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Julieanne

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About Julieanne

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    Bandit
  • Birthday 04/16/1967

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Band/Sleeve Status
    3 Months Post-Op
  • Weight Loss Status
    30%
  1. Julieanne

    Confessions of a secret eater!

    I am glad I came across this post. I have been banded about 6months and I started off really well lost 20kg in the first 3 months. Then I had a stuck moment and ended up at the hospital. Since then Ive been bad and eating chocolate because it goes down easily I am haveing trouble with alot of foods now. Nearly every time I eat something it hurts...but that said I've been eating way to much and finding it so hard to get back on the wagon! I feel very hopless like Im never going to beat this eating disorder! finding it really hard Julie
  2. Julieanne

    What to tell people

    I think everyone is different. I was very proud that I had faced up to my demons and had done something about it. If people want to judge me so be it. I do think it is important that someone at work is aware so if something happens at work like me getting food stuck they understand and can help! Good luck and remember its a descision only you can make!
  3. Julieanne

    Food Stuck

    I had the most horrible experience yesturday I was eating lunch very soft pasta and I had chewed it well but it got stuck. Ive had it happen before just feels a bit uncomfortable. I couldnt shift it I tried stretching walking around warm water and it just got worse and worse. I couldn't vomit it up all that was coming up was flem! It was so painful words can not explain. Fortunately I was at work and I was organised to go to the hospital. The staff there were very helpful and tried to remove some fluid from my band but didnt have a long enough needle, luckly the problem did start to resolve itself and after some IV fluids I felt much better. It has really knocked me around and scared me! Dr Leong saw me this morning and removed 0.3mls of fluid, so hopefully I will be ok now. Please becareful everyone this was a really distressing experience. Julie
  4. Julieanne

    October Bandits 2011

    Hi fellow October Bandits, I am going pretty well have has my second fill, I now have 6.5mls in an 11ml band and I am feeling the restriction. I have to remember not to eat to fast have had a few ouchy moments. I am loving the weight loss as it has helped with my health. I have been pretty good but I will have a chocolate if I want one. This is for life so have to have a treat everynow and then. I have lost a bit over 20kg. I do feel a bit tired at times but thats probaly just life stress! I hope everyones enjoying there weight loss! Juliexox
  5. Julieanne

    October Bandits 2011

    I have found that Im getting really hungry and thats when I want to eat and I dont have much restriction. I think I have about 5mls in 11ml band. I am getting another fill 4th January. I am hoping it will slow me down again. My weight loss has slowed right down but I have been a bit naughty with all the Christmas parties. Im being sensible I know this is for life.....so soilder on! Hope everyone is doing well Julie
  6. Julieanne

    APRA Approval!!!

    Well done...I am still waiting for my application to go through APRA I first applied in September and I am still having problems with them. My Surgeon wrote a letter for me and they didnt except it! He writes a generic letter for everyone but this time they decided it wasnt good enough. MY GP had to write 5 letters I had to pay for 2 consults to get the letters. I am still waiting after putting the additional information in. They are power hungry and they dont care when you phone them. The stress has been terrible. Im am lucky my mum lent me the money which I still need to pay back Sorry to go on but I truely understand how you feel. Good luck with your surgery it is so worth it! Julie
  7. Julieanne

    Wil I be OK alone after surgery?

    I was home alone after surgery and I coped ok. Make sure you have plenty of liquids to drink, fruit juice, Up&go's, diet cordial, broth, cup a soup. de-gas can help. I wouldnt take asprin as you have just have surgery and it can thin the blood. You should be supplied with some pain relief from hospital if not take panadol. I survied with proping myself up in bed to sleep , helped with the gas. You cant bend down and youll be a bit sore but all in all its not to bad. hope this helps Julie
  8. Julieanne

    Flipped Port Again!!!

    You poor thing, have they tried with xrays? When putting in fill they should know that its filling up as the draw back the saline that is already in there so they know they are in the right spot. I would think you are so unlucky to have it flip twice! When I had my fill I could feel it going in and tightning around the stomach. Please dont give up its great when it works. Is there someone else you could go to maybe? Good luck and let us know how you get on! Julie
  9. Julieanne

    October Bandits 2011

    My port is on the left hand side and its about 2cm below my scar which is about 12cm under my boob. Hope that makes sense. I feel awaful for people who have flipped ports it must be terrible.
  10. Julieanne

    October Bandits 2011

    Had my six week visit to the surgeon today and had my first fill. What an interesting experience....not sure I liked it lol. Luckly he got it first go I dontt hink I could of coped with several stabbings. I am so weak gutted when it comes to needles. Well now I have 5mls in an 11ml band and have to go back in 2 months. I am very lucky everything is going well. I hope everyone else is doing ok... Julie
  11. Julieanne

    October Bandits 2011

    Glad you figured it out ok...well done!
  12. Julieanne

    October Bandits 2011

    I will try to explain it for you: Go to : http://lilyslim.com/ CREATE : a weightloss slider When you have made your slider you need to open up the bandit site and go to EDIT -PROFILE - YOUR SIGNATURE- open up the edit. Then go back to your slider site you will see all different options, go to FORUM SIGNATURES: and copy "UBBcode BB Code" then go back to your open signature edit. you should have an empty white box where you can enter text. At the top are some small icons, go to the one that looks like a small picture. Then "PASTE" the link into there and your slider should come up. I hope this is easy to follow if you get stuck let me know! julie
  13. I am having huge problems with APRA is anyone else?

  14. I am having huge problems with APRA is anyone else?

    1. Tamara

      Tamara

      I had a problem with waiting for my letter to arrive. Apra told me on thursday by phone it was approved and letter posted. Letter arrived next Friday and was dated a Wednesday date so was not sent when they said! I lied and put. No details of savings on the form and had no issues there.... It's more likely to get approved if you receive a centrelink benefit of some sort even if it's just a part payment :)

    2. Julieanne

      Julieanne

      its so Frustrating, I have had 3 doctors letters which they have not been happy with. I know have to get a 4th letter from My GP and a 2nd letter for My specialist. I also have to get my mum to sign a stat dec saying she lent me the money and have proff that she lent me the money because they have taken so long with my application I had to borrow the money. I started my application begining of August!

    3. Julieanne

      Julieanne

      its so Frustrating, I have had 3 doctors letters which they have not been happy with. I know have to get a 4th letter from My GP and a 2nd letter for My specialist. I also have to get my mum to sign a stat dec saying she lent me the money and have proff that she lent me the money because they have taken so long with my application I had to borrow the money. I started my application begining of August!

  15. Julieanne

    What Did You Eat Today?

    For Breakfast I had an Up and Go Lunch: 2 scambled eggs Dinner: 3/4 cup Potato, sweet potato, cauliflower mashed with phillidelphia cooking cream 60% less fat I spoonful Desert: weight watchers ice cream 1/2 cup My Dietishion and surgeon advises liquids for 4 weeks and now Im on mushies for 2 weeks.
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