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2ndTimeFreedom

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from Losingit2018 in Revision of RNY   
    Hello Valerie - my surgeon did not suggest this but I also do not know how much was bypassed originally so this may not have been needed in my case. I went to a revision specialist so I think had he suggested I may have asked for research (I still did this with my current surgery) and then discuss with the surgeon, my Primary and my family. I am still only a week out but I am so happy . For me, the recovery is so much easier second time around.
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    2ndTimeFreedom reacted to ValerieInMexico in Revision of RNY   
    Woops: I meant July 31st. Reassured myself with a lot of reading last night. Trust the surgeon, but really not sure if I am doing the smartest thing.
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    2ndTimeFreedom reacted to ValerieInMexico in Revision of RNY   
    I am going, on July 1, for my RNY revision surgery. My surgeon is going to examine the pouch and stoma, and make smaller if possible. What concerns me is that he is also going to increase the amount of intestine that is bypassed. My original RNY, done in 2000, what a short length.
    I am worried just because I have not read about anyone else having this done. I may just ask him that, if the pouch and stoma just appear stretched..... make that smaller and not do the bypass work. This will be a situation where I will be on my own after surgery. I mean, they are very responsive over phone and with emails, but there is no follow up appointments. My GP will work with me on monitoring my Iron, Calcium etc.
    Did any of your surgeons suggest this approach?
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    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from FluffyChix in Post surgery MENUS?   
    I am still Post Op week 1 in my revision surgery so I wanted to show you some extra support. I think this is great!
    I know my biggest challenge for me will also be getting in exercise I think I am allergic to it like I am shellfish I need to find the cure to that ASAP! Sending positive vibes and prayers for loads of menus.
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    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from FluffyChix in Post surgery MENUS?   
    I am still Post Op week 1 in my revision surgery so I wanted to show you some extra support. I think this is great!
    I know my biggest challenge for me will also be getting in exercise I think I am allergic to it like I am shellfish I need to find the cure to that ASAP! Sending positive vibes and prayers for loads of menus.
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    2ndTimeFreedom reacted to NancyLF in July 2019 - Surgery Schedule   
    THANK YOU!!! I also am nervous, scared, excited & ready to get this done! I am stocked up with Water, Protein Drinks & LOTS of sf Popsicles! LET'S GO!!!
    Good luck to my fellow July week 4 surgery buddies!
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    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from Losingit2018 in Revision of RNY   
    Will do. I am two weeks away from surgery now. Best wishes on your endoscopy. That for me was when I had a true answer. Let us know how it goes.
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    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from KarenLR75 in July 2019 - Surgery Schedule   
    Sending prayers and well wishes to Week 4!!!!
  9. Congrats!
    2ndTimeFreedom reacted to BrittneyC in Post op diet   
    Hi everyone. I had my surgery May 28, and I’m now down 54 pounds . My surgeon never gave me an appt to help me go through the stages so I’m doing it alone . I’m officially on the last stage but I however, am doing it slowly and adding little foods. I eat everything on my plate as 1/3 cup each and it’s been sitting well. I was wondering what foods were added on at this stage for everyone !
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    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from Alex Brecher in I had my Gastric Bypass reversed 😞   
    Wonderful news!!! Remember the aseptic technique every time you go near your PICC line and you'll, of course, do amazing!!! I am so happy for you!!! Rest away in the comfort of home
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    2ndTimeFreedom reacted to Alex Brecher in I had my Gastric Bypass reversed 😞   
    I was released from the hospital a few hours ago and I'm doing much much better! Thank you all for your well wishes and prayers. It really meant a lot to me. I have a PICC line and giving myself antibiotics by IV once per day for the next few weeks. It feels great to be home again.
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    2ndTimeFreedom reacted to Jessviera in Scar cream/oil?   
    I’m almost 3 weeks post op and my glue is starting to come off. Any recommendations on scar cream/ oil brands? Also, can I start this as soon as the glue falls off?
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    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from KarenLR75 in July 2019 - Surgery Schedule   
    This is today!! BEST Wishes on your surgery

  14. Congrats!
    2ndTimeFreedom reacted to Mom_of_Chaos in July 2019   
    He actually said that to one of the nurses he’s take the surgery 5 times over a kidney stone.
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    2ndTimeFreedom reacted to Mom_of_Chaos in July 2019   
    Hubz & I are now 10 days post op. Surgery wise we’re doing great but last night we ended up in the ER with Hubz for kidney stones. He’s now in bed snoozing and I’m barely holding my eyes open dreaming about an iced coffee with double espresso lol. VSG wise we both get abound pretty well. He was able to cut the yard yesterday and we are able to do everything around the house and for the kids that we need to. We have left side pain but we have pretty good pain tolerances and rather breathe through it than take pain medicine. Don’t QUITE make our Protein every single day yet but if we don’t we are pretty close, it will come in time. Counting down the days until we move to purées/soft at day 15. We’re pretty over liquids at this point. As of this morning he’s lost 28lbs and I’ve lost 24.

    *This little update is cross posted to the post-op thread, I wanted those who hadn’t gone yet to get it too*
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    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from vsgkat714 in July 2019   
    Sending you positive vibes and I am praying everything was great.
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    2ndTimeFreedom reacted to Biddy zz 🏳️🌈 in Big Belly One Day Post Op   
    Not just Fluid although your weight gain will certainly be fluid - did you have keyhole surgery? If so, they actually carefully pump a whole load of air inside you! They use the jet of air to separate your organisation inside to move them aside and make the keyhole surgery easier. They suck some out as they close up but surgeons all leave more or less of it.
    It slowly dissolves over the next few days, but this is ‘gas pain’ and it is probably the worst bit of the recovery - mine hurt like hell up in my left shoulder, front and rear.
    Just get up as soon as you can, and walk. You have to walk it out. As you move about, your bodily organs absorb the gas and you go back to normal!
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    2ndTimeFreedom reacted to ARMoma45 in Anxious for Final Weigh-in   
    Mag Citrate would have been better.
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    2ndTimeFreedom reacted to ypease in Insurance help!!   
    Insurance companies are a breed unto themselves. And anything associated with Medicaid can be problematic. I don’t think anyone here can really answer for sure whether an insurance company will authorize or not. A lot will depend on your doctor. What have you and your doctor talked about? It sounds like he has put you on some type of path towards authorization. Is that correct?
    As you have probably noticed, some people on this site have had some tough times getting things approved, while others have had no problems whatsoever. When it comes to insurance companies, they can be a pain. Good luck.
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    2ndTimeFreedom reacted to moonbeam277 in Post Surgical Binders   
    Yes 9 days post op still wear during day and sleeping

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    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from Lynnlovesthebeach in Post Surgical Binders   
    @Lynnlovesthebeach that’s the reasoning she gave me. I’ve found my spend full body suit with only medium firmness is doing the trick and not bothering my dermabond over my incisions.
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    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from Losingit2018 in Revision of RNY   
    So sorry your acids levels were off the charts. However, happy that revisional surgery is an option. I know you will do great. I am day two post-op and doing great. I still am waiting two weeks to weigh myself as I know I was probably dumped with fluids and I feel bloated. How long will you have to wait for a surgical date?
  23. Congrats!
    2ndTimeFreedom reacted to Eunice Fuller in Revision of RNY   
    I had Gastric Bypassed Revision! I love it!! I had it revised after 17 yrs. I haven’t had any problems so far and I’m still losing weight. My revised date was August 11, 2017
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    2ndTimeFreedom reacted to depichardo in July 2019   
    I had mine July 9. New to this and very excited for a better life. 264 PreOp
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    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from Losingit2018 in Revision of RNY   
    Will do. I am two weeks away from surgery now. Best wishes on your endoscopy. That for me was when I had a true answer. Let us know how it goes.
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