I would like to introduce myself and try and gain from your expertise and experience.
In 2009 I had a band fitted after already losing nearly 50 kg ( weighing in at 85kg), it was great I was recieving lots compliments from both friends and strangers. After nearly a year of having my band filled and emptied on a regular basis, my doctor decided to completely empty the band and order a barium xray - this showed that there was no problem. I expected to be called to see the Dr and discuss where we would go from here.........How wrong I was!!!!! at this stage I have given up and am dealing with it, I just don't eat solids.
Fast forward to today I have gone back upto 106kg and I still haven't had any thing sorted and am still not able to eat much in the way of solid food and if I try I spend anywhere up to 3 hrs over the loo trying to dislodge whats stuck ( I don't vomit ).
To top it all my GP has now confirmed I have reflux with a very dibilitating cough, no heartburn though. I spent christmas in hospital due to having a perforated diverticula abcess into the bladder and abdomen with a temp of 40.2. The cause of this apparently is the constipation.
So there you have my story and I would love to hear from anybody who had a similar experience and how it was dealt with.