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When does your sleeve completely heal....

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Started by mosytif, Feb 09, 2011 9:47 PM
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    mosytif

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Posted February 9, 2011 - 9:47 PM

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Maybe I'm the only one but I worry from time to time about eating to much and popping my staples. I asked my dietitian how long it takes for my staple line to heal and scar tissue to grow over it and she said 6mos. Seemed like a rather long time to me and then I read somewhere online that it takes about 6-8 weeks.

What have you guys heard?


    Tiffykins

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Posted February 9, 2011 - 9:50 PM

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6-8 weeks and the staple line is healed per my surgeon. That's why he is strict with lifting restriction, driving restriction, and post-op dietary guidelines.


    brazcan

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Posted February 10, 2011 - 9:41 PM

#3
I am 4 days out and this is one of my fears too. I fera that I will overeat and pop the pouch open. I also fear that the scar tissue will cause the pouch even smaller or close the opening. I am usually a non worry person but this surgery is getting a toll of me. i worry all the time and about everything.
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6-8 weeks and the staple line is healed per my surgeon. That's why he is strict with lifting restriction, driving restriction, and post-op dietary guidelines.




    Lila21

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Posted February 10, 2011 - 10:23 PM

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6-8 weeks is also what my surgeon told me, but most of the important healing takes place in the first 4 weeks. I was pretty afraid of popping a staple early on, too!


    PamelaAM

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Posted February 11, 2011 - 10:57 AM

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There is not just one row of staples. There are actually 6 rows of staples and I know that my surgeon actually overstitched the whole thing as well. Not all surgeons do that part though.


    BlackBerryJuice

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Posted February 11, 2011 - 2:24 PM

#6
3 months as per my doc.


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