My name is Toni and I have been a bandster for 2 years. Getting the Lap-Band was the best decision I have ever made. Sure for the obvious reasons such as the weight loss (I’ve lost 4 dress sizes so far and counting), but more importantly because of the quality of life I have gained.
I am very physically active. I am now able to run half-marathons, do triathlons, cross country skiing, ballroom dancing with my husband and we all do these activities as a family. Activities that I have never had the energy to do before. My sons always tell me, how they love doing these activities as a family, instead of me sitting on the sidelines.
However, this has not always been an easy road. The Lap-Band is a tool and we, the patient, need to be compliant with the program. We need to be mindful of what we eat and remain physically active. With success comes the motivation and doing these things, just makes it more exciting and joyful.
Quality of life is ultimately what you gain with the Lap-Band! Discovering new activities, new possibilities and being healthy.
Would I do it again? In a heartbeat!