Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

animallover1247

Gastric Sleeve Patients
  • Content Count

    586
  • Joined

  • Last visited


Reputation Activity

  1. Haha
    animallover1247 got a reaction from Frustr8 in Question on labs   
    No I haven't been on any Iron besides what's in my Multivitamin. However, for about 8 years (before surgery) I was anemic and was on high doses of iron. I had been off of the iron for about 1 year before surgery.
    I already deal with chronic constipation so no don't want to make it worse by taking iron!
  2. Like
    animallover1247 got a reaction from Frustr8 in ? On lab result   
    I'll be one year post op next month and have an appointment with the PA at my surgeons office . However, my endo ordered some labs and normal range for ferritin is 15-150 and mine was 16. She said I do not need to start supplementation. This was the only test she ordered regarding my Iron level. Anyone have any experience like this? With it being so close to abnormal, it seems like I could become deficient in the next year before it's checked again .
  3. Like
    animallover1247 got a reaction from Sweettoothless in Surgery after RNY- no protein powder no vitamins???   
    I had to go off my Vitamins and Calcium for six weeks (after vsg) and my levels always remained normal. I had to revise to bypass but haven't had to go off of them since bypass.
  4. Like
    animallover1247 got a reaction from Frustr8 in Revision from sleeve many questions   
    I had to revise to bypass as well and I'm diabetic. Unfortunately it did not put my diabetes in remission. My BMI is 26. I am still on meds....two pills in one though. I was on 5 shots of insulin a day so it's a huge improvement. I was hoping I could go off all meds but nope! Everyone is different though.

  5. Thanks
    animallover1247 got a reaction from FluffyChix in Post-Op Gastroparesis   
    You need a gastric emptying study to diagnose gastroparesis. Its very uncommon after bypass.
  6. Like
    animallover1247 got a reaction from Frustr8 in IV fluids and frustration   
    It is frustrating...take it from someone who has had 6 abdominal surgeries. I kinda freaked out with this last surgery because I gained 28 lbs. My clothes wouldn't fit and it was painful to walk with all the Fluid. It comes off though...just takes time!
  7. Like
    animallover1247 got a reaction from clsumrall in For those having a bypass revision weighing in at 155?   
    Granted it's only been 6 weeks since my revision to bypass (because of reflux) but I've only lost about 5 lbs and I was 10 lbs from goal at the time of surgery. My doctor said the same thing as yours. Actually what he said was "you're not going to dwindle down to nothing." Weight loss is slower with revisions especially if you don't have much to lose.
    If you haven't had any issues regarding eating disorders, I wouldn't worry about it. Yes there are people who develop this problems after surgery but you are near your target weight.
  8. Like
    animallover1247 got a reaction from Frustr8 in IV fluids and frustration   
    It is frustrating...take it from someone who has had 6 abdominal surgeries. I kinda freaked out with this last surgery because I gained 28 lbs. My clothes wouldn't fit and it was painful to walk with all the Fluid. It comes off though...just takes time!
  9. Like
    animallover1247 got a reaction from Frustr8 in Sleeve to bypass   
    Thanks. As I'm typing the pain is radiating even into my back. If I were sitting around eating pizza and cheeseburgers I could understand. At this point death almost seems like a better option.
  10. Like
    animallover1247 got a reaction from Frustr8 in Constipation help   
    I understand! I went 19 days post op from bypass without a bowel movement. I had to end up using a suppository and enema. However my constipation never resolved from my sleeve either.
  11. Like
    animallover1247 got a reaction from Frustr8 in Sleeve to bypass   
    Well, aside from the reflux I haven't had any other problems other than constipation. I'm supposed to be starting on soft foods but I'm still on stage 2 but only due to me not being able to eat due to the constant reflux I'm not having any nausea or vomiting.
    I'm waiting to be scheduled for some diagnostic testing (bravo and manometry) and for the second time I might add.
  12. Like
    animallover1247 got a reaction from Frustr8 in Sleeve to bypass   
    I revised only three weeks ago due to severe acid reflux. Unfortunately it has not helped my reflux at all. I'm in pain 24/7. Literally. However this is NOT the norm apparently and I would encourage anyone to revise who has GERD.
  13. Like
    animallover1247 got a reaction from Frustr8 in Sleeve to bypass   
    Thanks. As I'm typing the pain is radiating even into my back. If I were sitting around eating pizza and cheeseburgers I could understand. At this point death almost seems like a better option.
  14. Like
    animallover1247 got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons in Loose jiggly skin -- what do I have to look "forward" to?   
    I've lost 150 and I do have a lot of loose skin. However, considering the amount of weight iost, it could look a lot worse. I've seen people who lost the about the same amount as me and their skin is worse than mine. I've never had an infection or rash. I can live with the skin below my neck. What bothers me is the skin on my face and neck. I've seen people to lose more weight than me and they don't have skin issues above the neck. Everyone is different and you never know how it's going to be until it happens. There are also other factors to consider such as age, genetics, pregnancy etc
  15. Like
    animallover1247 got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons in Loose jiggly skin -- what do I have to look "forward" to?   
    I've lost 150 and I do have a lot of loose skin. However, considering the amount of weight iost, it could look a lot worse. I've seen people who lost the about the same amount as me and their skin is worse than mine. I've never had an infection or rash. I can live with the skin below my neck. What bothers me is the skin on my face and neck. I've seen people to lose more weight than me and they don't have skin issues above the neck. Everyone is different and you never know how it's going to be until it happens. There are also other factors to consider such as age, genetics, pregnancy etc
  16. Confused
    animallover1247 got a reaction from kjuno in Common pitfalls   
    The average weight loss with the sleeve is 60% of ones excess weight. Again this is the average. Can you lose more? Sure you can. My surgeon states people who have wls have unrealistic expectations of how much weight they will lose, even with bypass. There are a lot of people who have reached their goal but it's not considered the norm. My surgeon says he considers one a success if they have lost 50-60% of ew in 18-24 months. If one develops GERD, many times they don't lose their weight and/or gain back what they did lose.

  17. Like
    animallover1247 got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons in Loose jiggly skin -- what do I have to look "forward" to?   
    I've lost 150 and I do have a lot of loose skin. However, considering the amount of weight iost, it could look a lot worse. I've seen people who lost the about the same amount as me and their skin is worse than mine. I've never had an infection or rash. I can live with the skin below my neck. What bothers me is the skin on my face and neck. I've seen people to lose more weight than me and they don't have skin issues above the neck. Everyone is different and you never know how it's going to be until it happens. There are also other factors to consider such as age, genetics, pregnancy etc
  18. Confused
    animallover1247 got a reaction from kjuno in Common pitfalls   
    The average weight loss with the sleeve is 60% of ones excess weight. Again this is the average. Can you lose more? Sure you can. My surgeon states people who have wls have unrealistic expectations of how much weight they will lose, even with bypass. There are a lot of people who have reached their goal but it's not considered the norm. My surgeon says he considers one a success if they have lost 50-60% of ew in 18-24 months. If one develops GERD, many times they don't lose their weight and/or gain back what they did lose.

  19. Like
    animallover1247 got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Down 110 with 15 left to goal!   
    I'm in the same situation as you. It's near impossible to get the last 10 lbs off. Also I am having a revision after 2 years and four months of severe acid reflux. I'm actually okay at my weight now but I won't be upset if I lose a little more. Hopefully we can both get to goal. 😀
  20. Like
    animallover1247 got a reaction from Frustr8 in Question on revision vsg to bypass   
    Yes. I'm on dexilant, carafate and zantac
  21. Like
    animallover1247 got a reaction from Frustr8 in Question on revision vsg to bypass   
    Thanks James. I am currently on Dexilant, carafate and zantac. I'm hoping it's just going to take some time to see significant improvement. I was expecting the reflux to go away immediately after surgery.
  22. Like
    animallover1247 got a reaction from Frustr8 in Question on revision vsg to bypass   
    It only took an act of Congress to get it approved and the authorization ends soon so it will be here we go again next month!
  23. Like
    animallover1247 got a reaction from Frustr8 in Question on revision vsg to bypass   
    Every insurance company is different, it may not be an issue with you at all. My doctor had to submit all kinds of documentation to get it approved.
  24. Like
    animallover1247 got a reaction from Frustr8 in Question on revision vsg to bypass   
    Yes. I'm on dexilant, carafate and zantac
  25. Like
    animallover1247 got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Down 110 with 15 left to goal!   
    I'm in the same situation as you. It's near impossible to get the last 10 lbs off. Also I am having a revision after 2 years and four months of severe acid reflux. I'm actually okay at my weight now but I won't be upset if I lose a little more. Hopefully we can both get to goal. 😀
×