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My name is Mindy and I am a wife and mother of 2 boys, Ages 20 and 12. I recently started on the path of becoming a nurse something i have wanted to do since i was 11 !

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Here we go again ... Possibly surgery , My band is slipped

This time i dont think im going to be so lucky to get out of it w/ out surgery .
A little background ... Friday night I got SEVERE Stomach pain . At first ( sorry TMI) I thought it was constipation . It did not go away . Saturday same thing, stomach pains, cramping , aching. Just BAD. I was not really eating hardly anything or drinking anything cause it hurt too bad . So after everyone bugging me to go to the ER I decided I did not want to do that in CASE it was band related ( which I honestly did not think it was at all ) I did not want anyone but MY doc touching my band.
SO i called my doc on Sunday (I was starting to get nasueased ) and was afraid I would throw up . He called me in some phergan and it did not help . He said if i was not better to get to his office Monday .
So i did.
Get in there drink the barrium and he says " uhh ohh that's not good" It sitting there. NOTHING is moving through my band . Which was a little odd cause i COULD drink stuff but it seemed like once it hit my stomach it came back up .
SO he totally unfills my band. NOTHING. Its not moving.
So i wait a while , he comes back in and takes another X ray and the barium has gone though a LITTLE but not much at all. By now , however i can drink water fine.
So he thinks that either my band never completely healed on its own or i have what he calls a "Chronic" Slip. Either way , he does not think it will get better OR for that matter that it WILL Keep happening with out surgery . SO I have to go in on Monday to get checked and then decide about surgery . AT this point im prepared for it. HOwever im TERRIFIED Of losing my band. People do not understand. They say " OH well you are at your goal weight ( Which BTW I lost 10 pounds in 3 days ) what do you have to worry about now , JUST eat Less " OK DUMB ASSES If it were that EASY I would not have needed the band to begin with . The THOUGHT Of losing 125 pounds and it slowly coming back on is almost more than i can bare ! So that's what's going on .


  1. Oh no, keep us posted babe. Hope everything works out ok!

  2. Thanks Gammazon. I will let you know . I go to the doc Monday at 2. Honestly im ready for almost anything BUT losing my band. I Just dont think i can tolerate that !

  3. OMG Im so sorry, That sucks...Keep us posted Ill be praying for you. I hope everything goes well and that you dont need another surgery.

  4. Gosh Mindy! That is not good at all.

    Please let us know how it goes. I'll be thinking of you.


  5. Scarey! Oh, I have my fingers crossed that things are not that bad.
    Yes, keep us posted!
    Good thoughts coming your way!

  6. Oh Mindy!! I'm so sorry your going through all this!!! I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers and hope it is fixable. Best wishes!!


  7. Wow I was looking into your doctor but all your complications scares me. Could it be his method or skills that are the problem? He advertises $11,000 for the surgery do you think that is realistic? Thanks for all your inspiration and help to all of us out there. I'm a fellow PCOSer. :) I sure hope they can find a way to let you keep your band hun. Did you say this happened before?

  8. This has nothing to do with my doc let me make that CLEAR ! The first time I slipped my band was MY FAULT ! I had thrown up and not allowed it to heal totally and kept throwing up before i went to see the doc . ( See my previous posts about that ) I dont have "Alot" of complications. I AM sensitive to fills that is just ME , There are issues that can come up with the band , however you have to konw what they are and be prepared for them . I was prepared for all of this , I still do not however have any regrets with MY DOC Or My surgery at ALL>
    $11,000 realistic ? I am not sure what you mean ? The price has not much to do with the surgery . I mean his skill is what matters and his skill is great ! He said what i have is a Chronic slip and I am the first one he's ever seen .
    Feel free to email me if you have any questions about Dr Rincon . My issues do not have anything to do with HIM Or his skills ! I can give yo unames of other patients that have used him .