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Hi,

I am a newbie to this site and just lost my band and am convinced that the vertical sleeve is my next best option. I am writing to inquire of the "sleeved" about their experiences with pbing, sliming or food getting stuck? Is this real? If so, is it similar to the band experience? How long does it take to pass? What are suggestive tips to get the food to move along since "being too tight" and getting an unfill isnt an option? Please advise. Thanks!

Sheena

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Guest MacMadame@LBT

I'm only 3+ weeks out but just starting on mushies and still eating too fast. I'm really bad about eating fast and about paying attention.

What happens to me is that I get a pain in my breast bone. Once I had to barf up a bit to feel comfortable. The rest of the time, I just stop eating and the feeling fades. I get it while drinking too because I keep forgetting and drinking too fast. But obviously liquid doesn't get "stuck". :smile:

Keep in mind, there is no stoma with the sleeve like there is with a band. That means food doesn't really get "stuck" or at least that much. It can be painful and you can get "foamies" if you eat too much or too fast, but it's not exactly the same as when a piece of food just won't go down because it's too big to pass through the band's stoma.

When I was looking into both, one of the things that struck me was how many banded people had trouble with all sorts of foods compared to how many sleeved people had trouble. Most sleeve people can eat anything, or almost anything, once they get past the first 6-12 months.

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Hi,

I am a newbie to this site and just lost my band and am convinced that the vertical sleeve is my next best option. I am writing to inquire of the "sleeved" about their experiences with pbing, sliming or food getting stuck? Is this real? If so, is it similar to the band experience? How long does it take to pass? What are suggestive tips to get the food to move along since "being too tight" and getting an unfill isnt an option? Please advise. Thanks!

Sheena

Ohhhh my goodness, the two do not compare! ;o)

A band is verrry hard, a sleeve is a piece of cake.

I do not PB, PBing is a band term and not a sleeve term. Sliming... it can happen but you have been banded so you have already been through the chewing and eating learning curve so I doubt you'll experience this. Folks who were previously banded have few if any problems with barfing, sliming, or foaming. We already know how to eat. You don't have a stoma for food to pass through, you just have a little tiny stomach. Big, huge, mega difference.

A sleeve isn't even close to banding, it is a completely different world.

There is no being too tight, you are suggesting banding. Sleeves are very different. Let me explain it this way, having a sleeve is like before you ever had WLS to begin with, you just get full faster.

Life is freak'en good with a sleeve! I regret banding, I do not regret being sleeved.

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Guest MacMadame@LBT
We already know how to eat.

Unlike myself. :wink2:

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Unlike myself. :wink2:

lol, ditto...I really need to learn how to slow down.

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lol, ditto...I really need to learn how to slow down.

EVERYONE does! Everyone across the board. I'm going to go out on a limb and say without exception EVERYONE needs to learn to slow down. It's a learning curve. Those that were banded and revised to a sleeve have advantages that newbie sleeves don't have. We already went through the chewing learning curve.

What you are experiencing is completely and totally normal. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

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Guest MacMadame@LBT

It may be normal but it freaking HURTS sometimes!!

Though today I measured right and when I was done with my Soup with cottage cheese, I didn't hurt and my nose felt runny. I was in HEAVEN! :smile:

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