Quoting Mama of three babes:" From what I keep seeing people either do amazing on the bed or still struggle. There doesn't seem to ... [snip!] ... doesn't seem to be an in between. I still have time to decide what to get. I'm still going through the process of everything."
This is what I find too. And the success stories I see, are the ones that invest a regular exercise routine. If I did exercise on a regular basis to begin with, I wouldnt have gone through with the surgery at all. I honestly think if you can COMMIT yourself to a new routine and lifestyle, then you will be successful. Im the first to admit that I've been lazy and not 100% commited, and that is why I'm not successful at this point. But, that being said, some people are successful, and it is a very personal decision. I'm not educated enough on the sleeve to advise you on that, but the few forums I've read online, I have seen a ton of people doing the conversion from the band to the sleeve. Check out Obesityhelp dot com. Thats where I looked when I was first banded.