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I'm interested in hearing some stories from people that have had to be unfilled and then refilled again, and the difference in getting to the green zone the second time around.

I was completely unfilled in October and had surgery to re-stitch my band in November. I am at four cc's right now and can eat anything without any problems, I can eat fast without any problems, and I don't even have to chew well! I wouldn't even feel like I've had weight loss surgery except for the fact that I can't eat as much, but I feel that's only because of the plication, not the band.

The first time around at 4 cc's I had to be careful of what I ate, eat slowly, and chew well or I'd get stuck. I'm beginning to doubt I'll ever find the green zone again.

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You still have to do the work. Its not suppose to stop ypu from eating but make the opening from streghting so the never gets the message thst you are eating and tells your brain you are satisfied on one cup of food. This helps you start on a food plan not do the work for you. Follow the plan your doctor set up and the weight will come off if not you will remain where u are. Good luck its hard work at times

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Like I said, this is the second time around for me. I know the band rules, how the band works, etc., and was very successful until my band slipped, and since then have been able to maintain.

I'm interested in hearing from anybody that's had a complete unfill and then been refilled to know if the fills the second time around were different.

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I had to have a complete unfill in August due to emergency surgery (not band related). It was different when I was trying to get back into the Green Zone. In fact, with the exact same amount of Fluid I'd had before the surgery, I was too tight and had to have a slight unfill again.

I'm not sure why, but many people who have total unfills find it's somehow "different" when getting refilled again.

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I'm interested in hearing some stories from people that have had to be unfilled and then refilled again, and the difference in getting to the green zone the second time around.

I was completely unfilled in October and had surgery to re-stitch my band in November. I am at four cc's right now and can eat anything without any problems, I can eat fast without any problems, and I don't even have to chew well! I wouldn't even feel like I've had weight loss surgery except for the fact that I can't eat as much, but I feel that's only because of the plication, not the band.

The first time around at 4 cc's I had to be careful of what I ate, eat slowly, and chew well or I'd get stuck. I'm beginning to doubt I'll ever find the green zone again.

OMG.... Yes. Last year 2/15/12 i had an unfill for my Tummy Tuck and at the same amount i am now i would most deff. have trouble.... Now i can still eat anything. I was thinking that it was just me and that i some how stretched my stomach. I was very careful when i was empty not to over eat.... but now i wonder.

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Same here -I can eat a hole sandwich with 3.8 in my 4cc band!

I say I have maintained but when i was very skinny from cancer treatment, at lest 10lb underweight. Since I refilled my band iv gained 20lb - back to my norml weight. I think that would have happened anyway but I've got to be careful from here.

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how can i found out if i starched my band..?

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how can i found out if i starched my band..?

I do not think you can stretch your band, you can however stretch your pouch (stomach) by over eating.

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It goes to show you that everyone reacts so differently. I was rebanded in 2009 (org. surgery 2007) and I cannot take as much fill....was 6cc now am 4cc's in a 10cc band. Also in 2010 had a port revision so when surgeon snipped the tubing and hooked it back up (lost my Fluid then) was refilled slowly and go back up to 4cc's. That is a perfect amount for me. I had an upper GI in Oct. which indicated I needed more fill but I know my own body and I know I cannot take anymore so even the upper GI isn't accurate...you just got to know you body and how it responds. I have maintained for 3 1/2 years.

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im about to have surgery ive been banded since march of 2012 i know they have to unfill me may i ask why u choose lab band i was going for sleeve but i was cash patient and only had for lab band my insurance woulnt cover it

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Jen.... I think if i had a do over... that would be the one thing i would stand my ground on..... Last year, in fact a year ago this coming Friday, i had my Tummy Tuck and i wish i would have said no to the un fill. My restriction has never been the same. at 10.5 in my band i was at a great point, had good restriction and was at 143...... I have never been at the same feeling since. I know have 10.5 and can eat most anything... and as a result im at 150...

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My friend had her band unfilled last year too for surgery and she is now tighter at a lower fill amount. She has gone up in weight and having a hard time getting to the greenzone as well. My brother has the band too, has 2 knee surgeries since and he didn't get unfilled. I'd like to get my arms done, making me think twice if I want my band unfilled at that time.

Anyone else have surgery and didn't get their Fluid out?

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why do u have to have ur Fluid out tho and once you do get it filled did u ask why it didnt feel the same to youre doctor that was one of my conerns and he told me he would fill me up pass 10.5 as much as i need to be in the green zone

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I was told you need your Fluid out in case you get sick from the anesthesia.

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