Thundergrrrl posted a discussion topic 6 months, 1 week ago

Hi everyone,

I tend to not think about this forum much in my daily life, but 3/17/10 was my band date. I am happy to report (thank God) that I revised to a sleeve on 3/15/15. There may be some folks around who remember me from back then, but I


Thundergrrrl posted a discussion topic 3 years, 5 months ago

Out of curiosity, have you found as LWs that you need more calories, especially if you are active, than your surgeon might recommend for much higher BMI patients who are also not active?

In my situation (and I'm 3 weeks post revision from band


Thundergrrrl accomplished a goal 3 years, 5 months ago
Complete a 50 mile bike ride in 1 day before the end of August

Thundergrrrl posted a discussion topic 3 years, 6 months ago

I have been back from Mexico for 10 days now and doing great. No complications, pain, or nausea. I would highly recommend Dr. Alvarez and as a self-pay, the price was a lot less than I could find in the US and I think the care was even better. 


Thundergrrrl posted a discussion topic 3 years, 6 months ago

I think I was always considered a LW but even more so now. With my revision, I only have 65lbs left to lose before I'm at my ultimate goal (never reached with my band). 

I am hoping to be active here to keep up with people in similar positions.


Thundergrrrl posted a discussion topic 3 years, 6 months ago

I had my band removed and revised to a VSG last week. Up until my revisions surgery, I didn't know that this constant pain was caused by the band and I never heard about anyone else with it until just before my revision. I did actually meet a couple of


Thundergrrrl posted a discussion topic 3 years, 6 months ago

I was! If anyone else was and wants to say hi and talk about your experience, I'm around. All day, all night, nothing to do but walk and browse the web ;)


Thundergrrrl posted a discussion topic 3 years, 6 months ago

Except, I'll never make it there. I got my band removed today and revised to a sleeve!

 

i will always be grateful for the band because it was what my insurance would cover 100% five years ago. I never would have lost 94 lbs without it.


Thundergrrrl posted a discussion topic 3 years, 11 months ago
Want to know if the sleeve will give me what I'm l - I posted this on the revisions board but people said I'd get more responses here. I was banded in 2010 and did really great with it in terms of losing 75% of my excess weight. How...

Thundergrrrl posted a discussion topic 3 years, 11 months ago
Want to know if the sleeve will give me what I'm l - I was banded in 2010 and did really great with it in terms of losing 75% of my excess weight. However, what I didn't realize at the time was that in order to do that and keep it of...

Thundergrrrl posted a discussion topic 3 years, 11 months ago
VSG surgeon recommendations in the midwest - Has anyone been to a surgeon in Iowa, Wisconsin, or Illinois? I live in an area where I will have to drive 2-3 hours in any direction for a decent surgical practice but I'd go furt...

Thundergrrrl posted a discussion topic 4 years, 3 months ago
Anyone still come here for support? - I haven't been online in a LONG time and it seems like most people are here to complain but I'm curious if anyone is still here using their band and losing weight? 

Thundergrrrl added a goal 6 years, 1 month ago
Complete a 50 mile bike ride in 1 day before the end of August

Thundergrrrl lost 1 lb since Aug 12 6 years, 1 month ago

Thundergrrrl lost 1 lb since Aug 09 6 years, 1 month ago

Thundergrrrl added a goal 6 years, 1 month ago
Weigh 160 lbs by October 31 2012

Thundergrrrl posted a discussion topic 6 years, 6 months ago
I kind of want to just give up - WTF man? I've had my band 2 years with zero complications and issues. Only PB'd a few times when I ate too fast or tried something that just didn't work and haven't had that ha...

Thundergrrrl posted a discussion topic 6 years, 6 months ago
2 year Bandiversary come and gone - Hi everyone, It's hard to believe it's been 2 years but it also kind of feels like a lifetime. I don't remember what it was like pre-band and I pretty much feel the same except ...

Thundergrrrl posted a discussion topic 6 years, 7 months ago
FREAKING OUT! 10lb gain in 1 week after injury - I am hoping someone might be able to tell me WTF is up with this. 9 days ago I had a bad fall from my horse and hurt my back. Got it checked out and it's only nerve damage so i...

Thundergrrrl posted a discussion topic 6 years, 8 months ago
Would love to see your before/afters - Particularly from people who had plastics around the same weight I did (180lbs). I will post some if anyone cares. I just like to see other results compared to mine.

Thundergrrrl posted a discussion topic 6 years, 8 months ago
How long did you wear compression garments? - Feb. 1st will be 3 months post TT for me and I still wear my garments most of the day and night. I know I still have some swelling in my lower abdomen/pubic area. My surgeon told m...

Thundergrrrl posted a discussion topic 6 years, 8 months ago
Belly button closing up at an alarming rate! - I had my tummy tuck on November 1, 2011 and they did an umbilical hernia repair along with it so my belly button lost blood supply for a while. After surgery my one and only "compl...

Thundergrrrl posted a discussion topic 6 years, 8 months ago
I tried to adopt the No FB avatar - But it reverted me back to a prior picture one. Very weird. So I had to put something up. Hope y'all like this one.

Thundergrrrl posted a discussion topic 6 years, 8 months ago
How much protein is too much? - Does anyone know if there's a thing as too much protein? Or a better question, if you're doing 1600 calories a day and trying to stay low carb (like under 40g) then what is an appr...

Thundergrrrl posted a discussion topic 6 years, 8 months ago
Question for slow losers - I realized I've been on this board for about 2 years now...whoa! That means some people who were struggling to lose those last few lbs when I started my journey should be long done...
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