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i truly feel so bad for people who are jumping on this train! if only they knew what they could possibly be getting themselves into! i want to tell them to run & go sign up for a gym & just do the hard work because this right here is not the way!!!!!

i wouldnt wish this on anyone. i feel so sick. & i know my friends are tired of hearing me complain about it so i try & stay to myself but damn!!!! i dont know how much more i can take. they say ill get better but im getting worse!!!! & they said the stent has to stay for 4-6weeks. i thought i was already 2 weeks in! im not. im only 1week & 2days in! this is TORTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it has even crossed my mind to switch to bypass to just get past this part! i cant deal with this feeling! my goodness :(

i work in xray and see more complications from bypass than sleeve, having a bypass is not necessarily going to fix the problems from the sleeve

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i work in xray and see more complications from bypass than sleeve, having a bypass is not necessarily going to fix the problems from the sleeve

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I am really new here, and just looking into getting the sleeve, and I haven't read this entire thread. What do they do for a leak? And I am sorry you are going through this :(

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I am really new here, and just looking into getting the sleeve, and I haven't read this entire thread. What do they do for a leak? And I am sorry you are going through this :(

the surgeon would have to repair the leak through another surgery, most likely with more staples or glue

however, before the surgery make sure you ask your surgeon what precautions are taken to prevent leaks

my surgeon did a triple staple and applied a glue substance for added protection. i have had great success and its been almost 1 year. good luck to you

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they place a stent (tube) in ur esophagus that leads down into ur stomach to cover up the leak while it heals itself.

I am really new here, and just looking into getting the sleeve, and I haven't read this entire thread. What do they do for a leak? And I am sorry you are going through this :(

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my surgeon only used staples... that i know of.

the surgeon would have to repair the leak through another surgery, most likely with more staples or glue

however, before the surgery make sure you ask your surgeon what precautions are taken to prevent leaks

my surgeon did a triple staple and applied a glue substance for added protection. i have had great success and its been almost 1 year. good luck to you

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i just finished throwing up... again! & had blood on

my tissue after blowing my nose. smh.

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its kinda pathetic when you want to cry your eyes out but think of wasting all that time to try & stay hydrated to waste it on tears. (sighs)

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Wow, sounds like you have been through the ring a few times. I had some issues myself. I actually have moved since my surgery, I am at the 5 month mark, so need to find a new local doctor asap. However, I should add, I was losing weight faster then I was supposed to. The doctor insisted I needed more calories. I can tolerate the carnation instant Breakfast Protein Shakes, they go down well now. I was also upped to 40 mg of nexxium and 1 prilosec a day. This has helped immensely with the GERD. I really hope you get to feeling better. The blood is not a good thing, I think a call in or an ER visit may be needed. I had a bleed the day after mine, and was vomiting a lot of blood. My vitals were also crazy, so they didn't hesitate to bring me back in. I also have had a few issues with dehydration. Not anymore though, I have learned has taken time. Things are easier and I am understanding my body much more. I really hope things get better for you.

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It sounds like the stent is just compounding your situation at the moment. Is there any way they (and you!) would considering NPO and getting tubed? I know it's not ideal, but with the way you are struggling not to vomit and to stay hydrated it seems like at this point it may be the lesser or two evils.

Sorry you're dealing with all of this :(

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they said i dont need to be & wouldnt even considerit. idk wat being tubed is like. i think most likely, id say no. i was able to eat some dinner & keep it down. i also ate a large fast food cup full of ice. i wonder if the antibiotics is making me sick. antibiotics usually does make me sick but im on liquid form & the nausea isnt automatically after taking it. i have to take a teaspoon every 12hrs for 10 days. today has gotten better after evening hit. lets see how tonight goes!!

It sounds like the stent is just compounding your situation at the moment. Is there any way they (and you!) would considering NPO and getting tubed? I know it's not ideal, but with the way you are struggling not to vomit and to stay hydrated it seems like at this point it may be the lesser or two evils.

Sorry you're dealing with all of this :(

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the bleeding only happened that one time but if it happens again, i def will be calling my dr! i was thinking... i was srinking red gatorade earlier so i was throwing up red but when i throw up, i get alot of snot. TMI i know. i thought maybe some of the throwup comes out of my nose. i dont know :/

Wow, sounds like you have been through the ring a few times. I had some issues myself. I actually have moved since my surgery, I am at the 5 month mark, so need to find a new local doctor asap. However, I should add, I was losing weight faster then I was supposed to. The doctor insisted I needed more calories. I can tolerate the carnation instant breakfast Protein shakes, they go down well now. I was also upped to 40 mg of nexxium and 1 prilosec a day. This has helped immensely with the GERD. I really hope you get to feeling better. The blood is not a good thing, I think a call in or an ER visit may be needed. I had a bleed the day after mine, and was vomiting a lot of blood. My vitals were also crazy, so they didn't hesitate to bring me back in. I also have had a few issues with dehydration. Not anymore though, I have learned has taken time. Things are easier and I am understanding my body much more. I really hope things get better for you.

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Reglan is used for a few things, including increasing milk production. I used it for that (didn't help me much).

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i dont feel its doing much for my nausea.... hmm ;/

Reglan is used for a few things, including increasing milk production. I used it for that (didn't help me much).

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well thank goodness your doctors can care for you! hope this is all over soon.

i was thinking of having a vsg, but after reading this, lol, i think i'm gonna try to lose my weight naturally. i couldn't handle a complication. thank you for telling the truth about how awful this surgery is!

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