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

8years with my lap-band



Recommended Posts

Hello everyone! I'm Christina I've had my lapband 8years. Haven't had any problems till after a year ago maybe two I've had two kids while having my band I never gained out of control while pregnant both times but recently I've been having alot of vomiting can't keep anything down not even fluids I've been to the emergency room, I've been having pain where my band is located and I'm looking to get it removed and possibly getting a gastric sleeve. Feeling a little discourage like I let myself down. Starting weight was over 300 got down to 189 before my kids now I'm at 220 after having two kids.

Sent from my SM-G955U using BariatricPal mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have had mine 8 yrs as well and started having abdominal pain at band site and intestinal inflammation. The upper GI found there is no restriction, but fortunately no internal damage. I find out this week what happens next. I also gained after my last child and weigh more than my pre-op weight. I am right there with you.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using BariatricPal mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had issues with my band slipping which ended up with hospital stays, which means that all Fluid had to be taken out, wait a few months then start slowing filling again, after the last slippage Dr suggested sleeve. Had to fight insurance for it because of my BMI at the time but between my Dr and myself it was approved and had sleeve done in Sept 2016, best decision I ever made. Have lost 55 lbs, feel so much better, way more active. Older than you ladies, but took early retirement in Sept 2017 to take care of my new grandson. Don’t think I would have been able to do it without having the sleeve done. If you are able to get it done I would check with your Dr and your insurance.


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had issues with my band slipping which ended up with hospital stays, which means that all Fluid had to be taken out, wait a few months then start slowing filling again, after the last slippage Dr suggested sleeve. Had to fight insurance for it because of my BMI at the time but between my Dr and myself it was approved and had sleeve done in Sept 2016, best decision I ever made. Have lost 55 lbs, feel so much better, way more active. Older than you ladies, but took early retirement in Sept 2017 to take care of my new grandson. Don’t think I would have been able to do it without having the sleeve done. If you are able to get it done I would check with your Dr and your insurance.




Wow well congratulations! I was debating between sleeve and band . I’ve heard so many great things about the sleeve. I’m currently in the early stages getting evaluations and attending nutrition classes.


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can still gain weight back with the sleeve but it is probably the best option for eating "normally"

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

  • Recent Topics

  • Most popular:

  • Recent Status Updates

    • allwet

      Got my haircut today and its always amazing how much better i feel afterwards.
      i have always considered it an odd thing that i enjoy a haircut so much.
      The smell of the barbershop (no salons allowed) and the whole scissors and clippers feel and sound is so relaxing.
      I have had the same barber since 1987 and i am not sure how i will handle it if that guy ever dares to die on me. I am pretty sure that the magazines on the bottom of the stack are the same ones from my first visit.
      just started Ron Powers -Mark Twain Biography- enjoying it
       
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Gthom33

      Good Morning! Today is the first day of my liver shrinking diet!  It is hard being in the office and in my classes thinking about my old habits. But surgery is so close so can't complain too much! !10 days away!! Here we go. 
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Kimberly3  »  SabrinaGoddess

      Please keep us posted on your progress nth inking great thoughts for you. You got this!
      · 1 reply
      1. SabrinaGoddess

        Thanks so much Kimberly! Today I went for my pre-op consult, blood work and ekg, then I visited my doctor. I am SO excited. It's all happening!

    • BayougirlMrsS

      So i joined this site back in 2009 when it was called LapBandTalk.....  It, and I, have gone through a lot of changes..... Band, weight loss, grandkids, divorce, remarriage.......
      I just noticed that over 49K people have viewed my profile...... I sure hope i was able to inspire at least one....
      Today, i'm down to 141.4....  Size 6 Worthington pants.  Had to make a hole in my belt..... Whoop whoop
      I need yall's fashion help......


      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • allwet

      I have to say, even more than 2 years out, it is so much easier to be good when your busy and so easy to go wrong when your bored.  Crappy weather and the wife is sick so i feel trapped in this house and i have to really watch myself.  At least the holiday leftovers are gone.
      Going to get out this week even if for only a few hours, maybe go see  Ford vs Ferrari that looks real good.
      Ok, whining over, I hope everyone is doing well and had a good thanksgiving.
      · 1 reply
      1. ms.sss

        I hear ya. I notice the only time I ever "feel like eating" when I'm not actually hungry is when I'm watching TV for too long.

  • Trending Topics

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×