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Surgery Date: October 20, 2009:

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.


  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. :)

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