I will be having my Lap Band removed forever. Originally I had planned to have my Lap Band replaced, but after much discomfort and a long talk with my surgeon, it has been decided that keeping the band just isn't a good call for me. My surgeons feel that I am only prolonging the issues and that 3 months, 6 months, or a year down the road, I will be right back here. Let me say... I am releaved. I have had such a bad year and a half with my band. I am tired of my new kind of disfunctional eating. I feel like I traded one eating disorder for another.
The new plan... get me the sleeve. My surgeon is working on an appeal currently and he is confident we can make this happen. It is just going to take a little time. Though it is not ideal to have another surgery... I think it is better than trying to make the band work. I am very much looking forward to Monday and putting this all behind me. Hopefully my next surgery will be the begining of a very successful bariatric lifestyle.
To those whom are working their bands, I wish it could have been me... but I am very happy for you!