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Hey guys, Can any of you tell me if you know of a GP that does band adjustments in the south west? I have just moved from perth where my local GP could do the adjustments with out the need for a referral, and it was so much easier, quicker and cheaper. Cheers all for any info.
Hi, I'm looking for info on where to get band adjustments in Sydney?? I had my band done about 6 years ago, and the doctor who did it works waaay far from me (SIOS) - im on the north shore. I know there is a clinic in Macquarie st in the city; I was going there for awhile for adjustments, but they only do adjustments in the mornings - i run a 24 hour company so im often awake late for different time zones. I generally sleep 7am-11am or 12pm. mornings are not good for me haha. The clinic in St Vincent's in Darlinghurst also only does morning adjustments - does anyone know of ANY other clinics in Sydney where I can have adjustments done? I've been un-adjusted for about 3 years now, but i'm starting to feel a little hungrier lately, so I want to have it checked and add some fluid if needed. Thank you for any info you can pass on! Have a beautiful day :-) xxx
I just had another fill today after waiting 3 months after having some taken out.... Surprisingly I lost weight instead of gained which I am pleased with but my weight loss has stalled hence the decision to have an adjustment. Just wondering (I know I should have this sussed by now being banded for a year but...) What does everyone do in the following days after a fill?? Do you just stick to liquids? Go back to soft food? or just eat smaller portions? Unfortuntely on my surgeons advice (eat smaller portions) I have eaten literally 2 forks fulls of macaroni (bad choice of food I know but my son has been sick and this is a winner with him) Since eating that tonight I have PB'd a couple of times but still feel like it is stuck I am having trouble drinking water and am trying to think of how to unstuck my food.... Any suggestions?? I don't want to go back straight away and get it taken out again I would actually like to wait and see if it settles. All advice would be appreciated but please don't judge me on my silly choices of the night
Having talked to many surgeons about common complaints patients talk of when feeling restricted; they often mention that patients fall out of that discipline of eating slowly. Different food types will make a huge difference, I appreciate that, but you need to take the same time between mouthfuls regardless of what you are eating. What happens is that the first (or earlier) mouthful hasn't squeezed through the band before the next one enters the pouch, and it puts pressure on the pouch and the cardiac sphincter (end of oesophagus). If you manage through this somehow, the pouch will start to expand and it only does this by pulling on the main stomach below and dragging it up to accommodate the more food you try to squeeze into the pouch, and you will start to plateau with your weight loss. I digress a bit, what i was asking here, if the band is supposedly at the right restriction, but it still feels tight when eating, how do you manage? And...do you have a set time period between mouthfuls, and if not, what do you do to slow down?