Nothing can beat experience.
And I just spent an amazing two days with THE team.
This team has buckets of Lap-Band experience.
This team has oodles of "been there, done that" types of experience with their Lap-Bands.
Superstars of the band.
But now I think I've gotten ahead of myself, so let me start at the very beginning.
The very beginning of my two-day adventure...
I jumped on a plane.
To meet the peeps at the new company that now owns the Lap-Band: Apollo Endosurgery
Here's how it all went down:
First off, we got to ride in a cool shuttle van. Don't deny it. I know that you're jealous.
Then we toured their office and laboratory. Yep, that's me cuddling up with a Lap-Band in the lab:
We also met cool lab peeps who were surprisingly not wearing sexy white lab coats:
|That's Banded Wendy from YouTube|
The lab tour continued.
And then we ate.
We lived it up and threw 'em back like champs.
'Cuz that's how us Lap-Banders roll.
Alex who created BariatricPal & Amy (check out her blog here)
But you know what we really did for the most of the time we were in Austin?
We chilled in a conference room and talked about some serious issues: patient advocacy, weight loss surgery, and of course the Lap-Band:
Quick! Trivia question for you! How do you know that you're in a room full of WLS peeps?
COUNT THE BOTTLES OF WATER in the pic above.
Yeah, it's a dead giveaway.
We love our water. It's us in our natural habitat fo' sho'.
Then it was time for an up close and personal video interview with yours truly:
So now you know.
What really went down in less than 48 hours.
In that capital city of Texas.
|The Dream Team. |
One Team. One Dream.
One last thing.
I forgot to tell you.
That plane ride.
Those tiny seats.
And that evil plane seat belt.