Monday, 25 April 2011


Happy Easter Monday everyone.

I stumbled upon a new mainly British WLS forum last night, haven't been on there before, its a few bandsters but more RNY, DS and bypasses. There is page upon page upon page of terrible stories, I read for about an hour and thought that I must have made a huge mistake, lots of the stories were band failures and revision surgery to bypass, port problems leading to unfill leading to all the weight gained back!

It was terrifying but I've calmed down about it now, the main reason for opting for the band was that if it went wrong it could be removed and I would pretty much be back to normal, I generally err on the side of being a little too loose rather than too tight so hopefully I won't cause any other problems.

I also learned about a new procedure called a Wrap, they basically fold the stomach in half and the sew it together, it's basically like the sleeve but with no cutting.

Anyway, I don't regret getting the band for a moment, and I know that people post these forums when they have problems, when everything is fine they don't have any reason to post saying so!

I did eventually give in to the Easter Bunny, I had 1 egg, it was within my calories for the day, I'm not sure that I really enjoyed it though, once I started it I didn't stop until it was gone!
I am hungrier today, I think that I might be completely controlled by my hormones, I go on a cycle though the month doing and feeling the same way. I'm making good choices though, if I'm hungry I'm eating proper food rather than snacks, snacks and more snacks.

The family has been back for 24hrs, it's like they've never been away! Amazing how quickly we all fall in to our normal roles hu?

Enjoy the day xx


  1. I always have to be careful about reading failure stories because for every bad story there are plenty of successful stories! It is just much easier to retain the negative ones!

    I had a reeses egg yesterday! My mom had them as our favor on our table. I wasn't going to do it! But I did! It was yummy and I thought of you as I ate it!

  2. I regularly read the forums and I often find myself shaking my head at the people that post on that forum. You have to take everything with a grain of salt and as Amanda said, there are plenty of success stories to read as well, which is the number one reason I'm glad I joined this blog community. I feel so much more inspired after touring through my blog friends then ever reading the band forums. Good luck to you!

  3. I used to go on forums before I was banded and doing research and it scared the bejesus out of me! But as you said, people generally post when things are wrong...not when they're right. And it's too lte now. The band's in can only go off your own experiences now.

  4. Being so close to hopefully being banded, I am reading every kind of story I can find - the good, the bad and the ugly.. It is frightening to read some of the "bad" and "ugly", but it is also good to be informed, I guess..

    Happy Easter to YOU!!