i had my lap band removed in May 2016 - out of necessity rather than want. It took a couple of years but I lost 176lb /76kg - the problem being in the last year I think my band twisted and I couldn't eat much and became malnourished with damage done to my vagus nerve resulting in blackouts/convulsions and general ill health with my BMI hitting 18 at its lowest. I was skinny but with no energy and felt like I was slowly dying.
My surgeon at the time said I should get a bypass revision but I refused as I foolishly believed food was no longer an issue for me and I'd be able to keep the weight off easily.
I had a difficult surgery and was in a lot of pain afterwards and extremely weak.
Anyways, without boring you lot with my history- after a couple of set backs personal and physical I ended up putting on the weight rapidly and am back to square one. I can't believe I have done this to myself after all the work I had put in over the last few years to end up here again.
I went back to my surgeon and after his 'I told you so' got a massive quote €€€ as my insurance won't cover it as I don't have co morbidities...
so now I am looking at cheaper alternatives in Europe with Estonia on my list. I am going to look at Belgium too.
i am fearful though of malnourishment being an issue with bypass and conceiving in the future (I'm married 2 1/2 years and my Hubbie really wants a kid soon). Of course another obstacle will be my husband as I know he going to be against me going under the knife again and thanks I can do it on my own...
i don't even think I have posed a coherent question here- I guess I am venting my story
so guys, hopefully this wasn't too painful to read through but I know we are all here as a support network and I'm so glad to have found this forum.
oh, port pain! I still have it from time to time - it's nearly a year later- any of u in the same boat?