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Did a ten year follow up. Discovered leak between port and tube. GI Scope says Band in place and normal. Repair on 4/9 Monday.

Will be interesting as I get another tool back that will cut each meal in half. Got lazy on eating and drinking. I hope I know better this time. Key is to integrate this tool into meal size restrictions, intake macros and exercise plan.

Monday it begins again.

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I had a leak in the tubing once as well. The surgery went well and I was good for a few years. Good luck on Monday. I'm sure all will go well.

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Gi scope you mean endoscopy?? If so, apparently an erosion can be missed on endoscopy ( as I recently discovered)
Just heads up they don’t really know what’s going on 100% until they enter the abdominal cavity. Good luck.


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In my Drs office we get year esophograms. We drink a barium dye looks like e yucky milk. We drink it and a X-rays type image is taken. They can see if you have a food pouch forming above the band that can cause a slip, it can show a hernia of the esophogus, a band slip, and I'm not sure if it can show possible band erosions.

a test like this showed I had a food pouch forming

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On 4/7/2018 at 7:02 PM, Franklin5280 said:

Did a ten year follow up. Discovered leak between port and tube. GI Scope says Band in place and normal. Repair on 4/9 Monday.

Will be interesting as I get another tool back that will cut each meal in half. Got lazy on eating and drinking. I hope I know better this time. Key is to integrate this tool into meal size restrictions, intake macros and exercise plan.

Monday it begins again.

Just wondering how you are doing with the reset.

Trying to keep up with Bandersters Banded in 2007

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Now that I know how much fill I have it’s been much easier. Started with 1 cc two weeks ago, I get another 1 cc this week. Going slowly no rush.

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The reset I tried when I had band unfilled and stood on liquids for 9 days and mushy for 5 . The food pouch had fixed its led up. I recently had band filled on the 7th to 2 cc but I felt I had no restriction and even tho I was on mushy mainly I hadn't lost any weight. On the 23 I filled my band .75 and I feel more full between meals and I haven't had any pain. But I plan on doing periodic band resets every 6-8weeks. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Today I ate solid food w/o pain so I think the m back in business. And I lost about 4 lbs😀121 here I come.... Maybe even 118😉

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