My Journey with the Lap Band

by Ashley

Hi Everyone I'm Ashley I am 26 years old and I am having the Lap band procedure done on June 3, 2010.

I have been struggling with weight since about 12 years old I have tried everything to lose weight. I have lost weight but I couldn't keep it off.

So I started looking into the Lap band when I was 18 years old of course I could never afford the procedure and I had no insurance. So back to the diets again.

Finally to present time my husband has great insurance and I was approved a week ago and today I started my pre-op liquid diet. It sucks. I'm starving but I will manage. I will let everyone know how my week goes.

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by: Barb

Hi Ashley,

I am curious as to how your surgery went and how you are doing now? I am due to have the lap band Sept 1. Thanks.

Pre-op diet
by: Kathy

Hi Ashley,
My surgery date is June 2nd and I agree with you, this all liquid is pretty tough. I am also eating a few sugar-free popsicles (now and then).
I'm getting pretty excited! I have started making a list of the few items I will bring to the hospital with me, I will be staying overnight.
Good luck to you (and me too).

Pre-op diet
by: Charlotte

My lapband was Mar 29, 2010.

The pre-op diet is not the greatest thing ever. Just remember it is only for a few weeks. This is the beginning of your new life and you need to make some changes in your life.

Life is great after lapband, after all the liquid diets, after all the frustrations, and all the learning (continuous) that you will do.

One day at a time my dear friend.

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