I was banded on September 17, 2012.
I can't help sensing that it is a good sign that my surgeon randomly chose September 17, 2014 as my revision date. I will have my lap band removed and be revised to RNY gastric bypass on my 2-year bandiversary.
I did get approved for the sleeve when they reversed my decision, however I have thought about it A LOT. My surgeon feels strongly that RNY is the best option for me due to the amount of weight I still have to lose and my acid reflux, so I should listen to him. I didn't listen to him initially, which is why I'm in the situation I'm currently in.
For the band I will not grieve, RNY will be my reprieve.