Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Doctor

Yesterday was my appointment with my bariatric doctor. I was his first patient in my town. We chatted a while and I told him I didn't want my band removed if I have a choice. At least it gives me some restriction and without it I would have none. I asked him if there are many people who are having the same experience that I am having. He said that there are alot of people who are having the same experience. Most of the ones having the experience have the same size band as me. It is smaller than the ones being used today and they are finding the smaller band is causing more slippages, erosions and esophagus dilations due to the band cutting into the esophagus. He also told me he wants me to take another upper GI test in three months. I agreed to it. He also mentioned a test where they measure the muscle tone in the esophagus as I swallow liquid to see if I have a normal response. It was alot to take in and I am not sure if or when they will do that test. He never mentioned replacing the band, if it needs to be removed, with the vertical sleeve. He did, however say that he could replace the band I have with a newer band. But we will wait and see how things go.

I finished my second rag quilt this week. I plan to mail off the two I have completed to my sis-in-law so she can send them to her two grandbabies. I am going to start on the third one tomorrow. I will download the picture I took of the newest one and post it tomorrow. They are quick once you start piecing them together.

6 comments:

Michelle said...

So I am freaking out. I have read a few blogs lately having issues and so am I . I was just totally unfilled yesterday and go for a barium xray on the 7th. Wish me luck. And I hope all goes well for you as well...

Jacquie said...

I am sorry to hear this Kathy! I don't know if you know but I am having my band out on 6/17 and replacing it with VSG. I hope your next UGI goes well and you can continue with your band without further surgeries.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Time will tell then what you will have to do. I'm glad he is testing to make sure no other damage is being done. I'll look forward to seeing those quilts. If they are so easy to do maybe that is something I could try. I would love to quilt but have never done anything like that at all. Hope your Thursday is a wonderful one!

Lee Ann said...

just wanted to send some love and hugs your way.

Cat's Chic Chat said...

I'm so very sorry to hear you're going through this. There are several others that are having band problems right now too. you aren't alone. Please keep us posted.

♫ Drazil ♪ said...

Awww...I hope everything works out for you!