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lillianlajune
on 6/17/18 3:26 pm
Topic: RE: Stomach fold skin irritation and odor ~ blech

Thank you both for your posts, I've been suffering such embarrassment and keeping it from my husband who is curious as to why I've been sleeping in my bra and underpants stuffed with paper towels, in vain may I add does it have to be white vinegar? Also does it have to be done only at night? Thank you both again keep you fingers crossed, hugs Lillian

A C.
on 6/12/18 9:38 am - Marietta, GA
Topic: Want Lap Band Removed!!

Hi it's been years since I posted here...

Long story short I had my lap band surgery in 2008 - never been very successful...had fills, unfills, tried many different things, I've thrown up and sip up for years and honestly I'm just tired of it!! I cant get eat solids a lot of times...even when I drink something hot. It's not worth the struggle....

Anyway, just wondering if anyone here is in the same situation? I am NOT knocking this surgery - it just has not worked for me!

My insurance no longer covers weight loss surgery so I'll be a self pay to have it removed. I live in Georgia and would love to hear from anyone in area that could recommend their surgeon.

Thank you all in advance

twotimecharley
on 6/8/18 11:22 am
Topic: RE: Band is finally out! Revision in 3-4 months

I had my band from '05 to '15 and had to have it removed due to it slipping. I'm 3 years out and up 50 lbs. I'm having a hard time being approved for the sleeve.

Did you have any problems with your insurance company?

Thanks in advance!

hollykim
on 6/7/18 12:34 pm - Nashville, TN
Revision on 03/18/15
Topic: RE: Could this be a slip?
On June 4, 2018 at 8:42 PM Pacific Time, Dossy30 wrote:

Let me give my history....had lapband in 2008, it slipped in 2012 and I had it fixed. Well I woke up yesterday with a feeling of a lump in my throat. I went to my general practice dr and she ordered an x ray of thyroid and upper gi. My lapband dr couldn't get me in until Friday (go figure). But does having a lump in my thoat sound like a possible slip? It's at the bottom of my thoat at my esophagus? My thyroid numbers are always good and my thyroid wasnt enlarged. What do you all think? Oh I havent had a fill in over 2 years

the feeling of having a lump in your throat can occur from reflux.

 


          

 

Nic M
on 6/4/18 7:59 pm, edited 6/4/18 12:59 pm
Topic: RE: Would love this band ripped out

Best of luck to you, Michele. I hope the scope went okay. Are you considering having the band removed, even if revision is not an option? I understand the being tired of reflux and throwing up. I went through it, too, and it's miserable.

Check in if you're able and let us know how you're doing. I hope you'll feel better soon.

~Nicci

 

 Avoid kemmerling, Green Bay, WI

 

Dossy30
on 6/4/18 1:42 pm - GA
Topic: Could this be a slip?

Let me give my history....had lapband in 2008, it slipped in 2012 and I had it fixed. Well I woke up yesterday with a feeling of a lump in my throat. I went to my general practice dr and she ordered an x ray of thyroid and upper gi. My lapband dr couldn't get me in until Friday (go figure). But does having a lump in my thoat sound like a possible slip? It's at the bottom of my thoat at my esophagus? My thyroid numbers are always good and my thyroid wasnt enlarged. What do you all think? Oh I havent had a fill in over 2 years

         


 

Michele_2
on 6/2/18 10:32 pm
Topic: Would love this band ripped out

I just visited my surgeon the day after memorial day about lap band to gastric bypass revision.

First thing mentioned was I have not been to office in 10+ years. I felt nothing more could be done.

I have terrible reflux and I'm tired of throwing up.

Revision does not seem to be on the horizon.

Going down my throat on Monday and back to the Dr in July.

Feeling depressed ?

Member Services
on 5/31/18 9:38 am - Irvine, CA
Topic: #OH2018 Meet & Greet Costume Party!

So many of you have been asking about the contest categories and prizes for the #OH2018 Meet & Greet Costume Party!

We are thrilled to let you know that the prizes ($700 WORTH!) and costume categories have been added to the website, stop by and check them out. We can't wait to see your costumes in October! http://www.obesityhelp.com/events/meet-greet-costume-party -- with A Lighter Me.


mooshiegirl
on 5/31/18 9:10 am - Richmond, VA
Lap Band on 01/14/05 with
Topic: RE: Only horror stories?

I made it 13 years with only minor slippage and reflux as issues. Sadly, I had to have the band removed in March due to a full slippage and flipping of the band but to be honest, I don't care. I still would rather take that over having parts of my body cut on if possible. I lost 185lbs with the band and I can't sing its praises enough. It technically does have a high complication rate in terms of slippage but I do believe that it is not a fault of the surgery itself but of our eating habits with the band, me included. Despite my hardest efforts, I have quickly gained 20lbs and am looking to return to Mexico to have a new band placed. I am quite determined to not have the sleeve done (I did not have any damage to my stomach from the previous band).

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