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Veröffentlicht am Tue, Mar 10, 2009 07:48

Several folks have asked for  a Lap Band update so here it is.For those new to the site Ill give you a breif  summary.  In September 97 I lost my job I was at 450 in weight and miserable. After extreme soul searching I decided to take the time  to get  back  to try to get the weight reduction surgury.I had tried twice several years before before once through the VA ( Total Pooch Party) and once though a  major hospital that advertises weight reduction surgury  here  in my area lot. Both tries were a bust.  So  after serious  thinking I finally  went to another  info session  for the surgury after some disscusion was able to get the date for the consult . I was a mess,with me being  almost 44, (at the time)  5'11   BMI over 62  a waist of 60+. weight over at 450 pounds . I could not walk a block before I was huffing and chuffing like a old wornout  steam locomitive. I could not bend over to tie my shoes. I had no energy.  I felt like the Stay Puff Marshmallow man. Now  I am down to a size 54 waist , weight is down to 350 . I have alot more energy. I am now able to move a lot easier.(joints dont hurt as much )  Even getting a few cat calls from the ladies ( Thanks ladies my ego needed that!!!) My self immage has improved imensely (no pun intended).  I can say the surgury was Not the Total answer.  But a component of a multi layerd approach. By limiting the amout I can eat at one time. I am forced to make better food choices. Also I have to focus , and fix those past bad habbits that got me to this point.(myself I am a emotionial eater, and yes a sugar junkie, and was addicted to fried foods if you could fry it I did.)  However those days are behind me( unless I fall of the wagon. ) Pray to god that I dont . I  can say to those who are  truely struggle with morbid obesity  is you have to LOVE your self  enough to change what is inside you. Change the self loathing of your body, to  loving your body,and trhe person inside of you .But  also making healthy choices to better support the new you you want to become. Hey It took  many years of food abuse  to get this way. So through years of hard work  YOU CAN become  the person inside and out you want to be!! I am not done on my journey to the perfection but .  I have just begun. If I never start ,Will I be any closer in one year, or two , or three? 



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Veröffentlicht am Fri, Apr 03, 2009 03:24

Tkank you my couragous sisters...I weighrd 450 and was literally eating myself to death,  I uder went the knife and had open G-bypass.  It saved my life.  It was extramly painfull...but again it saved my life.  I will tell you that after 4 years I'm down to 200 lbs.  Dead sexy LOL.  But I'm alive and no longer the fat man...so much so.  Problem is the scarring and dead skin.  So is the next step...lypo and plastic surgury?  When does it end?  I created my physicl delma and I understand this.  Remember that this is a major desision...it is life altering but this is no panaca.  I have talked with many people that under went the procedure and no one faults the outcome...but if you are obese, unhealthy, then its a life saver but you will nere eat the same, go to the bathroom the same and looking in the mirror...being vain it is still the real you.  We live and love and it a magic cure?  This is all the psychology of the inner you...god bless each and everyone that decides it is for you but understand there will be life long consequenses to your decision.  Lovingly to all of you everywhere i have been there and its helpfull but once its done its all about dealing with where you where and REASONABLY where you go in your new skin.  Its not the quick fix many are looking for.



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Veröffentlicht am Thu, Mar 12, 2009 21:50

I have no problem in being open . I hope that by being honest and  open about it  those that may be  considering the lapband  will make the choice that is right for them . Knollage is power! I hope also those that have a continuing  morbid obesity problem  to  show them that there is  hope  for them and to lend them support in what ever there decesion i s . I hope that by Sharing that others that are in the same place I was that I can help them Change for the better.  Both on the inside and out. In so doing save  them from  long term suffering  of the emotional pain  and negative self worth fellings that being Morbidly obese can bring.   



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Veröffentlicht am Thu, Mar 12, 2009 10:43

Thanks so much for being so open with a very personal decision.


'puttin on my big gyrll panties and getting over it

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Veröffentlicht am Wed, Mar 11, 2009 17:36

Thanks Bill! Food for thought (so to speak)

 



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Veröffentlicht am Wed, Mar 11, 2009 07:26

To answer your questions LoveLife  the Lapband can stay in however the constriction can be lessoned and left in with no problems.To readjust  is a simple in office visit. the average time required to readjust is less than 15 minutes. Requireing only a needle and a syrenge of fill fluid. (basically  sterile  water)If everything goes well.I myself plan to reevaluate after at least another 6 years. By that time  the weight loss should have stabalized  and  the  amount of excess skin removal will be appairant. Does it hurt not really in answer  to the question does it hurt?  Once past the inital surgury  pain  the only pain you might have is from food blocking  the opening  to the stomach. There are a few foods I have to use caution,or avoid totally . one is leafy salads I have to thoroughly chew  them of will pay the price.Severe Gastric distress will be the end result in extremely bad tummmy ache  and Drooling like a Saint Bernard. The other thing that gives me problems sometimes is   Chicken skins  and real stringy  cuts of meat, or ones with big tendons running through . Chew , chew , chew them. 



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Veröffentlicht am Wed, Mar 11, 2009 05:11

Great work Butterbll so glad to hear that you are doing well it it all.

 

So have to say that you look great and I am sure that you would be feeling even better.

 

Youre an inspiration, I am due to have my band done in a couple of months and am still sitting on the fence about it all.  Sharing your story is helping out with my decision. 

 

Keep going am looking forward to the next update.  xx :)



Life is only as wonderful as you think it is.

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Veröffentlicht am Tue, Mar 10, 2009 23:37

If this is too personal, forgive the question but do you plan on keeping the lapband for the rest of your life or does it have to come out after a few years? Does it cause you any pain?

 

Thanks for sharing!



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Veröffentlicht am Tue, Mar 10, 2009 22:06

My hat is off to you sir.

 

Thanks for being brave enough to share with the rest of us... I wish you nothing but the best as you continue on your journey. 



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Veröffentlicht am Tue, Mar 10, 2009 19:34

Great new pic. Looking good. ;) Glad to hear this is still working for you. Congrats on the continued success of all your hard work!! We know it's not easy.


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Veröffentlicht am Tue, Mar 10, 2009 19:29

 Yes my way of thinking is changing.At  times I see both  when I am down I see the Stay puff Marshmallow Man, with the poise and grace of Don Knotts and Jerry Lewis  rolled up in to one . When I am up , I see my self as Mr. Universe with the  the cool of and grace  of James bond  as played by  Sean Connery. I have to change my thinking . Because if I don't  I could fall back in to the rut of self loathing  about my body and  never get out of the pity trap.



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Veröffentlicht am Tue, Mar 10, 2009 16:30

Thank you for the update. Do you find that your way of thinking is changing? i.e. do you still see the "old" you or the "new" you in the mirror?


'puttin on my big gyrll panties and getting over it

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