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  1. I am in the starting stages of this my first dr appointment is not until Jan I am in constant pain with my back and joints Im leaning towards surgery but its a big decision and change I basically have 9 months to figure it out I guess Im most worried about if I can deal with the pain after surgery 

    1. Jaelzion


      Hi there - like any surgery, there will be some pain after WLS; however, you should not suffer from uncontrolled or unbearable pain. Talk to your surgeon before-hand about what the plan will be for pain-control and what the fallback will be if that doesn't work. In my case, I had a lot of post-op pain and my surgeon had to increase my dose of pain meds to get it under control. Runaway pain hinders healing, so don't try to tough it out, work with your doctor to reduce it to a reasonable level. Good luck, whatever you decide!

    2. BayougirlMrsS


      i had the lapband placed in 2009 i was back at in 5 days, that was 2009. In 2017 band slipped and had it removed on a thursday and was back at work on Monday. Sleeved 8/28/19 at 51 y/o on a wednesday and was back at work on monday.

      As long as you do your preop diet correctly and you get walking you should be fine.