I haven't posted here in a while.... I thought I should check in.
Going in next Friday to have my band unfilled and to start the procedure in order to get it removed.
I had it implanted back in December of 2007 and the lowest weight I got to was 248 from a start of 282. I now sit at close to 290.
Basically this band has caused me to become bulimic.
I throw up numerous times daily.
It has nothing to do with how much I chew, how little of a bite I take, how much food I take in, I will vomit at almost every single meal because I CANNOT STAND THE SENSATION of food being in my throat or pouch.
Now it's gotten to the point where it HURTS when I eat. I can feel the pain as the food goes down my throat, and it's even more painful when it goes through my band.
I am scared what lies ahead, scared to get an endoscopy (??), scared to find out what damage it has caused.
I'm just so scared. I have two young daughters to take care of. What have I done? WHY did I get a lapband in the first place? My god I researched it like crazy, the only mistake I made was not waiting it out until long-term data showed up on it's effectiveness and side-effects.
Appointment for revision from Realize Band to RNY October 2011.
SW 282, LW 248, CW 290+.