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I Had Lapband

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    The New Me

    I was Lapbanded on the 2nd June,2010 in Australia. In Australia the waiting list on the public health system for this procedure is extremely long so I opted to go private and pay for it, the wait was about 5months. I had to be at the hospital about 2 hours before the procedure...
    fraka fraka 41-45, F 13 Responses Jan 31, 2011

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    Lapband

    I too was banded just 5 mos ago. I've lost 30lbs so far. My excercised has been haulted by a fall and a badly spranged ankle.  I'm back on the grind now. Wow 90lbs in 7 mos. thats excellent. Im on my 3rd fill and I have lots of restriction with this one. Just gotta make sure...
    love2laugh1015 love2laugh1015 36-40, F 1 Response May 16, 2009

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    Really Thinking Of Lapband.....

    I was diagnosed with acid reflux about 7mos ago after a series of tests and some medication that did not work a friend suggested lapband....my dr wants me to have a nissen funduplication. After all of the research the side aftermath of both surgeries seem to have the same results...
    mdcuevas mdcuevas 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2012

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    My Poetry -- Sinner Or Winner !

    IN GOD WE TRUST  IF NOT WE MUSTFOR HE THY HOLY FATHER IS JUSTWE HAVE BEEN BATHING IN THE SEAOF LUSTSWIMMING IN THE BAY OF PIGS FORMUCH TOO LONGAND WE THINK WE'VE DONE NOTHINGWRONGWHICH PROVES THAT WE ARE WEAKNOT STRONGSO   OFF TO THE FIERY PITS OF HELLWE GOA CHILD OF GOD WE...
    dopaminegirl dopaminegirl 41-45, F Feb 22, 2011

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    Finally a Long Term Solution

    I am 3 yrs out from lap band surgery and could not be happier.  it feels like I can keep the weight off for the first time in a very long while...I could get the weight off before, but it always came back...with friends...when the scale read 272 i knew i better get moving...
    julienorton julienorton 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 13, 2009

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    I Had My Lapband

    Al started 4 yr ago about that I started getting heavier relationship issues and food was my comfort. Last year I look actually looked in the mirror ad said this is not me I have to do something. Yo yo diets and me trying to do it on my own was't helping me realizing that I was...
    Lovelyheart413 Lovelyheart413 31-35, F 1 Response May 27, 2013

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    Lapband Surgery

    I am looking for other who may be going through the same experiences.  I had lapband surgery 7 months ago and have lost 90 pounds so far.  I seem to be a stand still and the weight seems to be getting more and more difficult to loose.  I would really like to hear...
    BJCroley BJCroley 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 13, 2009

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    Okay so lets say my name is "Peter" and her name is "Anna" and my friends name is "Chris". Chris and i were really good friends. He was my first friend when i moved to Chicago. His...
    new29 new29 18-21, M 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    About a year ago my husband had an emotional affair saw the woman on a few occasions and texted her frequently until he was caught. My daughter and I frequent a store here usually...
    saltyorsweet saltyorsweet 31-35, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    While at uni I was at a party and one of the lecturers was there. She was about 35 and I was 19, and we had a wonderful time at the party, and ended up kissing while we were...
    PinkyPinks PinkyPinks 31-35, F 5 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Really it was in my own block, biggie was at the front passenger seat, and the back window started rolling down and PAC was just smiling the whole time, than I had people chance me...
    AYEZOOS AYEZOOS 18-21, M 11 hrs ago

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    I am 17 years old. Almost 18. Finding out I was pregnant was the scariest news of my life. I immediately started to freak out but I mean what did I expect I had unprotected sex...
    IFeelIDeserveThis IFeelIDeserveThis 16-17, F 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I had a dream that a group of men were surrounding me with shurokins and where gonna throw them at my feet and they did and I jumped one cut me then I woke up
    JesseFootter JesseFootter 16-17, M 15 hrs ago

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    When I was 15 I met this great guy so I thought anyways. We started dating 6/24/08 we were together on and off for the first year and we had sex sometimes, but always use...
    mommytoanangelbaby mommytoanangelbaby 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I'm going to start this off by saying: i don't think he's in love with me. He has a girlfriend. But this experience group was probably the closest to what experience I'm having...
    Epaestimated Epaestimated 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Ever since me and my ex of 3 years broke up I lost most of my friends. I spend most days secluded into my room and if I go out I'm with my family. I wish I had more friends I could...
    mkir10 mkir10 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    I went to a hot dog vendor once in NYC for a quick lunch. I had the guy load up both hot dogs with mustard and sauerkraut. My mouth was watering so bad to swallow those whole. I...
    BobFrost BobFrost 36-40, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I wish I had someone that cared about me to hang out with, even just a friend.
    ashez2ashes ashez2ashes 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    I am a 30 year old woman, I recently had a medical abortion and wanted to post my experience online to help shed light on the subject. Most of what I found online in the way of...
    rkc1983 rkc1983 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    Im 16 and have been with my boyfriend for a year now and I had my abortion about 3 weeks ago. It was honestly the biggest mistake of my life. Basically when I first found out I...
    beccabird beccabird 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    The Worst 7 Months of My Life! So in September 2007 I decided to do myself a favour and joined Weight Watchers. I knew I had a problem with PCOS and wanted to loose some weight...
    maqeurious maqeurious 31-35, F Mar 30

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    Part 3: the affair When I posted my experience on EP and how depressed I was about my situation I got a lot of positive comments and support which really helped me change my...
    unexpectedlove15 unexpectedlove15 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 30

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    To others who have been through it and feel conflicted (and only those people, because others feel very solid in their choices, and I acknowledge those women. However, those who...
    palimia palimia 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    After reading up on the abortion pill and coming across the numerous amounts of scary/negative stories, I wanted to share my POSITIVE one with people who may be feeling uneasy or...
    Jazzy301 Jazzy301 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    After reading up on the abortion pill and coming across the numerous amounts of scary/negative stories, I wanted to share my POSITIVE one with people who may be feeling uneasy or...
    Jazzy301 Jazzy301 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I feel no guilt either. this was not a random act of selfishness, this took a long time to happen and now I am happy (and so is my husband) For those not in the know, it is 5...
    spiderb spiderb 36-40, F 8 Responses Mar 19

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    I am 26 years old, happily married, and have no children. As far back as I can remember, I've never been in any hurry to have children. It's just never been a desire in me, as...
    AbbeyRoad2 AbbeyRoad2 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I had an abortion in January of 2014. At the time I got pregnant, I had been seeing two men for almost two years. Though it was apparent to me who I'd rather be with, I cared so...
    mitted mitted 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    After being married for many years, I found out my wife ( my ex now as we are divorced for about ten years now) had been cheating on me with a guy who purported to be my best...
    ExperienceDan ExperienceDan 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    so today, I had plans with my best friend because she's been talkin to someone I know from a town over & they wanted to hang out but not by themselves because they hadn't met in...
    countryanon countryanon 16-17, F Mar 22

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    When I was 16 years old of 2013 I had an abortion here's my story.... I was dating this guy and I though I was inlove with him so we had sex. During the 4 weeks since we had sex I...
    Ginger387 Ginger387 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 23

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    In the 1980's I had 2 abortions and 1 miscarriage and shortly after that found out I had cervical cancer. But this story is about the 3 lost children. I blame some of the reason...
    alcooper alcooper 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I've loved this girl before i moved to America and it felt wrong to tell her i love her considering we'll literally be continents apart. Anyways before I left, We spent months...
    bassamelali bassamelali 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    Hey everyone! I just need to vent and see if anyone else has heard what I was told by my doctor. So in November of 2013 I had an ectopic,,, had no clue I was pregnant, just had...
    Janetgranite Janetgranite 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I grew up with my grandparents. My mother had a relationship with my father. He was abusive time to time, he had come issues with his life, I have heard that he robbed some close...
    melodie9 melodie9 18-21, F Mar 28

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    Not to long ago, my doctor called me and told me I had an STD (of the normal kind). I had taken another test six months before that call, but I now see I should've checked more...
    haroni haroni 18-21, F Mar 29

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    It is time for me to speak up, I have thought more than once. I am now a mother with 4 beautiful children, but I still carry a secret. I had an abortion just 4 days after my 16th...
    secretstoryforlife secretstoryforlife 46-50 Mar 30

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    I sometimes wish I had never had children too. I started out relatively early. I was 20 when I had my daughter and 24 when I had my son. My daughters father was abusive in every...
    BBMS BBMS 41-45, F Mar 30

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    About a year ago I had a terrible trip after smoking marijuana. I had smoked before and it every time I never really got a "high" feeling I just felt kinda normal.. But maybe a...
    Kristen42 Kristen42 18-21, F Mar 31

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    It's been almost 2 months since my abortion And I'm feeling a little down about it. I can't believe that I wasn't more careful and became pregnant by someone I thought cared...
    Hotpinkgirl1982 Hotpinkgirl1982 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    When i was 16 (almost 17), i met this man who had just began working at my job. He was 24, Latino, and about 5'5 to my 5'8. We were together for a solid year before i ended up...
    ChaosGoat ChaosGoat 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    The worst pregnancy scare I've ever had was last summer, I had gone to see friends in another province for two weeks and during that time I had hooked up with my ex a few times...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 3

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    I was forced to grow up before I was ready... After my mom got a divorce from her abusive husband of 7-8 years, we moved into a very small apartment. Me, my mother, and my younger...
    Siqo423 Siqo423 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    It's been four months since I had undergone the procedure and I think about it more and more everyday. When I first discovered I was pregnant I was so lost, the only thing I could...
    angelbaby4 angelbaby4 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 4

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    I was a mothers helper one summer at a swim camp, and the mom I the kids I was watching asked me if I could go in the water with her 1yr old son. I said sure and I went to the...
    sariyarose sariyarose 16-17, F Apr 6

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    First, I have to say that I don't believe in ghosts, I am curious about the paranormal and have had strange experiences in the past, but nothing like what happened to me a few days...
    Stephanie2211 Stephanie2211 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    Here I go again I were I am staying I may not stay long but that shoud not be a reason I just have so menny people who want me to fail its just now and you are who should fail...
    judp judp 46-50, M Apr 8

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    After 8 wonderful years of marriage my husband and I were so excited to share our news that we were expecting. This was our first pregnancy. We found out at 8 weeks that the baby...
    80buttercup 80buttercup 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I'm writing this in the hopes that others can relate to my affair experience and help me let go. I'm very ashamed and reluctant to post this, but here it is. I've been married for...
    dsumm1 dsumm1 51-55, M 12 Responses Apr 11

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    I had this crazy dream last night. I can not stop thinking about it. I always hate to share my dreams because I feel like either A) I will sound like a total dork, and B) I ALWAYS...
    funsnowgal funsnowgal 22-25, F a week ago

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