Failed rny... stoma dilated. considering revisions, need help deciding
Posted 16 October 2012 - 12:30 PM
Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:03 PM
TT Gym Rat #25
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Posted 20 October 2012 - 04:31 AM
The banding has its own issues. You do have the travel factor, which I know I would dislike. That added travel time can be difficult and could be a detriment to you being in compliance with getting fills as needed. Bands can cause other issues as well. I know people who have had to have bands removed due to erosion issues. Of course, that is not everyone, and there is no way of knowing if you will be one of the people with band problems.
You really do have a lot to consider, and ultimately only you can make the decision.
Placing myself in the same position, as much as I know about it, I would go with the RNY revision and not allow the banding at this time. I think I would save it should this occur again. Personally, I cannot carve out enough time in my schedule to make a 2 hr drive for band fills and adjustments. That is one reason why I went towards the RNY. Secondly, I really do hate needles. The idea of the needles and getting the fills disturbs me.
I wish you the best. I hope you can make a decision you are comfortable with and works for you.
Heaviest: 275 (Dec 2003)-------------Start of Journey: 254 (Aug 2011)---------------Pre-Op: 221 (Dec 2011)
250, 240, 230, 220, 210 , 200, 190, 180, 177(overweight), 175 (Dr goal), 170, 165, 160, 155,150, 147 (healthy)
LOST: (pre-op) 33lbs, (1st) 20lbs, (2nd) 9lbs, (3rd) 11lbs, (4th) 9lbs, (5th) 5lbs, (6th) 3lbs, (7th) 3lbs, (8th) 1 lb, (9th) 2 lbs, (10th) -1 lbs, (11th) 0 lbs, (12th) 0 lbs
Pancreatitis: Feb '13, May '13
Posted 20 October 2012 - 04:43 AM
Highest weight 280
Weight on day of surgery 269
Current weight 147
Goal weight 155
starting bmi 44
current bmi 23