Sorry if you feel I am being judgmental...I am being honest and TRUTHFUL...I don't know if you are a bulimic or not, only you know that, I was just trying to let you know the consequences and anyone else reading this thread of what WILL happen if someone vomit with the band.
Also lap banders can no longer vomit from the lower stomach and it is not gross nasty vomiting with acid like pre op. Bansters barf is called Productive Burping, because all food goes in the upper pouch initially and if you get food stuck it comes right back up undigested and not real vomiting.
Here are some tips to avoid vomiting....
1. For starters if your band is too tight you WILL vomit more often regardless of how you chew. You may need to get a small amount of saline removed
2. Chew your food to mush and wait until it goes down, avoid thick bread, rice and bananas when your band is tightly restricted.
3. Make sure you are hydrated, your food will go down easier if you constantly drink room temperature water prior to a meal.
4.Listen to you body and signals of being full, they can be a hiccup, sigh,burp or runny nose, these are your signs to stop eating, the band will never stop you , but help you pull back from the table, if you continually eat too much to the point of getting food stuck or if you continually eat too fast, this cause issues.
Everyone WILL get stuck on occasion with the band no one is perfect and we all make mistakes, I've gotten food stuck plenty of times, but it is not every single day and I rarely vomit. Again, like I mentioned before PBing and getting food stuck should be a rare mistake not an every day several times a day occurrence, I am here to give you advice, not to sugar coat or lie to you, I am hear to help...remember I've had my band almost 7 years and I've seen and heard it all.