by Fortune

I'm the one on the left!

I'm the one on the left!

Hi! I'm new at this. I am a work in progress.

I was banded on 11/12/09 at Vanderbilt Hosp. Dr Brandon Williams performed the surgery.

I had no pain after the surgery just gas pain around the shoulder area. Recovery was fast I'm glad I went through it.

I will be having my first fill 12/18/09. I can't wait.

I started at 232lbs. I know they will weigh me Friday.

I can walk but because of my lung capacity I use a motorized wheel chair. I am trying to get walking more. When I walk I pay for it at night in bed. My calves, knees and hips kill. I'm sure it will get better.

I have Sarcoidosis of the lungs. Bernie Mac had Sarcoid.

I'm 65yrs old female. I have husband, a daughter 2 grand children

My grandson Edward just finished a tour in Iraq.
Sara is in community college her first year.I have a wonderful daughter. I adore my son in law. Life is good. God is good.

I will talk more as I progress into this new future.

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by: Helene

I too have Sarcoid. It is in remission. I am almost 55 years old. If I want to make 56 I have to have the surgery. I was worried about the sarcoid. But now I am just scared. I go to a seminar on Thursday. It's good to know the sarcoid is one less thing I have to worry about.

Thank you so much

Sample Menus
by: Suzette Kroll, RD

Don't forget to review the diet progression after surgery here and the sample menu suggestions here.

And a list of foods to keep on hand here!

Tom...glad to hear you're doing well!!!

by: Tom


I had a great holiday.

I am now able to eat just 1 portion of Christmas dinners vs. 3 portions. I eat a little bit of everything... and chew chew chew... I LOVE turkey ad stuffing.

My biggest suggestion to would be be to keep track of what your eating and make sure you eat your protein first...this helps keep you full.

If you have any questions you can email me

I also still try not to eat a major meal past 7p.m.... this can be hard but it makes a huge difference.

Were you given any sample menus to follow by your doctor?

Talk to you soon,


Jan 2010. A good year so far?
by: Anonymous

How has Jan.2010 been going for you with the fill and holidays?

I was wondering if you are able to live comfortable with the new changes?

I would like to hear any suggestions you have to make the recovery time go by quickly, as I would like to go back to work in two days to a simple teacher's aide job (no physical work).

Any update you have on this new lifestyle is appreciated!

by: Tom

Hi Fortune

You will love your band... I was banded July 6 06.

The fills are no problem at all... look forward to hear how your doing.

Tom, Toronto

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