recover at a slower rate. Reading online, drains can stay in from 3 to 15 days. It just depends. I understand there are number of different factors. I am a non-smoker and a large amount of fat was liposuctioned out. In regards to a blog, I have been keeping a paper vision of my events. Thanks
  14. Startingover14

    Tummy tuck recovery

    Morning, I have a question for anyone who is a tummy tuck recipient. How long did your drains stay in? I'm currently 9 days post surgery, I left hospital at day 4 with two drains. On Monday (day 7) I had my first check-up, where one of the two drains was removed. I need to go back this afternoon for another check-up and to re-evaluate. I understand everyone's recovery is different, but I just want to know if im 'normal' kind regards, Startingover
  15. Startingover14

    Melbourne Group