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About aThinnerMe

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  • Birthday 09/03/1957

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  • Surgeon
    Dr Ben-Meir
  • Hospital
    St Vincent's - Cleveland
  • Height (ft-in)
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  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Band
  1. I'm new too (well, Band 2 Bypass "new")

    Ok now it's fixed (I originally updated my About Me, and not my signature). Durrrrrr...
  2. I'm new too (well, Band 2 Bypass "new")

    i'm not sure why my 8 yrs old signature shows up when i created a new one ???
  3. hi everyone. i had got banded in march 2009. after years with acid reflex, getting "stuck" several times a week, i found out i have a hiatal hernia. i'll be getting a revision to bypass soon (my loan was just approved yesterday). i hope to learn a lot here and make some new friends !
  4. Hi, how are you doing?

  5. Just to say hi, my prayers are with you. Just 4 more days huh.

  6. Hey there! First of all, congratulations on your upcoming surgery. It'll be here before you know it. I'm sorry, but I don't recall what the message last fall was. Sorry, but what ever it was and now you get it, that's good I guess. Sooo.... are you getting excited? I'm sure you've gotten lots of advice, but here's a few things I wish I would have done. First, take all your measurements BEFORE surgery, ie. neck, chest, under chest, waist, arms, hips, thighs and calves. It will be a good indicator when you stall that you are still losing, maybe not weight, but inches. Keep a journal for at least the first 6 months with weight, measurements and food intake/calories and types of foods that you are eatting. Sometimes you might feel like your not loosing at all, but to go back and see that you've lost 15, 20, 50 lbs, it will help. Wishing you the best of luck with your surgery. Sharon

  7. Insurance Denied

    i'm getting the band too. although i have no picked my band yet. which one are you getting?
  8. just popped by to say HI. and thanks for that message you sent me last fall. i "get it" now. ps - my surgery is 3/23

  9. congrats on getting to one-derland !

  10. by the way, if you didn't notice it already, there aren't that many banders on this site. you can find more of us at it's set up very similarly to this one.
  11. hi shanya, greetings from cleveland !!! it's nice to find another 'march' person. i am getting banded on 3/23. do me a favor and send some of that warmer weather over to cleveland. it's freezing out today !!! hahaha
  12. Insurance Denied

    congrats on getting your surgery date. it's been a long road for me too. i went to the WLS seminar in april 2008. finally got my surgery date, which is 3/23. so the whole process took close to a year. BUT IT WILL BE WORTH IT.
  13. hi celestine !!! i am trying to visual myself smaller. as for the 6 months, i didn't go through my GP. i saw a dietician & doctor (at the hospital where i'm having surgery) for 6 months. it really did fly by !

  14. Hi, have you started visualizing a smaller you? Did you do the 6 months of PCP visit?

  15. hi celestine ! yes, surgery is coming up fast. yesterday was the 4 week mark. i start on optifast on march 9th. i'm both excited & nervous !!!!