Saturday, April 16, 2011

Random banded lady sighting

I met a lady who has a band the other day. We got to talking about it because my throat was gurgling like crazy, and I felt the need to explain it. She told me she's had her band for about three years. At one point, she had lost 50lbs, but now she's gained it all back. She also said she hasn't had a fill appointment in over a year because she doesn't like her doc (who happens to be my doc). I honestly didn't know what to say. I felt bad for her because here she has this awesome tool and it's just going to waste! I heard every excuse coming out of her -- you know, the ones we all have fallen back on at one time or another. I encouraged her to go back to the doc and get a fill. I told her how long I've had mine and how I didn't really start losing until a few years out. I wanted her to know that it's never too late to use your band. She wasn't buying it though. Oh well, I tried.

Have you guys ever come across this kind of situation? What did you say?

5 comments:

Bandita Senorita said...

I haven't yet. Did she say how much fill she had in her band now?

Maria said...

I can't remember if she only had very little or if she had been unfilled for some reason.

Linda said...

Well you tried - some people will never get it. My Dr. wanted me to meet another one of her patients who had the band and never did much with it. We emailed for awhile but in the end she never met up with me. I think people need to be in the right place to work with the band and if there not there's not much you can say.

Gen said...

I don't get this, what is the point of having serious surgery if you are not going to use it? Really a shame, and I agree, not much you could say. Interesting.

I do think all the band bloggers are really in a better position than most - we have so much support. I often wonder where I would be without this support system.

Catherine55 said...

I'm with Gen on this one. My blog has really done wonders for keeping me on the right path. Not just because it's a record of how I'm doing, but also because it's such an amazing source of support and encouragement.