Anyone got any guesses?? And the winner is: Tina!! Although she kind of knew too. This is a lap band and as of Aug. 5, I will have one! I promise it will not overtake my blog, (that job belongs to my kids!) but as some of you have asked, I thought I'd explain a little bit.
The band is inserted lapriscopically (hence the name LAP band.) The round part goes around the top part of the stomach creating a small pouch. The inside of the band has a liner that is gradually filled with saline. Saline is added through the port which is on the right side of the picture. Because the stomach pouch is so small I should feel full longer. Hopefully I will finally be able to win the battle of the bulge with this devise.
It is not a magic cure, I'll still have to eat right, learn to exercise and all of that good stuff. But if I over eat, that food will...uh, let's just stay it will not stay in my stomach and leave it at that. Feel free to ask any questions you might have about the whole thing.