Thank you for a positive response. I am having lap band on the 22nd.
Because I rarely check in at ObesityHelp, I've just seen your note and hope that you've been looked over by now and weren't given a horrid report. Going on the assumption that nothing is terribly amiss, let me suggest that you start attending your practice's support group. If it doesn't have one, all other hospital's practices for schedule info. It would be unusual if another practice didn't welcome you to its group. It would be rare to find a practice that has separate groups for the different surgical procedures. Most have mixed groups which is also beneficial. If you happen to be in NYC, NYU has a band-only group and another for the others.
It sounds as though it's been a long time since you've been in to your surgery practice. Most people *****gain a lot feel too humiliated to make an appt, but I think it's one of the first and wisest steps to reacquaint and reconnect. They've heard it all before and, when someone recommits, they'll be there to help you succeed.
Use a food tracker (My Fitness Pal; sparkpeople.com; livestrong.com are among them). Not only will it help you stay aware of what you're putting in your mouth, it will also be a great reference so that you can take a hard look should you go astray. I also find that the little time I spend using mine (spark, but that's not an endorsement), is time that I'm not eating.
If your memory or confidence is shaky on the how-to's and what-to's of choosing foods, see your practice's RD with about a week's worth of food diaries to review together. The RD will be able to point out areas that my need improvement.
I've been there and am still working on undoing the damage. You can do it.
Hello. I just had my lapband removed this past Feb. They ruled it out as ineffective. I only lost 69lbs.. Got tired of the needles on adjusting it. I have to wait 6-9 mos before I can get the RNY. However, my insurance doesnt wont cover the Clearances. I need and I have to pay out of pocket because they are classifying this RNY as a revision. But I got a approval for the RNY though. Ugh the struggle.
Hiya, so the band is out and I feel good!
In a couple more weeks I can start exercising
im 38 no children (yet) and no partner. I'd love to have a child but it doesn't yet seem to be happening
I struggle with being 21 pounds overweight and I don't like it! I liked the idea of the band because at least then I could adjust the restriction and eat a normal smaller meal.
Any suggestions with what to try next? Diet has always failed me. Even a week after band removal surgery I was on liquids only and didn't lose any weight. Can you eat a normal sized kids meal on the RNY?
I concur that you need to get that puppy out asap. I also had symptoms like you (Gerd etc). When my doc removed my band he told me that it had "stretched" my esophagus and as a result my pouch was double the size of the usual RNY pouch. Research has apparently shown pouch size has little impact on success. so he said I'd do well with it. He was right.
Re: damage. Every day you leave the band in you are risking further damage. My doc assured me that until they get in there they don't really know what they are dealing with. eg...I have an extra scar because they made an incision to remove the port only to find it wasn't there. It had moved 6 inches down.
Get the band out asap!
Band-RNY revision age 49 5'4" HW 260 SW: 244 (bf healthy range 23-35%) bf 23.7% (at 137lbs) cw range 131-135.1st round plastics scheduled March 23, 2018
Pre-op-16lbs (size 18/20...244) M1-16lbs (size 18...228) M2-15.6lbs (size 16/18...212.4) M3-10lbs (size 16..202.4) M4-11.4lbs (size 14...191) M5-10.8lbs (size 12...180.2) M6-8.4 (size 8/10...171.8) M7-6.4 (size 8...165.4 lbs) M8-11.6 (size 6...153.8) M9-5.6 (size 4/6...148.2) M10-5.8 (size 4....142.4) M11-4 (size 2/4...138.4) Surgiversary -1 (size 2/4...137.4) M13-2.6 (size 2/4...134.8) M14 (size 2/4...134.8)