Weight Loss Surgery - Make room on the loser's bench!

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12-10-2008, 02:21 AM
Today is my day!! finally! It's been a long trip, but it's finally happening for me because I am one determined woman!

I've been losing slowly but steadily since mid-summer. I'm ready to do more and ready to get to the point when I can join a gym again. :carrot:


Best wishes to all of us new to the Loser's Bench!

12-10-2008, 10:13 AM

Good luck and may you have a speedy gentle recovery.


Thighs Be Gone
12-10-2008, 10:14 AM
You go girl! Come and sit next to me. We are just getting ready to into Spinning classes!

12-10-2008, 10:57 AM
go TERRY!!!!! will someone post and tell us how you're doing?

my goodness!!! all these December surgeries!!!!

12-10-2008, 12:42 PM
Yeah!!!!!!!!! Go Terry!!! May your surgery go well and you recovery be quick and easy!

See you on the other side of surgery! :hug:


12-10-2008, 01:26 PM
I'm so happy for you! I was banded on 7/15/08 and I'm down 71 pounds. Best decision I ever made. Going the surgery route really helped me take weight loss seriously.

12-10-2008, 02:23 PM
:hug: Just think how much better you'll feel, I'm so happy for you - good luck, speedy recovery & God bless the doctors and nurses too! :)

12-10-2008, 03:18 PM
According to what I heard when you set up seating for the public, they allow 21 inches!!!!! Well, guess what your new bottom with fit just fine in that 21 inch seat with room to spare!!! Scooching over for you! Hope to hear from you soon.

12-10-2008, 05:53 PM
Hope it went well & that you’re on the mend.

12-12-2008, 01:13 AM
Surgery went great, everything is where it's supposed to be and I'm feeling pretty good. I learned how to give myself shots (lovenox:() Looking forward to a few days off work and taking some walks. Maybe I can start thinking about Christmas gifts, now. Thanks for all your support. We're awesome!

Guess I should get serious about a ticker, too;)

12-12-2008, 09:59 AM
i HATE lovenox! how long are you going to be taking it? when will they transition you to coumadin????


12-12-2008, 02:08 PM
CONGRATS to you!!!! Hope you are doing well???!!! I was glad to hear that all went smoothly. I just came home yesterday and am fascinated reading all the posts from the other new patients. Please, Please keep us informed :)
I only had the lovenox in the hospital, and nothing for it after I got out. Is this not normal?

12-12-2008, 05:37 PM
I had a DVT after my hysterectomy in '03 hence the lovenox. I don't think I'll have to go on coumiden once I'm done in 25 days. It's going to get old real quick.

12-12-2008, 06:18 PM
So glad to hear everything turned out well!!!! And yes, put up a ticker now! I can't wait to see the numbers drop!

Woohoo!!!! Now for the work! Sip, Sip, Sip...walk walk walk...lose lose lose!

Hug for you honey!


12-12-2008, 07:37 PM
""YAY"" well done to you and good luck on your weightloss journey!! Whoo Hooooo!!! x

12-13-2008, 02:28 PM
Glad thing seem to be going well. I had to do the lovenox for three weeks after my knee replacement. Looked like someone threw dark purple paint on my belly after the first week. Didn't like it, but better than a DVT. Good thing the needles are baby-fine. You are on your way baby girl!!!!!

12-15-2008, 08:56 PM
thanks so much all the kinds words and encouragement. I actually lost some of my own weight! i should-I feel hungry all the time. I see the surgeon tomorrow for post-op visit. But their scale weighs heavier than mine, but still:carrot:

12-16-2008, 01:06 PM
:welcome: Home !!!!


quilting lady
12-16-2008, 05:53 PM
Wishing you an uneventful surgery and a rapid recovery!

12-17-2008, 12:36 PM
Congratulations on your surgery! I am glad to see that there other people joining the losers bench in December. I had surgery December 11th. I am hoping that this forum will be a great support to me on this new journey.
Happy Holidays!