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  1. I weighed 160 lbs this morning. My son got married today. Mother-Son dance.
  2. Some may combat a degree of low blood sugar. I am having issues with my sugar dropping into the 30's and 40's. I find it very difficult to recover to a safe level. Any tips?
  3. So I recently started throwing up what I thought was blood. It was far more sinister. It turned out to be my first bowel obstruction since RNY surgery. Now I am no stranger to bowel obstructions as I have had many of them in the past as a 24 yr Veteran Survivor of CD. This one was directly at the site of reanastomosis. Any body else having any issues?
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    I went through this. Your surgical provider needs to call your main insurance and have the 80/20 rule explained.
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    May 2019 support group

    I had my RNY Mat 3rd as well [emoji173]
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    May weight Loss Buddies

    May 3rd Glad it is over with.
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    I'm in Onederland!

    Congratulations!!! I made it to Onederland this morning, too! Feels very satisfying!
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    I Got The "Foamies" Today

    I had RNY May 3rd. Doesn't matter what goes down, foamies. I also have Crohn's Disease so I am wondering if I need to step back into liquids for a few days to see if maybe I have inflammation in my new stomach. I always take longer to heal than the average person. My tummy incisions arent healed yet. I assume it has somethimg to do with not being healed.
  9. 12 lbs down in 8 days. My surgery was 8 days ago. I will take it. I am NEVER HUNGRY and I have to make myself eat something. Protein is a struggle!!! I'm sipping sipping sipping. Best decision ever.
  10. Gastric Bypass at 0530. Nervous. Drinking this prep. Yucketh!! I keep telling myself it is worth it!
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    Tomorrow is surgery day!!

    My surgery took 6 hours. Lots of complications with the hernias. I ended up with a collapsed lung and surgical emphysema (crackling skin chest neck face). Had a chest tube to allow space for my lung to reinflate, it worked. Had a rough first few days. Made it work. Lots of swelling and almost a week post op. One day at a time. It is improving. Tylenol is my friend.
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    May bypass

    I had my VSG to RNY revision May 3rd. It wasnt bad. The gas was the most painful part. I am almost a week post op. Trying to get used to the smelly gas and the sharts. A part no one ever mentioned lol.
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    I made it!!

    I developed a collapsed lung after surgery. I had to have a chest tube jabbed in. After 2 day I am proud to say, "I made it to the losers bench!" I am on full liquids til I gor bavk and see my Dr on the 8th them we move to full liquids. I have little pain at all. Just some mild discomfort from swelling. Still taking some chewable gas pills.
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    I made it!!

    Thank you all. I am suprised that there is no pain. I had this surgery laproscopically. Maybe that is the difference?
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    Tomorrow is surgery day!!

    Thank you.
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    my journey

    Awesome!!! Keep going! You are doing a fantastic job!
  17. Sorry. I was late on the response. I see above where you did. Hope today is a better day [emoji173]
  18. I encourage you to schedule a visit with your surgeon ASAP!
  19. I am super stoked that I am Revising from VSG to RNY this coming Friday. I am not doing it for weight loss alone. I have terrible bleeding reflux and 2 hiatal hernias. I am optimistic this will fix if not eliminate the majority of these issues. After the VSG I experienced esophageal strictures as well as 2 bowel obstructions. Ready for the VSG nightmare to be over!
  20. Friday, May 3rd is RNY day!!! Terrified since they dont use pain medication Post op. I am scared of being miserable in pain. Trying to keep my eye on the prize.
  21. Our doctors no longer utilize opiates for pain control. I am terrified this go around. This surgery is a revision to bypass. They give you a high dose of Gabapentin in the morning before surgery and IV Tylenol after. After the sleeve I had a pca pump for 24 hrs and went home with a strong pain med for 1 week. I am terrified because I have Crohns amd my intestines are prone to spasm.
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    Nicotine test

    My surgeon didn't test for nicotine.
  23. Sometimes it is best not to share a lot of personal history. State your goals. Include you need this surgery as a tool. Do not overshare. That can be damning.
  24. I had VSG 3/2015 after 2 small bowel obstructions, severe bleeding reflux, esophageal stricture my surgeon thought conversion to RNY would be best. My insurance denied the surgery. I wrote a fully detailed letter and they overturned the decision. I am approved and waiting for my surgery date. Super excited to be free from this bleeding narrowed esophagus and I am also getting the hernia next to my old repaired hernia fixed.
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    From Denial to Appeal to Approval

    I got denied the first request for revision. My denial said, "You didnt follow your surgeons diet plan that's why we are denying your request for revision to rny." I wrote them back a very detailed letter citing I didn't want to lose more weight. I imcluded that the complications are taking a serious toll on my health amd asked them to reconsider and they did then approved me. They may deny you at first, appeal it. They aee doing their job trying to save their company money