If I gathered up all of the reasons why I have been successful with my Lap-Band, I would probably come up with a list of about seven or eight secrets to my success.
One of those key reasons that I've been successful? AFTER CARE.
I was lucky enough to have a FABULOUS local bariatric surgery practice only three miles away from my house.
In my opinion, the magic of the Lap-Band ('cuz you know it's magical like a rainbow unicorn) is directly related to the quality of the medical professional who does the aftercare appointments and band adjustments.
Sometimes it is the surgeon who does the after care.
Sometimes it's a Nurse Practitioner.
Sometimes it's a Physicians Assistant.
Either way, those aftercare appointments should be a little medical advice with a WHOLE LOTTA therapy and talking it out.
For me, I only saw my surgeon at two pre-op appointments and the day of surgery. That's it.
He did a GREAT job. Seriously. No sarcasm here.
But who was it that was each and every after-care appointment for over two years post-op?
A Nurse Practitioner.
That's a total of 23 appointments.
Those after care visits to my local bariatric surgery practice was a HUGE reason for my success.
That's why I am sooooooooooooooo happy that you now have a chance to have some of that magic too.
That nurse practioner who I visited 23 times has recently started a podcast series on iTunes.
Check out the podcast here: Weight Loss Surgery Podcast; Episode 002
Make sure you choose episode 002. It's all about the Lap-Band.
I wish I had heard all of the info that's laid out in this podcast prior to my surgery.
I would love to know what you think of this podcast.
So please, please, pretty please give me some comments below. I'll be your BFF if ya do.