Long wait until mid-December surgery

on 10/16/17 1:33 am
FobiPouch on 12/14/17

Hi all,

This time a week ago, I got a surgery date. 14 December. I have a Lap Band from 2008/2009. It worked for a couple of years, but broken port, blockage, and now GERD mean I need a revision - did I mention regaining 3/4 of the weight loss? 5 years of fiddling with it - enough.

Funny, imminent RNY feels more scary than the band did - I guess that was 'reversible' if I hated the limitations, where RNY isn't. But then, I didn't ever WANT the band limitations undone, so I guess all will be ok...

Shee**** feels like it will be a looooooong seven weeks of trying to keep my head in order!

Nice to have you all as company on the journey. Thanks.

on 10/18/17 12:42 pm - baldwinsville, NY

it will go by fast the best thing I ever did was get rid of that crap band that I had. I have RNY and would not go back leap forward as they say good luck

on 10/30/17 7:27 am
Revision on 10/04/16

I did a band to bypass revision. RNY is infinitely better. you'll be kicking yourself for not doing it sooner.

BTW RNY is reversible, but is only done very rarely in extreme cir****tances. It is the sleeve that is not reversible.

Band-RNY revision age 50 5'4" HW 260 SW: 244 (bf healthy range 23-35%) bf 23.7% (at 137lbs) cw range 135-138.lbl with butt lift and mastoplexy March 23, 2018...2.5lbs removed.

Pre-op-16lbs (size 18/20...244) M1-16lbs (size 18...228) M2-15.6lbs (size 16/18...212.4) M3-10lbs (size 16..202.4) M4-11.4lbs (size 14...191) M5-10.8lbs (size 12...180.2) M6-8.4 (size 8/10...171.8) M7-6.4 (size 8...165.4 lbs) M8-11.6 (size 6...153.8) M9-5.6 (size 4/6...148.2) M10-5.8 (size 4....142.4) M11-4 (size 2/4...138.4) Surgiversary -1 (size 2/4...137.4) M13-2.6 (size 2/4...134.8) M14 (size 2/4...134.8) M15 (size 2...135) M16 (size 2...131.4) M17 (size 2...135) M18 (size 2...135) M19 (size 2...138) M20 (size 2...135) M21 (size 2...138)

on 11/1/17 1:19 am
FobiPouch on 12/14/17

Oh I just read your blog - you are an inspiration. My goodness, if I achieve half what you have, I will be so stoked!