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I had the Lap Band in 2005. I lost weight, but started having problems keeping any food down.  I then had the band removed and had the sleeve procedure.  Lost over a hundred pounds and kept it off.  Approximately, 5 years ago started slowly throwing food up.  By 2018 I was throwing up so much and aspirating food as well. I was constantly on antibiotics due to getting food into my lungs, suffering from malnutrition and losing my voice. 
Long story short it was discovered that I had a very large para esophageal hernia and it was repaired in January 2019.  My surgeon wanted to go ahead and convert me to an RNY at that time, but I said no.  Boy, that was a huge mistake for me.  I did okay for a few weeks after the hernia repair, but once I started on real food the aspirating and throwing up started all over again. 
Back to the surgeon and had the revision on 12/17/19.  So far, it's been wonderful!  I feel better, no throwing up and no aspirating food and my voice is not as hoarse as it was before surgery.  Minimal pain and recovering nicely!  

Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Starting Weight: 230 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 143 lbs
Current Weight: 129 lbs
Goal Weight: 130 lbs
Weight Lost: 101 lbs
BMI: 22
Surgery Status: Undecided
First Dr. Visit:
Surgery Date: 12/17/2019
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: n/a
Insurance Outcome: n/a