Friday, April 29, 2011

Band issues... again.

I went to see my doctor yesterday because I needed an unfill. This is the 3rd unfill I have had in 3 months. Everytime I go in and get some fluid out (last time it was 1 cc) it is fine for a couple weeks and then gets tight again. Yesterday the doc decided he was taking all the fluid and and scheduling an upper GI. I only had 4 ccs of fluid and at one time I was at my sweet spot with 7.5 cc. I think something is up with my band, maybe a slip, because I am totally empty and still have restriction. I actually threw up yesterday after eating eggs for lunch post unfill.

All this has me thinking, if I had to have surgery to have my band repositioned or removed what would I do? At this point I am begining to wonder if maybe the band just isn't for me. I am not feeling sad or depressed about it.. just realistic. I think I would probably just have my band removed. I don't know if I am willing to another weight loss surgery.

O well.. food for thought. Happy Friday all!

7 comments:

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

Wow, I'm so sorry you are having so much trouble. I hope everything works out for you. You'll be in my thoughts. I can't wait to hear what the upper GI will reveal. Fingers crossed that everything is better soon!

Miss Vickie "The Queen Bee" said...

I swear, that is one of my biggest fears. I hope all goes well with you.

susieq4givn said...

I am so sorry you are having these issues...that totally sucks. Boy for me I would have it fixed and keep the band..I don't want to ever go back to living life the way I was and I am just not sure I could do it without the band...but if you can and these problems are too much, you have to do what is best for you. Keep us updated!

Sarah G said...

I am right there with you. Only I have a confirmed slip. Right now I am leaning towards complete removal instead of repair. Best of luck to you.

Amanda Kiska said...

No fun! Keep us posted!

Dinnerland said...

I'm so sorry to hear of these troubles-- and I really hope that you are OK and will NOT need the band removed. Often, I think that 'band rest' can resolve these issues... let us know what happens.
All the best of luck ....

Jen said...

I'm sorry you are having these problems. It must be so frustrating to be that tight and not even know why. I hope they figure things out for you. Take good care in the meantime. Hugs.