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  1. I had a band place June 2011, lost 100 lbs., and then began having complications all to gain the weight back. Not only did I gain the weight back, I gained two different sites of horrible pain, both the band and port. The port site was almost too much to bear. I had my band revised to a sleeve due to complications last Thursday and so far, I feel such a sense of relief having that contraption out of me! I have had an excellent recovery and jokingly asked the doctor if he actually did the sleeve.. Hoping to make the best of my second chance! I'm having a hard time not overdoing it after surgery!
  2. I'm a basket of anxiety on any given day, but I had band removal and revision to gastric sleeve this past Thursday and I am doing awesome. You just have to put your fears aside and give it to God. I finally decided that I couldn't go on living overweight and miserable with a messed up lapband, so basically either way, having procedure & passing or living miserably with the band/extra weight, was a risk with death as consequence each day. You have a reason to be a little scared - it's a serious surgery- but as long as you've researched and found a good surgical group with whom you feel comfortable, you will be fine. I'm in my early 30's too and can relate to some of what you have mentioned. Don't stop now. You will have a forum of supporters, along with all those family members and friends you wrote letters to, AND your physician group. Go get 'em Jacob. You've got this!!
  3. Good luck with your journey!
  4. They told me they'd check for a leak before they complete the surgery. I am going to a reputable physician and trust him, but I feel like the first few days will be rough! My friends who had the revision from band to sleeve stayed at least 1, if not 2 nights in the hospital. We shall see! Any post op advice would be great!
  5. Did anyone have the band to sleeve revision and get to go home the same day? I'm having the revision as a day surgery and was curious.
  6. I'm having a band revision to the sleeve in a couple of weeks. I'm having at an outpatient surgery center and will be released the day of. Has anyone else had the procedure as a day surgery and how did you do? I see most people end up staying in the hospital 1-3 nights.
  7. I can usually tell within a couple of hours that I've had a fill, but I haven't noticed the one I got today. How long does it take for you to notice a fill??
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    My doc told me that I would be really nauseated and not able to eat anything or keep liquids down if a slip had occurred, in most cases. Hopefully, you will be okay!
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    Eating when not hungry

    Nighttime is my biggest problem. And also right after I leave work! It drives me nuts. I've started trying to just drink vitamin water or something low cal at night, but a little bit sweet and it satisfies me. Sometimes I will eat yogurt. I do good with meals, but tend to eat out or boredom and it is definitely a bad habit to acquire.
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    Scales are Stuck

    So, I had a fill and have definitely had restriction, but my scales are just stuck! I've counted every calorie that's gone in my mouth, drank more water than I cared to drink (200 oz) per day, and I'm active. What's my deal? Trying to stay motivated, but it's getting harder when I don't see results. On my first band journey I lost so fast!
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    Tighter at Times?

    It drives me nuts!! And yes, that time of the month is super crazy!! Our bands have a personality of their own.
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    Tighter at Times?

    Does anyone else's band feel super tight somedays and then looser other days? I felt I had really good restriction the last couple of days, but today I don't feel like I have as much. Just curious.
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    I've hit a hard Plateu!!

    I've never heard of that! What's it like?

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