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New to the site, I had the VSG in October 2011. I am 5'2" and weighed 265 when I started the pre op liquid diet and 247 the day of surgery. Six months later I was down to just under 180, never did make it to 100 lbs down. My sleeve had already begun to dilate shortly after that visit and led to putting some weight back on over time. I now weigh 206 with severe reflux issues as well as a few other minor setbacks...high cholesterol, etc. I am scheduled for the Gastric Bypass on May 22nd and will admit that I'm more nervous than ever. I anticipate this being a more long term solution for weight loss as well as overall health improvement and hope I will not be here again in four years with the same story. I am happy to have found this site as I've learned a hard lesson that education is key!!

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Well, I wish you all the best with your upcoming surgery. I started with the RNY because I already had uncontrollable reflux and my surgeon had so much experience with the sleeve making that problem worse.

I have not had a single episode of reflux since the first day post op.i can eat pretty much whatever I want and thankfully I do not get dumping syndrome.

Good luck with your upcoming transition. Hopefully you will feel better soon!

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I am in the same process. My sleeve dilated during pregnancy (I was not overheating) it was a difficult pregnancy. The weight I gained I have not lost and my gerd is horrible. So I went in for a the upper gi and barium swallow a few weeks ago and he determined that I have severe gerd and a dialated sleeve, which he says he has seen in several post pregnancy sleeves. I am scheduled for an endoscopy the end of May. In the meantime, they are contacting my insurance regarding revision. I have BCBS Federal, I am not sure if I will have to go through all the requirements again. So just waiting. Good luck to u.

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The revision process with the surgeon I chose has gone so fast, my head is spinning...compared to when I originally had surgery for my sleeve. My insurance approved solely from seeing the endoscopy results therefore a lot of the other things like the sleep apnea test, I don't have to endure. Things that I'm curious about, how will the weight loss be the second time around? Will the malabsorption be a little more normalized with what my body has already gone through with the sleeve? I had many fainting episodes from lack of eating, dehydration, etc. and really fear that may worsen with the bypass.

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That is good to hear. I hope my insurance does the same. The sent the upper gi results but I can't even get in for endoscopy until end of May. I hope you have great results. Please keep me posted!

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Oh it's been two years. I had surgery Oct 2012... I can't imagine if it is due to medical necessity they would make you wait anyway although that topic is not clearly covered in the handbook.

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@@zumbapink I am pass the two year mark but I don't think FEPBLUE considers medical necessity. I am still waiting to get endoscopy but also starting 3 month requirement. Do you suffer from GERD too?

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The GERD is so bad! ???? my surgery is this Friday and I am so ready to experience not having heartburn or reflux every time I put something in my mouth. Little nervous but I know all will be successful. Positive thoughts!

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The GERD is so bad! my surgery is this Friday and I am so ready to experience not having heartburn or reflux every time I put something in my mouth. Little nervous but I know all will be successful. Positive thoughts!

Wishing you the best of luck! Keep us posted on your recovery!!

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Blessings to you on your journey! I am happy for you and cant wait to hear all the news on your recovery. I have one step left then surgeons office will submit to insurance company. Prayerfully it will be approved. I am a former lap bander, converted to gastric sleeve and needing the bypass. Such a tiresome battle against obesity. The emotional yuck and self esteem blocks are endless in this fight. Praying for success and completion!

You only have a few more hours :) woohoo!!

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