I applaud you for speaking up about the obvious pain you have been though and issues you had. I find it hard to understand that they don't seem to take the situation you are in serious either. i do however feel that banning the lap band is very unnecessary though. i have had mine since 2009 and have had no issues from the band itself only from human error, well surgeon error lol. i have come across many people who have the band and have no issues at all so just worry about the effect it will have pushing for the band to be banned, feels like a pun sorry. This is just my thoughts and am in no way trying to take away from the seriousness of the pain you have gone through with yours though. There is going to be good and bad with everything esp having a foreign object surgically put in my body but I was told the risks and took that chance. I do not however wish pain, misery, depression and eating disorders onto anyone and neither should anyone have to endure what you have been through. Just my speak up opinion :-D
I started more than 150kg. At my lowest I got to about 59kg which was ridicolous as I looked sick. I had to put on weight so I am now around 75kg, which i am absolutely happy with. I have about 5kg of excess skin. Ive been this weight for about 2 years. I work out alot and started toning more about September last year. Even though my fat to lean muscle ratio is great i havent managed to put on any weight with the extra muscle mass. My surgeon said that I would sit comfortably around 75kg when I started my journey. I thought he was crazy but turns out he was right. Mind you I wouldn't have settled personally for just under 100kg so I was determined to get way under
Banded June 2009. Had everything replaced due to leak in October that same year. Besides that I think ive been very lucky with my band. I have been playing a full contact, high impact sport for 6 years now and not had any injury to my band or port. Ive had broken ribs, fractured tailbone, broken ankle and leg, dislocated jaw plus numorous other minor injuries but nothing lapband related. I had kidney stones a couple years ago and when the surgeon shattered one of them to remove out my kidney, as it was huge, he knicked the tubing from band to port. I did have the tubing and port replaced 2 months later but not my band. I even had a stent inserted into my kidney due to the damage from the kidney stone. I got hit so hard playing my sport while i had the stent in that it knocked the stent out of my kidney and down into my bladder but my band and port were fine lol. I may just be lucky though ;-D
Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I will look into this further over the next couple of days. I have checked your details and they all seem to be correct. Have you tried logging into your account from another access point to see if you have the same problem?
Ive had 2 leaks since banding in 2009. First leak everything was replaced. The surgery was so much faster the second time around. Second leak i had just the port and tubing replaced and was nice and fast too. If you have a leak then it happens. Have the replacement surgery and get back on track. My first leak we have no idea why and my second leak was we think from some minor surgery for other stuff. It happens with a band as its not completely fool proof but you can do this. Get your positive mind set that you had with the original surgery and continue on your journey, you can :-D any questions ask away ;-)
Ha ha Jachut you sound exactly like me. Banded 2009 and first 15 months went so easy. The hard part was after but its nice to see that in the scheme of things we are quire normal. Sorry MelbourneGirl2012 to get completely off topic
I had to wait 12 months for my private health to kick in also. I actually was thankful for the 12 months as i did as much research as possible, met and talked to anyone and everyone plus formed great eating and lifestyle habits so that when it came time i was 100% ready. I never regretted having to wait that period. Maybe look at it as a set time to prepare yourself mentally
Ok enough is enough. I dont want to send out warnings but i will if need be. This is ridiculous. Remember that we are just typing words with no tone or language so it can always be misunderstood. I have deleted some threads on this topic that are deemed inappropriate. Can we please stay on topic and keep our own strong opinions about others to ourselves. I am in no way siding with any one person or topic. You can pm me if you would like to discuss this topic or post further, thank you for your understanding Princess Admin