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John T.
on 7/14/19 4:30 pm - Highlands Ranch, CO
Topic: RE: Checking in. I had my lap band put in almost 12 years ago. Not really using it, but it is still in

I started watching a lot of youtube videos like Dr Berg, Siim Land, Dr Pompa, Dr Mindy Pelz. I am now in a facebook group called "Resetters" lead by Dr Mindy Pelz. I'ts a great group!

John T banded 8/29/07  high/surgury/current/goal  =  360/346/187/174  




 

 

John T.
on 7/14/19 4:13 pm - Highlands Ranch, CO
Topic: RE: Checking in. I had my lap band put in almost 12 years ago. Not really using it, but it is still in

I started watching a lot of youtube videos like Dr Berg, Siim Land, Dr Pompa, Dr Mindy Pelz. I am now in a facebook group called "Resetters" lead by Dr Mindy Pelz. I'ts a great group!

John T banded 8/29/07  high/surgury/current/goal  =  360/346/187/174  




 

 

StacyStl
on 6/26/19 8:47 am
Topic: RE: Checking in. I had my lap band put in almost 12 years ago. Not really using it, but it is still in

Hi John. I'm in a similar situation. My band is still in from 2014 but I don't really use it. It got me down from 265 to 220 but since so I had most of the fluid let out a year ago, my weight is creeping back up again.

I have been been thinking of saving up for a revision but am intrigued by your success with intermittent fasting. Can you recommend any resources that you used?

John T.
on 6/21/19 7:46 am - Highlands Ranch, CO
Topic: Checking in. I had my lap band put in almost 12 years ago. Not really using it, but it is still in
Hello Everyone, I haven't been on this site in years, but I thought I would check in to let you know how it's going. I had my band put in 8/29/07 where I was 360 lbs top and 346 when I had my surgury. With my band, I went down all the way to 185. Over the I course of years, I had some problems with the band where I was having issues with it. Eventually, I stopped refilling the band. I haven't had a refill in over 6 years. I worked my way up on weight all the way to 265 pounds. I found that i could always work around the band and even though I still can't eat bread without issues, I could still easily eat cookies and things that are soft. On December 2017, I decided enough is enough and eventually went on a keto diet and also incorporated intermittent fasting. I now only have a 4 hour window from 3 pm to 8pm where I feed. The rest of the time I fast. From December 2017 to current I have lost 82 pounds without the help of the band. I feel great and plan on getting to my 170 goal which is close :)

John T banded 8/29/07 high/surgury/current/goal = 360/346/183/170

John T banded 8/29/07  high/surgury/current/goal  =  360/346/187/174  




 

 

LisaCultJam
on 6/9/19 12:55 pm
Topic: RE: 10 years post op

Kath, Thanks for the encouragement! I made an appointment for another opinion. Meanwhile, I'm still holding & the journey continues. . The advice we get from our unique community is the priceless strength we need to help overcome our struggle.

Thanks again & keep pressing.

Lisa

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speidy
on 6/7/19 3:09 am
Topic: Looking for new doctor in Northern Illinois

I just got a letter that my clinic that I was going to is no longer making adjustments for the lap band. I am self pay and looking for another doctor in the northern Illinois area, Chicago or Rockford area.

I have had my band since 2007 and have been happy with it.

majam
on 6/3/19 7:43 am
Topic: RE: Taking my trusty band out...

I was banded in 2008. Great success no issues at all until beginning of 2018. Acid reflux galore... sleeping was a challenge, waking up coughing but never vomiting. Just annoying and painful burning. Went to doc and had band emptied. It cured all symptoms immediately but she wanted to do upper GI & xray which both showed lapband was in appropriate place. Found a couple of spots that were sent for biopsy which turned out to be nothing but learned about Barrett's and possibility for it to form. I was on the zero end of the scale. I like my lapband, it works. The clinic & doctor I go to in Seattle seemed to want to remove it, saying people aren't really doing band anymore because of issues. She refilled my band w 3ccs which doesn't provide any restriction. For 6 months I've done everything they asked and have gained 35lbs. I'm devastated because she doesn't want to give me anymore fill and has told me since I don't want corrective surgery (I don't have any issues now so don't understand why I should remove) that I need to go through their weightloss services instead. So I wish luck to anyone having their band removed but understand for me anyway, just having the band fill reduced resulted in immediate weight gain. I was shocked at how fast my weight changed but being able to eat a full meal again, even though eat healthier than ever before, it just packed it right back on. Debating whether to find someone to fill it again or what...I don't want to hurt myself but wonder if anyone is still having success with band after 10 years?

lottaplump200
on 5/23/19 7:31 pm - san antonio, TX
Topic: RE: Been years since I have been on here, Lap-band and basically 10 yrs out

Don't beat yourself up. People can be jerks. Nobody has walked in your shoes. Your not alone. If you need an ear I'm listening.

jenstime
on 5/22/19 9:34 pm - OR
Topic: RE: Been years since I have been on here, Lap-band and basically 10 yrs out

I hadn't been to the site in years either. I feel so bad that I'm still so focused on weight instead of life. Such a down feeling knowing you tried a long time to do this the right way but because you're unable to know what you can eat consistently (other then bad foods..heck those seem no prob most of the time).

I appreciate you responding. I feel so alone in my situation. No one seems to understand they think I'm just eating a lot but I'm not I bought a fit bit and have tracked my food and such and I walk 37 miles a week. Plus did some stairs and logged my food and with eating bad I'm putting in 1600-1800 calories...I had a hysterectomy last Oct and ever since I've packed on (now) 55 lbs. I never even got below 200 lbs.

Good luck with the rest of your journey. At least you are stable for now.

Thanks

Jen

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jenstime
on 5/22/19 9:31 pm - OR
Topic: RE: Been years since I have been on here, Lap-band and basically 10 yrs out

I hadn't been to the site in years either. I feel so bad that I'm still so focused on weight instead of life. Such a down feeling knowing you tried a long time to do this the right way but because you're unable to know what you can eat consistently (other then bad foods..heck those seem no prob most of the time).

I appreciate you responding. I feel so alone in my situation. No one seems to understand they think I'm just eating a lot but I'm not I bought a fit bit and have tracked my food and such and I walk 37 miles a week. Plus did some stairs and logged my food and with eating bad I'm putting in 1600-1800 calories...I had a hysterectomy last Oct and ever since I've packed on (now) 55 lbs. I never even got below 200 lbs.

Good luck with the rest of your journey. At least you are stable for now.

Thanks

Jen

JEN M.            
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