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dreamingofasleeve

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    dreamingofasleeve reacted to SeattleLady in Gerd   
    I read alot of research. I pulled that stats from a source. The "95%" was a quote. I have to look it up again.
    It the success rate from sleeve to bypass related to the absence of GERD.. I'll give you the source later today.



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    dreamingofasleeve got a reaction from SeattleLady in Gerd   
    Just want to follow this thread I have been experiencing awful heartburn since about 8 weeks post op. My doctor has me on 40mg of pantoprozole but I am terrified to take it long term. I have tried to ween off and switch to an h2 blocker (famotidine) it helps but I still have breakthrough symptoms.
    I never had heartburn pre op so I never realized how awful it was and the dangers of GERD scares me to death. I also am scared to take a PPI long term because it's not good for you.
    I am 4.5 months post sleeve and most have told me to wait that sometimes it gets better. Here's to hoping.
    some days are better than others but I am just trying to educate myself if this is the path I need to take.

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    dreamingofasleeve got a reaction from LearningToLoveMeAgain in Abnormal ekg?!   
    Well guys, the cardiologist did an ekg and said i do have a variant in my heart rhythm but it is completely normal especially for younger people (im 27).
    Because i haven't had any symptoms or anything she didn't require any other testing and said i was fine!
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    dreamingofasleeve reacted to krash11 in Revision to rny   
    Thank You. I had reflux all the time. It was even happening when i was sleeping.
    I don't think you will regret the revision. My only problem with it is my little pouch doesn't like cheese/dairy anymore.
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    dreamingofasleeve got a reaction from SeattleLady in Gerd   
    Just want to follow this thread I have been experiencing awful heartburn since about 8 weeks post op. My doctor has me on 40mg of pantoprozole but I am terrified to take it long term. I have tried to ween off and switch to an h2 blocker (famotidine) it helps but I still have breakthrough symptoms.
    I never had heartburn pre op so I never realized how awful it was and the dangers of GERD scares me to death. I also am scared to take a PPI long term because it's not good for you.
    I am 4.5 months post sleeve and most have told me to wait that sometimes it gets better. Here's to hoping.
    some days are better than others but I am just trying to educate myself if this is the path I need to take.

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    dreamingofasleeve reacted to GradyCat in Heartburn 2 months post op?   
    I used to take Omeprazole for GERD but when I had to stop taking it for two weeks for the H Pylori test, I wasn't having any, so I quit taking it. So I quit taking it for two months before surgery and thought I was "cured." Then after the sleeve I started getting heartburn and acid reflux, especially when I lay down. But I don't want to start the medicine again so I'm just putting up with it hoping it's temporary and will go away on its own soon.
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    dreamingofasleeve reacted to krash11 in Revision to rny   
    The weight started coming off right away but i did have an early stall. I'm now steadily losing 1-2 lbs a week. They told me due to my previous surgeries that i would lose slower. I lost 8lbs prior to surgery and 32 since December 5th.
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    dreamingofasleeve reacted to krash11 in Revision to rny   
    I went 3 years with the GERD before my revision. I didn't get on med's until I went to a new surgeon to see about the revision, It helped right away. I found out about the Barrett's when he sent me for my pre op scope. I had gained 60 lbs with the sleeve after loosing 100 with the lap band (it went bad and had to come out). My revision has been a breeze. I'm down 40 lbs and feeling great. The recovery was easier than both my previous surgeries. I have no regrets what so ever.
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    dreamingofasleeve got a reaction from SeattleLady in Revision to rny   
    Also how have you been feeling since revision?
    Rny scares me. But I think cancer scares me more [emoji20]

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    dreamingofasleeve got a reaction from SeattleLady in May bypass   
    Ugh it's so awful I really didn't want to get another surgery and thought I would be ok because I never had issues before.
    It just scares me I didn't want rny. The process of moving everything around scares me.
    But you only get one esophagus, and 2 kidneys which long term PPI can cause kidney problems.
    I know a lot of people do just fine with rny but it just wasn't what I thought id possibly be doing. I hope and pray it goes away but right now the future looks bleak.

    I look forward to seeing how you do!
    I hope everything goes perfectly.

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    dreamingofasleeve reacted to krash11 in Revision to rny   
    I got terrible reflux after my sleeve and developed Barrett's Esophagus. Got the revision in December and have had no reflux. I have been on nexium and now prevacid but am going to get scoped next week to see if the Barrett's has cleared up and get off the meds.


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    dreamingofasleeve reacted to Calgalintx in May bypass   
    why do you have to bypass? Couldn't it be a hiatal hernia that can be repaired? I would ask that question before going through a process you don't really want.
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    dreamingofasleeve got a reaction from SeattleLady in May bypass   
    Ugh it's so awful I really didn't want to get another surgery and thought I would be ok because I never had issues before.
    It just scares me I didn't want rny. The process of moving everything around scares me.
    But you only get one esophagus, and 2 kidneys which long term PPI can cause kidney problems.
    I know a lot of people do just fine with rny but it just wasn't what I thought id possibly be doing. I hope and pray it goes away but right now the future looks bleak.

    I look forward to seeing how you do!
    I hope everything goes perfectly.

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    dreamingofasleeve reacted to bubbz333 in May bypass   
    That was my experience with the sleeve too. I never had heartburn before surgery, and it was in full force afterwards. My surgeon told me that if I still needed to take the reflux medication a year post op that I should make an appointment to see him. I was so stubborn and didn't want to have to get another surgery so I suffered through almost another year of really bad reflux. Finally 3 months ago I decided enough was enough. I had to go through some awful awful tests to give my surgeon enough info to recommend the revision surgery. I just hope after all this I can finally get some relief.
    Hopefully you won't still have the reflux after a year out but if you do just be prepared to possibly have to go through another surgery. This might help you down the line if you're doubting getting the surgery, I have to keep reminding myself of the bigger picture here because if I don't get the surgery to fix this then that acid will more than likely do some serious damage to my esophagus (more than it already has).
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    dreamingofasleeve got a reaction from SeattleLady in May bypass   
    Hi not scheduled but have been struggling with heartburn and have considered a revision just want to follow everyone and see how you all do!
    I never had heartburn pre sleeve and it is so awful and frustrating [emoji20]
    This was one of my fears getting surgery as I didn't want to have to revise to rny.
    I am only 4.5 months out from my sleeve and everyone tells me to give it time but it's just scary. Just trying to be ok with it if this is the path I need to take!

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    dreamingofasleeve reacted to Memi1995 in May bypass   
    Hey I’m doing fine actually I’m able to get done all my liquids , and I have minor pain ! The only thing that’s bothering me is the gas pain ! But other then that I’m feeling great 😌
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    dreamingofasleeve reacted to tbair in November 2018 Sleevers!?!?   
    I’m also having a hard time with heartburn, I have to take Prilosec twice a day, but I was told it could be up to 6 months before it starts to subside and I notice if I forget to take it twice a day it doesn’t affect me so I’m hoping that’s a sign that it’s easing?!
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    dreamingofasleeve reacted to bunnygirl650 in November 2018 Sleevers!?!?   
    Hello, keep it up slow and steady wins the race. I am a slow loser also . I will be 3 months out next week and I am about 27 pounds some time I get frustrated not losing faster but I know it is not a race. I started at a lower bmi also. I reed it is the slower when you start with a low bmi and I find that to be true.
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    dreamingofasleeve reacted to paddyski in November 2018 Sleevers!?!?   
    Hi Everyone! Just wanted to check in an see how everyone is doing? things here have been fabulous, I can't believe that amount of energy I have, keeping up with my toddler is so easy now, accomplished my first flight since surgery I was not in need of a belt extender, the tray flipped down with room to spare, I was able to cross my legs and sat in the middle next to my husband and toddler and no problems... I am getting between 800- 1000 calories a day and between 50 and 60 grams of Protein a day... meeting Water goal, and continuing my Vitamins, I am not going to a gym currently but I do walk everyday, and use the elliptical in the basement. I have currently lost 86 lbs altogether since November, meal planning and structure has become easier... logging is key for me. I have noticed my body having a pattern of losing about 2lbs a week some weeks more some weeks 1lb.... I look at it as a win all around. I hope everyone is doing well!!
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    dreamingofasleeve reacted to Rigo109 in Gerd   
    Hello Lisa,
    I had a gastric sleeve 2 1/2 years ago and also had severe Acid reflux / Gerd. I was sick six out of every seven days on average.
    I tried behavior modifications and several medications but they only worked for a short time.
    I became more and more concerned about Esophageal cancer so I finally had RnY revision surgery January 30, 2019 (about eight weeks ago).
    Since then I have had essentially no Acid reflux. I am still adjusting to the new diet regimen and yes it seems a little more restricting than my experience with the sleeve but I am progressing nicely and believe I made the correct decision.
    So I say do it. You won’t regret it and you’ll probably loose more weight.

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    dreamingofasleeve reacted to CSH_SD in November 2018 Sleevers!?!?   
    Greetings fellow November 2018 sleevers. I haven't checked in here in ages but today was my 3 month check up. So far, I'm down 25.6lbs since surgery which is PAINFULLY slow, but steady.
    I try not to stress over the scale even though I'm jealous of other people's progress. That said, I can't afford clothes often enough to keep up with rapid weight loss, so it's really a silver lining.
    My mood is great, my health is excellent, and in general I feel like I'm rocking this weight loss thing.
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    dreamingofasleeve reacted to paddyski in November 2018 Sleevers!?!?   
    it is good to hear you are doing a bit better! and the reflux meds working is great, and I think reevaluating at 6 months is a great option. it is also good that you asked them about the pain, and good they seem to think it is normal, if it will help you write about it daily in your notes where you keep track on food intake pain today felt like and then you will have a reference for it to either show the dr or it won't be something you feel you have to write about any longer.
    The burps... hands down one bite extra and I feel the same way for like an hour.... so ugh lol... I did this this weekend, had some chili it was sooo good, it was so cold out and this was just everything, got to about 3 3.5 ounces in (had portioned out 4 ounces) and I just didn't want it to end... I challenged an extra bite and my body quickly let me know not a good idea. I spent the next hour wishing I had listened to my body. The burping and discomfort not worth it.

    I hope this week is better than last week! EVEN WHEN IT IS HARD KNOW YOU HAVE GOT THIS!!

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    dreamingofasleeve got a reaction from paddyski in November 2018 Sleevers!?!?   
    i am doing a bit better, i was able to meet with a therapist and had my 3 month post op appointment yesterday. They didn't seem concerned with the reflux and advised i continue to take my meds a few more months and we would evaluate at my 6 month appointment and try to ween off if i was doing ok. I haven't had any heartburn since ive been on them but when i go to sleep i often feel like i want to burp stuff up
    I have a dull pain in my abdomen sometimes that has me kind of concerned but they didn't seem worried about that either...
    So fingers crossed it all gets better
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    dreamingofasleeve reacted to paddyski in November 2018 Sleevers!?!?   
    Hey there Dreaming just wanted to check in on you and see how you are doing? Hope you are feeling a bit better!!!

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    dreamingofasleeve got a reaction from hannahkayy in Surgery fears..   
    How did you find out you had an ulcer after your sleeve? What symptoms we're you having?
    Just our of curiosity. Did you have to get surgery again to fix the hernia and ulcer?
    How far out were you when these things showed up?

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