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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from Sydney    Tue 24 May 2016, 1:26 pm

Hi!

welcome to this site! I found lots of great information here

Hopefully you don't have much scaring from band and will be able to be successfully sleeved.

Have a look at the part of the forum here:

http://www.gastricsleevesupport.com/f38-from-band-to-sleeve


Make sure that surgeon you choose does gastric bypass as well, just in case..

Good luck!
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from Sydney    Tue 24 May 2016, 1:25 pm

Hi!

welcome to this site! I found lots of great information here

Hopefully you don't have much scaring from band and will be able to be successfully sleeved.

Have a look at the part of the forum here:

http://www.gastricsleevesupport.com/f38-from-band-to-sleeve


Make sure that surgeon you choose does gastric bypass as well, just in case..

Good luck!
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PostSubject: Newbie from Sydney    Tue 10 May 2016, 5:38 am

Let me start by telling you a little about myself, I'm 38 single mum and been obese most of my adult life, I tired everything, I'm sure most can relate and nothing seemed to work I'd lose a few kg and unfortunately put it back on then before a knew it I was huge, I literally couldn't even look at myself in the mirror, I refused to go out and at this point just hated life, hated socialising I missed out so much in life because I couldn't face seeing ppl and was just so uncomfortable within myself, I finally decided to do something about it and joined private health fund while saving up for a lap band, I remember the day it all got approved and I put a deposit down I cried on the drive home, they were tears of joy because now I was finally going to lose the weight and be "normal" again I will be able to do things like a normal person and stop missing out on my kids life because I didn't want to leave the house, I remember being happy and I haven't felt happiness in a very long time, the day of surgery everything went well and got home first couple weeks on a liquid diet and losing weight (not as fast as many ppl I've read about) but my doctor told me that everyone's body is different and not to get discouraged, within 2-3 months I had lost 10kg and that was amazing but I was disappointed that it was only 10kg, I dieted like they asked I exercised like that told me to but the weight didn't shift and let me tell you all something they don't tell you about a Lap Band throughout the whole process you are always hungry is doesn't stop hunger it just restrict what will go down and what will get stuck, I wasn't losing weight and I was always hungry kept going doctors for adjustment but they weren't able to get it right, unfortunately I started to put the weight back on and I had to come to the realisation that the band wasn't working for me, that's when I saw my doctor and told her I need to do something about this I think I want to do the sleeve, she said she will support my decision and on 26.04.16 I had the surgery to take the band out, and if all goes well July 19th will be my sleeve date, I am scared about failing again and also scared about any complications such as leakage, I don't really have any support so there is no one I can talk to about all this, I'm hoping I find some ppl who have been through similar situation as mine as I'm told band to sleeve isn't always as successful as someone who has gone straight to sleeve, thanks for reading this and
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