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Life is awesome and I would Never remove my band. It has been suggested recently so I say NO!

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Why would you if it’s doing what it’s supposed to and not causing issues? Fingers crossed that it all stays that way

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Wow n that’s awesome. Good for u. It’s also AWESOME to know that someone is doing well with it for this long n with no problems.

I had a ❤️/hate relationship with my LB n tolerated cuz what mattered most was that it kept my weight under control regardless. But, unfortunately had it removed due to PS complications n I semi miss this tool.
So, I’m now standing by for a possible revision God willing.
Thank u for sharing n God bless.🙏🏽

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I'm happy you have been able to keep your band with good success! I totally agree with you that if you're not having issues with your band there's no reason to remove it. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".

Unfortunately many of us old bandsters have had to have ours removed for various reasons and gotten revisions. I don't miss mine at all...

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One in a million

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There are many of us quieter banders who just keep going.

I had my lap band in 2006. Still happy still continue to work my healthy habits.
Not easy some days!! Mostly just habits after 13+ years.
High school weight feels right for me right now.
I’m hopeful to not lose my band... it happens

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17 hours ago, Julie norton said:

There are many of us quieter banders who just keep going.

I had my lap band in 2006. Still happy still continue to work my healthy habits.
Not easy some days!! Mostly just habits after 13+ years.
High school weight feels right for me right now.
I’m hopeful to not lose my band... it happens

So happy for you! I wish continued band happiness for you!

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On 1/15/2020 at 2:26 PM, TakinThePlunge said:

Life is awesome and I would Never remove my band. It has been suggested recently so I say NO!

So glad it has been successful for you. I really want the band but everyone is pushing the sleeve. Curious whether you can eat salads and raw veggies as I hear this is a challenge with the band.

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Finalllly someone else in the same position as me. I’m 12 yrs out and still thrilled with my device and maintaining my weight. Best decision for myself. Congrats

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Very glad to hear this! I'm happy for you :) Can you eat raw veggies? Would you mind giving me an idea of a typical days diet?

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I have very few problems with any food. My number one nemesis is tomatoes. Haven’t been able to eat them since surgery. Other than that everything works just fine. I have a 10cc band with 5.5 ccs currently in it. I still stay away from “slider foods” and I’m not big on sweets so that’s never been an issue. I have zero problems with any sort of Proteins or vegetables. (Minus tomatoes) all fruit is fine with me as well. I still have to chew carefully and I’m always the last to finish a meal but that’s fine with me.

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39 minutes ago, ChristineMarie78 said:

I have very few problems with any food. My number one nemesis is tomatoes. Haven’t been able to eat them since surgery. Other than that everything works just fine. I have a 10cc band with 5.5 ccs currently in it. I still stay away from “slider foods” and I’m not big on sweets so that’s never been an issue. I have zero problems with any sort of Proteins or vegetables. (Minus tomatoes) all fruit is fine with me as well. I still have to chew carefully and I’m always the last to finish a meal but that’s fine with me.

Thanks so much. This is super helpful! Are the tomatoes problematic because of gerd? Just curious. I eat a very Tomato based diet. Thanks!

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I haven’t had GERD since before surgery. The problem with tomatoes is the skin and texture. Those two combined make it impossible to pass through my band.

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That's great to hear.....especially w so many band bashers out there........I'm 18 years out myself (was my doctors first patient actually) kept all my weight off all these years UNTIL....5 years ago late in my pregnancy( my baby girl wasn't gaining enuf weight ..had all Fluid removed...gained all the weight back FAST....was embarrassed to go back to my doctor for a refill...which was silly...but finally did 8 weeks ago and weight falling back off again just like it always did...I lived all these years as a "skinny person" with that famous perfect "sweet spot" in my band that I forgot I'm really a fat person in a banded skinny body lol...can't believe how fast weight came back (AND my food addictions)when fluid was removed during pregnancy......and she was premature still..weighing 3 pounds......so I set recommend fluid removal when pregnant ......I now got my refill now and ..been losing like crazy again now that I got my sweet spot w my band again....band for me has truly been a lifesaver...would NEVER have it removed....its all about that sweet spot ....

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On 2/3/2020 at 7:28 PM, 18 year banster said:

I now got my refill now and ..been losing like crazy again now that I got my sweet spot w my band again....band for me has truly been a lifesaver...would NEVER have it removed....its all about that sweet spot ....

You are truly lucky! Most bandsters struggle to find the "sweet spot" and some never do. The band can be a great tool if you have the fortune be able to live with it--I wish continued success for you.

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