Why does lapband work for some and not for others?
on 11/29/10 6:35 am
I too am curious to see other people's responses.
Actually I tend to disagree with u on this one. It CAN have something to do with a persons commitment. There are a few that just are not willing to put the effort into working with the band. Let's face it...............we have seen ppl on here that get the band...........maybe get one or two fils.............and say it doesn't work. Well of course they haven't given it a chance and done their part to work with the band.
However in most instances, I find that the bandsters ARE putting forth the effort! Unfortunatly...........the band is not doing what it is suppose to do.
on 11/29/10 6:51 am
I wish I knew! I have had mine just over a yr. I have had 14 fills and still not at that "sweet spot". Other than having no appetite the first 2 wks. after surgery b/c of the swelling, it has been pretty much useless for me. I did completely change my diet to work WITH the band, and I have lost over 60 lbs. However...........I did NOT pay $15,000 to lose weight ONLY by dieting! So choose your WLS very carefully!!!
The band is the least effective WLS! U might want to read this report by the ASMBS if u are considering the band:
If you want a sleeve and it is not approved, u can always appeal. If u go to the VSG forum there are some there that could help u through that.
on 11/29/10 8:25 pm
Ehhh... wouldn't YOU be one of the shiznats that hits the fan? As i recall I believe you wrote this recently;
~~excuse me bubbleass, or whateva you want to call your self yes some of nana's post have inspired me obviously i have not read all of her posts but that doesnt mean that i have to discredit the ones that have had a positive message for me Let me say that again FOR MEEEEEEEE. Im sorry unlike some ppl on here i dont follow the crowd, so she has had some questionable post obviously those arent the ones that inspired me, also just for the record how do u know what i have done for research u just assume because i mention one person out of many ppl on this board that that is the only reseach i have done please dont even go there with me cuz u dont know jack about me. Im so tired of the few ppl that get on here and try to act like they know it all ,***** let me tell you u can keep on keeping on and just ignor my posts cuz i have no time for you triffling ass and if you dont find the humor in the irony of the original post then thats fine but dont tell me im backtracking im being straightforward with what i found funny your the one reading more into it than i am, so please spare me your holier than thou attidude and step the f*ck off.
Do you really think you are anyone to talk? And also, aren't you the one that was laughing at someone because it took her more than one surgery to get to goal?
The band got me to goal, the sleeve will keep me there.
See my blog for newbies: http://wasabubblebutt.blogspot.com/
5.0 cc in a 10cc lapband (four fills) 1 unfill of .5cc on 5/24/2011.
.5 fill March 2012. unfill of .25cc May 2012. Unfill of .5cc June 2014.
Still with my lapband with no plans for revision. Band working well since
last small unfill.
HW: 267lbs- size 22-24 LW:194lbs CW:198lbs Size 14-16