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AnneElliot

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    AnneElliot got a reaction from Julie norton in Considering a revision - read this!   
    Oh you're quite right. I didn't realize that I forgot to note that it's my personal experience
    Moreover, I think it's so unfortunate that the only experience this community accepts is a manic happy one. You are aware that the human emotions come in great spectrum right?
    Lastly, this is really meant for folks who are revisions! That hear "ohhh the sleeve is sooooooooooo different" It's not an indictment on your decision! Duh of course you or anyone else must consider the risks vs benefits.
    Thanks for commenting! I added my Personal Experience Disclaimer!

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    AnneElliot got a reaction from NewStart95987 in Considering a revision - read this!   
    Pasta, red meat, or rice. Some ppl can and others cant. There's no guarantees which one you will fall into. I will lose weight. But I won't be able to eat like a normal person ever again even in moderation.
    2) Acid reflux is a serious issue with the sleeve. I never ever had an issue with the band. I am dealing with rather bad GERD even though I am taking prescription meds. I have chatted with folks that it got so bad over the yrs that they had to revise to gastric bypass.
    3) Vitamins! You can't live without them. Daily intake or I will develop issues. Are committed to do that?
    4) NSAIDS! Even if your surgeon tells you that you can take them. There's significant debate on whether sleeved folks should take them or not. These meds are very hard on a normal stomach let alone a thin sleeve! Continous use will most likely lead ulcers which are very dangerous with little or no stomach left.Think about aging and the lack of NSAIDS.
    5) You can still get stuck! I just had to vomit food yesterday. You still experience that nasty slime....eww! I cried the first time it happened cause I lived with that for 8 yrs.
    Please feel free to message me. Think about life beyond weight loss cause there's no turning back with the sleeve
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    AnneElliot got a reaction from Julie norton in size of sleeve / portion stomach removed matter?   
    If you remove 75 to 85% of your stomach you will never eat more than a cup of food for the rest of your life. That's a fact. You can eat most things. But you will feel awkward eating out and at family gatherings. You may also have food aversions. bread, Pasta and rice may cause issues
    Your stomach won't stretch and its permanent. I can't imagine a surgeon will agree to only removin 40 to 50% .

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    AnneElliot got a reaction from NewStart95987 in Considering a revision - read this!   
    Pasta, red meat, or rice. Some ppl can and others cant. There's no guarantees which one you will fall into. I will lose weight. But I won't be able to eat like a normal person ever again even in moderation.
    2) Acid reflux is a serious issue with the sleeve. I never ever had an issue with the band. I am dealing with rather bad GERD even though I am taking prescription meds. I have chatted with folks that it got so bad over the yrs that they had to revise to gastric bypass.
    3) Vitamins! You can't live without them. Daily intake or I will develop issues. Are committed to do that?
    4) NSAIDS! Even if your surgeon tells you that you can take them. There's significant debate on whether sleeved folks should take them or not. These meds are very hard on a normal stomach let alone a thin sleeve! Continous use will most likely lead ulcers which are very dangerous with little or no stomach left.Think about aging and the lack of NSAIDS.
    5) You can still get stuck! I just had to vomit food yesterday. You still experience that nasty slime....eww! I cried the first time it happened cause I lived with that for 8 yrs.
    Please feel free to message me. Think about life beyond weight loss cause there's no turning back with the sleeve
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    AnneElliot got a reaction from BigUtahMan in Yep, Still an emotional eater   
    The mental struggle is so absurd. I am compulsive and emotional eater.
    I attended my first oa meeting today. It's so sobering to hear others speak of their struggles.
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    AnneElliot got a reaction from NewStart95987 in Considering a revision - read this!   
    Pasta, red meat, or rice. Some ppl can and others cant. There's no guarantees which one you will fall into. I will lose weight. But I won't be able to eat like a normal person ever again even in moderation.
    2) Acid reflux is a serious issue with the sleeve. I never ever had an issue with the band. I am dealing with rather bad GERD even though I am taking prescription meds. I have chatted with folks that it got so bad over the yrs that they had to revise to gastric bypass.
    3) Vitamins! You can't live without them. Daily intake or I will develop issues. Are committed to do that?
    4) NSAIDS! Even if your surgeon tells you that you can take them. There's significant debate on whether sleeved folks should take them or not. These meds are very hard on a normal stomach let alone a thin sleeve! Continous use will most likely lead ulcers which are very dangerous with little or no stomach left.Think about aging and the lack of NSAIDS.
    5) You can still get stuck! I just had to vomit food yesterday. You still experience that nasty slime....eww! I cried the first time it happened cause I lived with that for 8 yrs.
    Please feel free to message me. Think about life beyond weight loss cause there's no turning back with the sleeve
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    AnneElliot got a reaction from Julie norton in size of sleeve / portion stomach removed matter?   
    If you remove 75 to 85% of your stomach you will never eat more than a cup of food for the rest of your life. That's a fact. You can eat most things. But you will feel awkward eating out and at family gatherings. You may also have food aversions. bread, Pasta and rice may cause issues
    Your stomach won't stretch and its permanent. I can't imagine a surgeon will agree to only removin 40 to 50% .

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    AnneElliot got a reaction from joycey100 in why no soda??   
    It's probably going to be forever. It will hurt alot to drink Soda....
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    AnneElliot got a reaction from Jez77around in Odd words of wisdom from Mom.   
    I may be the minority. But your mother is being frank with you from her own experience. She doesn't want you to go through what she's going through. Your her child after all.
    It's an odd way to live permanently. Eating and drinking so slowly and so little.
    Heh.
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    AnneElliot got a reaction from Andrea F in Poll: Acid Reflux   
    I would like to survey all post op folks on their experiences with acid reflux.
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    AnneElliot got a reaction from christinah in Dry mouth?   
    Tots normal. It's a new reality of life. Drink more Water and use a mouthwash that helps with dry mouth
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    AnneElliot got a reaction from cinranson in 3 days out, remorseful, worried and depressed   
    This surgery destroys your personal life and . You can't enjoy eating out. You will have lots health issues over the years not immediately or maybe immediately.
    So yea depression and anxiety will be common.

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    AnneElliot reacted to PatientEleventyBillion in Hubsand & wife taking the leap together   
    My wife who's 5ft3 and 206lbs (normal weight 115'ish) with PCOS recently applied to weight management but she's not fat enough, nor has enough life threatening conditions like diabetes or advanced liver disease. So she was denied. I'm working with her to get her weight down by having her diet like I am. Certainly before we have any more kids want her weight down -- kinda paranoid about gestational diabetes and other issues.
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    AnneElliot got a reaction from FAT TWO FABULOUS in Revision... Aetna   
    Woah! Before you take this irreversible step! Remember that as a revision you far more prone to complications!
    Is it worth the weight loss? He'll no.
    Get the band out and hold onto your stomach.
    Many band to sleeve revision suffer with severe acid reflux a few years out. Some even need a revision to gastric bypass!
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    AnneElliot got a reaction from gjb2017 in Considering a revision - read this!   
    You clearly don't understand that honesty is required when providing support!
    No worries at 3 months post op. The way I am headed with my acid reflux I will probably also be triple threat with yet another revision!
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    AnneElliot got a reaction from joycey100 in why no soda??   
    It's probably going to be forever. It will hurt alot to drink Soda....
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    AnneElliot reacted to PatientEleventyBillion in Acid reflux   
    Have you been clinically diagnosed as fine?
    Sidestep for a second: I used to take Omeprazole (Prilosec OTC) but it had many negative side effects on me so I switched to Lansoprazole (Prevacid) and have been fine using that.
    So, relevantly, I stopped taking Lansoprazole every day (like you doing it every other day and every third day) and found I'd not "feel" any reflux or that nasty taste of bile, however, I found out through scope and barium swallow that the reflux was still very much prevalent. It doesn't take burning and regurgitation for it to do damage either. Might be a good idea to make 100% sure there's substantiation for going off the PPI.
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    AnneElliot got a reaction from bleonhardt in Trying to decide   
    All the best :).
    I think that most ppl revise the sleeve due to complications and rarely due to poor weight loss.

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    AnneElliot got a reaction from Julie norton in Two Years out-now frequent vomiting?!   
    I think you need to connect with your surgeon or a GI doctor to have a complete check up if your stomach to ensure theres nothing wrong mechincally.
    I don't mean to freak you out. But you could have formed a stricture or your stomach could have twisted.
    If you can't eat, you will face malnutrition.
    Hope you feel better.
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    AnneElliot got a reaction from Julie norton in FAD DIETS after WLS   
    You can implement a life style change without wls and regain is possible after wls.
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    AnneElliot got a reaction from Julie norton in FAD DIETS after WLS   
    You can implement a life style change without wls and regain is possible after wls.
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    AnneElliot got a reaction from Julie norton in Two Years out-now frequent vomiting?!   
    I think you need to connect with your surgeon or a GI doctor to have a complete check up if your stomach to ensure theres nothing wrong mechincally.
    I don't mean to freak you out. But you could have formed a stricture or your stomach could have twisted.
    If you can't eat, you will face malnutrition.
    Hope you feel better.
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    AnneElliot reacted to Berry78 in Two Years out-now frequent vomiting?!   
    Have your gallbladder checked too. As well as things like UTI.

    Hope they figure it out!




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    AnneElliot reacted to summerset in FAD DIETS after WLS   
    This.
    However, if you fail with WLS you're the true miserable loser. Of course diets don't work, but WLS does always. And if it doesn't, it's your fault alone.

    How I hate this attitude! The irony about this is that patients who had WLS are the worst when it comes to this and they don't seem to be able to realize that they're acting and thinking like the people who told them to "just put down the fork and move more". As if years and years of dieting and dealing with ignorant people wouldn't have taught us a lesson or two about weight loss and success.
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    AnneElliot reacted to summerset in FAD DIETS after WLS   
    Yes, and if they just ate less and moved more WLS would have been unnecessary...
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