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Yep. Some of us old timers need to get on the board.... many are gone.
I’m going on 13 years soon and am totally happy. Don’t think it didn’t take YEARS to figure out fills, diet
And sometimes you may go up and down ... I’m very grateful.

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I haven't been on here in many years. I joined back when I had my surgery in 2006. I lost 169lbs (made it to my goal) without actually having a fill. Since my surgery I have had five children, so I have gained back over 50lbs. My youngest is eight months old, and I am done having children, so I started back losing weight two weeks ago and I am almost 10lbs down. The lapband isn't for everyone, but I wouldn't trade mine for anything.

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Hi! I just discovered this site! I was lap banded in 2007 and have had pretty good success all these many 13 years now. I'm 5feet 5 and weigh 135 pounds now. Not without effort though.

If anybody replies to this I'd gladly answer any questions...

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Good to hear from another 'Vintage' Bandster. I was 12/04 banded. Sounds like lotsa changes. In Oregon.

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I'm vintage alright....how has this journey been for you? For me....fairly uneventful, no major problems, just adjusting to the difference but it hasn't been a miracle cure....just an assist. Bada

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And I just hit another milestone. I'm now officially a member of the 100 Pounds Down Club!

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melflirt01 hit the nail on the head. Many doctors won't even do lap bands anymore as the patients that have had them a long time are encountering problems. I'm one of those statistics--mine is 10 years old and I'm having it removed next month. Good luck to all the bandsters here!

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17 minutes ago, JRT Mom said:

melflirt01 hit the nail on the head. Many doctors won't even do lap bands anymore as the patients that have had them a long time are encountering problems. I'm one of those statistics--mine is 10 years old and I'm having it removed next month. Good luck to all the bandsters here!

Take care and good luck to you as well

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I really miss my Lapband friends..... we use to have so much fun in here....

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