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Definitely the most aggressive. It’s the malabsorption.

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Hi everyone - Trying to resurrect this old thread! I had my sleeve done in 2010 and same surgeon will be doing my DS on June 14! I live in Boston and my surgeon is Dr. Sheila Partridge at Mass General/Newton-Welleseley Hospital. She's just terrific. She'll be using a robot - I'm super excited!

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Hi Bebette,

Hope your surgery went well. I also had the sleeve (mine about 4.5 years ago) and I'll be getting the DS soon. Hope you're recovery is speedy and you're not in too much pain!

On 5/13/2019 at 10:32 AM, BabettesFeast said:

Hi everyone - Trying to resurrect this old thread! I had my sleeve done in 2010 and same surgeon will be doing my DS on June 14! I live in Boston and my surgeon is Dr. Sheila Partridge at Mass General/Newton-Welleseley Hospital. She's just terrific. She'll be using a robot - I'm super excited!

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Hi All!!! Glad to see this thread resurrected. I’ll be 10 years in December. Let me say I LLOOOVVVEEEE my DS. 384 day of, body clinging to 172 and holding.

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On 5/2/2019 at 9:20 AM, Postop said:

Definitely the most aggressive. It’s the malabsorption.

I was going to ask this question: Would love your input into why the malabsorption from the DS is different from that of the RNY? And then I found this article. Very good read, I think. There are also several diagrams to compare the two side-by-side that I found to be helpful in visualizing the difference.

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11 hours ago, freetobeme said:

I was going to ask this question: Would love your input into why the malabsorption from the DS is different from that of the RNY? And then I found this article. Very good read, I think. There are also several diagrams to compare the two side-by-side that I found to be helpful in visualizing the difference.

Yep. But as the article said, you have to be very committed re: supplements.

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Hi All!!! Glad to see this thread resurrected. I’ll be 10 years in December. Let me say I LLOOOVVVEEEE my DS. 384 day of, body clinging to 172 and holding.
That's great to hear!! Your success is truly motivating. I am one week post op a rny to ds revision and am pushing, or trying to push through this liquid diet. I'm still sore, can't wait to feel more like myself. What are some things that keep you maintained for years?

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8 minutes ago, purplefussia85 said:

That's great to hear!! Your success is truly motivating. I am one week post op a rny to ds revision and am pushing, or trying to push through this liquid diet. I'm still sore, can't wait to feel more like myself. What are some things that keep you maintained for years?

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Heythere curious why revision from RNY? What was the issues??

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8 hours ago, purplefussia85 said:

That's great to hear!! Your success is truly motivating. I am one week post op a rny to ds revision and am pushing, or trying to push through this liquid diet. I'm still sore, can't wait to feel more like myself. What are some things that keep you maintained for years?

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Three things:

1. I committed to identifying why I had such a crappy relationship with food.

2. I found someone (later in the journey) to hold me accountable.

3. I put in the work. No fad diet. I move my body. Pay attention what I feed it.

All three of these have been instrumental. When one falls off, I see a shift. Before I adopted this philosophy I may have gained maybe 20 lbs.. Now, because life happens, I may shift by 5lbs and can quickly adjust but following all 3.

Enjoy your journey. Commit the next two years to adopting good food behaviors and working on your relationship with food. You may have to ditch some folks who don’t understand and that’s okay. Move your body more as you heal. Trust me, you’ll be just fine.

Erica

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Heythere curious why revision from RNY? What was the issues??


Unfortunately, i did not lose much weight as anticipated. The day of surgery i was 335 and my lowest was 260. That's with adhering to the diet given (low fat, low carb) and moderate exercise. My weight fluctuated for years and i met Dr. Roslin at a seminar where we talked revision options. I can't say i have any comorbidilities that prompted the 'need' for a revision, i just wanted the best tool to help fight this battle of the bulge

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Three things:
1. I committed to identifying why I had such a crappy relationship with food.< br> 2. I found someone (later in the journey) to hold me accountable.
3. I put in the work. No fad diet. I move my body. Pay attention what I feed it.
All three of these have been instrumental. When one falls off, I see a shift. Before I adopted this philosophy I may have gained maybe 20 lbs.. Now, because life happens, I may shift by 5lbs and can quickly adjust but following all 3.
Enjoy your journey. Commit the next two years to adopting good food behaviors and working on your relationship with food. You may have to ditch some folks who don’t understand and that’s okay. Move your body more as you heal. Trust me, you’ll be just fine.
Erica
DS2019
Thanks for sharing! I can appreciate that you don't follow fad diets as i feel thats what ended up causing constant regain in my past. Do you stick to certain macros a day? That mental challenge of establishing a good relationship with food is a great point! I will certainly focus on that more that as well. Did you find anything particular that helped with this?

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On 6/27/2019 at 9:38 AM, Postop said:

Yep. But as the article said, you have to be very committed re: supplements.

Yup! I think that goes for all bariatric surgeries, especially those involving a malabsorption component (the DS being the most aggressive, for sure). My route is definitely the RNY. Not interested in the DS, as my highest weight ever was 214 — but it's good to learn...

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