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41 Years Old, Married and Have 2 Kids - Manchester, GB

Had a gastric band 4 days ago and just starting to feel normal. All went well. A bit of discomfort at the beginning but after the pain killers kicked in, I was good. Had procedure done as I weighed 14stone 7lbs and Iam 5ft 2 had tried lots of diets.Hope I lose lots of weight - so far 14st 2lb... READ MORE

42yr Old Married Mum of 2, Something Had to Change After Reaching 366lb Hampshire UK

Had my op on the 24th Sept woke in lots of pain but that was soon under control, I am disabled so knew my recovery would be slow and painful anyway with nothing to do with the lap band, I am now 2 weeks post op and the pain is a minimum. I've healed really well and have no complaints apart from... READ MORE

Waiting to Be Banded... 40 Years Old, 50lbs Overweight, 5'3" , 170lbs- 26 BMI - Los Angeles, CA

I cant seem to stop stuffing my face. I never struggled with weight as I was never interested in food. I have put on 50 lbs in the past few years and I look awful. I'm apprehensive to do this procedure, especially since my doctor routinely preforms imbrication with every surgery. I am... READ MORE

Thankful I Had It Done. Tampa, FL

I was over weight my whole life, I had the lap band done and I'm glad I did. My starting weight was 275 pounds. I am now 170 pounds . 40 more pounds to get to my goal. My motivation was definitely my children and being able to live a healthy life for them. If I had to do it over again. I... READ MORE

Something I Should Have Done Years Ago! - Salt Lake City, UT

Lap Band surgery - so far so good! Just coming up on my 2 weeks post surgery and I'm down 24 lbs. and feeling great! I should have started this journey years ago. I'm 46 years old, in good health, 5'5 and started at 235 lbs. I did the "yo-yo" diets for years. Started with Phen-phen in my... READ MORE

My Journey To a Better Life - Phoenix, AZ

I had my lapband placed 2.5 years ago. I have lost 103 pounds so far. I am at goal. I am at a normal BMI, and I am off all of my Blood Pressure Meds. I have not had any problems with my band or my experience.My suggestion is do your research so that you will be prepared for the required... READ MORE

31 Years Old Hubby 41 Years Old. Double Banding! - Bromsgrove, GB

So I started out around 124kgs and as a hypothyroidism mum my life was tainted with obesity, overeating and undereating. Due to my yo yo drastic dieting I had my gallbladder removed at age 24 in that year I lost 7 stones. My husband and I finally tipped the scales over into morbid obesity with... READ MORE

39 Year Old Female, 2 Teen Children. Saint Louis, MO

Down 30 pounds so far! No complications... No vomiting, No issues! VERY PLEASED! I was afraid going into this at 238 pounds, but it has changed my life and given me a fresh start... at 208 pounds... I'm on my way to a healthier me! The surgery was Same day surgery, everyone was great to me,... READ MORE

30 No Kids 5'6 315lbs at Surgery - Hollywood, CA

I got the lapband to lose weight and be able to get to a successful goal weight of 200lbs. Im now 3 years later and my lowest was 220 current 235lbs and unable to get any lower.. Lack of motivation fed up with the long process etc. I have lost a maximum of 95 minimum of 80. I want to go to... READ MORE

Hoping to Change my Life! - Scottsdale, AZ

Per insurance, I had to have 4 consecutive months of nutrition counseling before lapband could be approved. I'm coming up on my last appointment, but not sure if I will be able to pay the $3500 out of pocket. It's been great to hear all of your success stories. I am 34 years old, and I have 4... READ MORE

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired... - Scottsdale, AZ

I swear, after my 30th birthday my metabolism switch got flipped to the "off" position. I had given up on achieving significant weight loss. It just didn't seem possible once I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome, which makes weight loss difficult. Then I was told I was pre-diabetic.... READ MORE

Love my Lap Band! Have Kept my Weight off for Years Now!

Was tired of constant Yo-Yo Diets, would take off my weight only to put it back on again. Finally had enough and went to Dr. Terry Simpson. Had my Lap Band in December of 2006 and have kept off my 50 pounds ever since! Dr. Simpson and his staff were great! They take you through every step... READ MORE

My Gastric Lapband Surgery 4 Years in - Belgium

I had band fitted April 2006 as I weighed nearly 22 stones and was an English Size 24 at 5ft 4inches I was morbidly obese! I was in hospital for 1 night and then back to hotel for 1 night then fly home. After surgery was in lot of pain, more than I thought, Dr said this was due to strong muscle... READ MORE

Life Changing Lap Band Surgery! - Dr. Johnell, Greeley, CO

I was huge. 243 pounds and 5'8". I was in a terrible marriage and stupidly ate through my misery rather than get out. I had high blood pressure. I wanted to feel like the band gave me just a little help rather than make me throw up like most people did, so I didn't get very much saline injected.... READ MORE

My Lap Band - Conroe, TX

Hello, I have been banded for almost 3yrs it's been a long hard road but worth it. I was a diabetic and weighed 400lbs, I'm am down to 280 with a loss of 120lbs. I am working on loosing more and I am looking into a panniculectomy cause of my hanging stomach it's giving me back pain and it's hard... READ MORE

Lap Band So Excited - Columbia, MO

I am just ready for my husband and I to start living our life we have both been overweight for so many years. Our children are adults now and I want to have fun go on trips , enjoy nature and most of all enjoy each other .... The things that I miss being able to do is cross my legs, not fitting... READ MORE

54 Yeas Old Mother of 4 Adult Children. Retired from Federal Civil Service - Marrero, LA

5'2" tall with bad back pain and knees. Could not walk more then a block or climb a flight of step without being out of breath and in pain. Husband had it 6 months before me and I decided I was worth it. My insurance paid for it which was one of the deciding factors in my actual decision to... READ MORE

Adjustable Lap-Band

My name is Kathy Barnett. I live in Hamburg, Arkansas. I have been married to my high school sweetheart since 1980. We have two wonderful children. I am a school teacher. I weighed in at Dr. Luttrell's office on July 12, 2011. My weight, 463 pounds! I had actually stopped weighing myself... READ MORE

My Lap Band Changed my Life - Tarzana, CA

I gained weight with my two pregnancies and continued to gain as life became stressful and I used food to comfort me. I work from home so I have the ability to snack all day and night…..and I did, eating all day! Living with my family who have metabolisms like humming birds and can eat a... READ MORE

Excited for the Opp - Manchester, GB

Hi my name is andrea and have struggled with my weight most of my life . I thought after lots of research and information this is what im going to do .. gastric band . my surgery is on the 27 th of dec 2013 and people are saying im mad to get it done just after Christmas but im 50 next year and... READ MORE

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