No offence caused whatsoever
the reason I wanted to write the diary was to show people all the nitty gritty about the op,
sadly there are still a lot of people out there that think weightloss surgery is the easy option, far from it!
Eating large amounts can certainly trigger an IBS attack especially if they are trigger foods!
Having a band fitted gives you a small pouch at the top of the stomach, the stomach isn't cut like if you were having a bypass, the band depending on the surgeon is stitched into place & is not filled at the op, it is filled approx 6 weeks later, the capacity of the band varies, mine will be 10ml, on the first fill they inject a very small amount of fluid into the port which is located just below the ribcage under the skin, its joined to the band by a fine tube, each band fill will usually only be around 1ml at a time, the whole band isn't inflatable its only an inner part of the silicone band, basicly the outcome is to reduce the opening into the rest of the stomach so that the food stays in the pouch for a reasonable amount of time, its a very fine balance, too little & you will be eating too much & too much of a fill & you will not be able to keep anything down
I do comfort eat to a point but not alot, I don't think there are too many people who can truthfully say they have never turned to food when they have faced some sort of issue, 5yrs ago I weighed 125kgs & on diagnosis in feb this year I weighed 100kgs, I had basicly changed a few things along the way to help with the weightloss, I stopped drinking coffee as I used a lot of sugar in that & stopped drinking full sugar coke etc as a result I lost 25kgs,
Sadly it appears that since being put on glicizide I am always hungry! hence the 8kg weight gain! I just don't want to go back to that weight as I felt awful & bizarrely when I was diagnosed in feb with type2 I hadn't felt so good in years! was a bit of a body blow, since then after putting on these 8kgs I am feeling pretty bad again, if someone had asked me when I was 125kgs if I would have the band op I would have said no! but knowing how good I felt at the lower weight & now with the Diabetes thrown in I have decided that if I am going to do something I need to do it now, it might not put the diabetes into "remission" but whilst I do not have any complications I am acting now to delay/prevent them in the future,
The band is a tool to help you establish better eating patterns, if you eat too much or too quickly you will throw up, also it can cause the band to slip which will mean another op to remove it, hopefully that should cause people to think about what they are doing food wise!