First band fill disappointment

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I went for my first band fill on Saturday and it was a waste of time.

The nurse's bedside manner wasn't great (I'm so glad that I took a friend with me) and she couldn't do the fill.

After several attempts and lot's of poking me about she said that the port was too deep and they didn't have needles that long in their clinic.

Made me feel great that I'm too fat for their needles!

Very disheartened now

Nobody at the Hospital Group seems to know anything about it and when they called me they asked me why they were calling. Talk about poor communication skills.

Since then I have had no contact.

Anyone else had issues with their aftercare?

Feeling fed up


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  • Posted

    No. I have only recently had my band but I have dealt with the hospital group before and they were great with me. If I was you I would be ringing my patient care co ordinater. Good luck! X
    • Posted

      I called them again this morning but they said they had no notes.

      Agreed to call me back later.

      Got to talk to them this afternoon and I have to go back in 3 weeks time to try again.

      Fingers crossed that all goes well

  • Posted

    So have you not had a band fill

    At all? Thats a disgrace considering the money youve paid for their services!

    I would get back on to them

    And insist your not waiting another month. Its not your fault the nurse couldnt do her job. How dissappointing for you.

    I have to say, im rushed in and out within no time at all onband fills, even if i need to discuss anything theres no chance of that! Lol

    Hope you get this sorted.

    • Posted

      No fluid in my band whatsoever!

      I can eat what I like and as much as I like.

      Worried about putting the 28lbs lost so far back on. 😕

      If it doesn't work again I will have to wait another month before I can have it done under X ray.

      Any issues I've had and I am the one chasing them.

      When you do get to talk to someone they say they will call you back but never get around to it.

  • Posted

    Get them chased chicks! The band fill takes 10 mins which includes a chat with the nurse, they surely can't be that full to squeeze you in! X
  • Posted

    I have now been and had a successful band fill

    5mls put in.

    No restrictions but on my way to getting it right.

    Feeling a lot more positive



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