Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

How Long Does Our Sleeve Take To Heal?



Recommended Posts

I'm wondering if at a certain time I can stop being worried about a leak, or is it always a concern?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I asked my surgeon that very question a couple weeks after my surgery. He said the stomach is healed in 2-3 weeks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My doctor said the highest risk for a leak is in the first 6 weeks. However, I have seen some posts on the site that indicate a leak can occur later out. It would be best if those who got leaks could weigh in on this question.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm wondering if at a certain time I can stop being worried about a leak, or is it always a concern?

Certainly wonder about the same thing myself...thanks for asking.... :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My surgeon says in his experience, leaks occur 6-8 weeks out.

I'm curious to hear from some who've gone through it, too.

And what are the symptoms?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My surgeon said 8 weeks. And for me it's super important because I need to go back on an immune suppressant drug to control my auto immune diseases. If my sleeve isn't healed 100%

when i go back on it, i'm screwed. My body will start to breakdown what it sees as a 'wound' or foreign object but it's my sleeve. So it needs to be all nice and healed and staples tucked in place like good little soldiers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My doctor and his group believe that a leak that is discovered after the 4th week is really one they just never found earlier. By the 4th week the stomach should be closed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good question , I want to know the same thing . My dr said most leaks happen within the first week but that after 6 weeks the stomach is healed

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks, everyone! I'll ask at my next appt. and see what my surgeon says. I'm coming up on 8 weeks tomorrow, and go to soft foods. Woot woot! I'm a nervous nellie, so I was curious if I could still have a leak at this point.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks' date=' everyone! I'll ask at my next appt. and see what my surgeon says. I'm coming up on 8 weeks tomorrow, and go to soft foods. Woot woot! I'm a nervous nellie, so I was curious if I could still have a leak at this point.[/quote']

Soft foods where are you now?! Just curious I'm on full liquid till 4 weeks 1 more week yay! Good luck w appt and thanks for asking the question!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Brandywine- I had to be on full liquids until 8 weeks. I start soft foods tomorrow. I'm sooo excited! I only have to do soft foods for one week and then I'm unrestricted. :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have been wondering about this too.. just like everything else WLS-related, it seems every surgeon has a different answer. I am also a nervous nellie about my new tummy and am 1 month post op and still being VERY careful with what I choose to put in it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My surgeon said 8 weeks. And for me it's super important because I need to go back on an immune suppressant drug to control my auto immune diseases. If my sleeve isn't healed 100%

when i go back on it, i'm screwed. My body will start to breakdown what it sees as a 'wound' or foreign object but it's my sleeve. So it needs to be all nice and healed and staples tucked in place like good little soldiers.

Doxieville-When will you go back on your meds? I hope everything is healed perfectly for you by then!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow! It is amazing how different each surgeon is. My surgeon has you do full liquids the first 2 weeks, next 2 weeks blended/pureed foods, next 2 weeks soft food and then unrestricted at week 7.

I wonder about leaks too but am just making sure I am following doctor orders as to not put myself in jeopardy!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Doxieville-When will you go back on your meds? I hope everything is healed perfectly for you by then!

Well.....last week I had a bit of a stepback. :(. My gallbladder had to come out. So now I have to wait at least 4 more weeks to go back on my meds. I'm bummed. Otherwise it would have been tomorrow that I could start, my 8th week.

My body is tired. I'm spending more and more time in bed as the diseases take over. But, this is just a reminder for me to be REALLY grateful that man made these good drugs to help people with immune systems gone wacko.

Thanks for asking!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Trending Products

  • Trending Topics

  • Recent Status Updates

    • Tim in Tampa

      Just started my pre-op diet today!
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • jenuinelygenuinely

      To working out faithfully for 5 days a week. Lets go back to that year with a more positive mind, 
       
      SKINNY SZN HERE WE COME!!!!
       
      It's Saturday!!! My fiance and I are out doing yard work and I made the mistake of not staying hydrated before going out so now my body is shaking and weak. I have my pre-op appointment Tuesday, the 2nd and I am trying my hardest to lose another 2 lbs by then. 

      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • jenuinelygenuinely

      Hi guys!!!
      Here is my big boy Zuko and daddy. My Great Dane/Shepherd. He was our first pup that we rescued from the Humane Society. 

      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • SimplySleevedCece

      Looking for new sleeve buddies! I’m 1.5 weeks post op and things seem to be getting a little difficult! I actually WANT food again eghh! Honestly, I feel like you don’t truly understand this process unless you go through it! Don’t be shy, say hello and let’s support each other during this journey 🙂
      · 1 reply
      1. jenuinelygenuinely

        You got this!! When I had the sleeve I cried every day during the liquid phase, It was during the super-bowl! I was sooo hungry I sucked on a piece of pork rind. LOL

    • jenuinelygenuinely

      A daily dose of my youngest fur boy Ozai
       
      My blue eyed Husky/Malamute

      · 2 replies
      1. SHORTY_

        Makes me wanna 'boop' it

      2. SimplySleevedCece

        😍 Aww look at his wittle teeef!

  • Recent Topics

  • Hot Products

  • Sign Up For
    Our Newsletter

    Follow us for the latest news
    and special product offers!
  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs

    PatchAid Vitamin Patches

    ×