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Everything posted by xring3

  1. I’ve learned to cope with the negative side of WLS. I had it in 2013. Sick feeling if I eat one bite too much, the runs, flatulent, taste changes and the rest. Bottom line, at least for me, I would not do it again. I would diet on my own and watch what I eat. Also, I have noticed others that have had surgery, and lost a good deal of weight, have put it back on if they are not careful. Just my feelings. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. xring3

    Lots of gas when I try to drink

    You may have to get used to it. I had my sleeve surgery in 2013 and still have constant gas. Good luck. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. My surgery was in 2013. To this day, if I eat one bite too much I get that sick feeling. One must learn not to take that extra bite. You’ll figure it out. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Gas after surgery

    My sleeve surgery was in 2013. Gas has been a problem ever since. Might not happen with everyone but it has with me. Also more times than not you may have the “runs”. Most times the doctors don’t emphasize the downside of this surgery. Good luck. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Feeling crappy

    I had my sleeve surgery in 2013. Eating anything is a problem to this day. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Hair Loss

    My wife and I had sleeve surgery in 2013. She has experienced a hair loss and thinning of her hair after surgery. I haven’t had a loss of hair but, I can tell it is thinner. We are both in our late 60’s. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Gas Pains After Surgery

    I had surgery in 2013. Flatulent is a constant problem ever since. Surgeon said I’d probably have to live with it. Good luck. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. Every day since I had surgery. That was in 2013. Constantly have diarrhea, upset stomach, gas, loss of energy and what food I can hold down dosen’t taste good. On the bright side....I did go from 250 pounds to 185 and am keeping it off. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Issues 6 Days Out

    I had surgery several years ago. I did lose weight but, for me, I probably would have been better off sticking to a diet. Having gas constantly, upset stomach when having one bite too much, bland foods to eat unless you want to eat antacids, no telling when you will have the runs, if eating out make sure you ask for a take home box and the list goes on. This is just my experience hope it goes better for you.
  10. The surgeons will tell you you WILL need to change your eating habits. Change your eating habits now and save the surgery pain and expense. Sent from my RCT6303W87DK using the BariatricPal App
  11. Some hidden reasons to have WLS....1 limited food choices 2 that sick feeling after taking one bite too much 3 having the "runs" right after eating 4 having "gas attacks" constantly 5 watching yourself and others that have had WLS slowly gain back weight if not careful 6 increase in acid reflux and indigestion. If you enjoy even having the possibilities of these symptoms then go ahead and have WLS. Just my observations. Sent from my RCT6303W87DK using the BariatricPal App
  12. Almost everyone that I know that has had this surgery has put weight back on within a couple of years. Main excuse is they are not committed enough to stay on a maintenance diet. Sent from my RCT6303W87DK using the BariatricPal App
  13. xring3


    I decided to visit this site again. My reasons for regretting WLS remain. Digestive issues are the main issue. One bite too much and sick for hours afterward. Over three years out and still battling every day. I have noticed others that have had the surgery put the weight back on. My mistake and I will live with it. Just did not work out for me. May be better for you.
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    Dear Sleeve

    I hope your recovery gets better. I am several years out and still have problems. The success part is I have lost 65 lb and am able to keep it off. The downside is constant gas, the runs, sudden unexpected urges to go to the bathroom, getting sick from foods I used to enjoy and other minor inconveniences. I have also observed others that have had the surgery a few years before I did, only to gain it all back. Bottom line with me is this....I would diet, use self control and save my money from my surgery for other things. My remarks in the past has brought about scorn from others but, this is my experience. Hope it is better with you.
  15. Will give approprate answer after I have time to think about this.
  16. Well....as I am probably going to be pummeled again for my answer.....it is no...would not have the surgery again....I would concentrate on watching my eating habits, more exercise and use self control. As I have made these statements in the past I am ready for the negative comments. Sorry if I offend some but, this is how I feel.
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    If I had it to do again, I would not have the surgery. I would have been more focused on watching what I eat and the amounts taken in. I did lose weight and have kept it off but, the aftermath is worse than anticipated. I have responded to questions on this topic in the past and generally get pummeled for my thoughts. Perhaps the supporters would rather I keep to myself.
  18. My outlook over the years is you have many "acquaintances" but very few real friends.
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    Good luck...hope it works out ok.
  20. As most all on this forum have done the up and down of weight loss only to gain it back those that have had the surgery (majority) would do it again. I am one of those that would not. Yes, I was 244 and am now 187. My goal is 145 to 150. I am about 5 months out. Point is, I never tried the DIETING like most have and probably should have done that to see if I could have done it on my own. Guess I just went to the head of the line so to say. Anyway, today I eat about anything I want but just MUCH smaller portions. Like everyone else, eat too much..get sick, throw-up or have the runs. Still have lots of things I can't keep down. Emotional eating has gone away (good thing) and am happy with only 1 meal a day (this is wrong so I am told). I did win a bicycle in a local Dr. Pepper drawing a few weeks ago so I have no excuse NOT to exercise.
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    Telling other people

    Told some, did not tell others. The kids, who's inheritance we used
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    Telling other people

    When people found out we had surgery we gave the answer " we're spending our kids inhearatance"
  23. short message to those that feel the surgery was wrong, not for them or feel they should have done it on their own. some folks will vilify your decision. best to keep your thoughts to yourself and move on. this thread is more of a very pro surgery forum and most critical thoughts are not very welcome. MHO