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I am the one.!! :(

rose bud2

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I am the one, that one that puts all the weight back on. :(

I was banded in march 2007 at 105kg Oh my god thats coming up to 8 yrs, where has the time gone??

I lost about 15kg That weight came off without really trying, then it stoped and I got caught up in the fill and more fill madness. I ended up unable to eat most foods and started on the sliders, not lot in quantity but they tended to be high cal. Then I went to America and Europe so had the fill out as at that stage I was worried about travel sickness vomiting slippage and blockages I couldn't find an insurance company that would cover the band and any complications in america. I had some fill put in and tried to juggle it so that I could have restriction but still eat salads and not get reflux/heart burn.

Hubby works at a hospital and in his job he comes across bandits that have slipped and eroded and worries about me, he would be happy if it was gone, I too worry about the long term effects of the band but am fearful of ballooning out if I didn't have the band and i am not keen to have further gastric surgery especially especially with the risks and my lack of ability to work with the band.

So 2015 I am 50yrs old, 110 kg developing some inflammation / arthritis in both my ankles and hands and desperately need to get back to a healthier and lighter me. So I guess I am asking for some support towards that goal. :unsure:



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Rosebud 2, welcome. You will get support here, just ask or vent or whatever you need. I would guessing that you need to get back to basics, keep a food diary,rev up the exercise a bit. Look up the 8 rules of the band and apply them. Dont look back look forward. Risks are there as there is with every wls solution, look after you, your band and your mental health and you are going the right direction. I dont know the numbers but i am sure that there are more bandits wuo bave no problems than bandits who end up in hosp with band issues. Hope this helps a bit.

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Thanks Duckie (your name makes me smile :)

Spent the morning checking out the site and came across the 8 rules and some other videos that were enlightening and provided more information then my surgeon did.   I even organised a chart to mark down my foods ( some thing that I Am not consistent at doing besides exercise)  Its rather confronting when you start adding it up .

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Hi rosebud, It's a bloody hard journey. I am 6+ years banded.... got to goal....started playing with fil...slipped band so new one installed....more fils...blah, blah, blah I am also in my 50's, my weight is ballooning, I'm almost back to where I started...bloody hell. I am trying to get back to basics and cut out all sugar from my diet. I don't want to be too tight so am not going for any more fils. Have started to walk as well. Good luck and remember you are not alone.

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Stalled again Blood test relieved Hyperthyroidism So dealing with the symptoms of that So far I have not got the poppy eyes or the weight loss symptom.  No lumps or nasty bumps  but have to weight until after Easter to catch up with the doc.  Hopefully the weight loss will kick in by then.

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