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Regrets?

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Started by betrthnever, Sep 07, 2009 9:54 PM
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    betrthnever

    Banded 2/19/08

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Posted September 7, 2009 - 9:54 PM

#1
I'm curious if anyone regrets this surgery? I can't say I regret getting the band (as my life hasn't been miserable with it). I just think that the sleeve might have been a better choice for me. Thanks much!


    Lisanne

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Posted September 8, 2009 - 10:00 AM

#2
I dont have any regrets with my Sleeve...however, I think that I might have done better with something a bit more drastic like the DS. I had such a high BMI when I got my Sleeve and my Sleeve wasnt made as small as it needed to be. At this point, a year and half later, I am at a stand still with weight loss, but thats mostly my part and I take the blame. But I got WLS to make it easier to lose the weight....to give me a fighting chance. It did that in the beginning, but now its really hard again and Im having to struggle to lose anything and as with pre-surgery, that struggle is getting the best of me.


    AJW

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Posted September 8, 2009 - 10:12 AM

#3
No regrets whatsoever. Ladiesassie, maybe the bypass would have worked better for you, IDK....keep working at it because I know you can do it.


    TennJenn

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Posted September 8, 2009 - 10:46 AM

#4
No regrets here either. I am just 2 months post op though.

ladiesassie- Have you considered revising to the DS? I know sometimes the DS is performed in two procedures, the sleeve being the first part.


    *susan*

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Posted September 8, 2009 - 10:50 AM

#5
Jenn, I was going to mention the same thing, about moving forward to the DS.

As far as regrets, my only regret was that I didn't get the sleeve sooner.



    burnsun

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Posted September 8, 2009 - 11:35 AM

#6
My regret..... I get to wear my band wardrome again...... I wanted to by all new clothes..... welll Maybe my sleeve will eve make me skinnier than the band did! then I could get all new clothes!


    DownInSocal

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Posted September 8, 2009 - 12:14 PM

#7
No regrets but I am only 12 days out.


    PhotoSteve

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Posted September 9, 2009 - 12:10 PM

#8
No regrets here!


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