I got lap band in 2006. Had serious infection and necrosis for 3 months in the hospital.. I have been in pain and diabetic ever sense and they removed my lap band. Over $300,000 in medical and numerous surgeries later, I need a pancreas transplant and my young son doesn’t remember me healthy and my husband and family have care giver burn out. Go out and have fun doing stuff you like for exercise and never get a lap band. The risk is too much!