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LAPBAND to MGB - Please share your stories



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Hi there,

So i had a lapband put in in 2009, had inital success with it for the first 4years, then the problems started... food kept getting stuck despite having fill taken out, i had CONSTANT SEVERE left shoulder tip pain, and left side stomach pain to the point it hurt to breathe and i couldn't function etc! I Lost around 50kilos in the time i had the band! i was happy til i was in constant pain and vomiting all the time! I couldn't even get greek youghurt down in the end. I started to gain weight back because i could only eat crap & slider foods. It was so frustrating!

I decided although i was apprehensive to have my band removed (in November 2017) and im currently back to my pre banded weight almost! Im crushed!

i have a 2 year old son who i struggle to keep up with & want to be a fit, healthy, happy Mumma to him!

SO....... I've had a consult with Dr Brendan Ryan in sydney to discuss my options for revision! I originally leant towards a Sleeve, BUT in my research & medical advice i now see that RNY or MGB is best for me success wise & for maximum weight loss! So iv chosen MGB & im suddenly frightened! Is this op going to work for me, will I WORK WITH IT & BE SUCCESSFUL!? Will i have complications, & massive Vitamin deficiencies, what about future pregnancies (Dr said i could have a baby again but have to be monitored closely etc) What about having a social drink etc (i rarely drink but like to let my hair down a few times a year)

I think im overthinking but im also a worrier & scared im making the wrong choice.....

Those who have had revision from Band to MGB please share your stories, Pros & cons, Success with MGB etc

I need to know these are all normal thoughts?????

Edited by NikNakNoo

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