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Poll and Questions for those already Sleeved:

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Started by Lilmissdiva Irene Rny, Jul 26, 2010 10:38 AM
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Poll: What is your hunger level NOW in comparison to Pre-Sleeve? (145 member(s) have cast votes)

What is your hunger level NOW in comparison to Pre-Sleeve?

  1. I am between 96% hunger cured to 100% hunger cured. (45 votes [24.32%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 24.32%

  2. I am between 90% hunger cured to 95% hunger cured. (50 votes [27.03%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 27.03%

  3. I am between 80% hunger cured to 89% hunger cured. (37 votes [20.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  4. I am between 70% hunger cured to 79% hunger cured. (18 votes [9.73%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.73%

  5. I am between 50% hunger cured to 69% hunger cured. (20 votes [10.81%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.81%

  6. I am between 26% hunger cured to 49% hunger cured. (5 votes [2.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.70%

  7. I am between 1% hunger cured to 25% hunger cured. (4 votes [2.16%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.16%

  8. I am 0% hunger cured. (6 votes [3.24%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.24%

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    Lilmissdiva Irene Rny

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Posted July 26, 2010 - 10:38 AM

#1
I have a poll in regards to hunger suppression.

I have also created a few questions for those who have been sleeved at least more than a few months.

I have been thinking about a revision from band to sleeve for more than awhile now. I keep going back and forth with it. I wont go into details right now with my band because maybe Im just being a little selfish with my reasons, but that to me is really important right now. Im not getting any younger and I just want something that actually will give me what is advertised!

Thanks to anyone who is willing to help out a bit J Im sure most of these questions have been asked a zillion times, but Im going to start moving forward with this quickly and would like some one-stop-shopping! LOL

Questions:

1) How long have you been sleeved?
2) Who was your surgeon?
3) What were your experiences with your surgeon?
4) Would you recommend your surgeon?
5) How much weight have you lost since your sleeve date?
6) What type of sleeve do you have?
7) Would you recommend the type of sleeve you have?
8) Do you find you still have the necessary level of energy to sustain a good workout?
9) Do you find it difficult to keep the weight off once you have lost it?
10) Do you have trouble eating, such as getting stuck?
11) What is the one things about getting the surgery that you regret?
12) Would you do this surgery again, or would you have made another choice?

THANKS TO ALL!!!

POLL QUESTION:

What is your hunger level NOW in comparison to Pre-Sleeve?

I am between 96% hunger cured to 100% hunger cured.

I am between 90% hunger cured to 95% hunger cured.

I am between 80% hunger cured to 89% hunger cured.

I am between 70% hunger cured to 79% hunger cured.

I am between 50% hunger cured to 69% hunger cured.

I am between 26% hunger cured to 49% hunger cured.

I am between 1% hunger cured to 25% hunger cured.

I am 0% hunger cured.



    Lilmissdiva Irene Rny

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Posted July 26, 2010 - 3:58 PM

#2
This is great so far! Most of you are between 80-100 hunger cured, that is totally amazing! My band never helped me with this, and I was quite surprised. I was feeling serious hunger after day 3 even! I wonder what the results would show for the band? I won't ask that though, I don't want to get into it anymore with that.

Anyone want to engage me in the questions I asked? Thanks to all of you for your responses so far! :)


    3636millie

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Posted July 26, 2010 - 3:59 PM

#3
See the answers below to your questions:


I have a poll in regards to hunger suppression.

I have also created a few questions for those who have been sleeved at least more than a few months.

I have been thinking about a revision from band to sleeve for more than awhile now. I keep going back and forth with it. I wont go into details right now with my band because maybe Im just being a little selfish with my reasons, but that to me is really important right now. Im not getting any younger and I just want something that actually will give me what is advertised!

Thanks to anyone who is willing to help out a bit J Im sure most of these questions have been asked a zillion times, but Im going to start moving forward with this quickly and would like some one-stop-shopping! LOL

Here are my answers to your questions, hope this helps!!
Questions:

1) How long have you been sleeved?
For 7 months. Was banded for almost 2 years before that

2) Who was your surgeon? Aceves in Mexicali

3) What were your experiences with your surgeon? Have never had better care anywhere in the world, including the USA, Europe, Middle East, Asia.

4) Would you recommend your surgeon? Wouldn't go to anyone else.

5) How much weight have you lost since your sleeve date? Since the sleeve I have lost 50 lbs. Have lost 110 lbs total. I'm not currently working hard at trying to lose more .

6) What type of sleeve do you have? Not sure what you mean. I have a 36 bougie oversewn.

7) Would you recommend the type of sleeve you have? YES!!!!

8) Do you find you still have the necessary level of energy to sustain a good workout? I walk a 3 mile circuit daily that includes steep hills. On the weekend, I walk 2 1/2 miles to the base of a mountain, hike up the mountain and back. Then I go tubing 5 miles on the Colorado River to cool off after the treck up the mountain (the cool water also helps my butt not get too sore from going up and down the mountain). During the week I work 12-14 hour days pushing patients, holding arms, legs to do surgical prep on the patients, etc. Yes, I guess I have plenty of energy. Not bad for a 53 year old!!!!

9) Do you find it difficult to keep the weight off once you have lost it? Not sure, still loosing.

10) Do you have trouble eating, such as getting stuck? No, not one time have I ever gotten stuck, vomited, developed nasty chest pain from stuck food, etc.

11) What is the one things about getting the surgery that you regret?
I regret that I wasn't smart enough to get the sleeve first. The band nearly killed me.

12) Would you do this surgery again, or would you have made another choice? I wouldn't ever think of getting a different kind of surgery. I would do this all over again in a heart beat.

THANKS TO ALL!!!

POLL QUESTION:

What is your hunger level NOW in comparison to Pre-Sleeve?

I am between 96% hunger cured to 100% hunger cured.

I am between 90% hunger cured to 95% hunger cured.

I am between 80% hunger cured to 89% hunger cured.

I am between 70% hunger cured to 79% hunger cured.

I am between 50% hunger cured to 69% hunger cured.

I am between 26% hunger cured to 49% hunger cured.

I am between 1% hunger cured to 25% hunger cured.

I am 0% hunger cured.




    Donna4545

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Posted July 26, 2010 - 4:09 PM

#4
1) How long have you been sleeved? 2 weeks
2) Who was your surgeon? Dr.. Brandon Helbling, Bismarck ND
3) What were your experiences with your surgeon? Great. He does 4 leak tests before you leave the hospital.
4) Would you recommend your surgeon? Absolutely
5) How much weight have you lost since your sleeve date? 30 lbs in 2 weeks
6) What type of sleeve do you have? Don't know/forgot
7) Would you recommend the type of sleeve you have? Yes if I knew what it was
8) Do you find you still have the necessary level of energy to sustain a good workout? After the first week, yes.
9) Do you find it difficult to keep the weight off once you have lost it? Don't know yet
10) Do you have trouble eating, such as getting “stuck”? Can't eat yet
11) What is the one things about getting the surgery that you regret? Nothing actually
12) Would you do this surgery again, or would you have made another choice? Totally do it again.



    Lilmissdiva Irene Rny

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Posted July 26, 2010 - 6:50 PM

#5
Millie/Donna, thank you so much!! I really do appreciate the responses. I'm looking for something low maintenance, that actually works like its advertised it should, keeps me from feeling hunger all the time (otherwise I could just do this on my own) and keeps me from eating too much.

I literally want to eat a handful of food and be ok. I never got this from my band. Never. I could either eat way too much or nothing at all. I never had any in-between. I love the idea that you still have the energy to do your activities! That makes me :))


    Tiffykins

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Posted July 26, 2010 - 8:47 PM

#6
My hunger is 100% resolved. I do not feel hunger, my stomach does not gurgle, growl, make any noise. I have gone up to about 14-16 hours without eating before realizing "holy sh*t, I need to eat !" And, even then I wasn't hungry, I was simply out running around, and realized I hadn't eaten anything all day.

1) How long have you been sleeved? Almost 14 months
2) Who was your surgeon? Dr. Michael Michel (Major Michel USAF)
3) What were your experiences with your surgeon? He is fabulous. He is compassionate, caring, positive, and extremely supportive. I don't think I've ever been treated with more professionalism, more genuine care, and his knowledge and experience is vast with general surgery, combat surgery, and bariatric surgery.
4) Would you recommend your surgeon? I already have to 4 of my friends. 3 have had surgery, one will have surgery in August.
5) How much weight have you lost since your sleeve date? 143lbs (I lost that in less than 11 months, and have been maintaining for over 3 months at this point)
6) What type of sleeve do you have? I have a standard sleeve gastrectomy. My surgeon uses a 32fr bougie as his guide for the stapler. There is nothing special about my sleeve, it's the standard just like all the other sleeve out there between 32-40fr sized sleeves.
7) Would you recommend the type of sleeve you have? Yes
8) Do you find you still have the necessary level of energy to sustain a good workout? I have 100 times the amount of energy I had pre-op. With the first 40-50lbs loss, my energy level soared even though I was only consuming 600-800 calories.
9) Do you find it difficult to keep the weight off once you have lost it? Not at all. Maintaining is easier now that I have found a balance. For me, losing my hunger has made eating less, and making the best choice on what I put in my mouth much easier therefore I don't put a lot of craptastic, empty-calorie foods into my body. I do eat treats, snacks, cookies, 1/2 cupcake, chips, pretzels, but I'm not on a diet. I've made a lifestyle change and a lifetime commitment to make better choices, and feed my body "right". I actually had a more difficult time getting my weight loss to stop, but I figured it out, and apparently my body is happy at 120-123lbs.
10) Do you have trouble eating, such as getting “stuck”? Nope
11) What is the one things about getting the surgery that you regret? Not one single thing
12) Would you do this surgery again, or would you have made another choice? This is the only surgery I would have when I decided I was going to have to revise. If I could not had VSG, the band would have come out, and I would of stayed fat. NO way I'd get DS or RNY or another band. It was VSG or nothing. I fought for it, and I got it. Best decision I ever made.



    Barbara278

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Posted July 27, 2010 - 6:20 AM

#7
1) How long have you been sleeved?6 months
2) Who was your surgeon?Dr. Aceves

3) What were your experiences with your surgeon?Fantastic
4) Would you recommend your surgeon?Absolutely
5) How much weight have you lost since your sleeve date?72 lbs
6) What type of sleeve do you have?36 oversewn, so more like a 34 according to doc
7) Would you recommend the type of sleeve you have?yes
8) Do you find you still have the necessary level of energy to sustain a good workout?much much more energy than I had pre surgery.
9) Do you find it difficult to keep the weight off once you have lost it?Still going down.
10) Do you have trouble eating, such as getting “stuck”?Never
11) What is the one things about getting the surgery that you regret?Not getting it sooner
12) Would you do this surgery again, or would you have made another choice?absolutely



    Lilmissdiva Irene Rny

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Posted July 27, 2010 - 8:07 AM

#8
First of all, THANK YOU SO MUCH!! Your post helped me a great deal! You are a perfect candidate to answer, and only because you have made it to goal. I really wanted to know how difficult is has been for some to maintain the weight loss. I'm finding it is REALLY difficult with the lap-band, no less even GETTING to goal. :,(

I also love the fact so many are coming back mentioning that most or all of their hunger has been extinguished. This is my #1 enemy. I actually do feel REAL hunger. NOT head hunger, I do know the difference. My stomach growls and I just feel tired and need to eat! I don't want to feel this anymore or very minimal. I truly beleive if that gets resolved I will easily get to my finish line.

I also like the fact you have so much energy even on a small amount of calories. I do love to workout so as long as I can sustain them on such little amount of food I will do them! Not only that I do like to eat healthy. I know a great amount of meals that taste great and are made with healthy ingredients.

With that and the more I'm hearing I do believe this may be the way to go. However, the more feedback the better! :001_smile:



My hunger is 100% resolved. I do not feel hunger, my stomach does not gurgle, growl, make any noise. I have gone up to about 14-16 hours without eating before realizing "holy sh*t, I need to eat !" And, even then I wasn't hungry, I was simply out running around, and realized I hadn't eaten anything all day.

1) How long have you been sleeved? Almost 14 months
2) Who was your surgeon? Dr. Michael Michel (Major Michel USAF)
3) What were your experiences with your surgeon? He is fabulous. He is compassionate, caring, positive, and extremely supportive. I don't think I've ever been treated with more professionalism, more genuine care, and his knowledge and experience is vast with general surgery, combat surgery, and bariatric surgery.
4) Would you recommend your surgeon? I already have to 4 of my friends. 3 have had surgery, one will have surgery in August.
5) How much weight have you lost since your sleeve date? 143lbs (I lost that in less than 11 months, and have been maintaining for over 3 months at this point)
6) What type of sleeve do you have? I have a standard sleeve gastrectomy. My surgeon uses a 32fr bougie as his guide for the stapler. There is nothing special about my sleeve, it's the standard just like all the other sleeve out there between 32-40fr sized sleeves.
7) Would you recommend the type of sleeve you have? Yes
8) Do you find you still have the necessary level of energy to sustain a good workout? I have 100 times the amount of energy I had pre-op. With the first 40-50lbs loss, my energy level soared even though I was only consuming 600-800 calories.
9) Do you find it difficult to keep the weight off once you have lost it? Not at all. Maintaining is easier now that I have found a balance. For me, losing my hunger has made eating less, and making the best choice on what I put in my mouth much easier therefore I don't put a lot of craptastic, empty-calorie foods into my body. I do eat treats, snacks, cookies, 1/2 cupcake, chips, pretzels, but I'm not on a diet. I've made a lifestyle change and a lifetime commitment to make better choices, and feed my body "right". I actually had a more difficult time getting my weight loss to stop, but I figured it out, and apparently my body is happy at 120-123lbs.
10) Do you have trouble eating, such as getting stuck? Nope
11) What is the one things about getting the surgery that you regret? Not one single thing
12) Would you do this surgery again, or would you have made another choice? This is the only surgery I would have when I decided I was going to have to revise. If I could not had VSG, the band would have come out, and I would of stayed fat. NO way I'd get DS or RNY or another band. It was VSG or nothing. I fought for it, and I got it. Best decision I ever made.




    Lilmissdiva Irene Rny

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Posted July 27, 2010 - 8:10 AM

#9
Barbara, wow!! You are really kicking butt! That's what I like to hear. I'm rather tired of the slow to no weight loss with the band. I do need something that works a bit faster. I have been diagnosed with arthritis in both of my knees, and the quicker the extra weight gets off them, the longer my knees will last.

Thank you!!

1) How long have you been sleeved?6 months
2) Who was your surgeon?Dr. Aceves
3) What were your experiences with your surgeon?Fantastic
4) Would you recommend your surgeon?Absolutely
5) How much weight have you lost since your sleeve date?72 lbs
6) What type of sleeve do you have?36 oversewn, so more like a 34 according to doc
7) Would you recommend the type of sleeve you have?yes
8) Do you find you still have the necessary level of energy to sustain a good workout?much much more energy than I had pre surgery.
9) Do you find it difficult to keep the weight off once you have lost it?Still going down.
10) Do you have trouble eating, such as getting stuck?Never
11) What is the one things about getting the surgery that you regret?Not getting it sooner
12) Would you do this surgery again, or would you have made another choice?absolutely




    Tiffykins

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Posted July 27, 2010 - 8:20 AM

#10


I also love the fact so many are coming back mentioning that most or all of their hunger has been extinguished. This is my #1 enemy. I actually do feel REAL hunger. NOT head hunger, I do know the difference. My stomach growls and I just feel tired and need to eat! I don't want to feel this anymore or very minimal. I truly beleive if that gets resolved I will easily get to my finish line.
:001_smile:


The band never gave me satiety. I had to quit eating because my pouch was full, but I was still hungry. Physical hunger, and it didn't help that I could not eat protein dense foods to help keep me full.

The hunger resolution is responsible for 80% of my success. The other 20% was my hellbent determination to stick to the guidelines, and then introduce foods slowly and in moderation that allowed my body to acclimate to all the changes.

Honestly, the sleeve works like a band is advertised to supposedly work. Sadly, most bandsters know all too well that it just doesn't work that way.

I truly do love my sleeve, and life post op. I have recently been forgetting that I even had surgery. Mainly because my eating habits are just that habits, and practically involuntary at this point. I know what I can eat, and how much I can consume at any given time. This makes things so much easier. I feel like I had a large portion of the learning curve with the sleeve beat because of my battle with the band.

You'll do great, and if you need anything, feel free to message me.



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