Lap Band steam release
(Valley Mills ,Texas)
I was banded in July 2008 and have had great success with the Lap-Band as I have to date lost 51 lbs. It has been considerably easier than trying to lose weight without the band but it has also been challenging.
I spent today in the hospital with my cousin who was having her band removed. She was banded in Dec 2007 and lost 100 lbs. Two months ago her physician prescribed some very strong antibiotics for a staff infection that she had on her face. Since that time she has been sick, vomiting several times a day and has had 2 hospital stays since she is unable to keep any thing down.
I have really been wondering today if I made the right decision with having the banding. It has really raised alot of questions that I didn't think to ask prior to banding.
When sick should I see my surgeon or should I see my family physician that may not have any experience with the Lap-Band? Should I question any prescriptions written for me or should I run them by my surgeon prior to taking them?