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2ndtimeround

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Hi everyone 

I had a lap band put in many years ago and had a not great but not terrible experience. 

I had my band taken out three months ago and I'm going in for surgery on 24 May to have the sleeve. 

Really looking forward to the operation as well as being an active member on here. 


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Tic

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Hi @2ndtimearound we have a similar story although my op is not until July. I hope all went well and look forward to you sharing your story when you are up to it.

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Welcome @2ndtimeround and @Tic!  
I hope that you are recovering well after your op 2ndtimeround. Tic, it will be July before you know it!
All the best,
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2ndtimeround

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Hi @2ndtimearound we have a similar story although my op is not until July. I hope all went well and look forward to you sharing your story when you are up to it.

:-)


Hey Tic, thanks for the well wishes! Operation went well, only set back was a hernia repair and a drive-me-crazy itchy reaction to the painkiller.

It’s really different to the band. I felt I could eat anything when I had the band from the get go. This is much more restrictive but still not as much as I thought!

How are you doing while waiting?
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2ndtimeround

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Welcome @2ndtimeround and @Tic!  
I hope that you are recovering well after your op 2ndtimeround. Tic, it will be July before you know it!
All the best,
😉 


Thanks Denzel!
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Tic

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Hey Tic, thanks for the well wishes! Operation went well, only set back was a hernia repair and a drive-me-crazy itchy reaction to the painkiller.

It’s really different to the band. I felt I could eat anything when I had the band from the get go. This is much more restrictive but still not as much as I thought!

How are you doing while waiting?


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Tic

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Now that i am ready, i just want to get moving on it. I am glad to hear alls going well for you....keep me posted on progress, i am keen to share the journey :-)
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Peggy

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Hi, I hope it went and is going well for you both. How are things now?

I too have had my band removed. Pencilled in is a booking for October for a sleeve.

I had my band for 5 years. Whenever it was going well and working, I had a couple of weeks before severe reflux throughout the night became a huge problem. I kept cycling through minimal restriction of food and no reflux, to a good restriction and the fear of aspiration or choking in the night. This was with less than .5ml fill and withdrawal.

Enough is enough.

I would have had the sleeve in the first place but the surgeon whom I saw originally didn’t perform them, preferring the ‘more tested option’ of the band.

Can you tell me how the physical recovery of the band removal is compared to the recovery from the sleeve operation, timewise and pain level.
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2ndtimeround

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Hi, I hope it went and is going well for you both. How are things now?

I too have had my band removed. Pencilled in is a booking for October for a sleeve.

I had my band for 5 years. Whenever it was going well and working, I had a couple of weeks before severe reflux throughout the night became a huge problem. I kept cycling through minimal restriction of food and no reflux, to a good restriction and the fear of aspiration or choking in the night. This was with less than .5ml fill and withdrawal.

Enough is enough.

I would have had the sleeve in the first place but the surgeon whom I saw originally didn’t perform them, preferring the ‘more tested option’ of the band.

Can you tell me how the physical recovery of the band removal is compared to the recovery from the sleeve operation, timewise and pain level.
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2ndtimeround

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Hi Peggy! Firstly I wanted to let you know I love my sleeve! Restriction is perfect from the get go. Recovery is definitely harder though. Pain levels are about the same to start with but I never had pain with eating with the lap band but once I get to full on the sleeve pain kicks in. It’s needed though to understand when you’re full. With the band I was eating most thing straight away. With the sleeve the gradual introduction of food can make you feel a bit weak. I’m about 8 weeks out now and don’t regret the sleeve. Keep me posted on how you go.
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