- HEALTH TRACKER
I'll probably get jumped on, but what the heck....I've got my big girl zebra panties on today. In all honesty if I were you I'd jump at the chance to have the band replaced, especially with problems this early on.
I had the band for 5 years until it slipped and was removed via emergency surgery. Fighting insurance for a RnY was a brutal but worth every minute. I'm so much happier with the bypass....healthier, more active, more confident...you name it. I truly wish that I had never bothered with the band and the problems that came along with it. At the time it seemed like the logical decision because it was the "least invasive." WRONG....it took me two surgeries related to the band to figure that out.
Please consider replacement and discuss with your doctor. Best of luck (and health) with your chosen path!!
l had the surgery on Sept 17, 2012 and don't regret it for a minute. My labs are perfect and my cholesterol is down from 199 to 144. I take alot of vitamins but then I took them with the band too. Find them on sale at Walgreens and they aren't expensive.
I was out of work for 2 weeks and recovery was easier than the lap band. Immediate post op eating schedule was about the same.
I don't dump and find that I eat healthier than I did with the finicky band. Breakfast is greek yogurt or egg whites...something I could not tolerate with the band. Many times I couldn't eat until noon. I've gone to many business functions without worrying about p'bing or looking for a bathroom.
3 surgeries in 3 months is not a good indicator of a happy band life. Sorry you've had so many problems! Here's to a healthy future!!