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Honestly, I don’t mean to disappoint you but I don’t think they should do lapband surgeries any more. I had mine done 11 years ago. I lost about thirty pounds, my body adjusted to the lower calorie in take and I stopped losing. I was throwing up most of my meals because food kept getting stuck so how I managed to regain the weight is beyond me. Today I am exactly the same weight I was when I had my surgery. My diet during this time has been (on and off) low carb, (only thing that came close to working for me), combined with walking and kayaking. For awhile I had worked up to walking ten miles a day two times a week. That’s a four hour walk, two times a week. With two or three days of 1-2 hour walks. I was putting in the effort, tracking meals, carbs, calories, etc. just to maintain my weight. As soon as I let up, the pounds came on.

If you have time left before surgery, research lapband success rate. I would strongly suggest a different type of surgery.

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5 minutes ago, elless said:

Honestly, I don’t mean to disappoint you but I don’t think they should do lapband surgeries any more. I had mine done 11 years ago. I lost about thirty pounds, my body adjusted to the lower calorie in take and I stopped losing. I was throwing up most of my meals because food kept getting stuck so how I managed to regain the weight is beyond me. Today I am exactly the same weight I was when I had my surgery. My diet during this time has been (on and off) low carb, (only thing that came close to working for me), combined with walking and kayaking. For awhile I had worked up to walking ten miles a day two times a week. That’s a four hour walk, two times a week. With two or three days of 1-2 hour walks. I was putting in the effort, tracking meals, carbs, calories, etc. just to maintain my weight. As soon as I let up, the pounds came on.

If you have time left before surgery, research lapband success rate. I would strongly suggest a different type of surgery.

it's hard to find a surgeon these days who'll place one. Too many people had too many issues with them - it seems like a lot of people have had them removed.

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Elless, have you considered a revision? My story is the same as yours (lap band didn't help me lose weight at all, only lost 20 pounds in 6 months, regained it quickly and then gained extra weight) except I resorted to slider foods after I realized the lap band wasn't helping at all. I revised to RNY and I've lost 43 pounds in less than 2 months. It's a total game changer and I'd recommend it to anyone.

Skinny3, if you have 100 or more pounds to lose I'd definitely look into gastric bypass!!! It's not what it used to me. About a decade ago (and before) it was an open surgery with more risks but now it's done laproscopically. Definitely recommend it.

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i have lapband surgery in the morning. i'm pretty excited.
The band will be placed over my stomach that i previously had the RNY surgery. thanks for sharing you guys experience though.
I have to be at the hospital at 11:30 that means i wont get surgery till to hours later. my nerves are on edge.

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