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The DS was my first choice, I just wasn't able to make it happen with insurance (plus my doc has concerns about previous intestinal surgeries), etc. I've opted for the sleeve for now since I see a lot of people succeeding with it, and I'm going to work it as hard as I can but I still keep one eye on the DS world. It's comforting to know the "other half" of the surgery is still an option later if I need it. Best of luck to everyone who is getting switched!

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Hi! I am hoping to have DS surgery in April 2014. No date yet. I am nervous but also looking forward to being the new me!! :)

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Welcome Mommabearn,

Congratulations on making a good choice. Who will be doing your procedure?

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Hello, I had the D.S. procedure done 4 weeks ago tomorrow. Spent a few days in the hospital, had a great deal of discomfort which is to be expected. Once I got home, had an issue with lactose intolerance, my NUT had me switch to pureed foods which helped and now to date I've lost 41 lbs. Next weekend I will be allowed to start soft foods.

All in all, it's been a positive experience.

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@Vinny6969Good to hear.

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4 minutes ago, Postop said:

@Vinny6969Good to hear.

Thank you, best decision I've ever made.

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7 hours ago, Mikeyy said:

All I can find in Australia is BILIO PANCREATIC DIVERSION

Is that the same as DS???

Not necessarily. It's the biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch that's done nowadays. The biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) alone used to be done, but it turned out there were some really tough side effects to it.

Make sure you're talking about the BPD/DS (biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch).

Have you spoken with Dr Nottle? He's in Queensland, I believe, and is known for doing the conventional (not SIPS/SADI/single anastomosis) BPD/DS.

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My friend has DS. I will see if I can lure her over here.

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My problem is that I have maintained my 120 pound weight loss but want to lose more and don’t know how to do it in a healthy manner. I am open to any good tips on how to take off weight. Will eat nothing but shakes if it will keep me healthy. Also want to continue working out. Any help please!!!

i had vertical gastrectomy with ds and shortened common channel about 13 years ago. I have maintained 120 pound weight loss but want to lose. My bloodwork is very good. I now have two new knees and two reconstructed feet since weight loss so I exercise too.

Suggestions please!!!

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@MardellShakes are definitely not the way to go for a DSer. Yes, you can use them as supplements but not as your entire menu. Your best bet is to eat a ton of Protein. Then drink a lot of liquid and limit carbs severely.

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Hoping to have DS in Mexicali with Dr. Ungson at the end of June!

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22 hours ago, Crystal* said:

Hoping to have DS in Mexicali with Dr. Ungson at the end of June!

Good choice.

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I wanted ds but insurance won't cover plus very few places in Australia even do it... I've heard overall it is the most aggressive and best weight loss??

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