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Is Anyone Unhappy With Their Sleeve?

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Started by 1cindy2, Feb 21, 2012 11:44 AM
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    1cindy2

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 11:44 AM

#1
I'm scheduled for my band to sleeve procedure on March 6th....and am getting nervous. Is anyone out there NOT happy with their decision to get the sleeve? Are there things that I should be thinking about that I have perhaps not thought about yet?

Thanks so much for your thoughts.


    Bedhead

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 12:01 PM

#2
Yes, I am unhappy with my sleeve. I was sleeved on 2/6 and in the 15 days since surgery, I have spent 9 of them admitted to the hospital (and that is where I am currently). I read this forum left, right, and sideways so I knew all of the potential risks- but like most others I never dreamed the complications would happen to me.

I have 3 small children at home and am a stay at home mom. I have not been able nor had the strength to pick up my kids in 15 days. I have been in constant pain despite following my surgeons eating plan. I can no longer tolerate anything other than water. Even broth and jello cause agonizing pain.

I ask myself every day why I've done this. I hope once all of my complications are fixed I will learn to love my sleeve like so many others have. But right now I feel as though I've made the worst decision of my life.


    proudgrammy

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 12:18 PM

#3

Yes, I am unhappy with my sleeve. I was sleeved on 2/6 and in the 15 days since surgery, I have spent 9 of them admitted to the hospital (and that is where I am currently). I read this forum left, right, and sideways so I knew all of the potential risks- but like most others I never dreamed the complications would happen to me.

I have 3 small children at home and am a stay at home mom. I have not been able nor had the strength to pick up my kids in 15 days. I have been in constant pain despite following my surgeons eating plan. I can no longer tolerate anything other than water. Even broth and jello cause agonizing pain.

I ask myself every day why I've done this. I hope once all of my complications are fixed I will learn to love my sleeve like so many others have. But right now I feel as though I've made the worst decision of my life.

hi bedhead, i'm so very sorry you are going through these problems - i had no idea. i dealt with the dehydration in the hospital, and i have been nautious these past few days, but nothing like what you are going through. you feeling sick all this time, not being able to be with your kids as much as you wish. i'm sorry. i hope you have a good support system around you.

for me, its hard to relate to someone elses story - the little/or big problems in your case. I can just say "take care" and tell us/me whats going on.

thinking about you, get better, and just keep on drinking your water as the dr. says, and hopefully feel better sooner than later.
best wishes from B'ville

Kathy


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Posted February 21, 2012 - 12:20 PM

#4
Cindy, I was a band to sleeve revision, and it is absolutely the best thing to ever happen to me. I love my sleeve every day and have not once regretted it. It is so wonderful not having to worry about fills, unfills, pb'ing, and all the other awful things that went along with having the band. With my sleeve, it just quietly does its thing, and I lose weight.

Bedhead, I am so sorry for the problems you are having. I hope your doctors are able to resolve your issues quickly. *hugs*


    Ms skinniness

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 1:21 PM

#5
Bedhead: I wishing you a quick recovery. Sending lots of healing energy your way so you can go home a love your babies! ;)


    jenni_867

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 1:58 PM

#6
Love my sleeve. yes the first few weeks were rough, but i was prepared for that. I look and feel 110% better than i did a few months ago. I went from 164 to 118. Now fitting into a size 2-4. It is a HUGE lifestyle change, but I LOVE MY SLEEVE!


    Kiki Von Moonshine

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 2:14 PM

#7

Love my sleeve. yes the first few weeks were rough, but i was prepared for that. I look and feel 110% better than i did a few months ago. I went from 164 to 118. Now fitting into a size 2-4. It is a HUGE lifestyle change, but I LOVE MY SLEEVE!


Did you start at 164? How tall are you if you don't mind me asking?


    jenni_867

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 11:40 PM

#8
5 foot 1... yes I started with a low bmi.


    Sunny123

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 4:02 PM

#9
Love my sleeve! I just need to work mine more! Bedhead I sure hope u feel better soon! I think once the drs getbu straightened out you will love yours too!


    Capt Derel

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 4:47 PM

#10
^ agreed.


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