I've lost over 45 pounds and I'm still dealing with a great deal of arthritis pain. I seriously thought it would be better at this point.
I'm not disappointed in the lap band itself. I got want I wanted – I was gaining about 10 pounds a month, and it stopped that. I never expected a huge drastic weight lost and that wasn't what I wanted. I knew I couldn't handle it. I wanted to make slow gradual changes.
I've been through the drastic weight loss, and knew it wasn't for me. I'd lost about 100 pounds in one year once, and knew what a toll it took on me mentally and physically and that is part of why I had the major regain.
What I have been wanting is the pain to go away.