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Haha, I was wondering the same thing! I used to come to OH every spare second I had when I was newly banded, but dropped away after it got mean and testy over at the LapBand forum. I logged on last night for the first time in ages after seeing the news about Gov Christie...
Anyway, I am doing great. 3.5 years out. No complication to speak of and down almost 1/3 of my initial body weight. Living life and feeling great!
I have never been able to tell a difference at all after doing lots of reading and asking. I think they are the same thing, just manufactured by a different company. My surgeon only used the Realize Band, but he promised it was not because it was "better or worse" it was just the contract the hospital had. Good luck with whatever choice you make!
Wow, my surgeon requires annual follow ups. I will be five years post surgery in Sept. and I just had a fill last Friday. I still see my surgeon 2-3 times per year but I am closely monitored because I have had 2 major complications. They can definitely give you a fill but they might want to do testing or xrays to make sure nothing else is wrong first (think band migration) or as in my case, hypothyroidism.
I have had the realize band since 2008. Sorry I haven't logged on the site in over a year, don't know what made me think of it today. I have lost about 100 pounds net and yo-yoed some. My largest loss was 130 and I am working hard to get straightened out again. I just got a fill on Friday so I am currently 7.0 ccs I would love to get back under the 200 pound mark before my surgery anniversary in Sept.
My surgeon said he didn't know until he had me under during surgery. It depends on the size and shape of your stomach. My understanding is the lapband is larger and holds more CCs. I was given the realize band. As best I know, they both function the same.
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I was wondering the same thing. I am struggling with gaining weight, and my husband suggested I get back on here. But I hate the LapBand page. I refuse to go back there.
I am stuggling to get back on track, my band works... I've just learned to ignore the rules and eat around the band. I am working on going back to the basics.