first band 2001
The original nasty tight one, neever worked well...lost 10kg initially the not much unless I dieted
Had problems all along with reflux and never finding that sweet spot. 2007 had a scope and swallow as I felt it was not right but the surgeon assured me it was fine and in the correct spot.
Last month I went to the other surgeon in town who does bands who took one look at the 2007 swallow and showed me the large pouch and herniation. Wow..I had put up with not being able to take my meds, vomiting in my sleep, aspirating etc for years! Had another swallow which showed it was even bigger now so had it revised to the newer fatter (less pressure) band.
I have to say it already feels incredibly different than the first time.
I am really quiet excited about having a band that works. I never felt full with the first one.
Hence, I trust my new surgeon, Will not be seeing the old one again as I am rather disgruntled with him ( I should know better as I am an RN and shouldve had a second opinion earlier).
So, here i am...hoping for a moderate but permanent weight loss....currently weigh 85kg and would like to sit around 72kg (BMI 24) to be healthy.
I love sleeping without regurging too!