Kimmykay

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About Kimmykay

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  • Gender Female
  • Band/Sleeve Status 2+ Years Post-Op
  • Weight Loss Status 10%

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  1. Kimmykay added a post in a topic: The good, the bad and the ugly   

    Wow, having been a member on here for as long as I've been banded its a sad day if 'people get fed up answering the same old questions'
    I imagine there aren't too many new questions to be asked these days.
     
    Thanks for your reply Ozchick
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  2. Kimmykay added a post in a topic: The good, the bad and the ugly   

    i am about 9 years banded, then rebanded with a plication done about 3 years ago. Lost 35kg and kept it off for a few years. After band 2 I slowly gained and  I am back to pre-banded weight, with currently no fluid in my band (my choice). 
    I would love to hear from folks who have gone band to sleeve. Your experience with the op, done in one or two? Your weight loss. Any complications. 
    I am undecided whether to go and have a sleeve done after 2 bands. 
    Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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  3. Kimmykay added a post in a topic: Any one had success with Rebanding. Band number 2   

    mmm, possibily. I hadnt thought of that!
    Yes, it is pleating of the stomach and stitching in place. I think my doc thinks it is similar to sleeving without going to the extreme, He explained to me that I would require less fil and get the same results if the plication was done.
    I find if I overeat I get a pain down the left hand side of my chest, I didnt have that before.
    I think I am at around 4-5 mils at the moment, I wouldnt want to go any higher than that. Too much is getting stuck already. I have lost 4 1/2kg since having my last fill a few months ago, I am happy just to see the scales going down slowly...I dont care how long it takes anymore.
     
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  4. Kimmykay added a post in a topic: Any one had success with Rebanding. Band number 2   

    Hi, I am on my 2nd band. Had number one done 8ish yrs ago. Slip and pouch about 2yrs ago. Replace and plication done at the same time. Yes, it feels totally different this time. Cant say that I like this band, struggling to lose the weight I regained...nearly all of it bar a couple of kg's. Cant get my mojo back. I expected and was told that I would lose 10kg easy because of the plication, I did in the first few weeks of fluids but as soon as I started back on foods the weight came back. So fastforward a couple of years, i am down maybe 5kg....band is tight, food gets stuck if Im not careful. Some days are better than others and some are really shitty. I have come to the conclussion...after thinking about a sleeve...I dont want another surgery! 
    So I need to do this by myself, and if it takes years to get it off again so be it.
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  5. Kimmykay added a post in a topic: Back to Basics!   

    Feel free to kick my butt also
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  6. Kimmykay added a post in a topic: Interested in WLS, low BMI, live remote to boot.   

    Since you live so far from medical help I would consider a sleeve instead. Im sure your doctor will take your life history into consideration. Good luck.
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  7. Kimmykay added a comment on a blog entry: Life :)   

    Congratulations, you have done so well.
    It is never going to be an easy journey but obviously you have the willpower and drive to make it happen.
    Well done.
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  8. Kimmykay added a post in a topic: Post op Pain   

    Oliver is a great surgeon, you are in the best of hands. He has done both of my ops. His wife Rebecca is great for fils.
    good luck
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  9. Kimmykay added a post in a topic: nasty piece of work   

    What a cow
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  10. Kimmykay added a post in a topic: Post op Pain   

    Who's your doctor Jane?
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  11. Kimmykay added a post in a topic: Post op Pain   

    Hi Jane, I dont think you will have a problem looking after a dog. Just be careful bending over.
    The pain from surgery is different for everyone but it wont kill you
    You should be able to get by with a bit of panadol for a few days.
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  12. Kimmykay added a post in a topic: 1st fill   

    Sometimes it just takes time to get to the green zone. She doesnt want to get stuck moments or vomiting, that is not a good thing. The next fil may get her into the right restiction, but if she is steadily losing weight then thats a good thing....little fils at a time.
    I only had fils when my weight loss slowed down.
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  13. Kimmykay added a post in a topic: Long time lurker first time poster   

    Welcome, I think in time you will know that was the best decision you have ever made.
    Use this site for inspiration and accountability, everyone is here to help with advice and a listening ear.
    Best wishes with your weight loss journey.
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  14. Kimmykay added a post in a topic: OMG, talk about fat shaming   

    Good on you for speaking up, they should be ashamed....lets hope in their next life they are the size of a blimp.
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  15. Kimmykay added a post in a topic: Three Cheers for Dave (our Admin and founder)   

    Congratulations Dave
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