Haven't seen Doctor for a year......

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Hi,

 

How are you? I'm a fultime carer for my beautiful husband and you know.......I'm very tired. I've gained about 5 kilos.......therefore I've only lost 20 kilos in 7 years since I've had the operation. I had the lap band operation over 7 years ago when my son recovered from cancer, I decided to get the lap band because I ate for years like I was numb and when he recovered I decided to take care of myself better. 

I Would like very much to lose 10 more kilos but I can get the fills done in the future. 

Kevin Dolan did my operation, I have never had a problem with my lap band.

A: Does everyone need replacements of the lap band?

IS it normal or whatever that you really should go every three months to have your lap band checked? 

Does the lapland still work 7 years later and I want to lose the last 10 kilos?

 

Thank you so much 

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Hi Annesarah, 

Not everyone needs a replacement, if you have no symptoms or pain to suggest there is something wrong with your band then there is no reason it shouldn't work, and no reason why it should be checked that regularly. If you're interested in jumping back on the bandwagon I would suggest making an appointment at a clinic near you to have a chat about getting a small fill and ask them to check how much fluid your band is actually holding. Just start from the beginning, even using optifast for a week to kick things off if you need to then the soft food stages. Its all about relearning the band, your body and how to utilise them to your benefit. 

Good luck on the last 10kg :) 

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I've had my band for almost 7 years and it does still work! If I get slack (a few chocs or cake, going on hols, a few glasses of wine will push the weight up) I do put on weight and it's always the last bit that's the hardest to shift.  All the above mentioned are 'sliders' so definitely my fault but I can't be an angel all the time-but equally just never have them in the house-toooooo tempting!

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Thank you so much !! 

Ill get onto it right now. Girls, have you had problems with your band? A lady told me today that she got a sleeve because no one is doing bands anymore because hey aren't as good at sleeves. 

She said that bands don't work after a while.......

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6 years a Bandit and its still doing its job, went out to dinner recently and ate my salad first and couldn't fit anything else in.

I think its been something like several years since I've had mine checked or adjusted.

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Almost 4 years banded and still working fine :) My will power is my problem, not my band 

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Thank you so much !! 

Ill get onto it right now. Girls, have you had problems with your band? A lady told me today that she got a sleeve because no one is doing bands anymore because hey aren't as good at sleeves. 

She said that bands don't work after a while.......

I've lucky that I found a great bariatric GP who consults every fortnight close by.  She specialises in this now and says she's learned a lot from conferences that she attends and often the problem is how to shake up the metabolism which kind of gets lazy after a while even though you may not be eating more.  She also said surgeons love the sleeve because the are a 'set and forget' no need for follow ups, but there a lot of sleevers  from a few years ago that she now sees because they are putting on weight or want to be re-sleeved or have bypass. There is just no magic bullet!!  I do find it's easier to get a checkup every couple of months-it keeps me on track a bit more. 

I hate shopping at Christmas because there is just so much stuff I can't have any more unless I want to gain weight.  (I seem to be able to put on weigh in a week and it takes 6 weeks to take it off!)

 

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