Disappearing lapbanders


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Seems so sluggish in this forum.

Would those of you with bands please just let readers know you are still around? (Hoping)

Thank you.

Ps I do understand sleeves far outnumber us on this board .

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I know I've just had my band fitted on Saturday 16-9-17 and I'm desperate for people who can support me, I'm still in agony down my left side gas seems to be shifting I just would like to know if it's normal to still be in pain as I don't think I expected it to be this painful.

Thanks x


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I remember the first few days being difficult, but quickly felt better after that.
Congrats on starting a new chapter in your life.
It truly works... if you do your part also.


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Hello, recently banded here and am also a little disappointed with the lack of activity going on in the band community here. The first 2 days post op were uncomfortable and when I felt the most pain but like Julie mentioned..I quickly felt like I had returned to "normal". If you are still having this much pain by the time you go for the 1st post op appointment definitely mention it to your wls.

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Hi all. Banded 9/14! Notice fewer banders also. Glad to see some live people!!!! Hope all are doing well!

I experienced extreme discomfort on left side. Had read it was likely gas from the co2 that had traveled up into my shoulder and neck. At post op with dr- he said not likely. More likely it was nerve pain (which it felt like!) coming from my diaphragm (had paraesophogeal hiatal hernia repair at same time.) Pain coming from Phrenic nerve that manifests in the neck and shoulder because the nerve starts in neck and runs down to diaphragm.

I did have some bloaty gassy pain in my abdomen, but it resolves about a week after surgery. Nerve pain is also mostly gone.


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I’m struggling at the minute I just don’t feel hungry but know if I don’t eat I won’t lose weight but don’t want to eat for the sake of it!




When was your surgery?


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16th September I’m due my first fill on 23rd October

Mine was sept 14. First fill oct 26

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