Odds of long-term success


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I have no problem with debate and disagreement. I am thrilled whenever there is peer-reviewed information shared. Statistics excite me. I love seeing fellow RNs sharing accurate health-related information.

I just find the snarkiness and condescension to be kind of contrary to the stated purpose of the board. I would think it more productive to share information without the digs.

You have a lovely evening, too :thumbup:

Statistics can be reported out of context or interpreted incorrectly. One also needs to take into consideration the number of participants, methodology, data collection procedures, reliability, generalizability, etc.

Since you seem to be directing your distain towards "fellow RNs", it's important to note that even RNs can post inaccurate information... knowingly or not. As an RN, I appreciate it when I am called on something I was mistaken about so I can grow and learn.

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All I can say to this post is "WOW"! The thread took on a life of it's own! Before I had my band, I felt the same way you did and also researched into the long-term effects of the band. I didn't find alot of info and it is hard to find anyone with 10 years or more with a band. I did post a thread asking what was the longest anyone on this forum had the lapband, I will go back and see if I can find that information.

There has been some good advice posted on this thread, after you weed out the bickering. Just follow your heart, do your homework and remember that no road to weight loss is easy! Also, anything worth having requires a little work!

So far, so good with the band! Best of luck to you!

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I have no problem with debate and disagreement. I am thrilled whenever there is peer-reviewed information shared. Statistics excite me. I love seeing fellow RNs sharing accurate health-related information.

I just find the snarkiness and condescension to be kind of contrary to the stated purpose of the board. I would think it more productive to share information without the digs.

You have a lovely evening, too :thumbup:

But I did share factual information and ASMBS studies. What's the problem? Nurse09 told me my surgery was proven ineffective, that is false information. She wrote that the band is the most effective WLS type on the market today. That was wrong. She wrote one wrong piece of information after another. As a fellow nurse are you suggesting we should just let it go and let people think the wrong information is correct?

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Just been doing some reading over at the VSG board . From what I read it appeared that some of the issues banded people experience can also be experienced by sleeved people.

The one which surprised me was that sleeved people can also get that stuck sensation and have to bring food back up as it won't go down. I thought this was a problem with the band that wasn't experienced with the sleeve and that it was due to the small stoma that the band creates.So why do sleeved people have this problem as well.

Can someone please explain for me.

Thanks

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Just been doing some reading over at the VSG board . From what I read it appeared that some of the issues banded people experience can also be experienced by sleeved people.

The one which surprised me was that sleeved people can also get that stuck sensation and have to bring food back up as it won't go down. I thought this was a problem with the band that wasn't experienced with the sleeve and that it was due to the small stoma that the band creates.So why do sleeved people have this problem as well.

Can someone please explain for me.

Thanks

Coming out of surgery your sleeved stomach is the size of a cigar. If you eat a piece of steak and don't chew well, something bigger than your stomach it can feel stuck. But after your stomach stretches out to a small banana in 4-6 months it's not a problem anymore.

There is a learning curve to all WLS types.

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Thanks for explaining that.

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Excellent work on this reply thread

I'd like to personally thank YOU for taking the time and effort.

And kiddos for editing. Even though those whose only replies are to attack a misspelled word (auto correct does that too often).

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