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Surgery Date: October 20, 2009:

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Support Group Last Night

Last night was not like the usual support groups I attend which is usually led by a therapist. Instead, the NP who does the fills for my surgeon's practice led the group. I found this to be a great opportunity to ask band/medical related questions that the therapist can't answer usually.

Fortunately, there were no Hershey Kisses passed around like at THIS SUPPORT GROUP. Wow!

One question that I asked: if I will ever not feel my port?

My port seems to remind me of its presence just about daily. For example, when I lean up against the kitchen counter/sink to do dishes. My port is right at the counter height,...or if I twist or stretch a certain way, there's another reminder. It's not really pain, just a physical reminder. The NP that I will always feel it. Interestingly, this is not something I thought about before surgery.

Another good thing about support group is the reminder that everyones band journey is completely different. There were a few other participants there that were overcoming life obstacles/challenges that often take priority over eating right/exercising/etc.

Lastly, I am starting to realize that I'm not exactly anonymous in this blogging adventure...

As you know, I have never revealed even my first name.

I was the first to arrive at the meeting room for support group. Second to arrive was the NP. The first thing she says is "It's Lap Band Gal!" I had totally forgot that I had given her my blog web address at our last appt. She says that she reads some of our blogs (probably yours too!) to get a sense of "the word on the street" about us bandsters!

Weigh in tomorrow...sigh.

2 comments:

  1. Will be interesting to see what others say about the port. It never occurred to me either. It seems like it really bothers you. I haven't had the courage to hand out my blog address yet - even to my best friend. Not sure why. I guess if I want to talk smack about her, she'll know. Just kidding, Jo - in case I ever give you my address and you read this. :)

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  2. Now I want to know what your first name is???

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