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Hi ladies!

@SunnyCorner I'm so sorry I never replied to your message last year, I didn't see them until just now.

Congratulations on the pregnancy, and for making the brave decision to have the band removed! I'm so glad it's all worked out for you :)

I agree 110% with you about investing the money into some other 'self help' work first, hindsight is a wonderful thing but I wish I'd done that. I was way too young, and way too naïve. What you said about not minding your size really resonated with me too -- I have done a lot of work over the last few years and given myself permission to love my body whatever size it is. That has been the most powerful and transformational shift for me!

I still have the band in (no Fluid though) and manage to ignore it most of the time, however every now and then food gets stuck. I am trying really hard to not hate this thing inside of me, and to accept it as it is for now, until the time comes when I can afford to have it removed. Having less anxiety about it has seemed to help with food getting stuck... I still take a pill for reflux every day.

@Suffolkgirl19 - I am so sorry you are going through this, I know exactly how it feels and am sending lots of love your way! It is such a frustrating feeling. I guess all I can say (from my experience) is that it got a little better for me (I'm 8 years down the track now), but I still want it removed.

I'm so glad there are other people out there who have had a similar experience, it definitely helps me be a little kinder to myself and feel not so alone!


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