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JacquieK

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    JacquieK got a reaction from KellyP2003 in October 2018 Sleevers   
    Hi,
    i was taking pills the second day.
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    JacquieK got a reaction from cw19147 in October 2018 Sleevers   
    How do you get to have all your surgery and weights to show including the cute chart?
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    JacquieK reacted to JacquieK in Revision from lapband to sleeve   
    So glad you are getting band out as I can tell you the longer you wait the worse it is. I had mine done together, it was about 5 hour total, 3 hour surgery 2 recovery room. I had my surgery at 8am I was up and walking by dinner time. I walked as much as I could and never had one gas pain. They have you hooked to everything so it wasn’t easy to get around. This recovery has been so much easier then having it put in.
    good luck to you
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    JacquieK reacted to nosilla in Revision from lapband to sleeve   
    @jendkopp I just got scheduled for the band removal for next week. I’m beyond excited. :)
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    JacquieK reacted to JacquieK in Revision from lapband to sleeve   
    So glad you are getting band out as I can tell you the longer you wait the worse it is. I had mine done together, it was about 5 hour total, 3 hour surgery 2 recovery room. I had my surgery at 8am I was up and walking by dinner time. I walked as much as I could and never had one gas pain. They have you hooked to everything so it wasn’t easy to get around. This recovery has been so much easier then having it put in.
    good luck to you
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    JacquieK reacted to ElectricBoogaloo in Revision from lapband to sleeve   
    I was diagnosed with esophageal dilation in February, had all of the Fluid removed. Four years ago, I wasn't ready mentally or physically to have such an invasive procedure, but was okay with have the band placed. Over four years of watching M6PL, sleeves just seemed like a normal procedure and not as scary as I thought it would be.
    When the discussion turned to refilling or removing my band, I was ready to take the next step for a more permanent solution. I actually loved my band, and although I gained weight while it wasn't filled and never got to goal, I consider my band a success. Without the band, I was probably heading to my very own special episode of M6PL!!!😂
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    JacquieK reacted to Kelly15 in Revision from lapband to sleeve   
    Hi again. I am still learning this app and not sure how to reply individually to each post. So I hope I am doing this right. I needed to have my band removed due to severe Gerd. I was offered a mini gastric bypass or sleeve. I chose the sleeve over bypass as I wanted the benefit of reducing the hormone grelun. Spelling may be off sorry. And I did not want to be on a lot of Vitamins life long. My hemoglobin dropped has always been on the low side but really dipped low following surgery. This has made me more tired over the past couple of weeks. Water has been a challenge. I flavor it to allow me to drink more but I am not getting it all in. I hope other liquids such as popsicles and milk etc will count. WRT to intercourse my surgeon said 2 weeks post op okay. I think we need to remember that most of us with revision have a slightly longer surgery to remove the band, port, clean up scar tissue, fix hernia and a sleeve. Wow we went through major surgery!! Be kind to yourselves and give time to heal
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    JacquieK reacted to Gypsykate in Revision from lapband to sleeve   
    Hi I just had the revision done on the 11th. I had my band for over 15 years. Should have taken care of it so much sooner. I chose the sleeve because I personally didn't want the nutrition issues that go along with the bypass plus its a much more invasive surgery. I had to have the removal with a hernia repair. My band created a big old hernia that had me suffering with severe reflux for years. Now I can actually sleep lying flat!!
    I'm on full liquids just as of yesterday and I've been really careful to make sure to go slow. The stomach needs time to heal is what they told me so my doctor has me on full liquids till tomorrow I think then I can start pureed. I have trouble with artificial sweetners so I'm just trying to eat things that are lower in suger content. It's Water I'm worried about. I'm so afraid I'm not going to be drinking enough Fluid that I'll get dehydrated. I get full so fast even when I'm taking my time eating/drinking.
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    JacquieK got a reaction from Frustr8 in Cravings- pureed food   
    That’s good for no cravings, I think it’s more of a texture issue with me know that I’ve been finally been able to hold Protein in. Are you a revision or just bypass?
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    JacquieK got a reaction from Frustr8 in Progress graph   
    Thanks again Matt, by the way, Rhode Island girl myself, moved away in 89 but come back bi monthly to see family...last time I pigged out at iggys..lol before surgery of course.
    thanks again
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    JacquieK got a reaction from Frustr8 in Progress graph   
    Help with entering in my surgery information and weight, I’ve tried everything, can anyone please advise.
    thank you!
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    JacquieK reacted to JacquieK in Cravings- pureed food   
    How are you doing today? I trying a different kind of Protein Shake, I know if I can get the shakes to stay in I will feel less hungry. Last night I noticed my tongue was a dark color. I brush twice a day including my tongue but don’t usually stick it out to look! Yikes looks scary, my opinion it’s not thrush I had it last year from another surgery. I’m waiting to get a call back from the doctor. I’m going to try increase my Fluid today whenever I feel hungry. Hope your day goes well! Let me know how you are doing!
    Jacquie
  13. Congrats!
    JacquieK reacted to JacquieK in October 2018 Sleevers   
    Thank you for the post, encouraging to me!
  14. Congrats!
    JacquieK reacted to Matt Z in Progress graph   
    AH, Chart View... forgot about that... yeah my goal is at 0 lbs as well LOL
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    JacquieK reacted to Orchids&Dragons in Progress graph   
    Talk about developing an unhealthy weight obsession . . .
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    JacquieK got a reaction from SarcasticJopanda in October Bypass   
    I had lapband to sleeve on October 1st. I wish they had a revision forum.
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    JacquieK got a reaction from willowfinely in October 2018 Sleevers   
    The only time it hurt for me was right after surgery it was better about 5 days later. My issue where do to the tube during surgery.
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    JacquieK got a reaction from muchneeded in Lapband   
    You are correct no really good GI's will do lap band anymore they will refer you out to some GI doctor that knows how dangerous it is and the long term complications just to rake in the bucks! Anyone considering getting one should look up lawsuits for lap bands before they ever do it, and another thing is no one gets second opinions on this surgery they are just so happy and think it's the least invasive they jump..I know I did!
    Good luck!
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    JacquieK got a reaction from rosettag in Back on track   
    Ulssup,
    Good for you! One good thing we can always start over! And don't get discouraged by a bump in the road...they do happen!
    Keep us updated!
    Blessings,
    Jacquie
    Sent from my iPad using the BariatricPal App
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