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I had my band for 20 months. I did not have another band fitted. Whilst it was an option, I was not sure that I could face the risk of having more problems with it (I had a pretty dreadful time with my former hospital and their level of ‘care’). So have opted to have a bypass – took Mr Somers guidance on this really. I know a few people who have had 2nd bands, but I guess it comes down to individual circumstances. Whilst my port caused me pain, that was not the main reason I had the band out – I couldn’t eat solids and the band itself was painful everytime it was filled, I couldn’t bear the thought of continuing to bring up just about everything I tried to eat and drink (including water).

The port will become more prominent with weight loss (btw 7 stone is amazing, well done).

Good luck speaking with the team St Richards, I am sure they will have some suggestions to help you.

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