I had my band removed this past Thursday. I have not stopped smiling since. It’s like my body is thanking me with tons of energy and mental clarity. I am not hungry but eating fruits and veggies I could not easily digest with the band and a small bagel for the first time in 10 years. I pray for this low level of hunger to stay like this. When I was banded I experiened whst was similar to morning sickness And burping constantly. I feel great! The lap band is obsolete my Doc tell me. No one get’s it anymore and neither should you.