July 22, 2011 1:15 pm at 1:15 pm #598156golden momMember
Hi did anyone do the “band” and suffered afterwards with the bathroom? Or any other problems?July 22, 2011 1:49 pm at 1:49 pm #788747mommamia22Participant
I didn’t do it, but heard from others who have who complain about vomiting when they either eat too much, or ride airplanes, b/c of the air pressure.July 22, 2011 4:07 pm at 4:07 pm #788748adorableParticipant
I heard they have a hard time with figuring out the exact amount to eat and not throw up which is very common.July 22, 2011 8:00 pm at 8:00 pm #788749
Yes, I had it over 10 years ago and have lost (and kept off) 100+ lbs.
It takes time to getting used to. If you throw up it’s because you either ate too much, ate too quickly, or ate the wrong food. There are some foods that are difficult to eat with the band. I for one can not eat bread.
Like everything there are trade offs. I was more than happy to accept living with eating less for a healthier life.July 22, 2011 8:14 pm at 8:14 pm #788750oomisParticipant
Our close friend AND his wife both had the surgery and had lost a great deal of weight (which they gained back). He went through a terrible time with vomiting, and if he cheated and drank a soda – well don’t ask. I think one has to be exceptionally motivated to follow a healthy eating plan when having such surgery. It is not a magic cure,though from what I have seen, the results are very rapid (maybe that’s the problem). Anyone having serious post-op problems should get to the doc ASAP.July 22, 2011 8:44 pm at 8:44 pm #788751RABBAIMParticipant
It needs to be a last resort. There are s many safer ways to lose weight. If this in MD mandated. fine. If not, get yourself motivated to lose in a less intrusive way.July 22, 2011 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm #788752tikvuchkaMember
i did it . i lost weight but it wasnt fun and only works with det and exercise.July 22, 2011 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm #788753golden momMember
Thanx bowwow how long was ur recovery (I’m sure everybody is different) and did u hear of having sever bathroom issues after? Thanx oomis but what would u consider serious post op problems. And maybe ur friends who gained all back didn’t do adjustments every body I know who did the “gasto” I know lost tons and gained bk but the “band” whom ever I know lost kept it off there r those who never lost but I think they don’t keep to it and don’t adjustJuly 22, 2011 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm #788754Hocker101Member
Both my parents had it. My mother was very successful however certain foods dont agree with her. If she doesn’t eat those foods then she is perfect. Also, she lost tons of weight and kept it off. My father was very successful in the beginning and now when he gets tightened he has reflux! But, that can be fixed with medication!July 24, 2011 2:50 am at 2:50 am #788755oomisParticipant
Thanx oomis but what would u consider serious post op problems. And maybe ur friends who gained all back didn’t do adjustments every body I know who did the “gasto” I know lost tons and gained bk but the “band” whom ever I know lost kept it off there r those who never lost but I think they don’t keep to it and don’t adjust
The vomiting was one problem. Pain at the incision plus infection, was another. Plus, AFTER the weight is lost, you really need additional surgery to remove the excess skin that results from such rapid weight loss. That is more time under anesthesia, painful recovery,and scarring. One must be highly motivasted to do this. Someone who does not change his eating habits taht have been gained over a lifetime, will not succeed with this surgery. And if you already are able to change your eating habits – you might not NEED surgery.July 24, 2011 4:48 am at 4:48 am #788756
I had the surgery on a Wednesday morning, was home thursday night and back to work on Monday. When I had it done the post-op food guidelines were different than they are now. I could not have solids foods for six weeks, but I believe that restriction has changed. Having the band adjusted is important and making sure not to drink calories like soda is crucial.July 24, 2011 5:16 am at 5:16 am #788757Jersey JewParticipant
I had the Roux-en-Y almost 10 years ago and it was the best thing I ever did! I lost half my body weight. Mine was open as opposed to laprascopic.
I know people who have had the band and who have been matzliach. Dont think you will have the band and open/close it at will. If thats what you think, dont do it!
This is PERMANENT but its better than what you were.July 24, 2011 6:03 am at 6:03 am #788758
BTW.. there are great side effects as well….. better health, smaller clothing..
Word of caution to the men though…my estranged wife became extremely jealous that she could not lose weight the natural way.July 24, 2011 3:24 pm at 3:24 pm #788759Jersey JewParticipant
You will learn fairly quickly what works for you and what doesnt work. Dont try to be an oyber chuchem to beat the system. If you plan on downing gallons of ice cream, dont do it!
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