Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Kinky Tube

Do you know what will be fantastic?  Someone I am sure will stumble across my blog when late one night, they good the words "kinky tube"...

They probably won't be searching for a lapband post.  But regardless...

WELCOME KINKY GOOGLERS!  We accept all kinds here!

While in San Francisco, we were able to attend and sit in on a Lap-band Total Care Regional Workshop.  This is a workshop that Allergan provides for office coordinator, doctors, nurses, etc.  While we were sitting in the back of the room listening to one of the speakerst talk about possible complications with the band...our ears perked up at the mention of:

One complication may arise from strenous exercise.

I didn't want to put that in quotes, bc I am paraphrasing...but let me tell you what...As soon as we heard that, several of us who consider ourselves to be strenous exercisers looked at each other like....waaaaaaaaat?

So BandedWendy raised her hand and asked him to elaborate.

It seems that sometimes, for those of us who were especially big, there is a good amount of tubing required to stretch from our port to our band.  Once we lose a lot of weight, the tubing is not stretched out so much and can get a little slack.  This slack, paired with strenous exercise, may cause kinking.

Huh....makes sense.

In fact, one of our participants had this happen to her and it was a simple procedure to fix it.  Interesting to know yes?

3 comments:

  1. VERY interesting. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. I've been considering the low profile port since my hubby refers to my current port as my 'third boob'!

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