With a lap band or a Realize Band there
is a risk of slippage. I mention the two brands
because what we must understand it that it is
seldom if ever the fault of the band or company
when slippage happens. It is either the surgeons
error or the users abuse.
Regardless.. It happens. It happened to me.
Something I want to mention to you all is
that when it happens you must immediately
seek help and guidance from your surgeon/pcp.
If you are able like I am to consume foods and liquids
keep in mind that you are still in the battle to loose weight
and pay attention to your consumption.
I had to empty my band and since it is now sitting a top
my stomach and not obstructing or affecting anything
I am somewhat back to “regular normal” no obstruction.
Since this happened I re-gained a lot of my weight because
I was not careful. I was only controlling certain aspects of my diet
but not all of them and not all of the time.
Look for options on how to have this corrected
as soon as possible. For me this means a trip to Tijuana
in Mexico where the cost of the procedure is less than
what I hear some insurance companies have as a co-pay.
My Reliance lap band has worked great for me
and I want to keep it. It has proven to be a great tool.
I had my original surgery in Phoenix, AZ with a great
surgeon Dr. Hilario Juarez., This guy has more experience
than all others surgeons I have met combined.
So now I have a couple of goals to accomplish:
a.- keep my weigh under control
b.- avoid acerbating my band now
c.- obtain $ 4,689.79 for procedure and transport
d.- learn how to avoid this from happening again.
e.- Stay Positive
Why am I so readily wiling to go trough this process again?
Because it is like a savings account..
It works as hard as I work.
After all it is up to me or as I like to put it
to others: ” If it is to be it is up to me “
Gang I hope none of you ever have to
go trough this as it can get very bad, very expensive, very quick.
All the best to you all.
Jose G. Osuna