Check out Sarah's blog at Weighing In. She works at a WLS Office and she is a successful bandster herself. The recent bad band press is skewed...her blog puts some perspective on it. Strangely enough, I wasn't too swayed by the recent bad press because the band has really started to work well for me. I was an initial slow loser but I also had a thyroid removal two months after my band and was adjusting to thyroid meds, while adjusting to my band. I finally feel like I'm getting the hang of the band and the new lifestyle.
I've lost 6 lbs in the last week...but more importantly I'm feeling much healthier. I'm so thankful. And at the same time I'm trying to be good about following the "rules" and not abusing my band.
I'm so thankful for the BAND...it is the discipline I needed.