I was much healthier before I had surgery. I had pain in my ankle (I broke it when I was about 22.)
After banding, I have gastritis, ulcers, hiatal hernia, diverticulosis, diaphragmatic damage and Vagus nerve damage.
I'd take some pain in my ankle over the post-banding stuff any day and that's a fact. I thought I was soooo miserable because I was overweight. Little did I know that having chronic pain issues were 1000x worse. The lapband took years off my life, I know this. Not to mention the time I spent in agony, unable to even feel like a human being.
I'm fat right now... and it's okay! Live and learn, I guess?
Formerly Nic M.
Tired of talking about bands.