I am currently without a band. I had food get stuck on 3 Jan. For several days, I was unable to even get liquids down. Went to my surgeon on 7 Jan. They did xrays, and within an hour, I was being advised that the band had slipped so badly they would have to do surgery. Best case scenario they would be able to correct it, worst case scenario, they would have to remove it. When I woke up, my band had been removed. The first few days home, I figured I would be okay, because I had no appetite. WRONG! My appetite is back in full force. I have gained around 4 pounds. I am weighing myself daily to try to keep it under control. In the hospital, I swore I would never get the band put back in. Today, I am trying to contact my Tri Care (military insurance) rep to find out my options. I think I want my band back. With Tri care, I have that option or RNY. I still do not want RNY. That leaves me with the lapband looking pretty darn good. I lost 40 pounds while I had the band placed. approx 3 months. I was hoping to be at my first goal by spring break. If I get the band back in, I might still have a chance to make that goal. I don't really think it was user error that caused the problem. I did get stuck from eating too quickly, but I did not over fill the pouch, or break any other band rules. At this point, it is all up in the air for me. I wish you luck with your band, hopefully, since you can still get liquids down, they will only have to take out all the saline and it will adjust itself.