I was banded just today, June 24, 2010. The overall gastric band experience has been a positive one. My current weight is 244 and I would love to get rid of 100 lbs of it.
I'm really looking forward to being able to shop in the "regular" section of store. Most women's size clothes are not pretty and I've found that when people look at you they don't really see the clothes, they see the fat.
My problem now is that I can't take a deep breath and my upper back really hurts. Is this normal? Is it due to the excess air?