Unfortunately, due to all of the problems I have been having with my band, it became medically necessary to have my band removed.
Many of you followed along with my tales of woe...the days of not eating, excessive vomiting of water, unrelenting pain, total unfills, chills and shakes, complete tightness in spite of being unfilled..etc. you have listened to it all.
Unfortunately the incident that began on march 28 th and has continued for 20 days has now been resolved. I took your advice and got a second opinion. On Tuesday 4/16 I went to my GP explained my situation and asked for a referral,to a GI. He was happy to do so b/c he wanted me to have an endoscopy and CAT scan. Before I got the referrals, the following day I was in so much pain that my doctor sent me to the ER. Based on the CT scan there, I found out I had a slipped band and part of my stomach was crimped up.
Transferred to another hospital so they could take the band out immediately.
It has been a week now....I am healing up fine and dandy....but I am sad, fearful, disappointed, and confused.
Where do I go from here? I worked so hard for 2 years to lose the weight and work this body into a fit one. Will it all slip through my fingers?
I am eating real food again....super hungry ALL THE TIME....feeling a little reckless because I can eat tortilla chips ... what now?
Words of encouragement or advice would be much appreciated.