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The mile high club!


OK, I know what you are thinking – and you are right! I have now joined “mile high club”, those who have taken to the skies with a Lap Band fitted!!!

The pressure in an aircraft at cruising altitude can cause your Lap Band to tighten. This means you should be careful about eating as the narrow opening may cause you an uncomfortable trip. 

We were flying from Sydney, Australia to Regina, Canada. This involves a flight across the Pacific for 15 hours. It is hard not to eat over that time so I had the meals and was careful to choose soft food and chew very well. I did notice the tighter feeling but no discomfort. Yay!!!

Looks like my band is flight tested! I’m relieved as I love to travel!

One response to “The mile high club!

  1. stef July 19, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Hi mate,

    Glad to hear you weren’t strangled by your band mid flight!
    I had no Idea that there was potential for problems in flight, but sounds like you were forwarned and all is ok.
    Looking forward to catching up when yo get back.

    Cheers
    Stef

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