Lapband removed now looking at RNY

MiaS
on 12/1/17 8:20 pm

So after 6 years I had emergency surgery to remove my band as my port was infected. Though I hated the band it did stop me from gaining weight and I did "mourn" the loss of it especially the cost & thought would be for "life"

Anyway I'm at this place now and considering next steps

I'm 189 pounds and 5'5 in height

I was banded at 174 pounds

Current BMI is 32

the band was good for me as I could eat (smaller portions) but I could eat at least

If I was to get RNY is that the same?

People who have had band to RNY conversion also please share your experiences

Gwen M.
on 12/2/17 7:38 am
VSG on 03/13/14

With a BMI of 32, it seems unlikely that insurance would cover RNY. I'd be surprised if a surgeon would allow for self pay at that low of a BMI either.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Plastics with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL&brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL&mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 40 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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MiaS
on 12/2/17 1:15 pm

Yes that's my problem! My band removal surgeon may accept me as a self pay if he feels I've gained weight since my removal?

Gwen M.
on 12/2/17 1:44 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

It's certainly worth a try - scheduling an appointment with him to talk about your options and concerns would be worthwhile.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Plastics with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL&brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL&mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 40 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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MiaS
on 12/3/17 12:05 am

I definitely will do thank you!

MiaS
on 12/3/17 12:32 am

I already find myself eating larger portions

Really need just a small restriction like with the band I had 0.8ml in a 10ml band

I could eat everything but smaller portions

part of me does mourn the band still

but if it can bearly last 5 year's in most cases not worth it

White Dove
on 12/2/17 7:48 am

With RNY you are restricted on how much you can eat, and what you eat is not well absorbed for the first few years. So weight falls off effortlessly.

Later the body absorbs food again and you can also eat more. Then it becomes diet and exercise to maintain.

At your current BMI, I think a diet and exercise program might be what you need. Hopefully you can find a good trainer and diet advisor.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

MiaS
on 12/2/17 1:14 pm

Thank you! I will try the diet and exercise first. The problem is I've been trying for years. Am so tired of 6 years of protein shakes. I have PCOS, endometriosis and fibromyalgia. Family history of diabetes

Kiddles
on 12/2/17 9:30 am

I had a lap band, when I had it removed for Port issues I was about a BMI 33 - I didn't qualify for GBP. Now I'm over a 38 BMI. Time wasn't my friend. I'm having gastruc bypass in Jan/Feb.

MiaS
on 12/2/17 1:12 pm

All the best for your upcoming surgery! Will be nice to hear how you get along

my concern is that time won't be a friend to me either

the band was good for the first couple of year's but it's horrible how so many people have to have it removed for complications and not to mention the cost (the infills etc)!

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