On June 21, 2012 at 12:42 PM Pacific Time, Trevcait wrote:
My Realize Band was placed in Sept of 2008 and now they say that it may have to be removed. Can you tell me what your symptons of the erosion where? Abdominal Pain, Gas, Diarhea?
Leading up to the erosion, I couldn't eat anything solid for over a year and would occasionally run a low temp. Finally one day I had a temp of 102+ and just couldn't get it to go down. My band area hurt to press on it. After trying to for two days to get the fever to go down, I gave up and went to the ER and found out I had an outrageously fast heart rate. No one could figure out what was wrong and I kept telling them I thought it was band related. Finally they called in my bariatric surgeon, this is day four, and he had me wait another day so he could find a good time slot to do some "exploration". So when he did open me up, he freaked out and said it looked like a bomb had gone off inside of me. I was hospitalized another nine days on seven different IV antibiotics. When I asked him about a sleeve several months later, he teared up said he had never had a band patient die on him and blah, blah, blah but pretty much, he didn't think I should proceed.
Sorry I got carried away, it is still tramatic to me. Bottomline symptom of an erosion: high fever, fast heart rate, can't keep ANYTHING down (even fluids), and pain in my abdomen when pressed on.