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Looking to connect with people that have had their band a while and are still happy with it! I’ve had mine for 12 years! Sw 314 Lw 170 Cw 223. I’ve gained some back and wanting to find some support to help refocus.

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Hello there! I too have been banded for 12 yrs. I’ve lost and maintained a 120lb weight loss. I’m extremely happy with my decision and it’s getting harder to find long term banded people out there.

SW 220

LW 100

CW 109

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Hi!

Banded in 2014

LW 130

CW 136

Still love my band! Well its more of a love/hate relationship sometimes!

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Very few of us banders around. I like my band... mostly .
It has been over 13 years and it just works. I think the band trained ME
Best of luck to us all.
Am I the only one that wonders how long ???

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Julie, you’re not alone. I wonder how long my band will last as well, but fortunately I’ve had zero problems six years in. I never “test” it, and I maintain a healthy respect for the rules, including no NSAIDs for my arthritis.

If I ever had problems and needed it removed, I would certainly have another WLS again.

I love my band.

SW 302
LW 171
CW 189
Banded 2014

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Thanks for the reassuring words.
I just want all to stay the same.
I weigh about what I did in high school.... I do NOT believe I could have kept it off any other way
Nice to hear from you JWM

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I was banded in 2014 sw was 245. I lost weight but had another baby in September and I’m at 239 I got my 11cc band filled up to 6 cc took 3 out while I was pregnant and got 2 put back in on Thursday so now I’m at 5cc. I’ve never been in the green zone since I’ve had it I’m hoping to start the journey again

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Old lapbandster here too! Have been banded for 10 years. Love my band most of the time and have no plans to remove it. Not for now at least. I think a lot of the problems are due to a band that is too tight. I was having issues in the past two years and found that an unfill + progressive fills to a lower level to have solved 90% of them. Don't let the band get too tight as it can happen even if you have not had fills for years! I am 14 pounds heavier now at a lower fill level but would rather be a little heavier and comfortable than thinner and miserable.

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