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Yes the rumor is true I GOT REBANDED!!!! WAHOOOOO:clap2:

If anyone has questions on why i was unbanded PM me or find my ERODED post...FYI I still dont think i eroded..not in one month...but thats all in the past and now its all a new beginning!

I went back to Dr.JRod in Mexico and he rebanded me on May 12,2006. I was pretty sore after and am gettting better daily! Movign around very well just tired as all get out! I think its from lack of nutrients..i started a multi Vitamin today that seems to help so far but i cant seem to get all i need in me..:D

Lots of water..Broths..jellos and am drinking a protien shake aday...

Any suggestions?

Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers!

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Glad you are doing well after surgery..... Congrats and welcome back!

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Thanks guys!

Jack:heres a copy of a post i did on the gone for good group thread that kinda explains my story..enjoy:

i was banded by Dr J rod. I was Originally banded in july of 2004 I had no issues no pain no nothing,,,,nothing,,,,i lost 55 lbs the first month and started getting humgry so i went for my first fill on my one month mark..when doing the flouro it apeared that the band was not in its position correctly.

I went to my primary care doc and he ordered an upper GI. In watching it we all saw as the barium would run right past my band...my band WAS NOT on my stomach but floating around.

I called dr rod and he had me come to Mexico for and endoscope.and once i awoke i was told he was going to fix it.

I awoke bandless.=0(

he came in and initally saId i Eroded..(in one month???) but after all my investigations over the past year ive found MANY things that could have happened.

I weighed 378 when he did the first one and i believe that either it either it was not fastened well and came off or was fastened around fatty tissue mistaking it for my stomach.

Either way the band was not on me ..I HAD NO PAIN..(which with erosion I should have especially if it happened in one month AND by the pics from the endo scope i had NO DAMAGE..it would have been a ghost going through without damaging hahaha)

and it was removed on september of 2004. He told me then to wait 6 months and we would reband me.

I was devastated that this happened..i looked into everything i could to explain it. I have come to the conclusion that this was a mistake not negligence by any means. All doctors have a precentage of error rate..well i was part of the very small precentage of his. And I'm ok with it. I know of lots and lots of people who have been banded by dr j rod and they are doing great! My mother for one..she was banded a year before me. She went with me this past trip to have her port checked out and he gladly did it for her.

So i went on may 12th 2006 and got rebanded by DR JROD! this time he used the larger band. I weighed 397 the day of banding.

I had No issues with the procedure. The hospitol and staff were curtious and clean as always.

Dr rod was very sure that I was comfortable and all was right when i left. Ensuring me that the procedure went well.

I have been baned one week and have lost 15 lbs! I loss very fast right up front..guess cause of my size cause everyones different.

Million dollar Question: Would i do this again?

Answer: IN A HEARTBEAT! AND WITH DR J ROD!! He is a great doctor and was very helpful with all this whole saga! I spoke with him on and off the whole year i was waiting to redo it.

SO im starting my journy all over! I am NOT doing this for pure cosmetic reasons..i just want to live alittle longer and enjoy all in life that i want to do. Smaller people tend to take for granit the things they can do..they can walk into any resturant,theater,sporting event,job place,doctors office,airplane and sit anywhere they want..they can ride roller coasters...they can buy clothes anywhere..drive any car they want..sit in a average bathtub...walk through a turnstyle..these are just a small grouping of things I TOO want to be able to do..am i complaining...not really...im just stating the facts and all heavy people i know will agree with me.

So i guess you could say...Im Adapting..i want to enjoy life to the fullest with my family and friends and not have to worry about all of the issues that come with my size when going somewhere or the issues of health..and getting smaller and looking even hotter that i already do..well thats just the extra advantage that comes with it all! hahaha

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Thank you for sharing your story and I'm very glad that all went well the second time around. Make sure you get in the required Protein and drink lots of Water.< /span>

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Christy, this is all great news for you... I hope you will come to one of our DFW luncheons and let us meet you. Have a good trip this time.

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Just out of curiosity, did he charge you for the re-banding?

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Congrats & Good Luck... you've had quite a journey...:clap2:

Happy Band (and Life) Journeys To All...

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WOW!!!! Thanx for sharing. What a wonderful story of dedication. You sound like you're balanced in your goals. I band on the 15th. What are you eating/drinking. I pre-op on the 6th and until then all I know about the first month is what I reading with the threads. I want to lose, lose, lose.

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Heyas Christy! I remember your story way back when they first discovered that "eroded" band. *snickers* I remember your fluro pics and how stunned we all were that the band wasnt even around your stomach! Eroded all the way through in one month.. uhhh.. I dont think so!

I'm glad Dr Rod did right by you and rebanded you. Hopefully this go round will prove a lot more successful than the last and you'll be melting off those pounds in no time!

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