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Guest mperez188@LBT

i was schedled tohave band done on 6/13. Dr. asst told me to have the sleeve instead. said i probably wouldnt need the second surgery.

HELP. anyone have advice on the pros and cons of each. I am very confused. I keep getting conflicting information. Banding i could have no sweets or alcohol or bread or rice. is this true. on the sleeve i should be able to have most anything in moderation. what would keep the stomach from stretching backout with the sleeve.

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Guest paula@LBT

Re: Sleeve. You may want to do some research on another board for the pro's and con's of this type of weightloss surgery.

Banding i could have no sweets or alcohol or bread or rice.

As far as sweets go, we CAN have them. But its usually the evil that got us into this situation to begin with... so thats why we are told NOT to have sweets.

Alcohol ~ this is a stomach irritant. ANY alcohol (wine included) burns my stomach, so I avoid all alcohol. :phanvan

The carbonated part (like beer) is something else to deal with. MOST bandsters totally stay away from all carbonation - it causes excessive burping --- VERY uncomfortable feeling.

oh, and white items (like bread and pasta) are usually restricted form our diets because these things seems to stick to the band while passing through - thus creating a 'stuck' feeling. :lol0: not a pleasent experience.

But we look at these restricted foods as a good thing (white items are loaded with carbs and turn to sugar once consumed).

Something else that comes to mind as far as restricted items go is ANSAID medications: ibuprophen. This is also a stomach irritant and should be avoided by bandsters.

There's tons of LapBand info around here.

LBT is loaded with facts of everyday living with the band. Good and bad.

So, Happy reading! And if you have any other questions, just ask!

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Originally posted at www.lapbandtalk.com

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