I have had a long 12 year history with bands x2. Vomiting, no sweet spot, weight loss and weight gain which is unstoppable. The only way I ever lost weight with the band was from vomiting. Have had >40 adjustments, port replacement, band replacement, oesophageal ulceration, severe reflux, nighttime vomiting/regurgitation. Basically it has not been successful.
So now my BMI is around 31/32 and I am gaining weight. The only reason I haven't gained more is by white knuckling and clinging on as hard as I can but I feel I am losing this battle. I have been plagued with weight issues since a child. I have been on every diet known to mankind, Ive spent thousands and I have no peace in regard to my weight. I have a strong family history of heart disease, diabetes and I have asthma and a bad back and knee.
I would like to arrange a consult in Sydney with a surgeon (Either Talbot or OClinic) but wonder if I would be eligible. Anyone else out there who is moderately obese and has been approved by a surgeon.
My absolute fear is that I continue to gain weight, develop diabetes, become severe obese and the have to have the surgery when it is more risky at a higher weight.