- HEALTH TRACKER
People who haven't achieved their weight loss goals with a given surgery are likely to blame the surgery and not take responsibility for their own part in the failure.
I don't see the name "Maria" anywhere in that sentence. Do you? Do you think maybe that sentence offends you because it has the ring of truth?
it is true that the band doesn't work for everyone.
And that statement may very well apply to you, too, Maria. In which case, I would think that you need to address that issue with your surgeon and, if you are willing, share his/her comments or recommendations with everyone here on OH. Bandsters who are experiencing the same challenges or frustrations as you would surely benefit more from hearing constructive suggestions than from hearing over and over again that the band is useless.
OK, I AM OFFENDED! I KNOW EVERYONE HAS THEIR RIGHT TO THEIR OWN OPINIONS AND I RESPECT THAT.
AS FAR AS I KNOW, NO ONE ON HERE IS A DOCTOR OR A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL!
QUIT COMING TO THE LAP BAND FORUM AND BASHING THE BAND!!!
GO TO THE MAIN FORUM OR TO THE REVISION FORUM!
WE NEWLY BANDED PEOPLE DON'T NEED TO HEAR IT!
WE CHOSE THE BAND BECAUSE WE CHOSE TO WORK FOR IT!!! WE CHOSE TO CHANGE THE WAY WE EAT! WE CHOSE TO DIET FOR LIFE! TO AVOID SUGAR, CARBS, FAT, AND EDUCATE OURSELVES ON A NEW WAY TO EAT!
WE HERE ARE NOT STATISTICS! WE ARE PEOPLE! AL DIFFERENT!
AS FOR ME....ONCE I CAN GET TO THE SIZE I WANT....THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL I AM GOING BACK TO 300 POUNDS!
THE BAND DOES NOT ALWAYS FAIL PEOPLE! PEOPLE FAIL THE BAND!
I COULD HAVE CHOSE A BYPASS, SLEEVE, RYN OR SOMETHING ELSE! I CHOSE TO WORK HARD AND TEACH MYSELF RIGHT FROM WRONG.
HAVE SOME RESPECT! ALL SURGERIES FAIL IF THE PERSON FAILS! I HAVE HAD 2 FAMILY MEMBERS LOSE OVER 100 LBS FROM BYPASS AND REGAINED THE WEIGHT!
SO BACK OFF! I KNOW THERE CAN BE SOME ACTUAL BAND ISSUES...BUT IF THE BAND DID NOTHING FOR YOU...WELL YOU DI NOTHING FOR THE BAND!!!
THERE IS NO WAY IF YOU EAT THE RIGHT FOODS AND GT THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF EXERCISE THAT YOUU WILL NIT LOSE WEIGHT!
A DIET PILL IS A PHYSICAL REMINDER THAT YOU ARE ON A DIET. YOU PUT IT IN YOUR MOUTH 30 MIN BEFORE YOU EAT TO REMIND YOURSELF YOU ARE WATCHING WHAT YOU EAT! THE BAND IS THE SAME THING! IT IS A "DIET PILL" IN YOUR BODY REMINDING YOU EVERY TIME YOU EAT THAT YOU ARE TO WATCH WHAT YOU EAT!
A FEW POST OVER THE PAST 2 DAYS HAVE ME STEAMING MAD!
I JUST HAD TO SAY IT!
SO IF YOU WANT TO BASH THE BAND...DO IT SOMEWHERE ELSE!