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Chelle B.




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  • Comment by sykoeve 1/17/08 10:39 am
    Congratulations on your surgery day! May you have a quick surgery and a speedy recovery!!
  • Comment by Chelle B. 1/16/08 10:52 am
    Nicola! You have made such a brave and wonderful decision to pursue lifelong health through lapband surgery. With 4 kids I I know you will enjoy how much better you will feel. Good luck tomorrow! Prayers and good thoughts being sent for an easy and uneventful surgery. Chelle
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Hi!  My name is Nicola.  I am 39 and a half and I am starting my 2nd half of life healthier and thinner with the Lap band  on Jan 17,2008.  I am the proud mom of 4 great kids. Andrew 12, Kathleen 10, Brandon 7, and Elena 2.  I also work part-time as a Speech Language Pathologist in a Skilled Nursing Facility.  My DH(dear husband) Brian is the love of my life and increadably supportive of my weight loss efforts and still thinks I'm "sexy" regardless of my size.  I have battled my weight for 20 years and have finally chosen surgery to finally get me to the "loser's bench"!  

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January 18, 2008 7:55 am
Today was surgery at 7:30 and I was home by 11:15.  Pain isn't  too bad.  Taking pain meds regulrly is managing it well but they taste awful!  Slept most of day.. Also was on the phone alot with friends and family checking up on me.  I am so blessed to have great support from coworkers, friends and family!  All liguids are going done fine.  I definitely glad it is over and I did it and didn't chicken out!  Loser's bench here I come!!!!!
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Tomorrow is the day!
January 16, 2008 10:23 pm
Well, I can't believe B- day is tomorrow!!  I have been soooo nervous all day!!  I don't know if I am ever going to get to sleep tonight!  My 10 year old daughter was so sweet tonight!  She asked me if she would come home someday and I would have lost so much weight she wouldn't recognize me.  Her voice got alittle wavery and her eyes welled up with tears!  I reassured her I would always look like me and be her mom.  So sweet! 
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Tomorrow is the day!!
January 16, 2008 7:49 am
I can't believe its almost here!!  Last night I was calm but this morning I'm a little freaked out again but excited too!  I dreamt last night about going shopping and everything was too big!  That hasn't happened in a very long time!  I am definitely ready for this.
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3 days to go!
January 14, 2008 7:49 pm

Three days til surgery and I am finally more excited than freaked out!  I have lost 5 pounds on the pre-op diet and feel better about making a success about this. 

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