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Re: Hi I’m a newbie can anyone answer any of my questions please?

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@Talula 21432 wrote:

Hello evryone
I attended a a Streamline Surgery information evening last night. I am considering having a gastirc band fitted and from what I understood of the information given, I think this is probably the one that I am best suited to, however I have read that many people who have had the band later have it removed and then opt for the bypass.
I’m a female aged 43, have no diagnosed health problems as yet, 5’4″ and weighing 17 and a half stone wearing 22-24 size clothes. I would be happy to reach a size 12/14 as I’ rather be curvey than really thin.
My eating habits are – often miss breakfast, sandwich and packet of crisps at work in the daytime and sometimes biscuits or a choccy bar if they are there. In the evening I will have a dinner (portion size is manly), sometimes a pudding or chocolate. I don’t really graise all day and I don’t binge til I fell sick. If I do have chocolate it is usually family size.
All of the ladies sharing their story last night had bypasses so I would like to hear from others who have had the band too please. Sorry my post is so long

Hi Talula,

Firstly congratulations on taking the step to go to the information evening and you’ve chosen a fantastic group of surgeons if you go forward with your choice.

I had my band at the end of July 2011, I weighed 18stone 12lb at 5ft 2 and was wearing a size 22/24, 24 mainly. Ten months on I weigh 12 stone 1 lb and wear a size 14 clothes and I love every minute of it.

The op was easy for me, no complications and life with the band has been fantastic, the only advice I would give is the first 3-4 months the weight loss can be slow as it takes some time before the band is adjusted to suit your needs, I and some other patients on here weren’t really prepared for the slow start and I did have a few days where I regretted my band choice and wished that I had opted for bypass, but now that my band is at optimum restriction for me I wouldn’t swap it for the world.

If you have any specific questions I will do my best to answer them for you.

Good luck

Nettie xx

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