So I had to post because I was a little freaked out. I am on lapbandtalk.com a lot and one of the regulars 54Shirley died this weekend. She last posted last week because she went into the ER because her band had slipped and the doctors told her it was strangling her lung. They also told her that people that suffer from a slip usually don't make it....WTF I have never heard that.
She had gone into a series of seizures and says it is from the band..she said she died for 4 min in ER before they brought her back. They told her the band is strangling the stomach which in turn has lower left lung engulfed and not functional. I was shocked they let her go home without removing the band.
The clincher...the doctor told her that they are seeing more and more of people that have been banded for 5 plus years that have a 50/50 shot of failure or success...I never saw those statistics...then again the stats I got were from Allergan I guess they could lie...well I hope to find out more but sadly may never know because we are all usually a little anonymous.