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tfarr

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. I had the sleeve 4.5 years ago.... no problems after surgery
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    New GERD diagnosis

    Hi everyone. I’m 4 years post op sleeve. I’ve been getting acid reflux since 6 months after the procedure. Never had it before. After multiple meds and finally an upper GI done 3 weeks ago i now have GERD. Big deal right? Well, I’m taking protonics 40mg, but, I just heard that causes cancer. What doesn’t right? Lol I just want to know, is the only permanent relief going to a by-pass?
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    New GERD diagnosis

    I’m willing to go through a surgical fix. I can’t stand this anymore.
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    Sleeve to Bypass Revision

    Such a relief to hear others are going through the same thing. I was sleeved In 2014. About 8 months after I got severe heart burn, had the gall bladder removed. Still heart burn. After multiple meds I got an endoscopy over two weeks ago with some biopsies. I would LOVE to fix this, I don’t care if I need to have surgery.
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    Fat shaming ?? Post op over 4 yrs

    Hi! Today is actually my 4 year anniversary, I’m also sober 11 years sober. I do also find myself judging, I mean, we know what it’s like. I tried Intermittent fasting. Hell no lol I was STARVING!!! Lol I found losing weight was harder than quitting smoking and drinking together. I still have difficulties with emotional eating. But realize it when it does happen and I step back.
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    Calling all vets- where are you

    I’m still here. I going on 4 yrs post op. I’m not on here a lot, but we’re here❤️
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    Calling all vets- where are you

    I’m still here. I going on 4 yrs post op. I’m not on here a lot, but we’re here❤️
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    Keto

    Hi everyone! I’ll be 5 years post op in December from the sleeve. I’ve been able to maintain the same weight for a long time now. What is Keto like? Does anyone currently do this?
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    Sleeve Veterans: What makes you successful long term?

    What makes me successful long term is.... never stop believing in yourself. Corny yes, but helps me. I talk to myself in a mirror ( I know , I know ). But seeing what I’m saying and thinking what I’m saying are two different things. I’ve been down for a good 1.5 years and was about to say “F this” but, I prayed and prayed and started to believe in myself.
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    Keto

    I think I’ll just not try the Keto thing lol
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    Keto

    Thank you guys for the input. I read that doing Keto you have to not eat as much protein because it will counter act the Keto and make you gain? Has anyone else heard that? Also, what the hell are “Micros and macros” and why do you need to track those?
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    Bathing suit

    I’m trying to find a top that will give me the lift and support like no other lol I got a few from Hapari, although nice, not enough lift. My breast’s went from a 44 DD to a tiny 36C. I feel deflated and want something to help my self esteem this summer. Any ideas? Thank you[emoji173]️
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    Chest pain, ER

    Hello everyone [emoji173]️ I had the sleeve done 12/2/14. I lost around 80-85lbs. I’ve been having GERD since I’d say, 6mo. PO. That being said. Two nights ago before I went to bed I had a strange chest discomfort. Cr there’s right in the middle. I thought nothing of it and went to bed. I woke up with an even worse chest pain and my neck started to cramp and I felt light headed. I was like “ Holy ****, I might be having a heart attack!” So I went to the ER. EKG fine, cardiac labs fine, chest X-ray fine, vitals good and bp 124/66. Every thing fine. I told the Er doc about my health history and past surgeries. He offered Nitro, I was like, “ isn’t that gonna bottom me out?” He said “yeah probably” I was terrified. I know I shouldn’t be disputing my care in the ER, lol, but I wanted to rule out GI first. He sent the nurse In With Mallox and lidocaine. I drank it, it helped slightly. Then returned. He said to call my surgeon and update him and see if I can get Into see him. Since then I’ve been feeling nauseous and just plain old blaa. It’s Saturday and his office is closed. I dropped off a script for protonix and I’m picking it up today. I was suppose to get this filled two weeks ago. My priorities are not focused on me lately and I know I should have filled it when I should have. Has anyone had this issue before? He said it was indigestion. It felt like no indigestion I’ve ever had in my life. No burning, like acid in my throat. Just chest pains and neck pain. Anyone felt this before?
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    Chest pain, ER

    I don’t see him till December, but I can make an appointment to see him if it gets any worse
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    Chest pain, ER

    Funny, my name is Tracy and I too was a”76” baby. I actually had my gallbladder removed 10 mo this post-sleeve surgery. I got off my butt and filled it. It’s helped a lot. I’m still wondering why I have having such pains? One can’t possible take Protonics forever, right? Ugh. Hiatal hernia huh? That sounds painful.
  16. It’s been a long time since I was 15 days out. I’m 3 years out and get head hunger daily, always have since surgery. If I counted the times I was actually hungry in a day? Like, 2 times. The rest is in my head. I can’t stand it. Or emotional eating when I get stressed or aggravated. My nutritionist said I need to find out why I go to food as comfort. I see a therapist but, haven’t really pin pointed why I do as of yet. You’ll get there, work the program like they say and exercise. Because you don’t want to be in my shoes 3 years down the road saying “ WTH happened??” Good luck to all the new post ops [emoji173]️
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    20 Months Out - Metabolism Question

    How would the metabolism be tested? I’ve never heard of that. I’m about to call UNH to get this doNE STAT!
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    20 Months Out - Metabolism Question

    How would the metabolism be tested? I’ve never heard of that. I’m about to call UNH to get this doNE STAT!
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    20 Months Out - Metabolism Question

    How would the metabolism be tested? I’ve never heard of that. I’m about to call UNH to get this doNE STAT!
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    GERD

    This has happened quite a few times since surgery ( 11/14) having heart burn so bad I vomit, or come close too. I never had any issues with heart burn prior to surgery. My gall bladder was removed 1 yr post op. It’s actually happening more often since. I was taking carafate and Prilosec for a while. I really just wanted an Endo but they wanted to try this method first and I was afraid to ask for one. I’m going for a 3 year f/u ( that I’ve put out off since December) maybe I will ask then. Because last night was by far the worst that is gS ever been at night. Unusually it’s during the day when I’m not laying down. End result of a lot of heartburn P/O sleeve? Any help would be appreciated [emoji173]️
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    Four hours postop

    Awesome! ! I remember waking up from surgery so sick to my stomach it was unbearable. All I wanted to do was vomit. No pain though, just terrible nausea. I’ll never forget that.
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    GERD

    I have worried about Barrett’s esophagus. They have been aware of my heartburn since 18 p/o. I’m 3 years out. I’m gonna ask for one. I’ve tried all the meds, I want to know. As you know it burns like hell
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    Accountability Group

    I am starving
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