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So about 2 years ago or so someone who i care about deeply had lapband surgery. Since then her life has changed and not for the better. She is not able to eat most days and the days that she is able to eat, her food gets stuck in her throat until she is forced to vomit. You would think by now she would have lost weight right? Wrong. She has neither lost nor gained weight. She is suffering severely so after nagging her for awhile she finally took my advice and went to the Emergency room. Once she went to the Emergency room the doctors ran several tests and scans and came to the conclusion that her lapband was wrapped around esophagus. Apparently her pouch was placed incorrectly during surgery and also put in too tight. This is causing her to become weaker and weaker and honeslty it scares me to death. The only treatment that can be done is for her to have it removed or converted into another procedure like sleeve gastrectomy. With everything that has happened to her, she prefers to just have the whole thing removed all together and lose weight the old fashion way. I have done everything I possibly can but with no insurance there is only so much you can do. She has to have this surgery or we could lose her. It is slowly killing her day by day. I am a waitress with children so I can’t imagine how I would ever be able to cover her surgery cost. I have managed to save a few hundreds and with the help of you guys I am hoping we can turn this dream into reality!
Thank you for your time.
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