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Loving my Lap Band; Paid $10, 000.00 Houston, Texas. Dr. Reilly

I am at 5 weeks post surgery, loving it so far! ...

I am at 5 weeks post surgery, loving it so far! 31 days of liquid diet, no vomiting or nausea whatsoever! I have never been hungry at all. I paid cash, insurance wouldn't help at all, but I will not pay for any after care for a full year. Surgeon was great, staff was awesome, recovery very quick, stayed off work only a week. Only problem I had was after my 1st adjustment, two days later, I had difficulty in swallowing, I went back to Dr. & they moved me back to liquids for 2 days & I was good again. I'm very happy with it so far, losing & not hungry. Good luck to all of you & congratulations! I'm pushing 30 pounds lost so far! I do recommend!
Dr. Christopher Reilly

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait tmes
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Hi Shelly! How are you doing now? Im very curious, im going on my first appointment on monday, im wondering why your insurance didn't cover it? im nervous about that too, because i dont know if i can afford it myself. Can wait to hear back from you :) xoxo Sheyla
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Doing very well thanks. My company changed insurance my 3rd month into it, I then got discouraged, then still wanted it so badly I went on with it, so I paid cash but all aftercare for 1st year included so, I wish you the best of luck. Where are you doing the surgery? When are you trying to get it?
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Please keep me posted. I would love to hear your story. There are a lot of resources available. ;)))
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Hi shelly! I live in Hollywood, Fl, im going to an Oband center near me, I dont Know yet when im getting it, they told me ussually takes from 3 to 6 months, my appointment is on monday, will keep you posted on how it went! You keep me posted as well on how your doing :) xoxo Sheyla
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Hi shelly I went to my consultation on monday, everything went good, getting everything started next week, on the 14th im doing a sleep test. My insurance requires 6 months of nutrition appointments. Will keep you posted xoxo Sheyla
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Yayyyyyyyy! Yes I knew insurance required 6 months, it's normal. Yes keep me posted! I would love to know how things are going for you!
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Hi Shelly!! Thanks so much for responding my post! Im soo excited for you! Im waiting for 3 consultations with different private hospitals right now and if the appointment date and price are right....im in! I really want to have the procedure within 4 weeks. I'll keep you posted, well done on your loss so far! Amazing inspiration xx
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I dony understand how reducing the size of your stomach will make your mind think you are not hungry!!!!!!!!!!!
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I dont understand how reducing the size of your stomach makes your mind think you dont want anything to eat!
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Tightening sends signals to the brain that you are not hungry, we can not eat very much but are very satisfied, new stomache can not fit more than 1/2 cup at a time normally, I can not even finish a kids meal & not hungry again for like 8 hours or more. Its almost 3 months for me, I am pushing 40 pounds lost, Dr says I'm ahead of the game but I did liquid diet for 31 days & lost majority right there plus every month when I have an adjustment I do liquids 2 days so I think that's like a boost..... I only have 4.7 ccs in my band so far; I love it so far, I think slow but it's healthier to lose slow! Good luck to all! ;)))))
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Hi there, welcome!

Wow, 30lbs already is awesome! How filled is your band at the moment?

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I had my first adjustment on 9/12/13 & I have 3 ccs in my band, great that I never feel hungry. I did lose majority on 31 day liquid diet. Walking or riding bike 30-45 min. About everyday. So far I love it, love my surgeon, & support. I really just need me a buddy to talk with, compare notes or some type of support group who is ahead of me so I will know what's next ya know? I also read reviews on here before my surgery & while I was researching all of the info! ;). Thanks so much! I would like to lose 90-100 so when I get closer to my goal I will post pics! ;)))
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Well please do keep us updated with your progress, I'll be keeping an eye out for your updates. You're doing so well!

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That is amazing that you were on a liquid diet for 31 days and never felt hungry! Did you make most of the stuff yourself or did you buy pre-made?

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I was little hungry during pre-op first two weeks liquid diet, mainly in evening; then post surgery, I was never hungry at all, no appetite or a care in the world about food. Then on 4th week, & my first adjustment, I was getting small, small appetite, mainly wasting food, only taking about 6-8 bites at meal time. Now, this is my 6th week post surgery, I eat about 12-15 bites then I'm good. For the 31 days, I did coffee, tea, tons of water, sugar free kool aid in my water, broths, bouillon cubes broth, sugar free jello, & sugar free Popsicles which I am now addicted to, haha! I bought like Lipton broths, no chunks, no noodles, etc. I never ever thought I could do it & succeed but when we want something so bad, we can & will do it! I'm so very happy with it so far, Im glad I did it, very exciting journey! I don't regret at all spending the money for myself! It's hard work but will be so worth it! It's a great tool! ;). Thank you guys! I am looking for a lap band buddy or a support group if you know of any! Thanks so much! ;)))
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