My weight has always been an issue in my life. It became even more so, after I had children. I tried every diet out there with some success, but I always gained it back. I knew I had to do something when I would get shortness of breath from simply tying my shoes. My back hurt every day I worked and I was beginning to get really scared. Scared of being incapacitated and unable to care of my children.
As it was, I felt like an embarrassment to my children and my husband.
I had my surgery on March 3rd, 2005. My home scales put me at about 105kgs. I lost weight at a slow but steady rate, having three adjustments in the first year. By my "bandiversary" I was at 75kgs. I cannot begin to tell you the impact on my life this band has been. Not only do I feel like I got my life back, I feel that I have added an entire dimension to my life.
It has now been over 1 year since my banding and I am doing awesome. My weight stays within 5 kgs of my goal weight with minimal effort on my part. I am more active than I have ever been in my life and I am quite sure I am not an embarrassment to my family. In fact they are proud to show me off!!
Getting a Lap-Band is the single most important thing I have ever done for my family and myself.