Wow, having been a member on here for as long as I've been banded its a sad day if 'people get fed up answering the same old questions' I imagine there aren't too many new questions to be asked these days.
i am about 9 years banded, then rebanded with a plication done about 3 years ago. Lost 35kg and kept it off for a few years. After band 2 I slowly gained and I am back to pre-banded weight, with currently no fluid in my band (my choice). I would love to hear from folks who have gone band to sleeve. Your experience with the op, done in one or two? Your weight loss. Any complications. I am undecided whether to go and have a sleeve done after 2 bands. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
mmm, possibily. I hadnt thought of that! Yes, it is pleating of the stomach and stitching in place. I think my doc thinks it is similar to sleeving without going to the extreme, He explained to me that I would require less fil and get the same results if the plication was done. I find if I overeat I get a pain down the left hand side of my chest, I didnt have that before. I think I am at around 4-5 mils at the moment, I wouldnt want to go any higher than that. Too much is getting stuck already. I have lost 4 1/2kg since having my last fill a few months ago, I am happy just to see the scales going down slowly...I dont care how long it takes anymore.
Hi, I am on my 2nd band. Had number one done 8ish yrs ago. Slip and pouch about 2yrs ago. Replace and plication done at the same time. Yes, it feels totally different this time. Cant say that I like this band, struggling to lose the weight I regained...nearly all of it bar a couple of kg's. Cant get my mojo back. I expected and was told that I would lose 10kg easy because of the plication, I did in the first few weeks of fluids but as soon as I started back on foods the weight came back. So fastforward a couple of years, i am down maybe 5kg....band is tight, food gets stuck if Im not careful. Some days are better than others and some are really shitty. I have come to the conclussion...after thinking about a sleeve...I dont want another surgery! So I need to do this by myself, and if it takes years to get it off again so be it.
Hi Jane, I dont think you will have a problem looking after a dog. Just be careful bending over. The pain from surgery is different for everyone but it wont kill you You should be able to get by with a bit of panadol for a few days.
Sometimes it just takes time to get to the green zone. She doesnt want to get stuck moments or vomiting, that is not a good thing. The next fil may get her into the right restiction, but if she is steadily losing weight then thats a good thing....little fils at a time. I only had fils when my weight loss slowed down.
Welcome, I think in time you will know that was the best decision you have ever made. Use this site for inspiration and accountability, everyone is here to help with advice and a listening ear. Best wishes with your weight loss journey.