I had my lapband removed on 12/14 and had the gastric sleeve done in Juarez MX. I have spent the past 13 years 10 of which I have had no fluid in my band throwing up. After having a hear attack on 9/14/18, I needed to do something life changing. At 228lbs as of 1/1/18, with the lapband I was still considered morbidly obese, BMI over 30, HBP, B6 and B12 deficient and diagnosed with kidney failure. This past May I hired a personal trainer and begin eating only plant based foods. I was able to get down to 215lbs. Mmy My kidney disease stage 3 was reversed, BP numbers were improved, but with the band I couldn’t eat enough real foods. I decided to have it removed and replaced the the gastric sleeve. I’m not even a week post surgery and I’m down 5 pound. I’m on liquids though for the next few weeks. I’m starting my walking back up today.
My doctor told me she was proud of me for making the decision to have the band removed. She went on to day that if I loose the weight I will come off the BP meds in 2020.
The bottom line is just eat real food impacted my health. I have a new tool that going to help me tool to help me loos this weoght.