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Nailsbyniki ..... just wondering if you would share your story with me? I just had my band removed last week and thinking about bypass this December.

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I'd be glad to share my story with you, no problem, however, I am currently admitted into the hospital right now after having a jtube placed yesterday for feeding. I'm on quite a bit of pain meds right now but I wanted you to know that if course I would love to share my story and answer any questions you might have...you just might have to give me a few days as I kinda feel like I've been hit by a Mack truck!! I won't forget you, I promise!

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Had band loved it, but had problems but I was skinny, revision to sleeve put weight back on, now 1 yr later had mini bypass 3 weeks out loving it it feels proper good, should have that 1st time, but how would u know?

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Oh my gosh.....feel better!!! Yes Id love to hear your story, when you are up to it......sending hugs!

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Hi there! Ok I'm back to the living...well sort of...I'm on this stupid feeding tube 20 hours of the day and off for four hours. You can imagine what all kinda trouble I'd like to get into in that 4 hours but really if I can get a shower in, I'm pretty lucky! Nope, no shopping, lunch dates, day trips or anything like that for me but a girl can dream, right? Anyway, I'm not sure I'm the exact one to answer any questions for you as I went from the sleeve to the bypass which is a completely different thing than going from the band to a bypass. I don't think you'd have near the complications or problems that I've had. First of all, with the sleeve they removed about 85% of my stomach, never to be seen again. Just so we know, Sleeve 101, they can't just dig it out of the trash and sew it back on! (Had to learn this the hard way.). Then when they do the bypass, they completely reroute your digestive system bypassing the stomach (which is now only 15% of the size it used to be, make you another pouch, walnut sized) and reconnect it. This causes some malabsorption issues. Bypass 101, the malabsorption issues apply to everyone...so it is important to get thorough lab work every so often and take extra Vitamins where you fall short...and to continue those vitamins FROM NOW ON...(another lesson learned the hard way). Anyway...I can answer any questions you might have that pertain to me but I would probably find another poster that has gone from a band to a bypass (I don't think it would be hard to find one on here) and ask them to get better answers to your questions.

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Oh my gosh, a feeding tube? Oh no! How long will it be in place? Im sure the hope is to eat soon right? How much weight did you loose after your revision? Didnt you take your Vitamins? How did it get this far? Sorry for the questions but im genuinely curious!

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Yes ma'am a feeding tube...he says 3 months at least to get me where he wants me but I keep having these little setbacks. Like tomorrow I have to have a ct scan to see what's I my intestines as I am very bloated and distended. Yes I've taken my Vitamins (and then some) but with the bypass there's a malabsorption issue to deal with. I guess it got this far because I also have a chronic Migraine problem which turned into a daily headache problem, not necessarily Migraines, that have plagued me for almost a year. I have had numerous neurologists try to come up with a plan to help me to no avail but then to only send me to a pain management dr who has done numerous nerve blocks, and a spinal tap to lower my spinal Fluid pressure and give me pain meds. So the pain medication makes me sleep thru the pain of the headache causing me to not eat much and that combined with the malabsorption issue caused me to get extremely malnourished to the point of needing a lifeline; my feeding tube. Does that make more sense now? Btw, the headaches have been gone since the day of the j-tube surgery! It's a miracle!

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Yes ma'am a feeding tube...he says 3 months at least to get me where he wants me but I keep having these little setbacks. Like tomorrow I have to have a ct scan to see what's I my intestines as I am very bloated and distended. Yes I've taken my Vitamins (and then some) but with the bypass there's a malabsorption issue to deal with. I guess it got this far because I also have a chronic Migraine problem which turned into a daily headache problem, not necessarily Migraines, that have plagued me for almost a year. I have had numerous neurologists try to come up with a plan to help me to no avail but then to only send me to a pain management dr who has done numerous nerve blocks, and a spinal tap to lower my spinal Fluid pressure and give me pain meds. So the pain medication makes me sleep thru the pain of the headache causing me to not eat much and that combined with the malabsorption issue caused me to get extremely malnourished to the point of needing a lifeline; my feeding tube. Does that make more sense now? Btw, the headaches have been gone since the day of the j-tube surgery! It's a miracle!

I hope u get better and thk u for all the information you share.

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Yes ma'am a feeding tube...he says 3 months at least to get me where he wants me but I keep having these little setbacks. Like tomorrow I have to have a ct scan to see what's I my intestines as I am very bloated and distended. Yes I've taken my Vitamins (and then some) but with the bypass there's a malabsorption issue to deal with. I guess it got this far because I also have a chronic Migraine problem which turned into a daily headache problem, not necessarily Migraines, that have plagued me for almost a year. I have had numerous neurologists try to come up with a plan to help me to no avail but then to only send me to a pain management dr who has done numerous nerve blocks, and a spinal tap to lower my spinal Fluid pressure and give me pain meds. So the pain medication makes me sleep thru the pain of the headache causing me to not eat much and that combined with the malabsorption issue caused me to get extremely malnourished to the point of needing a lifeline; my feeding tube. Does that make more sense now? Btw, the headaches have been gone since the day of the j-tube surgery! It's a miracle!

I hope u get better and thk u for all the information you share.

Thanks doll!

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Nailsbyniki,

Please take care...sending prayers your way...

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Nailsbyniki,

Please take care...sending prayers your way...

Thanks so much! I appreciate you!

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Nailsbyniki - hope you are doing OK. I am scheduled to have a revision from sleeve to bypass Jan 5 2016. Not sure I am doing the right thing, but feel like I have to do something since my reflux is so bad. I worry about the problems with malabsorption and not being able to get enough nutrition - it is good to know that if there is a problem, something can be done.

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Nailsbyniki - hope you are doing OK. I am scheduled to have a revision from sleeve to bypass Jan 5 2016. Not sure I am doing the right thing, but feel like I have to do something since my reflux is so bad. I worry about the problems with malabsorption and not being able to get enough nutrition - it is good to know that if there is a problem, something can be done.

Girl...I so worry for you! Please please...whatever you do, NEVER give up on getting every bit of Protein you can get in your body. You must always strive to feed yourself even if you feel like you're eating too much! Not being able to eat or gain weight and feeling fatigued and like you can't do anything at all without passing out is the worst! Take all your Vitamins too! It's so necessary! Good luck to you and I hope everything works out for you! Please keep me posted!

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@@RebeccaRN I just had sleeve to bypass revision on 10/21. So far so good no surgical complications. My heartburn is still alive and still on medicine. I take my Vitamins religiously. I am losing weight at the "normal" rate. I was nervous as well, but happy with my decision.

@@nailsbyniki I hope you feel better soon

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@@RebeccaRN I just had sleeve to bypass revision on 10/21. So far so good no surgical complications. My heartburn is still alive and still on medicine. I take my Vitamins religiously. I am losing weight at the "normal" rate. I was nervous as well, but happy with my decision.

@@nailsbyniki I hope you feel better soon

@ thanks girl...I hope you do great with your revision, never let up on your vitamins and continuing to get your Protein and liquids in!

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