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1 week til the start of my new journey! Lapband removal then waiting 4-6 months to get a bypass. I have had my band for almost 11 years and it will be hard to say goodbye :( Anyone else go thru this and have any struggles to share with me about that in between time? Thanks!

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Oh flower! I parted ways with my 9 year old band last December but was hugely lucky enough to get the “All in one” - removal and surgery and my RNY same op - mind you, I had to have open surgery. But now, all is fan-bloody-tastic just 12 weeks later!

My only words of advice - be kind to yourself. You might gain a bit of weight over this time but as far as you can manage, don’t go wild and pack the food in because it will make the post-bypass weightloss that much longer, you’ll regret it. But be kind because unfamiliar hunger will remake your acquaintance! Try and remember your good rules - and be kind when you slip!

Time will pass...

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Hey marly18, I'm having my gastric bypass March 26 and will also be saying goodbye to my band of 16 years. My procedure will all be done at the same time. May I ask why you are having to remove your band and then doing the RNY at a later date? When I first entertained the idea of having my revision I kind of figured it might be done at two separate times, but after my consultation with my surgeon he said he would do it all at one time. He is also repairing a hernia too.

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I had my Lap-band removed after 10 years last year (got too tight). Despite giving it my all, I gained back quite a bit of weight over 9 mos (most people do). I had a mini gastric bypass in September and that weight is gone again. My advice is to do your best. Keep up with good habits like regular exercise and eating well and try not to be hard on yourself if you put some weight on. Good luck!

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My dr said the area needs to heal before doing the bypass. I thought that was the norm but now I am wondering. hmmmm.

And yea mine suddenly got too tight after not having an adjustment in probably 5 years. Had to have some Fluid removed and felt much better. Have also been having a big problem with night coughs for over a year now and have tried allergy, asthma, and reflux treatments to no avail. Hoping that the removal will help relieve my cough. I have been reading about others with a band having this problem too.

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