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Unfortunatly some ppl never reach a good restriction. Most Drs. do NOT tell patients that in advance. I had mine in Nov. also and have had 6 fills and still no restriction! I have lost about 43 lb. but other than the first 2 wks. when I had no appetite b/c of the swelling after surgery I have done it all on my own by dieting. I feel like I have paid $15,000 to put myself on a diet!!! I would NEVER get another CRAP BAND!!!
I run a large support group online and in person and we have quite a few banders, as well as just about every other surgery represented. Your experience is not that unique in my experience with other banders, but as you say everyone has their own journey. I would hope that others would applaud your success as you do theirs.
Wishing you continued success on your journey.
Unfortunatly some ppl never do. Some are either too loose or too tight. Never a happy medium There are those that never find their "sweet spot". It is sad that these are things that do not seem to be disclosed to a patient pre-op!!!
I hate to say it but if u have been trying to reach a good restriction for 5 yrs. and have not then u probabally never will. Might b time to consider a revision?
Best of luck to u!
I don't get it! How is it that Melting Mama
"bashes me for having the band"???
She went to a medical convention............and posted a report from there............that's bashing???
"I'm starting to live life again. I'm freakin' loving it and I pray my band keeps working and doesn't give me a ton of problems. BE FREAKIN' HAPPY FOR ME."
Well I'm sure she is happy for u........as am I. No one on here wants ppl to fail with their WLS! Nor did anyone suggest that u should have had their WLS.
U are very happy with your surgery and it is working well for u at this point. I sincerely hope that continues...........but it doesn't work that way for everybody. True, some ppl don't comply..............but others do and are NOT successfull with the band and pre-ops should have access to that info BEFOREHAND so that they can make an informed decision for themselves. Not based on if an individual on OH likes the band or not (aka "bashes the band"). Based on current medical studies!