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Those who drink diet pop post-op {Only nice comments PLEASE}



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It's at rest in my mind. I will drink less than a can of seltzer or sugar free soda occasionally and stop when I feel the restriction - like everything else that goes in my mouth!

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I do think that Carbonic Acid should be avoided while the skin in your stomach is growing around the staples. Acid and metal don't mix well. That said, our daily antacid should protect us from harm after 6 weeks...

http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/1998-10/909181221.Ch.r.html

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Believe what you want to believe. Carbonation can screw a sleeve up. The pictures are real. I really don't care if you believe it or not. I know for fact they are real. I was in the office with her when it happened.

I personally have a friend that had the sleeve and started drinking sodas again. She noticed she could eat alot more and got nervous. She went to her bariatric doctor and did a barium swallow test, sure enough her sleeve was stretched to the size it was before surgery.

Ever wonder what carbonation does to our sleeved tummies? The photo on the left is a normal banana tummy, the photo on the right is a banana tummy on carbonation. It is stretched and will not return to banana size

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If this is true, the surgeon who did her original surgery screwed the pooch. There shouldn't be enough fundus left to stretch, much less back to the size of the original stomach.

She should seek legal counsel.

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I want a friend who will go to all my appointments with me....anybody? Anybody? Buehler? Buehler?

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I want a Sprite or ginger ale so bad to help with this nausea but I'm afraid it will make it worse.

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Here's my reaction to those photos and this discussion:

First of all, I can't tell what I'm looking at in those pictures. Really. I can't.

Second, it does look to me like the scales of the two pics are different (taken from far away in the left pic; a close-up in the right pic).

And third, if someone's sleeve actually were larger many months / years down the road, after they've eaten and drunk many things many times, how does one conclude that "diet soda" is THE THING responsible for the stretching?

Finally, regardless of what one eats or drinks post-op, if someone's sleeve did stretch, doesn't that likely mean that their surgeon did not properly remove the fundus (stretchy) part of the stomach to form a properly shaped sleeve?

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@Beck90. My personal opinion. After reading hundreds of post on this site I don't want to read anymore to get info. The information is all over the place. Some post after reading make me hesitant to go through with the surgery. Everyone's experience has been different and everyone's Doctor is different. My best friend was sleeved 7 yrs ago in Beirut, Lebanon. She never had to have a EGD test or the Motility test, no pre opt diet prior to surgery (ate pizza the night before surgery). To date she eats whatever she want (3 to 4 bites) drinks wine (no soda bc it just doesn't agree with her) has an occasional smoke and still looks amazing!

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Carbonated beverages are a gas, when you drink them...guess what? You are more susceptible to... well what do you know, gas. Or more so feeling the discomfort from the gas very quickly, due to that small pouch you now have.

I am no doctor, nor do I play one on TV...I have no authority to speak on the matter, no official research conducted. I asked my doctor, he says during the healing phase, stay away because it can cause complications. After that, it can cause some serious gas, so he suggests sipping.

But since it seems everyone is giving their opinion on the matter, I figured why not chime in with my non-professional opinion.

My name is Mia, I am a diet soda sipper, and I approve this message LMBO

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Carbonated beverages are a gas, when you drink them...guess what? You are more susceptible to... well what do you know, gas. Or more so feeling the discomfort from the gas very quickly, due to that small pouch you now have.

Sleevers don't have pouches. :D

What if you get out the carbonation.

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Then your soda would be gross. Really gross. :angry:

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What if you get out the carbonation.

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I do let mine deflate a bit before partaking. Certainly not to the point of 'flatness' because, as @@LipstickLady so eloquently explained...gross! I just crack it open for either an hour in a glass or two hours in the bottle/can to let it settle down a bit.

And I will admit it: last weekend was the first time I did not air out my Pellegrino before diving in, and I was left uncomfortable for the evening. Very, very uncomfortable.

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I think micro brew on tap has less bubbles...

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I think micro brew on tap has less bubbles...

Is that based on research or personal experience?

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