Should have done this revision earlier!!


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I am that warped person that kept my band after removal! So far, so good with everything. This was the best decision that I could have made. I can now eat healthier food without that stuck feeling and I don't have the acid and back pain issues that I used to have! It took removing 60-70% of my stomach for me to feel normal again. BEST. DECISION.EVER.

Banded 2010 weight:327

Sleeved 12/28/16 weight:253

Currently 222.9lbs

104 lbs down!!

Heather in Texas

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Congratulations! :D

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That's amazing! Did you have the removal and sleeve done in one surgery?

I had it done in 1 surgery.


Banded 2010 weight:327
Sleeved 12/28/16 weight:253
Currently 220.7 lbs
106 lbs down!!
Heather in Texas

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45 minutes ago, hmm33502 said:


I had it done in 1 surgery.


Banded 2010 weight:327
Sleeved 12/28/16 weight:253
Currently 220.7 lbs
106 lbs down!!
Heather in Texas

I am sooo afraid to have revision surgery! It's weird, because when I had the lap band done in 2005, I was so ready. But now, it's just not the same. I find myself thinking crazy thoughts about not being able to get anything down or suffering from malnutrition and malabsorption or what if I develop stomach cancer and there's no stomach left once the cancer is cut out. It's INSANE!!! The fact that there's no going back and the surgery is permanent really get to me. What happens if it doesn't turn out right and I'm just stuck with no way to reverse anything!? Like I said, I think crazy thoughts this time around. The lapband traumatized me for all other surgeries! LOL!!!

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10 hours ago, KattattaK said:

I am sooo afraid to have revision surgery! It's weird, because when I had the lap band done in 2005, I was so ready. But now, it's just not the same. I find myself thinking crazy thoughts about not being able to get anything down or suffering from malnutrition and malabsorption or what if I develop stomach cancer and there's no stomach left once the cancer is cut out. It's INSANE!!! The fact that there's no going back and the surgery is permanent really get to me. What happens if it doesn't turn out right and I'm just stuck with no way to reverse anything!? Like I said, I think crazy thoughts this time around. The lapband traumatized me for all other surgeries! LOL!!!

Lol your not crazy at all! I am on a facebook group and a woman had stomach cancer after the sleeve. She had to have the remaining stomach removed. So you're thinking the right questions!

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12 minutes ago, AnneElliot said:

Lol your not crazy at all! I am on a facebook group and a woman had stomach cancer after the sleeve. She had to have the remaining stomach removed. So you're thinking the right questions!

Oh wow! @AnneElliot What ended up happening to her!? What were the surgeons able to do for her once her stomach was gone!?

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