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banded in 2012 and starting again , i had my band emptied just over 18 months ago , but 3 weeks ago started to have fills again , first and i have 2.5mls in , i go again tomorrow for my second fill , anyone doing the same ?

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Yep - starting again post pregnancy. I'm at 2.8ml too. I was at 3ml but it was too tight this time around. It's a bit 'not this again' for me - maintained a stable, normal weight for years and I have reflux issues now so the 'sweet spot' is a lot harder to get right without aggregating the acid burn at night.

I'm older now so it seems weight doesn't budge as easily as before 😑

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Hiya elevator music, yes being older doesn't help , nor does the menopause! I now have 4mls in , hoping this time I can get to where I want xx

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I was banded in 2016. Did great for a while then kinda slacked for about 6 months and have gained some weight. Was kinda looking for motivation on here but doesn’t seem to be many posting like there was when I first started.
I was also thinking about taking a break from the band to give my body a break? Any thoughts??

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Hi I had my band emptied and put 2 stone on , comfort eating after the loss of my nan , in a lot of ways I regret it but felt I needed a break so my advice is think carefully about it carefully . I never had after care support from my hospital , or the support group I new I would need after surgery which I was told they had . I have now found the hospital group have a clinic 30 mins from me now so have bought a six month package , I now feel I have support really for the first time . At the start of my journey I bought books read up and went on this forum but like you don't find so many people on here now , I'm in England too so find most were from America where perhaps things are done different . I really am starting again with the 20 , 20 20 rule etc , here is hoping this time I reach my goal and beat my food demons ! Good luck

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Well I went to Mexico for my surgery so I got zero support but could of reached out more but I’m stubborn. I googled the 20,20,20 rule since I’ve never heard of it and I’m definitely going to try it! Good lunch with the food demons and hopefully you find enough support to get you where you need to be!

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Zero support after surgery seems very common , yes try the 202020 it really does help , you also may wish to look up Paul o'brian a band surgeon , his explanation on how the band works is excellent and may also help you understand a little more , worth a look, good luck in your journey .

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Hello,I got my band in 2009, I was completely noncompliant for about 4 years and 8 months ago I had to have my band unfilled for gallbladder surgery.

Today was my 1st fill in 4 or 5 years, I want very much to be successful this time around, I can honestly say that I didn't do my part. I am actually looking forward to the journey as I am hella motivated now!😁

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Hello,I got my band in 2009, I was completely noncompliant for about 4 years and 8 months ago I had to have my band unfilled for gallbladder surgery.

Today was my 1st fill in 4 or 5 years, I want very much to be successful this time around, I can honestly say that I didn't do my part. I am actually looking forward to the journey as I am hella motivated now!😁

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Hi well I wish you well in your journey , I have had 2 fills now , 4mls in so far in a 10ml band .

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