Hi Janine, is having the band removed due to a health issue its just that having the public hospital system remove it for a non medical reason might be an issue. Next time you see your GP as them what are your options.
5 years a Bandit and with it and the cycling the whole journey has been very easy. Only at Easter I was thinking I'd love it out so to eat a big steak but without it I'd return to my morbidly obese days.
Sorry to see another banded going but hey if its for you health then go for it. Just wondering have you had all the fill removed and tried living a normal healthy lifestyle. Just before October 16 I had all my fill removed and although with the band I live a healthy lifestyle it wasn't long before my 2011 habbits returned and so did 10 kgs Now have my 5mls back and have already shed those 10 kgs I'm in training for another 6 hour Mountain Biking event. I've Googled and Youtubed the CAVU band and nothing came up, how does this one differ to the everyday band. Best of luck with the further.
Are your incisions the same as when the band was installed, if so I'd go with applying new pads. Do you have any stitched or are the incisions like mine at surgery with no stitches just the steri strips.
Just remember to chew, chew, chew and chew some more. You'll get the hang of it after a few stuck moments. How much fill have you received so far, I think I had 8 or 9 over 18 months. Best of luck with the remainder of your journey.
When I had my Band installed I wasn't aware of any other form of weight loss surgery and now 5 years latter knowing what I do know I'd suggest you go for the Sleeve or maybe the Bypass. If the Band hasn't worked this time then I'd doubt it'll work the second time. Even though mine has done the job I think eventually I'll see about having a Sleeve done.
For me stopping is easy, I have no choice when I'm full that's it and now 6 years down the track I just stop and without even knowing it I stop eating. Here's a tip, after having a few blockages stopping will never be a problem again, 2 days of constant pain in the gutz isn't fun .
Gord I feel for yous that's so rough being years down the track and still struggling What I find has helped me keep my weight down is exercise its not always easy during summer. My band is tightish which I've learnt to live with, just today I had for smoko one too many crackers and vegemite and had to remove that one . What I've found after 5 or 6 years? is I now know what I can normally eat and when and this alone helps me from overeating, even today just thinking about eating some foods makes me feel uncomfortable. What I love about the band is that I don't have to diet, just eat the normal foods and the band does the rest. Wishing you's all the best for the furtther.