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Gastric Lap-Band Blog

Keeping a personal gastric lap-band blog is a GREAT idea! It will serve as an online diary of your weight loss surgery experience and can align you with a world of online gastric band friends.

If you've never blogged before, know that it's a very easy thing to do!

Blogging is simply the act of writing about your experiences. (Even if nobody ever read what you wrote, it would be therapeutic!)

Having your own blog means having a page on the internet devoted entirely to YOU and your thoughts and feelings. Others can chime in if and when they want.

Having people read and comment on your trials and tribulations after gastric banding surgery (or on your journey to getting it) provides often needed support, encouragement, accountability and the knowledge that you're not alone!

Surround yourself - virtually that is - with other supportive gastric band patients while creating an online account of your weight loss surgery journey. How about getting started right now?!

Start your Gastric Lap-Band Blog...

...by simply filling out the form below. It's that simple.

You'll receive a follow up email from me with the url of your blog so that you can bookmark it and return daily...or as often as you like.

Benefits of Blogging on this website:

  • Blog on this site which already has existing traffic you can share in! (After all, you want people to read what you write, don't you?!)
  • It's free!
  • It's the easiest interface ever! Just type and submit, as often as you like. (See...easy!)
  • Others can comment on your blog just as easily.

You don't have to travel the weight loss surgery journey alone. Find support, inspiration, and motivation from others online! There's lots of people in cyberspace going through the exact same thing YOU are!

Start Your Own Gastric Band Blog

Share your day to day gastric band experiences. Make this the place to celebrate your successes and to vent your frustrations.

Your first post will always be at the top of your blog, so give it your best effort. Think of it as your "profile." You can talk about your starting weight, how much you hope to lose, who your bariatric surgeon is, your surgery date, etc.

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Other Gastric Lap- Band Blogs

Click below to read gastric band blogs of fellow "Lap Bandsters". Don't forget to pay it forward...give your support, encouragement, and wisdom to those in need!

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Taking Charge of My Food Addiction 
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My new birthday. Nov. 30, 2010 
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Getting Nervous 
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Getting Back on Track 
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Anxious 2 Be Thin 
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Simply Me..... 
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Mo Jacobs 
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How long can food be stuck 
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2 weeks today!  
It has been exactly two weeks since I was banded and I feel almost like my old self again. My appetite has come back which is a blessing and a curse at …

Post op Gas? 
I am post op 4 days with the realize band. How long will I feel the discomfort of the post op gas? It has been so severe that twice I have felt the urge …

9 days post-op 
Ok, here it is 9 days post-op. My wound is draining and really itchy. I am hungry almost all of the time but don't have a taste for anything. I have …

2 weeks in 
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When in doubt - blog it out 
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1 week to go!  
I have only one week to go until my surgery. I am nervously excited and just wish it was done and over already. Fear of the unknown ya know? This past …

The Joys of a NEW Bandster!!! - Banded -July 14 2010. 
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Lap Band Surgery in Two Weeks!  
Ok, I finally got my surgery date... two weeks from today and I have all these emotions going through my head, one of which is a strange almost mourning …

Starting my 48th Year as a NewYear of Life Changing Experiences. 
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Angela's Lap Band Journey 
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My Journey with the Lap Band 
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April's Journey 
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Potential Lap Band Complications? 
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Charlotte's Corner 
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My surgery is coming up soon.... getting a little nervous 
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Fat Girl Freedom  
To break the surface, I’m a sophomore in college pursing a degree in Communication Disorders for Speech Language Pathology. I’m also 20 years old. I …

ANGIE'S NEW BEGINNINGS 
I HAD MY LAP BAND SURGERY ALMOST 3 YEARS AGO AND I'VE LOST 110 POUNDS. HOWEVER, IN THE LAST 4 MONTHS I'VE NOT LOST ANYTHING, IN FACT I'VE GONE UP AND …

Kim's Lapband Journey 
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BandedBandit 
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Here I go again! 
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BettyBoo: LapBand Surgery 10/17/09 
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Sara's Journey 
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FortuneCookie 
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Robin's Thoughts on the Lap Band 
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BettyBoo1017 
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3 weeks post surgery 
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