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Ms.AntiBand

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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Ms.AntiBand last won the day on March 15 2013

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About Ms.AntiBand

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About Me

  • Biography
    Past band gone bad ( including death twice) going for sleeve to prevent going back to obesityland
  • Gender
    Female
  • City
    Seattle
  • State
    WA

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I would go into my horror stories, but most people here are probably sooo tired of me telling it. If you want to hear it all you have to do is search the posts I've made and I'm sure I've covered it many times. To give you a hint.. I had the band for a few years, died /revived after complications. Rebanded a few months later. A year or two after-same thing, monthly blood transfusions and weekly iron infusions,continuous ER visits, low blood pressure, unconsciousness, death ... Obviously revived and banned from the band for life. As of Dec. 14, 2012, I am happily healthily sleeved by Dr Jaime Ponce De Leon in TJ MX.
My weight loss is going slow, but I am ok with that because I have a lot to learn when it come to eating healthy. Ironically, one of my degrees is in Nutrition, but sadly, I was overtaken with stupidity and vanity while banded and refused to ignore the facts of complications. I did a vast amount of damage to my body and it will take time to truly get healthy again... Both physically and psychologically. Unfortunately, my insurance refuses to pay for anything related to WLS... Including saving my life. My out of pocket expenses are near $100 grand
On a side note.. In hindsight, I should have guessed the band was not a good choice considering, for each band surgery, both coordinators were band to sleeve revision patients. Go figure!

Now, my stand against the lap band is sincere and if you thoroughly research things you will discover that the band has a HUGH complication rate compared to the sleeve. Yes, both can have complications, but nothing compares to the band complications.
Anyway.. With the said, I TRULY APOLOGIZE if this story comes up in the public forum. I don't know if it's just for my profile of it pops up elsewhere. Sorry for the repetition if it does. Good luck!

Height: 5 feet 3 inches
Starting Weight: 190 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 127 lbs
Goal Weight: 130 lbs
Weight Lost: 63 lbs
BMI: 22.5
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/01/1970
Surgery Date: 12/14/2012
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Self Paid
Insurance Outcome: n/a
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Ave De Los Olivos No. 3270
Tijuana, Baja California
Mexico
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