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Travelher

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Travelher last won the day on February 18 2017

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About Travelher

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    Female
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    Diving
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    VP, HR
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    Toronto
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    Ontario

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  1. Travelher

    Gastric Bypass after Lap Band

    I'd be wary of the sleeve if you've had preexisting reflux. it is generally not recommended. one study i've seen has stats as high as 84% with reflux post sleeve if there was preexisting reflux. Bypass usually cures it. I can provide you the study link if you want. but my doc warned me i'd likely eventually be back for a revision if I went sleeve. Is there a reason they have not offered the traditional bypass, it is the gold standard. Are you doing this through OHIP? i didn't think they offered the mini.
  2. Kiko1970. Just go to your doctor and get a referral to have it removed. I know lots of people who’ve had removal and revision to bypass through ohip (bariatric network). I paid to have mine revised, privately , because I couldn’t wait (was aspirating in my sleep). But former banders make up a significant number of the patients in the Ontario bariatric network.
  3. start with the therapy, possibly medication. The real problem is the depression/mental, that is what is derailing you. that kind of trauma causes chemical changes in your brain. that really needs to be addressed first. if you can solve that I think you'll find everything else will fall back into place. Best of luck to you.
  4. Travelher

    Calling all vets- where are you

    technically a 13 year vet, but the system only let me on the vets forum recently because of my revision date. almost a year in maintenance post revision, so only check in once in a while.
  5. Yep I went from a 42 DDD/E to a 32DDD with weight loss. I think after my lift is complete i'll be a D/DD.
  6. Travelher

    Sleeve revision

    mine was exactly the same preop as it was for my original surgery
  7. there is no requirement to drink sweet things. I had a lot of soup with unflavoured protein powder added in. that is how I made it through to the puree stage.
  8. the hunger you are experiencing is not actual hunger, but the stomach acid/gerd. real hunger goes away when you eat, acid does not. the acid that is creating that feeling of hunger often prompts people to continue eating to try and resolve it or turn to easily digestible carbs like crackers and bread again, to self-medicate. The good news is with RNY there is a 60% chance that your Gerd will resolve (mine did).
  9. God, I’d kill for any opportunity to dress up! I have a full collection of little black dresses, I could open a store...but nowhere to wear them
  10. Travelher

    I feel so down

    fantastic! The mental battle is the hardest IMO...glad you are in a better place.
  11. Travelher

    I feel so down

    That is you hormones talking, fat burning releases a rush of hormones, rationally speaking losing such a large amount of weight in such a short time should lead to elation not depression...so know that this is the typical hormone rush and it will get better. based on your weight loss you are right on track. looks like you've lost 18lbs in about a month assuming a 2 week preop! way better than i did and I'm wearing a size 2 right now. Also, you should never use the word "only" in front of a loss. would you ever say "I ONLY gained 10lbs"? no you would not....so why minimize success? remove that word from your vocabulary
  12. Travelher

    Post op alcohol

    I stuck to wine. just keep it to one drink. we process alcohol differently post op. more is absorbed and it is harder on your liver. Also, you cannot drive after even one drink you will fail a breathalizer. Many patients are not told this by their doctors.
  13. Travelher

    Perspectives on Losing Fast & Slow

    The truth is nobody can quite find the negative in a positive like a bariatric patient. It is why I created this...to remind myself of how neurotic I was being regardless of what point I was at...I think a lot of people can relate to this...
  14. Travelher

    Perspectives on Losing Fast & Slow

    it isn't how fast you get there it is where you end up. in my experience 99.9% of people who think they are slow losers are fast losers. I can probably count on my hands in the thousands of disappointed posts how many I would actually describe as slow losers. I considered myself a normal rate loser (not slow, not super fast). I'd wager most people who stress about their rate of loss lost at the same rate or faster than me. it is all a matter of perspective. People need to stop looking for things to critique about themselves. you will always look for and find someone faster and there will always be people slower. One thing I can say about my weight loss, is that I didn't do it on starvation calories and I lost 100% fat and gained muscle along the way according to my dexa scans. That is almost unheard of. Many bariatric patients I know lost at a rate of almost a pound of muscle for every pound of fat...that is not good. If you are losing 25 lbs a month and 12 of that is fat and 13lbs is muscle. and I lose 12 lbs but 13 is fat and I gained a pound of muscle. who is doing better at the end of the day....I am. This is why it is not useful or healthy to compare numbers on a scale with others. Could not recommend dexa scans more highly...it gives the most accurate picture of progress.

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