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Posted on Sat, Aug 30, 2008 19:09

For those who have followed my progress with the lap band success's and upsets. Here is a update.In my last blog Lap band #3. I left off with the doctor not able to find the fill port after 20 times with a 14 gage Needle 4 1/2 long and being wiggled around . the doctor stopped and tells ,me I have to get X-rays to see if the port has flipped over. I went to the local hospital nearby.(All I can say is that they have a nice looking big building and not much else good about this hospital.) Well after 300 dollars of inconclusive X-Rays (I really think the tech was a Student because they had to take about 15 shots and they still could not tell if the port had flipped)Well about 3 weeks later. Friday I Had to set up a Fluoroscope session with the hospital that did the Lap band(different hospital) with in 30 minutes they had the located the band, and the doctor was able to fill it to get the band adjusted. Only problem is I think the doctor may have adjusted it too far in.Today was the first day after the adjustment.It did not go well. For those who have the band know what fun it is when the food gets where it wont go down or up. After 3 hours Finally got relief. after had talked to a man about a BUICK.Now I am feeling a little better. All this because of a piece of food the size of your thumb nail.


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Posted on Fri, Sep 05, 2008 22:40

Butterbll, I hope you the best of all success on your journey! I hope what comes out of it is a more confident you. =) And I'm sorry to hear about your undesirable displeasure of what has happened. Hoping for the best! TC


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Posted on Sun, Aug 31, 2008 17:20

HI I'm sorry to hear about your discomfort with the procedure. I wanted to have gastric bypass but I was chicken, decided to do it on my own, so far I have lost about 15lbs. But I have so much more to go. I admire anyone that has the guts to do something so drastic. I wish you the best and good luck!!


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Posted on Sun, Aug 31, 2008 12:40

Sorry you are having problems with your lapband....but I'm sure you will be pleased with the outcome.


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Posted on Sun, Aug 31, 2008 07:50

HI ,BUTTERBLL I,M SO SORRY TO HEAR THAT I DON,T WISH THAT ON ANY ONE I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL BELIEVE ME HAVING THE LAP-BAND DONE MYSELF THIS YEAR .EVERY TIME I GO GO MY FILL THEY USE A 2 1/2 NEEDLE SOMETHING LIKE THAT AND POCK ME OVER 25 TIMES TO FIND THE PORT I KNOW IT IS NOT FUN WHAT WE DO TO LOSE WEIGHT LOL BUT IN TIME THINGS WILL GET BETTER I BELIEVE THAT SO YOU HANG IN THERE AND GET WELL SOON MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALWAYS ..JUST LOOK YOUR NOT ALONE I,M HERE FOR YOU IF I CAN HELP YOU WITH ANYTHING O:K HUGS AND KISSES WENDY :O)

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Posted on Sun, Aug 31, 2008 07:12

Wow Butter, There is so much more to this lap band than I ever realized. Hope you are feeling better :-) Kris


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Posted on Sun, Aug 31, 2008 01:39

Oh I have had heard many stories like this of having problems with finding the port or that it was filled too much. Have patience though, most of these went extremely, well it was just a matter of finding the right fill amount. Hope it just continues to get better from here.


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