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About Specialized29er

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    Super Masters Mountain Biker
  • Birthday 07/28/1962

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Queensland
  • Interests Mountain biking, rockabilly and gardening.
  • Band/Sleeve Status 2+ Years Post-Op
  • Weight Loss Status 90%

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  1. Specialized29er added a post in a topic: Bad stories on the band???   

    5 years a Bandit and love mine to but there are the days I wish it was gone but without the band I'd now be pushing up daisies.
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  2. Specialized29er added a post in a topic: Band removal   

    Hi Janine, is having the band removed due to a health issue its just that having the public hospital system remove it for a non medical reason might be an issue.
    Next time you see your GP as them what are your options.
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  3. Specialized29er added a post in a topic: Tired of lapband..   

    5 years a Bandit and with it and the cycling the whole journey has been very easy.
    Only at Easter I was thinking I'd love it out so to eat a big steak but without it I'd return to my morbidly obese days.
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  4. Specialized29er added a post in a topic: Taking the band out - 6 years banded   

    Sorry to see another banded going but hey if its for you health then go for it.
    Just wondering have you had all the fill removed and tried living a normal healthy lifestyle.
    Just before October 16 I had all my fill removed and although with the band I live a healthy lifestyle it wasn't long before my 2011 habbits returned and so did 10 kgs 
    Now have my 5mls back and have already shed those 10 kgs  I'm in training for another 6 hour  Mountain Biking event.
    I've Googled and Youtubed the CAVU band and nothing came up, how does this one differ to the everyday band.
    Best of luck with the further.
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  5. Specialized29er added a post in a topic: Bad smelling bandage   

    Are your incisions the same as when the band was installed, if so I'd go with applying new pads.
    Do you have any stitched or are the incisions like mine at surgery with no stitches just the steri strips.
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  6. Specialized29er added a post in a topic: Advice   

    Just remember to chew, chew, chew and chew some more. You'll get the hang of it after a few stuck moments.
    How much fill have you received so far, I think I had 8 or 9 over 18 months.
    Best of luck with the remainder of your journey. 
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  7. Specialized29er added a post in a topic: Advice from any other long-term bandits trying to get back on the horse?   

    When I had my Band installed I wasn't aware of any other form of weight loss surgery and now 5 years latter knowing what I do know I'd suggest you go for the Sleeve or maybe the Bypass. If the Band hasn't worked this time then I'd doubt it'll work the second time. Even though mine has done the job I think eventually I'll see about having a Sleeve done.
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  8. Specialized29er added a post in a topic: Advice on feeling feel   

    For me stopping is easy, I have no choice when I'm full that's it and now 6 years down the track  I just stop and without even knowing it I stop eating.
    Here's a tip, after having a few blockages stopping will never be a problem again, 2 days of constant pain in the gutz isn't fun .
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  9. Specialized29er added a post in a topic: I'm a Lap band failure!!!!!   

    Gord I feel for yous that's so rough being years down the track and still struggling
     What I find has helped me keep my weight down is exercise  its not always easy during summer.
    My band is tightish which I've learnt to live with, just today I had for smoko one too many crackers and vegemite and had to remove that one .
    What I've found after 5 or 6 years? is I now know what I can normally eat and when and this alone helps me from overeating, even today just thinking about eating some foods makes me feel uncomfortable.
    What I love about the band is that I don't have to diet, just eat the normal foods and the band does the rest. 
    Wishing you's all the best for the furtther.
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  10. Specialized29er added a post in a topic: Band removal   

    It seems what we can't and can do is totally opposite to having the band installed.
    For me the recovery after the installation was so easy but the removal sounds a little rugged.
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  11. Specialized29er added a comment on a blog entry: Disillusioned   

    How you go Julie, dust yourself off and made a new start?
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  12. Specialized29er added a post in a topic: Horrible Expeience IN Emergency Deartment   

    Best wishes Jay, no one needs this at Christmas or anytime.
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  13. Specialized29er added a post in a topic: rapid weight loss   

    Isn't this what the Optifast diet does.
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  14. Specialized29er added a post in a topic: rapid weight loss   

    HCG meaning?
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  15. Specialized29er added a post in a topic: Tax and early super release?? Super confused!   

    In 2016 Early Super Release sounds complicated compared to in 2011. Wondering why has Centrelink has become involved in the process.
    Back in 2011, I never gave the tax part a thought and then at tax time I mentioned the Qsuper release and I still received my usual return amount.
    Just recently I took a peep at my 2011 Qsuper statement and I see where's the 17,000 was released which had next to no effect on my retirement figures.
    The way I see it is that if I never had the band I wouldn't be reaching retirement age.
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