On August 24, 2010 at 8:49 PM Pacific Time, WmnGonCrzy wrote:I had my Lap band removed yesterday (8-23-10) because it was infected on the inside of the stomach, at the top where the band was sutured to the stomach
. I absolutely do not want the band ever again. I've lost 40 lbs. I had restriction the entire time, even with no saline in the band. I'm tired of choking, PB-ing, etc. I hope I can keep the weight off with diet and exercise. I am possibly open to other weight loss surgeries, but can't have any surgery now (for about 6 months) to allow my stomach to heal. My husband had RNY a couple of weeks before me, and he's done wonderful. I guess being a nurse, I was doomed from the beginning. My surgeon said he's only seen this one other time,, and she was a nurse too!!!
Nawwww, it's not that you are a nurse. All the others that lose their band for the same or other reasons are not nurses. ;o) (I'm a nurse)
Bands suck. No way around it. You did well with restriction alone, what about a sleeve? it's like a band that works without the puking, sliming, and foaming like a rabid dog. No Ghrelin, works like a charm!