Differences in recovery

3 on May 27, 2020

I haven’t found much information about the differences in recovery, so I thought I’d share my experience in case it helps someone else.  I returned to work about a week after having lap-band surgery and I was only in the hospital overnight after having the procedure done.  That was two years ago.  I had a revision to a vertical sleeve recently and I’ve been off work for two weeks so far.  It’s definitely taking me longer to heal this time.  I’ve also got more side effects like acid reflux and nausea that I didn’t have after the lap-band procedure.  I don’t regret having the revision though, especially since my lap-band slipped.  That’s a scary thing to go through. Of course, having a revision might not affect everyone the same, but I think the permanent surgeries are generally tougher on the body.

 
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1 on May 28, 2020

Your band slipped? Wow, I think that would scare me to death. I’m glad you’re okay! Cheers to your recovery and future weight loss my friend!

on May 30, 2020

To be fair, it rarely ever happens and I played my own part in it by continuing to overeat what they call slider foods. It did scare me though.

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0 on May 31, 2020

Nausea, dehydration, vomiting an ulceration at the band site are common side effects, but it is great to hear that your recovery is now on course. The thing about lap band surgery is there is a lower risk of surgical complications, compared to other weight reduction procedures.

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