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Old 02-07-2014, 04:13 PM   #17461
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Becoming dehydrated is very serious. It can lead to failure of your organs and death. And with all the meds we are on, it is so easy to become dehydrated. Do be careful in the future GG. We would hate to have to miss you.
No kidding? I had no idea it was so dangerous. How stupid of me to let a complicated, long-term medical condition that has confounded several specialists, and a bad reaction to a new prescription, almost kill me.

It wasn't my fault, Addie, but thanks for the odd expression of concern.
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Old 02-07-2014, 05:06 PM   #17462
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No kidding? I had no idea it was so dangerous. How stupid of me to let a complicated, long-term medical condition that has confounded several specialists, and a bad reaction to a new prescription, almost kill me.

It wasn't my fault, Addie, but thanks for the odd expression of concern.
GG, I have scared myself with just how sick I became and so quickly from being dehydrated. And you don't even realize it is even happening. Fortunately, I can look at my skin and see it in the making and catch it early now. Just remember caffeine is a diuretic and to drink plenty of water each day. The water in coffee doesn't count.
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Old 02-07-2014, 05:50 PM   #17463
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I just got back from picking up some onions.
I saw a pretty girl at the store who smiled and said hi to me and couldn't for the life of me place a name to a face. I knew I knew her from somewhere... Then it dawned on me, it was the girl from up the road who had that lap band (?) surgery. She must have dropped 40 lbs.
I noticed Rex Ryan (head coach NY Jets) keeps getting thinner, too. Do those bands ever come off when you reach your goal?
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:24 PM   #17464
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I just got back from picking up some onions.
I saw a pretty girl at the store who smiled and said hi to me and couldn't for the life of me place a name to a face. I knew I knew her from somewhere... Then it dawned on me, it was the girl from up the road who had that lap band (?) surgery. She must have dropped 40 lbs.
I noticed Rex Ryan (head coach NY Jets) keeps getting thinner, too. Do those bands ever come off when you reach your goal?
How wonderful for her!

I doubt they're removed unless something goes wrong. They're surgically implanted and surgeons usually avoid repeat abdominal surgeries if at all possible. It weakens abdominal muscles and makes hernias and other complications more likely.
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How wonderful for her!

I doubt they're removed unless something goes wrong. They're surgically implanted and surgeons usually avoid repeat abdominal surgeries if at all possible. It weakens abdominal muscles and makes hernias and other complications more likely.
She looked like one of those before and after infomercials. Incredible transformation. And she had the different hair color, too!
I'll assume then that the surgery has a bottom end, or point where you just don't keep dropping pounds. Interesting surgery. Makes a lot more sense than lipo.
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:41 PM   #17466
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I just got back from picking up some onions.
I saw a pretty girl at the store who smiled and said hi to me and couldn't for the life of me place a name to a face. I knew I knew her from somewhere... Then it dawned on me, it was the girl from up the road who had that lap band (?) surgery. She must have dropped 40 lbs.
I noticed Rex Ryan (head coach NY Jets) keeps getting thinner, too. Do those bands ever come off when you reach your goal?
I thought you were going to say the girl smiled at you and you forgot what you went to the store for...
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:51 PM   #17467
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Ask her out, Pac! The band won't fall off. And I'll bet she'd appreciate your cooking!
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:59 PM   #17468
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She looked like one of those before and after infomercials. Incredible transformation. And she had the different hair color, too!
I'll assume then that the surgery has a bottom end, or point where you just don't keep dropping pounds. Interesting surgery. Makes a lot more sense than lipo.
Yeah, it reduces the amount you can eat at one time so people have to eat smaller meals. Some people manage to overeat anyway or eat too much of the wrong things, but patients are carefully selected as emotionally and mentally ready to change and behavior-modification therapy is part of the process. My GI surgeon's office did that and they had support group meetings there for the patients.

I agree - you should ask her out!
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Old 02-07-2014, 07:08 PM   #17469
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Yeah, it reduces the amount you can eat at one time so people have to eat smaller meals. Some people manage to overeat anyway or eat too much of the wrong things, but patients are carefully selected as emotionally and mentally ready to change and behavior-modification therapy is part of the process. My GI surgeon's office did that and they had support group meetings there for the patients.

I agree - you should ask her out!
One of the admins I worked with had the surgery, and slowly brought himself back up to his previous weight. Takes a lot of willpower.
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Old 02-07-2014, 07:11 PM   #17470
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Gee, thanks for the concern ladies.
And if she wasn't married and the daughter of the cop who lives next door I just might
The wedding band is one she might not lose either

Seriously though, thanks for thinking of me
I still like to window shop
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