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  1. Omg. The abdominal binder helped so much. Thanks.
  2. E-girl


    I just had my revision on Sept 10. And so far I have had zero acid reflux. Normally I have it 2-3 x a week. Still really early to tell since I am only on Clear Liquids but I am looking forward to losing the 50lbs of the 100 I gained.  Oh and I can sleep flat on my back now. Instead of at a 45 degree angle. 
  3. How long did your incision pain last? Day 5 and it’s only slightly better. Would like to stop the pain meds because they turn my stomach.
  4. The hat really makes the outfit.
  5. Getting ready to go. I had second thoughts but I am ok now. Wish me luck friends!
  6. Thanks everyone. I think I was just freaking out because I am scared and don’t really have someone to talk to about it. People are used to me listening to all their problems and getting advise or just venting their feelings but when it comes to me and mine, they don’t have the time. This whole thing has really open my eyes to who my friends really are. Anyways, I am going to do it. Today is the day. Not looking forward to the next couple of days because I remember the pain from last time but I am looking forward to my skinny jeans. 😃
  7. So I was reading an post yesterday and now I am having serious second thoughts. I may not even show up tomorrow to surgery. The post was about Reactive Hypoglycemia, a side effect to bypass that can develop 2 the 10 years post bypass. In the post, the patient had symptoms 1 to 2 times a year at first and now is having them 2 to 5 times a week. Patient occasionally passes out because of it. When I had my sleeve six years ago I had experienced those symptoms and I just thought it was because I forgot to eat. It was a weird feeling of dizziness, confusion, and I was with a client at the time and I nearly passed out. It scared the crap out of me. I started doing research online and discovered an article from 2017 that identified that this is happening to 1/3 of bypass patients and is not something that is discussed typically with there doctor. Reactive hypoglycemia may be related to dumping syndrome but can be far more dangerous. In extreme cases the bypass needs to be reversed to fix the problem which brings me to my fear. In my case they will not be able to reverse my bypass after I have it as they are removing the stomach because the polyps I developed taking PPIs for Gerd. So now my challenges is do I live with Gerd and run the risk of getting Barrett’s syndrome and Possible esophageal cancer or do I have a bypass and run the risk of getting reactive hyperglycemia ? Thoughts anyone?
  8. E-girl

    September bypass buddies??

    2 days left until my do over surgery....whoooo hoooo.
  9. Oh crap. Didn’t know that! Thanks. At least it was the first day.
  10. I cheated. Had a hand full of chips. Epic fail.
  11. Me too. Minus the gallbladder. Had that out early this year.
  12. Crazy...I just started my 2 week liquid diet too. I really just want to eat chips. I almost convinced myself that it was ok to eat a left over baked potato and steak from last night because after all you shouldn’t throw away good food. What is wrong with me?!? Can you freeze potatoes? What time is your surgery and what are you having done?
  13. E-girl

    Acid reflux

    Proton-pump inhibitors (ppi). You need to go back to your surgeon to report that. I had to go on several different ppi drugs. I had a Gastric Sleeve done in 2012. Developed acid reflux and now have GERD. Unfortunately for me the GERD was not controlled with the ppi. Now have a serious hernia and developed Barrett's esophagus. Having a GS revision to Bypass in September. You can develop Barrett’s esophagus when acid reflux is not controlled. Barrett’s can turn into esophageal cancer in 5% of patients.
  14. E-girl

    Officially approved

    I had GERD that’s was not controlled with meds. For 5 years, about 3-4 times a night i would be woken up from it. For 3 years, I have been sleeping sitting up and it still happens. I think because I know how much it’s gonna hurt and the eating part was such a challenge, I am freakin out. I am freaked out because now taking action could lead to cancer. I should be excited because I know the 40+ I gain will be coming off but I am really scared. When I given the time to think about, I can feel the anxiety come on.
  15. E-girl

    To tell or not to tell

    I only had one person at work say something negative but no one liked her anyway. I found most people were just curious about what I could eat and how much. After I did my surgery 4 other people in my office decided to do it too. Which was amazing because we only have 25 people in our office so we created a little support group. It was nice having people who could really relate to you at work.

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