Monday, June 27, 2011


Well I dropped off the face of the earth for a while. So I will try to make this brief.

I lost 113lbs with my lapband in 3 years YAY!! So while I was almost at goal I began having a harder and harder time getting food down. Even though I hadnt had a fill in over a year the band was tightening more and more.

I went to Dr. Folek in January of 2011 to find that I had a small slip (any slip to me is huge) she said that we would take all the saline out and try in 30 days to reintroduce some of the saline.

Long story short she gave me the same song and dance every month for 4 months. I finally asked for a revision after gaining 25lbs back. She said that I was too young and active enough to continue down the path I was on with the band. She actually wanted to take it out and put another one in. She wasn't my original surgeon thankfully because I would never have chosen her. I was handed her at a center of excellence (or lack of excellence)

I went to Steve Terisigni in Coosbay for a 2nd opinion. He immediately saw me and my chart and decided on the RNY revision... so I guess I should start a new blog wtih a new name because in 2 weeks I will be RNY For health!! So nervous and excited.

7/12/2011 is my new anniversary :)


Lap Band Gal said...

Hi! I just found your blog :) I'm in Medford....where are you? Congrats on your revision...keep us updated on your journey.

Angi said...

Hey Brandy!! What made you decide to go the RNY route instead of the sleeve? Just curious. :)

MacMadame said...

I'm glad you are getting a new tool. I bet you will rock your RnY just like you rocked your band!

Anonymous said...

Don't do it! I lost 100 lb. and have kept it off for a year just by eating 20 gm of protein at each of 3 meals and no snacks. It stopped my lifelong hunger and bingeing. You may also have hypothyroidism in spite of the fact that your TSH and other thyroid labs are normal. Read up on it on Mary Shomon's website. Don't rearrange your guts! Read the side effects and all the women who are so, so sorry they did it but can't take it back.

Lap Band Journey said...

Hi Lap Band Gal.. I am in Eugene ;)

Hi Angi! I went with RNY after weighing the options of which was best for me. I can probably benefit from the dumping syndrome as my negative reinforcement :)

Hey MAC! Thanks! I am dropping weight at fast pace so its much different than when we were banded. But its taking alot of being diligence to work the new tool. I see you're still doing amazing :)

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