jenpedigo Posted March 20, 2005 Report Share Posted March 20, 2005 I went to TJ today for a fill and found out the most devasting news a bandster can hear. My band has eroded into my stomach, a rare complication but possible . I have had my band for 1 1/2 years now and i did not have any symptoms Dr Martinez could not belive that I have not had any symptons at all. I have to have my band removed within the next 2 weeks and wait 6 months before they will place another band. It is possible to get another band they say it looks hopeful due to the fact tha most band erosion happend within 6 months of surgery and it took mine 1 1/2 years. I am so sad and have lost alot of hope and this band has been the best thing i n my life and I have lsot 75 pounds however I have 65 more to go and now for 6months i have no band to help me. I am scared to death of gaining my weight back but also I am excited about getting a new band and going through that major weight loss we all experience at the beginning that is never to be repeated again. I am just so so very sad I cried at the office today. I think why me? It is so rare for band erosion , but it happened to me. I cannot begin to tell you all how much sadness I feel and hurt that I have to go through this. I am just asking for anyone on here to just help me get through this and I really need some good support right now. I wish all of you the greatest success with your band . It has brought me great hope for the first time in my life to experience this kind of weight loss, and now it has alos given me such sadness but I was assured that this erosion was not about anything I did or the doctors did , it was just my body rejecting the band and now I must get it fixed. and hopefully continue my weight loss journey with this little interuption. I would appreciate any any support from anyone and also if anyone else out there has gone through an erosion and still been successful Thank Jennifer Pedigo Dr Ortiz 08/22/2003 300/225/150 someday Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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