I have recently had a gastric sleeve (little over 2 weeks ago) done. I had a lap band put in April 2008. I fell pregnant shortly after this. Everything went reasonably well for a few years, then had a blockage. After having the fluid removed then gradually put back in, I never went back to the way I was. I had the band removed in October 2012. The plan was to only have a 6 month wait & then get sleeved, but fell pregnant again! Sadly, I gained HEAPS of weight, but now on my way back down. So far, I have no regrets having the band removed & the sleeve done. I have been so careful after knowing what the band was like. I love that there isn't the constant Dr visits like there was with the band. I'm sure after reading the posts on here you will find most people feel the same way. Good luck with your journey.