As we pick up this month's saga, you remember that my weight loss had slowed. I lost 4 pounds in April and 3 pounds in May, and I noticed that the amount of food I needed had increased. So, I scheduled myself with the Doctor for a fill.
As you might remember, the lap-band is a plastic frame with a soft plastic bladder that wraps around the upper part of the stomach, just below the esophagus. A small tube connects the band with a rubber-domed port that attaches below the skin
On June 3, 1861, Stephen A. Douglas, Lincoln?s opponent in the 1860 presidential campaign, died of typhoid fever. On that same day, the first land engagement between the Union and the Confederacy was fought, called the Battle of Philippi. A relatively bloodless encounter, Union General George B. McClellan sent several regiments to attempt a double envelopment of a Confederate force at Philippi, Virginia (eventually West Virginia). The attack was prematurely launched with a pistol shot by a Southern sympathizer, a mother who had sent her son to warn the Confederates,