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LAP-BAND Surgery Forums


The adjustable gastric band (LAP-BAND) is a less invasive type of weight loss surgery that works through restricting your stomach size. Discuss LAP-BAND related topics such as fills, LAP-BAND diets, nutritional supplements, complications and band over bypass. Share your experiences and be supportive!


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    • The Wizard

      I had my surgery just about a month ago. I generally feel very good. It takes some time to learn how to eat again. Small meals, more often. Eat slow. Eat little. Don't force yourself. If you eat too fast, or are not careful, or you don't think while you eat, you can get in trouble (you'll get reflux, feel like throwing up, but just walk around for a few minutes and it will go away as you digest.)
      The first few days after the surgery were tough. Hard to eat, hard to drink. Now it's a lot better. It took probably a week to get to a satisfactory level and feel normal. Just bear with it because it gets a lot better.
      If I can give a suggestion to those of you who are going to go through the surgery, is one: be very rested. I made the mistake to sleep only 3-4 hours the night before the surgery, and after the surgery I felt awful. In addition, the hospital did not have a room for me, and I spent overnight in the recovery room. That did not help. I had to stay at the hospital a second night because of that. Make sure you are rested and you have a room. You need to rest after surgery.
      Since the surgery, I have lost an average of 1 lb per day. Fantastic! I have not exercised a lot yet, but I started doing something the past couple of weeks. I am sure as I shed more weight I will start working out more seriously, or at least move. Just walking every day for half hour would be enough for the first few months.
      Good luck to you all. Believe in it! I can see why everyone told me that it would change my life. I can already see it as I am wearing 2-size smaller jeans today.
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    • Little Green

      I ALMOST sneezed today - first time post-op. It was coming but as I flailed around to get a pillow to splint my belly, I lost it.  Usually I hate that feeling but in this case I'm okay with it. I'm not pain-free yet so I would love to avoid a sneeze until then if I can! 
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      1. Little Green

        OMG I JUST FRIGGIN' SNEEZED ARE YOU SERIOUS!!!!! I had nothing to splint my belly so I just held it as tight as I could :lol::lol::lol::lol: It was fine, there was no pain!

    • MSDionne

      Hey all im 4days post op with full bypass, I came home fine getting all my liquids in no problem, but now seems like protein shakes are causing me alot of gas and excrutiating pain, and now my stomach is real sore, its terrible any ideals from anyone. Im trying to get my protein in.
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      1. Matt Z

        Did they send you home with the Incentive Spirometer? Are you using it every hour? Tip for after laparoscopic surgery is to do deep breathing exercises to help expel the gas from your abdomen. Take a long slow deep breath in, as long as you can then hold it, while holding press down into it slightly (like doing a small crunch) the object is to stretch a little and to slightly increase the pressure in your abdomen to force the gases into the bloodstream for processing. Helps out quite a bit.

      2. Karen Kenney

        you may still have gas from surgery if you are not walking, please walk as much as you can even if it's just around the block. Walking, sweating. peeing, breathing, farting, all will expel the gas from your body. Use your spirometer too. Good luck home you feel better soon!

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    • TxAlpha06

      Want to lift weight so badly.....
      patience!!!!!
      Relax big fella....got a whole lifetime ahead of you....two more weeks....
       
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