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Preparing for Lap Band Surgery


Congratulations!  You have made a decision to take charge of your health.  Welcome to the Preparing for lap band surgery phase of Banded Living™.  You are working with your surgeon and his/her staff to get ready for surgery.  You already understand that this is a journey.  The more prepared you are the better; you and your loved ones will know what to expect.  The goal of the Preparing phase is to help ensure that you have what you need to ease your transition into banded living and pave the way for a smooth recovery. 

By the time you begin Preparing, we hope you have thoroughly been through the Exploring process, and that you've made your decision to have lap band surgery with your "eyes wide open." By now we hope you are comfortable that you have a solid foundation of knowledge - you understand your weight loss surgery options and the benefits and risks, you've set realistic goals, and understand what life is like with a lap band.  You've attended at least one surgeon-sponsored free informational seminar, you've had your surgical consult and have assembled a strong team that you are comfortable will help ensure your success. 

Here in the Preparing community you can get ideas from other patients who have been through lap band surgery and know what to expect.  You can get tips on things like:  how to prepare your home before surgery; what to stock up on; and things to bring with you on the day of surgery.  You can also find out what to expect by hearing other's surgery day experiences.

Of course, the most important tip is to understand and follow your doctor's instructions.  Pre-op and post-op instructions do vary by practice.  You chose your doctor for good reasons.  Your doctor has given you instructions based on what works in their practice.  If you have any questions about what you learn here, always check with your doctor.

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Building Your Lap Band Support Team FREE Phone Support Group Thursday 7/13
07/12/17 04:53 PM by Sandi
Things We Wish We Knew Before Lap Band Surgery FREE Phone Support Group Thursday 7/13
07/12/17 04:52 PM by Sandi
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07/11/17 02:44 PM by Sandi
Introductions In Need of Advice
07/05/17 03:30 PM by Sandi
Things We Wish We Knew Before Lap Band Surgery FREE Phone Support Group Saturday July 1st
06/28/17 02:30 PM by Sandi
Introductions Just starting the process
04/26/17 06:41 PM by Sandi
Things We Wish We Knew Before Lap Band Surgery FREE TELEPHONE SUPPORT GROUP CALL
03/29/17 02:03 PM by Sandi

Preparing For Lap Band surgery -- What To Have On Hand.
By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
I often get hung up in the details of things, planning to the nth degree, but somehow, even after attending support groups before surgery, and following my doctor's instructions, I still did not have everything I needed in the house for right after my Lap Band® surgery. I had tried many and decided on one protein drink, had some soups and some sugar free jello, but that was about it. . . . keep reading
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By: Sandi Henderson From SandisBandedLiving Blog
So you decided to have weight loss surgery. You go through whatever pre-op program your insurance company or your doctor requires of you. Now it's time, the day has arrived and your mind is spinning in so many directions, the thoughts just keep coming one after another: . . . keep reading

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