Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Let's do It! Right?



Recommended Posts

I was banded June 2011, got pregnant soon after and had to move away from my surgeon because of work. Long story short, after having my daughter, going through a rough divorce when my spouse battled sudden sever depression, I finally got some Fluid in my band. I'm disappointed. This isn't what my doctor had said. I did research for a year before I decided to get the band. Sleeve wasn't a "thing" yet and I was scared of full bypass.

I get stuck almost daily, I am either so hungry or so full that I am uncomfortable for hours. Sometimes, I can't keep liquids down. I have 4 ccs out of a 10 cc band. Some days I can't eat anything! I never know from one day to the next what I can or can't eat.

I'm heavier now then I have ever been. I have no health problems yet but at 300+ lbs, how much longer can I get lucky and not have a heart attavk, diabetes or god know what else.

I am excited to think I could get a Sleeve! I'm scared because I have my daughter now to think about and am terrified of surgery again.

I have an appointment on April 17th for a physical and to get a referall to start the process.

For Lapband, I started the process and was almost done when the insurance said they wouldn't cover it, that I was given wrong information. I waited months, had to pay everything out of pocket, got on another Insurance, started the process all over again to fight for my band. A band I fought so hard for but am so sad it's not worked like my surgeon had said.

I haven't found my green zone. I'm embarrassed when I have to run to a restroom to vomit. There has to be something better. Sleeve? Is this what I have been waiting for?

I'm a bag full of emotions.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do it! I too was banded in 2011 and revised mid January of this year. Today I got on the scale lighter than I ever was with the band. After 2 and a half months.

The sleeve is completely different. It works. It's not VIOLENT. You will not take a random bite of an apple and be in pain for a half an hour. You won't have port pain for forever. You will still need to work and I'm far far from having this all figured out but if your experience was anything like mine you will be very very happy you took the plunge.

Oh and also I felt this surgery was easier than the band. I don't know why I was super diligent of about Water and walking maybe??

Good luck with your decision. I was super emotional and nervous about this surgery. Something about "doing it again" that made me feel incredibly anxious. I know how you feel but this can and most likely will be your answer!


Lap band 9/2011
Revision to gastric sleeve 1/2017
HW:283
CW:225
Goal:160

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you so much! That is exactly how I feel. Especially having my daughter now. I'm terrified that something will happen to me and since her father has chosen not to be involved in her life she would be left with a stranger really.

Thank you so much again for your feedback, I'm really thinking I am ready to get this thing done for me, for my daughter.





Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was banded in 2008 and had a great first 6 months -- but then I moved away from my surgeon and never really had restriction. Then, I started throwing up several times a day, no matter what I ate. Some days I could eat something, then next day it would get stuck.

I had my band removed in December and was sleeved 2 weeks ago. Best decision of my life.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On 4/1/2017 at 11:26 AM, onmyway11 said:

Do it! I too was banded in 2011 and revised mid January of this year. Today I got on the scale lighter than I ever was with the band. After 2 and a half months.

The sleeve is completely different. It works. It's not VIOLENT. You will not take a random bite of an apple and be in pain for a half an hour. You won't have port pain for forever. You will still need to work and I'm far far from having this all figured out but if your experience was anything like mine you will be very very happy you took the plunge.

Oh and also I felt this surgery was easier than the band. I don't know why I was super diligent of about Water and walking maybe??

Good luck with your decision. I was super emotional and nervous about this surgery. Something about "doing it again" that made me feel incredibly anxious. I know how you feel but this can and most likely will be your answer!


Lap band 9/2011
Revision to gastric sleeve 1/2017
HW:283
CW:225
Goal:160

Onmyway11, I'm so happy to find posts such as yours on BP. I'm also going to have Band to Sleeve Revision Surgery. My surgery is scheduled for Monday, April 10th. I had great success with the band for a few years; however, when I did begin having issues, my surgeon had moved away from the area and I was trying to deal/ignore my issues for a few years. Found a great surgeon and am now moving on to the Sleeve. I'm excited and also MUCH more nervous about this surgery. You hit the nail on the head with the reference to feeling emotional and nervous about "doing it again." and it really helps to hear from someone who feels the same way and went through the revision with success and with such a positive attitude and outlook! Thanks for sharing the great positive energy! Best of luck to you on your journey!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Trending Products

  • Trending Topics

  • Recent Status Updates

    • Stacyp44

      surgery on thursday im so excited
      · 1 reply
      1. Candace76

        Congrats & good luck!😊

    • summerset

      How's everyone doing? I'm still fighting insurance company over plastics.
      Many changes at work are coming up. It's very stressful but there are also some opportunities involved, both in regards to personal development and promotion.
      · 1 reply
      1. XtinaDoesIt

        I didn't think insurance was even possible for plastics? I figured it would all be out of pocket?

    • Butterflyeffect

      Hi everyone, I finally reached Onederland, yay!! Feels great and I have no regrets. Still a way to go but so much closer now. Thanks for all the support and tips along the way. 
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • MARSHAHUNTER

      Hi Everyone, I’m Marsha i was sleeve on July 8th.
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • alysia.rush

      UPDATE: 
      I was down to lowest weight of 117, kept around 123 for couple years, but recently due to covid gained back. got back up to 146, been trying to bounce back some and right now am at 140. Goal 117-120 ish.
      Experimenting with Macros:
      Keto- 900 calories
      Fat 75%, Net carbs 5%, Protein 20%.
      7/17/21: Day one: lightheaded, tired, randown, headache, not really that hungery, but thinking of food consistently, also but out alcohol and sugar, blah.
       
      · 2 replies
      1. Candace76

        Wishing you luck to get back where you want to be!😊

      2. alysia.rush

        Thank you!

  • Recent Topics

  • Hot Products

  • Sign Up For
    Our Newsletter

    Follow us for the latest news
    and special product offers!
  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs

    PatchAid Vitamin Patches

    ×