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  1. Glamgirl

    weight gain after DS

    Thanks Postop! I really appreciate your words of encouragement ! Keep your fingers crossed for me!
  2. Had DS urgery april 2018 .. lost a lot of weight . and well since covid hit I gained almost 20 lbs back in a year i cant believe this happened. what do i do? I am making appointment with surgeon ASAP. I have no idea on how to lose this again and fast! Im sorry I let this happen. 20 lbs is a lot!!!!!
  3. wow didnt even know you all had something like this! hope someone will keep it going! Id love to participate!
  4. Glamgirl

    DS statistics

    best thing I've ever done.... lost a lot at the beginning and now losing slowly, never regained and its been 15 months since surgery
  5. Oh I told my surgeon to do it all together! it needed to come out anyway
  6. yes I had one of those too... but they took care of that at the same time of my DS surgery and they also removed my gall bladder too then! So all three operations were done at same time! Fun! 😕 im just hoping no more!! I still have about 20-25 pounds more to lose so i hope that doesn't create any problems.
  7. thank you and yes I hope this surgery helps... hoping i dont get anymore hernias... is that common too? like more than one?
  8. oh you will... just rest and the healing will happen! Wishing you well! I love Dr. Bruce!
  9. Oh wow! I hope you recovery fast! That is a lot that you have been through! I bet you wish they could have done it all in one surgery? I wonder why he didn't take the colon out in april and the intestine ... did the internal hernia cause the intestine and colon problems? I was told that it could happen to my intestines. meaning they could get strangled and lose blood supply and die. 😕
  10. My DS surgery was april of 2018 with Dr. Bruce at Bariatrics of NC . All has been good, but then I rate having stomach pains really bad that lasted a long time when it happened just two months ago. It has only happened about 3-4 times, so naturally I went back to my surgeon and spoke to him about it. I thought maybe I was dehydrated , but he said NOPE, you have an internal hernia going on... and that I would need surgery as soon as I can make the appointment. Sooner than later he stressed! He could not do the surgery which disappointed me but he referred me to Dr. Lindsay Sharpe. So 1 week later I made an appointment which I had surgery done with Dr. Sharpe just yesterday 6/17/19 lasted about an hour. It started out as a diagnostic lap surgery to see exactly what was going on , and indeed it was the hernia that they found. They fixed it and I went home today and I feel a lot of pain but otherwise I just have to rest and no lifting for 3 weeks and no exercise for 6 weeks. They said because of the weight loss that it opened up a gap around my intestines causing blockage and this happened. Not sure on all details until my follow up next Tuesday but once I know ALL the details , I will post on here. Its funny now when you have surgery , you don't see the surgeon afterwards... you have to wait until follow up appointment to really get full details. his Medical assistant filled me in but not totally, so I am kinda in limbo on details. I cant wait for Tuesday to find out what he did exactly ! Has anyone had this happen to them after DS surgery?
  11. good luck I am sure you are excited! What doctor is doing your surgery?! I had Dr Bruce do my DS in April 2018 he was great! I jut got out of surgery yesterday though for a internal hernia related to my DS surgery and all the weight loss...but all is good now.. Dr. Sharpe operated on me yesterday.
  12. Glamgirl

    Hernia Symtoms

    I’m having same issues
  13. Glamgirl

    over a year out

    Wow fabulous! You look great!!!!