- HEALTH TRACKER
How long between diagnosis and new operation? My band came out in June of 11, b/c of scar tissue and swelling I had to wait two months to get my revision, and I was revised to the VSG on Aug 1, 2011.
Which operation did you choose, and why? The VSG b/c I was comfortable with the stats, and I knew that I could do well with restriction only.
Did you use the same Doctor? No, I had a whole new team for my revision.
How long between new operation and “recoveryÂ” from band issue? I still have "band" issues. Slow esophagus and spasms that feel like chest pain, these continued after my band was removed and while they have gotten slightly better since my revision they still creep up on me.
The VSG has been amazing for me, it's everything I thought the band would be and wasn't. I lost pretty good with the band, but have lost better with the VSG (lost the same amount with the VSG in 8 months that it took me 3 years to achieve with the band). My pictures do the talking for me now.
Finishing my first race, ran the whole thing, something I could have not even dreamed about this time last year -