Friday, July 9, 2010

(5 of 5) which one you all have and why that one opossed to the other one?


  1. Yay!!!! Welcome to band land :)

    I have a realize band. The doctor went over both of my options (lap or realize) and I decided to go with realize because in his office they have a lower percentage of issues like band slippage and leaks. I have no idea if that is the case outside of his practice.

  2. Congrats and welcome to the losers bench!! I also have the Realize band (it is all my surgical practice uses.)

    The two bands are equally effective in the long run, but the inner chamber of the Realize band is a little different than the one on the Lap Band and from what I understand the port is a lower profile and is attached to abdominal wall in a way that minimizes port flipping.

    IIRC, both sites have comparison charts that highlight the differences.

    KEEP WALKING and you'll be feeling better before you know it.

  3. I have the Realize.. but it didn't matter to me which one I got.. the surgeon just thought this would be the best for me.. no issues so far. Glad you are home.. keep moving and get that air out of you and remember to sip sip sip.. even if you don't feel like it.. not good to become dehydrated. congrats..

  4. Welcome glad you made it.
    I've got the Realize Band too. The only reason my surgeon gave me was that I tend to be small waisted (when I'm skinnier) and he said it had a smaller profile than the lab band.
    Keep walking as often as you can.

  5. I got a Realize Band, too. No complaints so far! Welcome to the ranks of the banded!

  6. Girl....I am so excited for you! I can't wait to hear details of everything! I only have one week till I too will be joining you banded sisters! Hope all is well!

  7. Thank you Ladies!
    I have done some more unpacking and have now found the wires I needed for my computer so now I can get back to reading blogs & posting some! :)

  8. I nominated you for an award!!!
    XOXO - beth