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Tina Leo

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    Tina Leo got a reaction from OKC Revision in Sleeve to Bypass 7 months post-op...still can't eat chicken/beef   
    Sounds like you might have a stricture. This is something your surgeon needs to address. The top portion of your stomach may have developed scar tissue which is preventing these tougher Proteins from passing into your pouch. Hopefully you have a weight loss clinic or a doctor monitoring you that can order an EGD to see if there's an issue.
    Good luck!
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    Tina Leo got a reaction from OKC Revision in Sleeve to Bypass 7 months post-op...still can't eat chicken/beef   
    Sounds like you might have a stricture. This is something your surgeon needs to address. The top portion of your stomach may have developed scar tissue which is preventing these tougher Proteins from passing into your pouch. Hopefully you have a weight loss clinic or a doctor monitoring you that can order an EGD to see if there's an issue.
    Good luck!
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    Tina Leo got a reaction from OKC Revision in Sleeve to Bypass 7 months post-op...still can't eat chicken/beef   
    Sounds like you might have a stricture. This is something your surgeon needs to address. The top portion of your stomach may have developed scar tissue which is preventing these tougher Proteins from passing into your pouch. Hopefully you have a weight loss clinic or a doctor monitoring you that can order an EGD to see if there's an issue.
    Good luck!
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    Tina Leo got a reaction from ChocoSnowBunny in Gastric bypass- endoscopic revision   
    I had my original bypass Nov 2009. Lost well, but regained it all. Since 2009 procedures and best practices have changed, so my surgeon updated my ..situation... to industry standard plus further distallized my anastamosis to allow for some Mal absorption again to get the weight back off.
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    Tina Leo got a reaction from ChocoSnowBunny in Gastric bypass- endoscopic revision   
    I had my original bypass Nov 2009. Lost well, but regained it all. Since 2009 procedures and best practices have changed, so my surgeon updated my ..situation... to industry standard plus further distallized my anastamosis to allow for some Mal absorption again to get the weight back off.
  6. Congrats!
    Tina Leo got a reaction from JulieCab in Did revision due to weight gain actually work for you?   
    I am near 2 months out from Bypass to bypass revision. Weight loss is slower this time around, but I'm actually glad of it. It is consistent and manageable- I feel good. My Vitamin levels have been stable - a million times better than after my original bypass. I have a long way to go yet, but so far, worth it.
  7. Congrats!
    Tina Leo got a reaction from JulieCab in Did revision due to weight gain actually work for you?   
    I am near 2 months out from Bypass to bypass revision. Weight loss is slower this time around, but I'm actually glad of it. It is consistent and manageable- I feel good. My Vitamin levels have been stable - a million times better than after my original bypass. I have a long way to go yet, but so far, worth it.
  8. Congrats!
    Tina Leo got a reaction from JulieCab in Did revision due to weight gain actually work for you?   
    I am near 2 months out from Bypass to bypass revision. Weight loss is slower this time around, but I'm actually glad of it. It is consistent and manageable- I feel good. My Vitamin levels have been stable - a million times better than after my original bypass. I have a long way to go yet, but so far, worth it.
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    Tina Leo got a reaction from emmuje875 in BCBS Federal Standard   
    Hi! I used Memorial Weight Loss and Wellness Center in Springfield. Doesn't much help with the Chicagoland area, sorry. But, I do know they take patients from all over. They handled literally everything with BCBSIL. Both times - initial surgery and revision 11 years later. Dr. Orlando Icaza - surgeon. PAs and NPs on staff - are FABULOUS.
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    Tina Leo reacted to Grahamco in Revision   
    Sorry about the abdominal cramping but it seems like you are doing awesome now!!!! That is great news on weight loss in just a month out!!!! So glad you are doing great! Thank you, I hope so too. I should know something in the next few weeks. You keep doing great!!!
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    Tina Leo got a reaction from Marisa261 in Revision   
    Hi! I am in your same boat. My original bypass was 11 years ago, and I am having a revision on Tuesday. It is a much more risky surgery because less is known about modifying a previous bypass. My doc is making a smaller stomach pouch and POSSIBLY distallizing (moving the anastamosis between stomach and intestine) further down the line. He tells me that after this process I will likely lose 10-20% of the excess weight. We shall see! Surgery 11am Tuesday. I should add that I see a bariatric team and they are very particular about candidates for revision; I'm not sure I would trust a surgeon who is not specifically doing WLS to make a revision recommendation. The science/data is just not out there yet.
    So! Good luck! See a doc who knows what they're doing! Let me know if you have questions - I'm happy to update along the way.

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    Tina Leo got a reaction from Tracyringo in Super Bummed   
    All good vibes from us to you, @Plutonium
    I'm on all liquids today and despite my disdain for Water I'm looking for 80 oz. I've had... 8. Baby steps, right? LOL
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    Tina Leo got a reaction from Marisa261 in Revision   
    Hi! I am in your same boat. My original bypass was 11 years ago, and I am having a revision on Tuesday. It is a much more risky surgery because less is known about modifying a previous bypass. My doc is making a smaller stomach pouch and POSSIBLY distallizing (moving the anastamosis between stomach and intestine) further down the line. He tells me that after this process I will likely lose 10-20% of the excess weight. We shall see! Surgery 11am Tuesday. I should add that I see a bariatric team and they are very particular about candidates for revision; I'm not sure I would trust a surgeon who is not specifically doing WLS to make a revision recommendation. The science/data is just not out there yet.
    So! Good luck! See a doc who knows what they're doing! Let me know if you have questions - I'm happy to update along the way.

  14. Hugs
    Tina Leo got a reaction from nolegirl374 in Revision   
    Hi all!
    I am scheduled for revision of my bypass on March 16!
    Original stats : 260lbs pre-op
    RNY Bypass : November 2009
    Lowest : 135lbs
    plastics - Abdominoplasty; Panniculectomy; Thigh Lift : June 2011
    Divorce - Remarried - Regained
    Sept 2020 : Re-entered Bariatric Program at 279lbs
    Current : 245lbs
    I will have my pouch resized and reconnected distally for a little bit of malabsorption. Hoping for ~ 70lb weightloss and then to maintain.

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    Tina Leo got a reaction from Plutonium in Revision Pain   
    Sip whatever liquid you are drinking. And take breaks in between sips. I have not yet had my revision - BUT - I had this issue the first time around - my docs office even gave me a whole sleeve of those little medicine cups (like for liquid Nyquil or whatever) - to drink out of, to prevent too big of drinks at a time.
    It is possible your Vitamin and Protein Shake were taking up too much space all at once too ... Take any pills with clear liquid (water, crystal light, even Protein2o etc). Give it a chance to dissolve and move on - then Protein shake.
    As always - CALL your doc's office if you're concerned. As they say - you know your body best and know when something isn't right.
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    Tina Leo reacted to Grahamco in Revision   
    I had the gastric bypass in 2004 lost 100 pounds and unfortunately have gained them back. I’m looking into getting a revision surgery. It’s just revising my gastric bypass I’m not switching to any kind of different weight loss surgery. I would like to know of anyone that has had this same thing done and how much weight did you lose

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