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Had my band fitted 10 yrs ago done well with it was 18stone got down to 11st I was happy with that but past 3 yrs have been a nightmare:( .. I have a slipped band ( have done for few years ) but now it band coming out next week as my health is suffering bad cannot eat solids at all so I living off milkshakes!!! N yes putting the weight back in so now I am 13 st it gonna take some hard work to lose weight without the band but I think tbh better than being everyday ,, anyone else had there’s removed and if so how did you find eating n keeping weight off ?

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I have had mine for nine years. Going to the sleeve hopefully as soon as my insurance approves it. Same with me. last three years hell. Was living life and loving life then one day I just started vomiting. My insurance would not pay to have the band removed so my surgeon just unfilled it. I have lived on liquids for the most part once in a while I get a good meal in but even empty its still tight. He said most bands are an 80 percent failure rate by year ten. I have gained all my weight back but I can't eat healthy. Its the most ridiculous thing in the world. Good luck with your removal. I would not just have mine removed without converting. Life has been pretty miserable.

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I had LB back in 2003 and all went well until about 2006 when i had a slip and had to have my band replaced as I could not even keep Water down.

Now I am having the same issue. I have nothing in my band but cannot keep foods down, cannot eat in the morning and sometimes even my morning coffee does not stay down due to the accumulation of saliva from during the night.

I have gained a little weight back because I’m basically not eating any more, except ice cream and anything that melts in my mouth and stays down.

I am worried that if I go back to my Dr they won’t replace the band again and take it out and I know I won’t cope with them taking it out.

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Banded in 2011, revised to bypass this past March, best decision ever.

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I had LB back in 2003 and all went well until about 2006 when i had a slip and had to have my band replaced as I could not even keep Water down.
Now I am having the same issue. I have nothing in my band but cannot keep foods down, cannot eat in the morning and sometimes even my morning coffee does not stay down due to the accumulation of saliva from during the night.
I have gained a little weight back because I’m basically not eating any more, except ice cream and anything that melts in my mouth and stays down.
I am worried that if I go back to my Dr they won’t replace the band again and take it out and I know I won’t cope with them taking it out.

Sorry to hear you have problems but tbh my op is now tomorrow [emoji33]7-8-18! I am so sick of being ill and reflux etc I actually looking forward to having band removed as past 3 yrs has been awful:(. People say all the Tind having a band is easy etc until you explain in detail everything that goes with it sick n pain etc then they go oh I never knew this my friends have watched me suffer n happy for me that I can hopefully get some relief with Removel as mostly so bloody tired all the time due to lack of food it has ruined my social life too ,,,


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Sorry to hear you have problems but tbh my op is now tomorrow [emoji33]7-8-18! I am so sick of being ill and reflux etc I actually looking forward to having band removed as past 3 yrs has been awful:(. People say all the Tind having a band is easy etc until you explain in detail everything that goes with it sick n pain etc then they go oh I never knew this my friends have watched me suffer n happy for me that I can hopefully get some relief with Removel as mostly so bloody tired all the time due to lack of food it has ruined my social life too ,,,


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Quick update now my band is out as if two days ago [emoji33]. Everyone I know is asking am I hungry lol the answer is no I have no urge to eat as yet as I guess it’s early days ( swelling etc) ... but surgeons gave me my band in a tub I said I have a live / hate relationship with t lol ... but any how pain wise not to bad just recover now an see what happens x


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Quick update now my band is out as if two days ago [emoji33]. Everyone I know is asking am I hungry lol the answer is no I have no urge to eat as yet as I guess it’s early days ( swelling etc) ... but surgeons gave me my band in a tub I said I have a live / hate relationship with t lol ... but any how pain wise not to bad just recover now an see what happens x


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10 days post op of band removal and YES I can eat and tbh I feel
So much better for have engery now no reflux n sleeping better... and yes I have put weight on but that is my tastebuds that have come alive again so I know I will not diet again but going to to now try my best to eat healthy and have joined gym [emoji33]... so fingers crossed all will work out good BUT am I glad band is out I hear you ask ! YES I am as feel more human and health is improving ( amazing to sleep al night without reflux ) x


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