jenpedigo Posted April 5, 2005 Report Share Posted April 5, 2005 HI all, I am finally back from TJ after having my band removed due to erosion. The surgery was hard on me, for many reasons physically and emotionally. However Dr Ortiz and Martinez did a wonderful job, and I had the same great experience with everyone there as always. My surgery went wonderful and smooth. They did not have a difficult time removing it and I was told that yes absolutely yes I can have my band back in 6 months. HOOORAY!!!!!!!!! In the meantime I am currently on liquids for 2 weeks and then can do solids 3rd week out. I will continue to make good food choices and exercise during this time of NO LAP BAND LAND!. I fee very confident that I will do well with my diet and exercise without my band. I have decided that if I lose the rest of the weight of 65lbs between now and my 6 months I will not have the band put back in, or if I get pregnant ( my husband and I are trying) before the 6 month period. If the weight is not gone and I'm not pregnant I WILL have the band put back in. If anyone wants to know more details about the surgery and specifics exactly I will be more than happy to tell you the surgery experience and details, there is so much more to it than I have indicated here in this message, more than happy to dicuss with anyone. My band experience for 1 1/2 years was wonderful with all the weight that I lost so I dont regret one moment of having the band It saved my life and my health. I will succed at this with or without the band. The band taught me alot I mean alot about food choices and emotions tied to food, and why I overeat. I will not forget that for one moment. I want to thank all of you that emailed me personally during my difficult time before my band removal I really really appreciate it alot. All of you bandsters are wonderful. Keep up the good work and strive for success. Jennifer Pedigo 08/22/03 Dr Martinez & Ortiz 300/214/150 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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