childrensgarden2 Posted April 25, 2008 Report Share Posted April 25, 2008 I just thought I would do a short post of my last year. I thought it might be encouraging to those who have just begun or are thinking of going through the journey of getting the lap band. I am of one of those people who does everything for everyone else and nothing for me. It was a huge decision to spend the money on the band when our family could of used it for something else. It is the BEST money I have ever spend. I would do it again in a heart beat. In a year I have lost 95 pounds. I am proud of myself and know that without the band I would of been heavier then when I began this journey. I have had no real issues or complications. I had smooth sailing until Jan. I went for a fill apt and I had no fill. My Dr. was puzzled. He refilled me and I went back 3 weeks later and had no fill again. At some point he must of somehow made a hole while trying to do a fill. I have always had my fills done under floro. He is now filling me with a thicker solution and I have maintained that fill two months now. Problem solved. I wish I lived closer so that it would be easier for me to go back to Dr. Ortiz's office for the fills but its impossible. Even with the slight set back I would still do it all over. At the begining I lost very fast and now I average about a pound a week. I am okay with this. This is how the band is suppose to work. I am going to the gym 5 times a week and it feels great although I still hate to work out. Feel free to email me if you would like to ask any questions...... email@example.com Shannon Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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