Lapband slipped & pending revision to gastric bypass
Jan 16, 2012
I haven't posted in a long time. I had my original lapband surgery in August of '04. I lost 95 pounds, had 2 babies, 14 months apart, pregnancies were great! only gained 11 & 13 pounds with each and lost the weight by the time I went home.
In March of 2009, when my second baby was 6 months old, I started gaining weight and have not been able to get back on track.
Due to problems with my insurance, I was not able to go see my doctor or get fills for a while, but my weight was stable. I then found a place that does fills for $50 bucks and went to see them. They did it under fluro and found that my band had slipped, unfilled me and referred me back to my surgeon.
On 1-4-12, I had my band removed and my surgeon wants to do my next surgery in 6 weeks. He suggested the gastric bypass instead of the sleeve, because of my history with reflux. I am gaining weigh like crazy!!! and I am so nervous already, can't wait for my next surgery because I know that I still can't do this without it.
I'm wondering what is different with this and the lapband or are things pretty much the same? Any help/advice/suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks!