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Just A Little Update...Sorry I've Been Away So Long...
      #309776 - 06/25/07 11:54 AM
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You will have to excuse me if I don't make sense right now, as I'm on some pretty good pain meeds...

This last Thursday both my sister and I had Lap-Band www.thelapband.com surgery...it is a weight loss surgery and I was not going to post again until I was stable following it.... which will still be another 5-6 weeks from now... but I can't keep it quiet any longer and I know a few of you have been posting wondering where I've been.

After losing my father in Feb due to so many weight related health problems...and I myself putting back on 40 pounds that I had recently lost... decided this was the right "tool" for me. I was not going to post about it here until later because the pre-op and 4-6 weeks post op are not really IBS friendly....and I'm not sure how well I'm going to do. I'm still able to take my acacia so that is helping.

I'm doing really well right now...and the pain is getting better. I'm home all this week recovering.... I go back to work on the 2nd.

I'll post more later....I need to get out for a short walk.

Thanks for missing me.... that means a lot....

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Re: Just A Little Update...Sorry I've Been Away So Long... new
      #309779 - 06/25/07 01:08 PM
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Best wishes to you as you recover. {{{{hugs}}}}

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      #309781 - 06/25/07 01:31 PM
michele

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I hope you heal quickly! Love and hugs

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      #309783 - 06/25/07 01:44 PM
barbie

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Hi Shell,

I've been away for awhile, too, but I still check the posts from time to time.

Just wanted you to know that my DIL had bariatric bypass surgery several years ago and it was the best thing that ever happened to her. She lost tons of weight and feels great. The hardest part was that you have to remember to eat very, very small amounts at first. Then she worked up to a child's size plate.

Anyway, I wish you great success.

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      #309790 - 06/25/07 02:27 PM
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I'm so glad you updated and to hear that you're doing well. I hope you and your sister recover quickly! Big hugs!

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      #309806 - 06/25/07 04:21 PM
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I'm glad to hear the surgery went well. We've missed you!

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      #309819 - 06/25/07 04:44 PM
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Good luck with the recovery and the weight loss! Good for you for taking charge of your health. I hope you feel great in a few weeks.

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      #309833 - 06/25/07 06:28 PM
LittleLisa

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WOW! I wondered where you've been girl! I hope you have great success with it too. Here's to a full/healthy recovery.
All the pain will be worth it in the end I'm sure!

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      #309842 - 06/25/07 07:44 PM
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I've missed you, Shell! I wish you a speedy recovery so you can come back and spend more time with us!

Lots of love and hugs to you!

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      #309853 - 06/26/07 04:47 AM
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Shel,
I did miss you!! I didn't realize how long it has been since you were here!! OMG!!
Good for you having the lapband done! Take care of you, and good luck with the surgery healing and the spiritual healing.

Keep in touch!!

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Re: Just A Little Update...Sorry I've Been Away So Long... new
      #309855 - 06/26/07 04:54 AM
Angela E.

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It's good to hear from you! I've missed you!! I hope that you have a fast and easy recovery and I hope this works out well for you!

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      #309890 - 06/26/07 09:48 AM
Jennifer Rose

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I love you. And am happy that now I have pics of both you and Shane looking 'happy' before surgeries.

- Jen

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      #309893 - 06/26/07 10:28 AM
torbetta

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Best of luck with your recovery.

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We love ya, Shell...thinking of you all the time! -nt- new
      #309913 - 06/26/07 02:23 PM
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Re: Just A Little Update...Sorry I've Been Away So Long... new
      #309948 - 06/26/07 08:05 PM
Carrie Lenehan

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Best wishes to you. Spoke to a friend today who had bariatric surgery and it has changed her life for the better. God Bless.

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      #310079 - 06/28/07 01:21 PM
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It's good to hear from you, Shell. I'm glad the surgery went well and wish you a speedy recovery and a healthy outcome. (Love those pain meds!)

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      #310089 - 06/28/07 02:33 PM
Lisa Marie

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I'm so happy for you, Shell!! I hope everything goes well with your recovery. Take care of yourself! I've missed you - and your yummy recipes!!!

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Re: Just A Little Update...Sorry I've Been Away So Long... new
      #310358 - 07/03/07 09:31 AM
Shell Marr

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Thanks Nugget! {{hugs}} right back at ya!

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Best wishes to you as you recover. {{{{hugs}}}}




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      #310359 - 07/03/07 09:32 AM
Shell Marr

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Thanks Michele.... I'm getting there...less pain every day!!

I've lost track on what is going on with you... I will try to read other posts in the next week or so and get caught up...

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I hope you heal quickly! Love and hugs




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      #310360 - 07/03/07 09:35 AM
Shell Marr

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Hi Barbie!! Thanks... I'm so happy for your DIL... I wish her the best. I did the lap band not the gastric....but still the eating is still going to be tricky in the begining.... I'm still on all liquids until Fri...then I get mushie foods.... so I will not start "chewing" small bites until the 20th.... I've already got a set of very small knife, fork, & spoon... they are so cute!!

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Hi Shell,

I've been away for awhile, too, but I still check the posts from time to time.

Just wanted you to know that my DIL had bariatric bypass surgery several years ago and it was the best thing that ever happened to her. She lost tons of weight and feels great. The hardest part was that you have to remember to eat very, very small amounts at first. Then she worked up to a child's size plate.

Anyway, I wish you great success.

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Re: Just A Little Update...Sorry I've Been Away So Long... new
      #310361 - 07/03/07 09:37 AM
Shell Marr

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Thanks Maria..... we are both doing better every day and we both went back to work yesterday.... and we have Wed OFF...wwooohhooo... nice short week (we planned it that way, but don't tell anyone ok?!!?!?)

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I'm so glad you updated and to hear that you're doing well. I hope you and your sister recover quickly! Big hugs!




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      #310362 - 07/03/07 09:39 AM
Shell Marr

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Thanks Flipada!! It's nice to be missed Hope all is well with baby.... I'll have to catch up on posts over the next week or so... {{hugs}}


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I'm glad to hear the surgery went well. We've missed you!




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Re: Just A Little Update...Sorry I've Been Away So Long... new
      #310583 - 07/06/07 08:52 AM
Shell Marr

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Thanks Mary.... I'm feeling pretty darn good right now... only 17 more days until I get to return to kickboxing...LOL I'm having withdrawls... and I get to start "mushie" foods TODAY!! WWWooohhooo!!

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Good luck with the recovery and the weight loss! Good for you for taking charge of your health. I hope you feel great in a few weeks.




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Re: Just A Little Update...Sorry I've Been Away So Long... new
      #310584 - 07/06/07 08:53 AM
Shell Marr

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I'm right here Lisa Yes, the pain will so be worth it.... I can't wait to shrink shrink shrink..... get this weight off my poor knees....

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WOW! I wondered where you've been girl! I hope you have great success with it too. Here's to a full/healthy recovery.
All the pain will be worth it in the end I'm sure!




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Re: Just A Little Update...Sorry I've Been Away So Long... new
      #310585 - 07/06/07 08:55 AM
Shell Marr

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HI Christine... I've missed you guys too!! I'm back to work and trying to get in walking every night.... as I get a "regular" schedule... I'll be on the boards more.....

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I've missed you, Shell! I wish you a speedy recovery so you can come back and spend more time with us!

Lots of love and hugs to you!




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Re: Just A Little Update...Sorry I've Been Away So Long... new
      #310586 - 07/06/07 08:57 AM
Shell Marr

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Thanks Cassandra.... I'm overwhelmed by the support on these boards.... you guys just blow me away ya know that!!

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Shel,
I did miss you!! I didn't realize how long it has been since you were here!! OMG!!
Good for you having the lapband done! Take care of you, and good luck with the surgery healing and the spiritual healing.

Keep in touch!!




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Re: Just A Little Update...Sorry I've Been Away So Long... new
      #310587 - 07/06/07 08:58 AM
Shell Marr

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Thanks Angela.... thanks for your support too!! recovery is getting easier and easier... but the day that I get to "chew" something will be wonderful.... just two more weeks

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It's good to hear from you! I've missed you!! I hope that you have a fast and easy recovery and I hope this works out well for you!




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      #310588 - 07/06/07 09:00 AM
Shell Marr

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OK.... I'm not sure what pic your talking about... I guess Shane took it with is cell phone and sent it to ya...LOL

Luv U 2.....

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I love you. And am happy that now I have pics of both you and Shane looking 'happy' before surgeries.

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      #310589 - 07/06/07 09:01 AM
Shell Marr

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Thanks Heidi!! You little one is so cute!!

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Best of luck with your recovery.




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Re: We love ya, Shell...thinking of you all the time! new
      #310590 - 07/06/07 09:02 AM
Shell Marr

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Thanks Heather for all your support....love ya!

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We love ya, Shell...thinking of you all the time!




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      #310591 - 07/06/07 09:04 AM
Shell Marr

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Hi Carrie... thanks! Please tell your friend that I wish her the best and continued success...and tell her I'll see her on the losers bench!!

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Best wishes to you. Spoke to a friend today who had bariatric surgery and it has changed her life for the better. God Bless.




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      #310592 - 07/06/07 09:06 AM
Shell Marr

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Hey Sand.... hope your doing well yourself... I've lost track of what is going on.....

LOVE the pain meds... hehehe Got my refill and put it up in the cupboard for a later date...LOL

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It's good to hear from you, Shell. I'm glad the surgery went well and wish you a speedy recovery and a healthy outcome. (Love those pain meds!)




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      #310593 - 07/06/07 09:09 AM
Shell Marr

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Thanks Lisa!! Everything is going well... I finally got to take off the steri strip off all the incisions last night....that was fun getting all the sticky stuff off! LOL I'm sure I'll have more recipes soon too!

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I'm so happy for you, Shell!! I hope everything goes well with your recovery. Take care of yourself! I've missed you - and your yummy recipes!!!




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Glad you're making the right decisions for you! new
      #310639 - 07/06/07 07:32 PM
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I hope you're feeling better soon! My aunt had similar surgery and she looks and feels great. I know it's hard work for her still... but she's so much happier in her skin than she used to be.

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      #310780 - 07/09/07 12:49 PM
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sorry to hear of all the trouble. Glad to see you're feeling well enough to post. Hope you get better & are back soon!

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Re: Love ya, Shelley! Take good care! -nt- new
      #310813 - 07/09/07 04:44 PM
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Re: Glad you're making the right decisions for you! new
      #310967 - 07/11/07 04:23 PM
Shell Marr

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Thanks... it really is the right one.... I know this for sure! I'm feeling pretty darn good!

Tell your Aunt....congrats from me!!!

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I hope you're feeling better soon! My aunt had similar surgery and she looks and feels great. I know it's hard work for her still... but she's so much happier in her skin than she used to be.




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      #310968 - 07/11/07 04:24 PM
Shell Marr

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HI Kiwi.... really no troubles just the process.... and I'm moving right along in it too!! WWoohhooo!!

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sorry to hear of all the trouble. Glad to see you're feeling well enough to post. Hope you get better & are back soon!




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      #310969 - 07/11/07 04:26 PM
Shell Marr

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Love you too Hans... hope you are still kickin your own butt too!! I read a little something on the fitness board before my surgery....

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      #312466 - 08/02/07 01:03 PM
Shell Marr

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I get my first "fill" in my lapband today at 3pm PST, so I will have a little more restriction (smaller opening from the new small tummy into the lower tummy....picture an hourglass)..... so, this will be interesting to see "how" I eat now.... CHEW CHEW CHEW CHEW!!

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HEY Shelly! new
      #312675 - 08/06/07 05:46 PM
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Good news, Shell! You have the rest of your life ahead of you, and I'm so happy you've found a game plan that will help you find the body you desire and the health you need! I know it was hard on you when your father passed... I'm so glad you're taking control of your situation and you're in for the fight. Go SHELL!!!

Wishing you the very best!

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      #312690 - 08/06/07 09:54 PM
Shell Marr

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Thank you so much Nelly!! I'm lovin my band... and I can't wait until this time next year to see how far I've come....hopefully I don't just fly away...hehehe



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Good news, Shell! You have the rest of your life ahead of you, and I'm so happy you've found a game plan that will help you find the body you desire and the health you need! I know it was hard on you when your father passed... I'm so glad you're taking control of your situation and you're in for the fight. Go SHELL!!!

Wishing you the very best!

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Luv Ya! Keep it up Wonder Woman!!!!! -nt- new
      #312830 - 08/08/07 04:25 PM
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