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I had band surgery in Feb 2004 . I am planning a revision on August 4, 2010
So where did I go wrong? I wore the band too tight really limiting what I could tolerate, although I didn't think this at the time.
My goal at that time was to limit myself until I got the weight off then have an adjustment to be more comfortable. I didn't learn how to eat correctly and I ultimately set myself up for failure. I was going through a very stressful time in 2008. I wasn't able to keep liquids down. So we adjusted the band and had no restriction, all the saline was taken out. All of a sudden I could eat everything again. And I did. I let the emotional/stress eating take over. I didn't make enough time to take care of my own needs, I was taking care of everyone but me. I avoided the office because I was so embarrassed to have gained the weight back. I finally decided I had to do something. This was not healthy and this is not where I want to be in my journey.
So here I am now, getting ready to have a revision. I am ready to recommit and get back into a more positive state of mind.
I realize now that the group meetings are going to be crucial to my success and I am commiting to get to at least one meeting per month. I am also committed to helping other patients not make the same mistakes I did.