I decided to get the gastric balloon with Auralia August 2013, having read through all of the paperwork with David had sent out to me, and having attended a consultation with them.
After having the procedure, I tried to follow the guidelines from the clinic as best I could. I have to say, it wasn’t too bad! I had some cramps for the first 4-5 days and I got sick a couple of times but I think this was more down to me not following the guidelines fully and going onto solid foods from liquids too early.
During the whole 6 months, I tried to follow the guides as best I could, and attend my appointments with the clinic. On the days when I didn’t follow the guides and I over-ate, the gastric balloon reminded me that it was there and I would get cramps along with vomiting the food back up. Once this happened once or twice, I learned from my mistakes!
Throughout the whole after-care program, the weight loss team would ring me regularly, just to check on me. I found this to be a great comfort as they always answered all of my questions. I would certainly applaud the after-care service from them.
If you are thinking about getting a gastric balloon I would 100% recommend having a consultation with Auralia. Read all of the guidelines they give you and take their advice. I won’t say that this program is easy, it does take some commitment, but the help you get from the team and from the balloon makes it much easier than doing it alone! Put the effort in and the results are well worth it!
I want to take this opportunity to thank the Auralia team for their professionalism during my aftercare. I certainly wouldn’t hesitate using their services again!
(Results may differ from person to person)