I currently have had my band for 3 years (this month!)
I started at 111kgs (pre-optifast), was 106kgs pre-op and then a week after the surgery was 103kgs.
My lowest weight to date is 94kgs. And I am currently 102kgs.
I have struggled with the band from day 1. No matter how much fill was used (which wasn't a great deal because my Dr wasn't too keen to add a lot) I could always eat normally, just a little slower. I have always had a steady hunger too.
I do have the chest pains occasionally, and probably throw up about once a fortnight. Recently went on a cruise and didn't have any fill removed, and ate with no problems at all (in the 5 weeks we were away, just had one incident where I had to leave a meal and go back to the cabin).
I think maybe I was a little naive to think that the band would just make me less hungry and eat less. It hasn't worked like that for me. And yes, I am my own worst enemy in regards to overeating and chocolate.
So now, I am considering having my band removed (regardless) and having the sleeve.
But my one big question is, how long before one can fall pregnant, or commence fertility treatment post sleeve?
Thanks for reading and any responses.