Thursday, May 10, 2012

New Day Same Shit

Last week I went back to my surgeon.  I can hardly eat anything solid... puke a lot and am miserable.  I have a Upper GI schedule for a week from tomorrow.  I am pretty sure I will learn the same thing many before me have learned... slip and band removal.  I have zero fluid in my band puke at least once a day on protein shakes and pretty much hate my life right now.  I have to be honest, I would strongly warn against the Lap Band.  So many of us have recently had serious complications leading to band removal.  I know it has worked wonders for some of you... but it has been a hard road for me.

Now I am just wondering what I will do.. I am thinking revision to sleeve, but I don't know if my insurance will cover it or if I even want to go through more surgery.  I am so frustrated and disappointed.  I am tired or hurting when I try to eat squishy foods.  O well... I soldier on.


Gen said...

I'm so very sorry. I wish it was not true, but it does appear the band is not so great for many of us. We were not properly warned.

I am so sorry you are going through this, and I pray you find a better solution.

xoxoxo Gen

Gilly said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I've been wondering if this slip phenomenon is a result of the band being too tight. It seems that the doctors in the States keep you guys a lot tighter than we are up here in Canada (or at least at my clinic)...I wonder how much tightness has to do with it. Not that it really matters at this point. I hope it all works out for you, and that you start feeling better soon!

Ronnie said...

I'm sorry you're having to go through this and that you find some answers soon. Keep us updated.