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mgt3boys

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    mgt3boys got a reaction from FluffyChix in Dental Issues   
    I had the sleeve done in July of 2014 and the first 2 years were great. Lost 85lbs and kept it off, reflux was gone, diabetes gone, hbp gone. I went from 10-15 pills a day down to 2. After 2 years I started noticing reflux issues coming back and had to have my gall bladder removed. I have slowly started gaining some of the weight back and my craving for sugar is ridiculous...mainly my fault. In the process of trying to reset my pouch right now and trying to curb the sugar cravings by reducing my carbs.
    My main concern now is my dental health. For the last 2 years my teeth have been falling apart. They keep breaking, the cavities are ridiculous. I’ve had my bridge fall off only after being on for 4yrs due to decay underneath it. I’ve had a crown fall off due to decay. I’ve had 2 root canals and to date I’ve had to get 4 more crowns because my teeth keep breaking off. I’ve spent about $4,000 in dental work so far with insurance and I have about another $8,000 left to do. My dentist has recommended 2 implants because 2 of my teeth are so bad off. I could see if this were due to dental hygiene, but it’s not. I brush 2, sometimes 3 times a day, floss, use Sensodyne Intensive Enamel Repair and Enamel On(flouride toothpaste from dentist) every time I brush and I don’t rinse it off, I let it sit on my teeth, flouride rinse, and my teeth are regularly cleaned every 6 months by the dentist. I also take my Multivitamin and my Calcium vitamins(actually take 1 more than is needed) every day. My dentist says he has quite a few bariatric patients who are also experiencing a lot of dental issues. Has anyone had a lot of problems with their teeth and if so have you addressed it with your gastric surgeon? What are they saying about it? I was not told 5 years ago that this was even an issue.
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    mgt3boys got a reaction from FluffyChix in Dental Issues   
    I had the sleeve done in July of 2014 and the first 2 years were great. Lost 85lbs and kept it off, reflux was gone, diabetes gone, hbp gone. I went from 10-15 pills a day down to 2. After 2 years I started noticing reflux issues coming back and had to have my gall bladder removed. I have slowly started gaining some of the weight back and my craving for sugar is ridiculous...mainly my fault. In the process of trying to reset my pouch right now and trying to curb the sugar cravings by reducing my carbs.
    My main concern now is my dental health. For the last 2 years my teeth have been falling apart. They keep breaking, the cavities are ridiculous. I’ve had my bridge fall off only after being on for 4yrs due to decay underneath it. I’ve had a crown fall off due to decay. I’ve had 2 root canals and to date I’ve had to get 4 more crowns because my teeth keep breaking off. I’ve spent about $4,000 in dental work so far with insurance and I have about another $8,000 left to do. My dentist has recommended 2 implants because 2 of my teeth are so bad off. I could see if this were due to dental hygiene, but it’s not. I brush 2, sometimes 3 times a day, floss, use Sensodyne Intensive Enamel Repair and Enamel On(flouride toothpaste from dentist) every time I brush and I don’t rinse it off, I let it sit on my teeth, flouride rinse, and my teeth are regularly cleaned every 6 months by the dentist. I also take my Multivitamin and my Calcium vitamins(actually take 1 more than is needed) every day. My dentist says he has quite a few bariatric patients who are also experiencing a lot of dental issues. Has anyone had a lot of problems with their teeth and if so have you addressed it with your gastric surgeon? What are they saying about it? I was not told 5 years ago that this was even an issue.
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    mgt3boys got a reaction from FluffyChix in Dental Issues   
    I had the sleeve done in July of 2014 and the first 2 years were great. Lost 85lbs and kept it off, reflux was gone, diabetes gone, hbp gone. I went from 10-15 pills a day down to 2. After 2 years I started noticing reflux issues coming back and had to have my gall bladder removed. I have slowly started gaining some of the weight back and my craving for sugar is ridiculous...mainly my fault. In the process of trying to reset my pouch right now and trying to curb the sugar cravings by reducing my carbs.
    My main concern now is my dental health. For the last 2 years my teeth have been falling apart. They keep breaking, the cavities are ridiculous. I’ve had my bridge fall off only after being on for 4yrs due to decay underneath it. I’ve had a crown fall off due to decay. I’ve had 2 root canals and to date I’ve had to get 4 more crowns because my teeth keep breaking off. I’ve spent about $4,000 in dental work so far with insurance and I have about another $8,000 left to do. My dentist has recommended 2 implants because 2 of my teeth are so bad off. I could see if this were due to dental hygiene, but it’s not. I brush 2, sometimes 3 times a day, floss, use Sensodyne Intensive Enamel Repair and Enamel On(flouride toothpaste from dentist) every time I brush and I don’t rinse it off, I let it sit on my teeth, flouride rinse, and my teeth are regularly cleaned every 6 months by the dentist. I also take my Multivitamin and my Calcium vitamins(actually take 1 more than is needed) every day. My dentist says he has quite a few bariatric patients who are also experiencing a lot of dental issues. Has anyone had a lot of problems with their teeth and if so have you addressed it with your gastric surgeon? What are they saying about it? I was not told 5 years ago that this was even an issue.
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    mgt3boys got a reaction from Colorado Cowgirl in Spaghetti   
    Spaghetti squash
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    mgt3boys got a reaction from Colorado Cowgirl in Spaghetti   
    Spaghetti squash
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    mgt3boys got a reaction from Tracyringo in Gastric Sleeve and Disc Herniation   
    You may have had degeneration before and didn’t know it and now it’s more noticeable since losing weight. I too have degeneration but mine is hereditary, been dealing with it since I was 26 and I’m now 45. I’ve had 4 back surgeries and next step for me is a fusion because 2 of mine are bone on bone. If you can avoid surgery please do. I found aquatic therapy worked best for me with the pain.
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    mgt3boys got a reaction from Tracyringo in Can Gerd improve after being diagnosed after VSG   
    I had GERD really bad befit surgery. It went away for about a year, but is back with a vengeance. Certain foods make it much worse and I’ve also had to hernias on top of that. I take Zantac and Pepto to keep it u set control and limit red sauces.
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    mgt3boys reacted to AZhiker in Food Intake   
    You are still healing. Listen to your body. Some days you will be able to eat more than on other days. Some days solids will just not work and you will stick to your shakes. Some foods will work one day and not another. So strange, but like ms.sss said, if you feel good, have energy, losing inches, then do what works for you. I know at that point I absolutely could not have even considered 1000 cal/day. About 3 months out, I just started to feel a need for more calories. I was exercising a lot, and my body was saying that it needed more. At that point, I was able to tolerate more intake, but not before.
    What you don't want to do is to forcing food down, advancing too quickly (even if your prescribed plan says so), and getting into issues with food getting "stuck." That is painful and irritating to the healing tissues.
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    mgt3boys got a reaction from FluffyChix in Weight gain   
    No modification, but I lost 80lbs and I’ve regained 25. I can’t stop the sugar cravings which is why I put on so much weight to begin with. I have a huge sweet tooth. It was great the first 2yrs, but after slowly introducing sugar back in I have full blown sugar cravings and can’t seem to stop myself. It’s a huge problem!
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    mgt3boys got a reaction from Catherine Wible in stomach issues   
    Mine does it all the time and I’m 5 years out from my surgery. My husband laughs when it starts making noises while we’re trying to sleep.
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    mgt3boys got a reaction from Catherine Wible in stomach issues   
    Mine does it all the time and I’m 5 years out from my surgery. My husband laughs when it starts making noises while we’re trying to sleep.
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    mgt3boys got a reaction from GreenTealael in GERD but want to have sleeve   
    Had gerd before my sleeve and it’s back just as bad as before the surgery. Taking 2 nexium a day.
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    mgt3boys got a reaction from Frustr8 in Hernia Repair   
    I woke up after surgery to find out I had a hernia. I have since had my gall bladder out and the same hernia repaired again. 1 1/2 yrs out from that repair it’s back again and I’m having a lot of issues with it. Just about every time I eat my stomach swells up like I’m 3 months pregnant and I usually have to take about 10 gas-x pills to get any relief.
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    mgt3boys got a reaction from FishOn in Cramps   
    Try taking a magnesium capsule. Many people don’t know their levels are low, but even if they are not it definitely helps with leg cramps.
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    mgt3boys got a reaction from FishOn in Cramps   
    Try taking a magnesium capsule. Many people don’t know their levels are low, but even if they are not it definitely helps with leg cramps.
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    mgt3boys got a reaction from FishOn in Cramps   
    Try taking a magnesium capsule. Many people don’t know their levels are low, but even if they are not it definitely helps with leg cramps.
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    mgt3boys got a reaction from ProudGrammy in 5 yrs post-VSG: Updates?   
    I’m 4 yrs out this month and I have regained 15lbs. I too find I eat much faster and can fit more food than I like. Before surgery i had an insatiable need for sugar. After surgery and for about 2 years post surgery I didn’t crave sugar like a use to, however, I’ve introduced more carbs over the years and my sweet tooth is back full force. I am about to try the pouch reset and start limiting my carbs much more to see if it helps to pull the weight back off. I’ve also had my gall bladder and a hernia repaired for a second time since my sleeve surgery and I’ve recntly started having really bad reflux. Turns out the hernia is back for a 3rd time in the same place. My dr is recommending a possible gastric bypass.
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    mgt3boys got a reaction from ProudGrammy in 5 yrs post-VSG: Updates?   
    I’m 4 yrs out this month and I have regained 15lbs. I too find I eat much faster and can fit more food than I like. Before surgery i had an insatiable need for sugar. After surgery and for about 2 years post surgery I didn’t crave sugar like a use to, however, I’ve introduced more carbs over the years and my sweet tooth is back full force. I am about to try the pouch reset and start limiting my carbs much more to see if it helps to pull the weight back off. I’ve also had my gall bladder and a hernia repaired for a second time since my sleeve surgery and I’ve recntly started having really bad reflux. Turns out the hernia is back for a 3rd time in the same place. My dr is recommending a possible gastric bypass.
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    mgt3boys got a reaction from Frustr8 in Some questions regarding GERD...   
    4 yrs post op..had it prior
    started having Gerd about 3 yrs out, usually take Zantac twice a day and it helps . Alleviates it until meds stop working.
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    mgt3boys got a reaction from emk101009 in Thoughts on doing a pouch reset   
    I am having the same issue with eating the wrong things and too much. I am 4 yrs post op and I’ve gained about 10lbs back. I know it doesn’t sound like a lot, but I’m worried I’m heading back to my old ways. I recently had to drink a Chalk like drink and have my stomach xrayed due to a recurring hernia. The dr said my stomach is somewhat stretched, but not enough to be concerned. Can doing g a reset shrink it back down?
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    mgt3boys got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Hiatal hernia and sleeve surgery   
    Yeah was not to enthused considering the last repair was suppose to fix it.
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    mgt3boys got a reaction from GirlShrinking in Hiatal hernia and sleeve surgery   
    Hi, I went in for the sleeve almost 4 yrs ago and during the surgery they found a hernia. They performed the sleeve and fixed the hernia. I got down to 160lbs. 2yrs post is my gall bladder failed and at the sane time my hernia came back in the same spot. They took out the GB and repaired the hernia again using a stronger technique to keep it from rupturing again. 2 weeks ago I had my annual check up with my dr and I have been noticing an increase in acid reflux, to the point I need meds. He had me do a barium chalk drink to view my stomach. Turns out my stomach has stretched a little at the top, which is normal, but the bottom is more narrow(could be causing the reflux somewhat)? However, the hernia was repaired twice is back again. His recommendation is to possibly do a bypass to get rid of reflux and we wouldn’t have to repair. Apparently I am prone to getting hernias.
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    mgt3boys got a reaction from GirlShrinking in Hiatal hernia and sleeve surgery   
    Hi, I went in for the sleeve almost 4 yrs ago and during the surgery they found a hernia. They performed the sleeve and fixed the hernia. I got down to 160lbs. 2yrs post is my gall bladder failed and at the sane time my hernia came back in the same spot. They took out the GB and repaired the hernia again using a stronger technique to keep it from rupturing again. 2 weeks ago I had my annual check up with my dr and I have been noticing an increase in acid reflux, to the point I need meds. He had me do a barium chalk drink to view my stomach. Turns out my stomach has stretched a little at the top, which is normal, but the bottom is more narrow(could be causing the reflux somewhat)? However, the hernia was repaired twice is back again. His recommendation is to possibly do a bypass to get rid of reflux and we wouldn’t have to repair. Apparently I am prone to getting hernias.
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    mgt3boys got a reaction from The World In My Eyes in Gastric Sleeve & Hiatal HerniaSurgery   
    I had a hernia repaired when i went in for my sleeve. Didn’t even know I had it till after the surgery was over. I didn’t really have any pain after surgery. 2 years after my sleeve and hernia surgery my gall bladder started acting up. I had to drink this chalk stuff for them to look at my stomach and they found another hernia right where they had repaired the first. Had my gall bladder and the hernia repaired again. I had Intense pain like you’re describing the 2nd time around. It took about a month to settle down. Less than 2 yrs out from the 2nd hernia repair i have started having pretty significant acid reflux. I went Monday to see my surgeon and had to drink the chalk drink so they could look at my stomach to determine if something is wrong. Guess what, I have yet another hernia in basically the same spot and now my surgeon says I may have to have a gastric bypass done because I keep getting hernias.
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    mgt3boys got a reaction from AshleyKY in BMI under 40   
    I was a 38 BMI, 242lbs, 5’4 and I was approved due to comorbitities. My doctor recommended only losing 5lbs to assure insurance coverage. I was approved. I however had HBP, high cholesterol? Diabetes, thyroid, and degenerative disc disease(3 back surgeries), osteoarthritis. I would ask your dr if losing that much would disqualify you being you only have a few comorbidities.


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