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  1. I have never had heartburn/acid reflux in my life, and only developed it and GERD after I was sleeved. It is so uncomfortable and led to many sinus issues as well. I've been on twice daily Protonix and it just takes the 'edge off' the acid reflux.
  2. Gas pain can be no joke! I'm glad you finally got relief from it. And, some sleep! 😴 That can definitely help make you feel better. That is so wonderful about the acid reflux! I *dream* about not having it one day. lol
  3. Curious, how much weight did you lose from the revision? I'm going to have one, pending insurance approval. Thanks!
  4. Thank you for the info! When did you have your revision, and how much have you lost so far? I wasn't able to find that user DesperateEC, or could be I'm not searching correctly.
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    I had to switch to chewable Flintstones because regular multi vitamins make me very nauseous.
  6. Just stumbled upon this topic/thread. Wondering how you're doing now? Did you have your revision surgery? I'm currently waiting to have revision sleeve to bypass surgery due to severe acid reflux too!
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    Exercise for loose skin

    I can't believe they told you that! Especially your son! Anyways, be proud of yourself! As far as exercises for loose skin.... it's more of a genetics game, and how far your skin has been stretched, age, etc. Sometimes, nothing will help except skin removal surgery. I wish you the best of luck!
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    i feel like i need more information... what were all the 6 procedures she had done after the initial bypass surgery? Were they all from having bypass, or some other complications?
  9. If i could do it over again, I would have chosen bypass. I know that's easy to say now, though. Best of luck to you!
  10. Yes, that would be wonderful! I'm hoping so too!
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    From what my insurance says for revision due to weight gain, it must be over 2 years since first surgery, and less than 50% excess body weight loss, and following the nutrition guidelines for weight loss since the operation. Good luck!!
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    Beginning BMI 35 or under

    Try not to worry what other people tell you; if you and doctor agreed that WLS is the way to go, then that's what you should do. I think some people tend to think in order to have WLS you need to be 400+ pounds. WLS helps a lot of people with their weight, but also healing joints, getting rid of diseases that can be caused by excess weight, etc. I had the sleeve and am currently getting a revision to bypass, and am at 35 BMI. Some would say i don't need the surgery, while me and my surgeon have decided that's what's best. Do what you feel is best.
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    Dinner date dear

    Don't sweat it at all! I would be surprised if anyone noticed what you're eating. IF they do, just say you're not too hungry, following the latest Pinterest soup diet, etc. Who is going to question you that you're not eating enough?? you know? But, yes, like others said; brothey-soups, or avoid the 'bits' that are in the soup, I would avoid tomato and anything that can trigger heartburn. Nothing spicy, and don't eat the noodles yet. You'll be fine.
  14. Hello I'm going to have a revision from sleeve to bypass. Wondering what are the typical weight loss results.